Link between the technical and the commercial sides
'In my current position, I’m the point of contact for all of the countries that are part of our America subarea. I’m the link between the area managers, the regional managers, and in particular the Engineering & Estimating Department (E&E).'
Working on an offshore wind farm
The Eneco Luchterduinen project, an offshore wind farm off the coast of Zandvoort, is one of the many projects I’ve worked on. Thanks to accurate calculations and thorough engineering work, the job was finished way before the deadline.
Working with a view to the future
Working at Van Oord is balanced by the appeal of international projects, the unique locations and the exceptional issues relating to nature and the environment.
Eyes and ears of the fleet
Technical, responsible, international and human. Those are the words that typify the work of a Technical Superintendent. These professionals supervise the technical management and maintenance of vessels deployed on projects worldwide.
Focusing on the future
You are involved in future developments, the energy transition to renewable energy, and you are therefore doing something to help society in the long term.
A valuable career path
Although I never lose sight of a goal, I act instinctively to some extent. Thanks to years of work experience at Van Oord, this often proves successful.
It’s about more than numbers
You’re not just responsible for the financial administration in general, but also for hiring, training and supervising local staff.
Connecting software with the real world
Process control engineers have both feet planted firmly in the real world. The automated processes that these specialists develop must be technically superior; important is that they are useful in everyday practical situations. These demanding positions call for an ability to analyse and connect.
Developing production automation software is being creative and requires a lot of teamwork
Jelle Veenstra has loved mechanical parts ever since he can remember. ‘Even as a kid I ‘invented things’ out of junk material, like wires, LEGO or whatever I could find.’ Now, decades later, he still spends his time ‘inventing’ – but on a much larger and more complex scale than he ever could have...
People skills and still loving it
"It is important to identify the risks and how you can control them in advance as far as possible. Because safe working is crucial."
Project risk engineering is not set in stone
We can avoid unexpected surprises by being aware of the risks and taking the necessary actions to eliminate or reduce those risks.
Technical traineeship as a turbulent start
Philip van Loon has already gained a lot of experience and seen several projects worldwide in a short time. After his internship at Van Oord, he graduated from Delft University of Technology. In 2015, he started the technical traineeship programme, a turbulent year.
The best planning is a group effort
Johan works as a project planner in the Project Planning & Risk Department (PPRD). ‘I’m responsible for planning within projects and tender teams. That means I have to make the tender presentable in the way we timely carry out the works.