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Survey Traineeship

  • Survey
  • International Projects
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The position
If you are ‘Made to Measure’ and want to know everything about hydrographical data in unique projects anywhere in the world, this is the traineeship for you!

The position
Are you fascinated by dredging and offshore, and would you like to work on large, international projects? You can do this to your heart’s desire as a Surveyor trainee at Van Oord. Our work is often unique and, without exception, filled with technical, financial and organisational challenges. As a Surveyor trainee you are in the front line of maritime projects all over the world, where a lot of attention is paid to craftsmanship, innovation and your development. So don’t hesitate and apply for the Surveyor trainee post at Van Oord!

Your responsibilities
During the ‘Made to Measure’ traineeship we prepare you to be able to execute and supervise large, international projects in dredging and offshore. We start with a four week intensive training. Then you will go to one of our project locations and be put to work, together with at least one, but occasionally up to ten colleague surveyors. You will take various measurements on land, on the water or on a ship (hydrographical, land surveys, offshore) and provide reliable hydrographical data. This data is decisive for the progress and the delivery of the construction work. You have to make volume calculations and sound the alarm when you discover a problem (or you solve it). You will come to our office in Rotterdam on several occasions for an evaluation and for support. After finalising the traineeship you will not only have seen a lot of the world, but you will also have sufficient knowhow to continue your survey career at Van Oord. It is a fantastic opportunity whereby you will become familiar with the head office in Rotterdam and worldwide project locations and for us to gladly use your knowledge and resourcefulness.

Job requirements
You will not succeed without being flexible. You will be away from home during the traineeship and you will live in a hotel or share a house with other project members. The planning can also change at times. Apart from being flexible, you also have to be pro-active and accurate. One centimetre can make a big difference! You will provide a constructive contribution to the projects by working co-operatively and assuming responsibility. Physically and mentally you are healthy and an offshore check-up will be part of the application procedure. In addition you have to have:

  • a BSc or MSc in Ocean Technology, Hydrography or equivalent
  • a maximum of 2 years working experience as a Surveyor
  • a good command of English
  • an online assessment will also be part of the selection procedure

We offer
We offer you a year in which your development goes hand in hand with an adventurous job. Therefore a fantastic professional start, with all the space to develop your job-related skills as well as yourself personally very quickly. Internationally too, so you can continue to grow in your role. The team building activities enable you to form a close relationship with your group of colleague trainees in no time.

This network will not only give you the opportunity to enjoy your traineeship, but also to start your career at Van Oord.

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?
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