Heerema Group

Marine Electrical Specialist 2

Would you like to work in a challenging and complex environment?

Marine Electrical Specialist 2
Offshore Engine Room

Offshore Engine Room







A unique maritime adventure

A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we do something new every day. With the world’s largest crane vessels, we transport, install and dismantle offshore wind platforms and ultra-heavy offshore platforms, taking to ever-deeper waters in increasingly isolated locations and amidst exceptional weather conditions. By joining our fleet or office, you can also play your part in our unique maritime adventure.

Your role in the story

As Second Marine Electricial Specialist you keep the vessel’s installations in optimal condition by detecting, repairing and reporting functional defects in electrical equipment and automation systems. You are a real trouble-shooter who can also guide and assist the machine room staff with maintenance tasks in the machine room and on deck. You will conduct condition-based monitoring in order to prevent equipment breakdowns and will carry out functional tests on safety and emergency stop systems. Furthermore you prepare job safety analyses and contribute to toolbox meetings. 

Daily activities

As Second Marine Electrical Specialist, your daily activities are:

  • Maintaining equipment and electrical systems according to the maintenance program in the machine room, on the bridge (DP computers and systems, satellite systems etc.) below deck in the accommodation (air conditioning, lifts), in the galley, on the cranes, diverse on-deck equipment (fork-lift trucks, offshore impact hammers etc.) and the safety and lifesaving equipment;
  • Detecting, reporting and solving electrical malfunctions in systems, circuits and equipment;
  • Guiding subcontractors with troubleshooting and carrying out repairs to electrical systems;
  • Performing low voltage switching, electrical (de)isolation and overrides;
  • Assisting during construction work by operating electrical systems and providing facilities;
  • Giving input on the performance of electrical engineering staff such as new staff and trainees;
  • Conducting Job Safety Analyses and Toolbox talks.

Who will you work with?

The electrical installations on board our crane vessels appeal to the imagination. They range from generators that supply a combined capacity of 96,000 kW (Sleipnir) − enough to supply a city with electricity − to the complexity of the Dynamic Positioning system. This system uses techniques including GPS to keep the ship in position and consists of several 5500 kW thrusters which can rotate 360 degrees. You provide guiding to new staff and trainees and you report to the Marine Electrical Specialist 1.

Is this the job for you?

Is this the job for you?

This position requires an experienced Marine Electrician with leadership skills and experience in working on challenging high-tech projects. Furthermore, you have:

  • A minimum Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics (or comparable) or a diploma from a Higher Maritime College;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ offshore work experience with electro technical ship installations;
  • Experience with DP vessels, preferably hold a Kongsberg certificate;
  • A good Knowledge of MS Office applications, ERP system and preferably CAD tools;
  • A result oriented mindset;
  • Excellent team player skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Here is what it takes to be a real Heerema colleague

  • Learning mindset, open to feedback, curious and eager to learn.
  • Personal leadership. enterprising at heart, have a pioneer’s spirit and take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Making the impossible possible at sea. Is there anything better? At Heerema, there is nothing we love more. Our crane vessels sail around the world to transport, install and dismantle offshore structures. At the same time, we pioneer, engineer, innovate and decarbonise to our heart’s content. On board, in the port, at home or from the office. In a warm, international and informal environment, we are working on reinforcing our position as the market leader.

Here's why people love working with us

Here’s why people love working with us

As Heerema, we are proud to be a world leading marine contractor for the offshore oil and gas industry. Heerema is an international company with a wide range of career potential. We believe to be an employer of choice, we need to take care of our employees. This is why, if you join Heerema, you will enjoy benefits such as an excellent remuneration package with a competitive salary, an interesting bonus, excellent pension scheme and various insurances. Just as important is a challenging job with a lot of variation and room for own initiative in an informal and professional working environment. Personal development by training and relevant courses is highly stimulated by Heerema.

Heerema has a 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off working schedule but this may fluctuate due to the nature of our activities.

Is this your dream job? Put in your application now!

We are looking forward to hearing from you. We are interested in your CV, of course, but we mainly want to find out more about your ambitions, your personality and what motivates you. So be sure to include a brief cover letter.

The application process

The application process will consist of two interviews and contract negotiations. At the end of the process, we will cordially welcome you aboard.

Ready to join our team?

Gerco Guijt
Gerco Guijt


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