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Project Planner (Junior)

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Office Rotterdam
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The position
Are you someone who loves to travel and do you wish to be trained for a responsible role in leading construction projects around the world? At Van Oord you will be trained to be a Project Planner!

From deep under the water to high up in the air, our projects are often unique and are without exception brimming with technical, financial and organizational challenges. Are you passionate about delivering flawless schedules? If so, apply for the role of Project Planner at Van Oord! Due to great interest for this position candidates from EU-countries who are located in the Netherlands are welcome to apply.

Want to get an impression of what kind of projects you will encounter?

Your responsibilities
Displacing 41 million cubic metres of sand to create 250 hectares of new land in order to boost the container capacity of Taiwan’s largest port, the Port of Kaohsiung, is a typical project for Van Oord. This project demonstrates our leading position through 150 years of experience in dredging and land reclamation en you will help us maintain that position!

As a Project Planner you will deliver reliable project plannings, both in tender- and execution phase. You will be working with clients, consortium partners and (sub)contractors and advising us on time, progress, resources, opportunities and risks. In order to be able to perform your role properly, you will pay visits and you will travel to our work locations all over the world. It is a multifaceted, but above all a responsible role, in which your knowledge and ingenuity will be put to the test in every phase of the project.

Job requirements
You are a first class organizer who is comfortable employing critical path analyses, 'what-if' scenarios and probabilistic scheduling for optimum project management. You rarely lose the overall picture (and if you do, you quickly regain it). Even if things are sometimes hectic and processing times are short, you continue to communicate and work with others. you are comfortable with short as well as longer trips abroad – on the contrary. In addition, you have the following skills:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree;
  • A connection to Van Oord's industry;
  • A clear vision on how Project Planning fits into your careerpath;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • You are an EU-citizen and currently located in the Netherlands.

We offer
During your start period you will learn the basics of Primavera, the software program which we use to schedule our projects. From day one you will practice your new skills in on-going projects. You will liaise with our Senior Project Planner on the best practices and together we strive to make you responsible for your own project on a short term. On a longer term you will be able to develop towards Risk management or Systems Engineering or go more in depth on Project Planning.

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?
Applying for this vacancy can exclusively be done online. As soon as we have evaluated the possibilities for you within Van Oord we will inform you right away.

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To fill this vacancy we will not be using agencies.

Matthijs Visser
Matthijs Visser

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