Fleet / Construction

Rigger Foreman

Do you want to work on deck of the world's largest crane vessels?

Rigger Foreman
HFP Deck Crew

HFP Deck Crew



A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we do something new every day. We operate the world’s largest crane vessels and with them we transport, install and remove offshore structures for the offshore energy markets. Our projects range from installing wind turbines, removing retired offshore oil and gas platforms and installing platforms up to 50,000 metric tons. By joining us, you will play an important part in our unique maritime adventure.

Your role in the story

As Rigger Foreman you will be managed and supervised by the Shift Foreman, lead your team and supervise the execution of work on deck. Your daily tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • Implementing offshore construction activities in a safe manner in accordance with Heerema procedures and in collaboration with the Supervisor;
  • Organise and guide the designated rigging and construction works;
  • Lead a team assigned to you and pass on instructions to the Crane Operators;
  • Interrupt and remedy all unsafe situations.

Who will you work with?

You will work closely with our professional and experienced crew on deck, on the bridge and in the engine room.

Is this the job for you?

It is, if you have:

  • A vocational or bachelor diploma in a relevant subject;
  • Additional training in rigging & slinging;
  • Affinity with the offshore industry and heavy lift projects;
  • Offshore experience with executing and supervising large on-site construction works;
  • Preferably 2 years' or more experience as Rigger Foreman or Deck Foreman / Bosun in an offshore environment;
  • An excellent command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Here is what it takes to be a real Heerema colleague

  • Learning mindset, which means being open to feedback, curious, and eager to learn;
  • Personal leadership which means you are an entrepreneur at heart, have the mindset of a founder and take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Making the impossible possible offshore, this is what drives us at Heerema! To execute our offshore projects we must innovate, engineer and develop to find solutions for our clients’ challenges. We are passionate about sustainability and are guided by our Sustainability Roadmap to reduce our impact on the planet. Working with Heerema means working in an international, informal, and friendly environment where you will meet likeminded and passionate colleagues.

Here's why people love working with us
  • International environment and challenging projects;
  • Extensive onboarding process and oceans of opportunities to develop;
  • Development program to allow your talents to flourish;
  • Excellent perks and benefits, including an offshore allowance, interesting bonus structure and excellent pension and insurance;
  • Nice cabin spaces, fitness facilities, excellent catering and other recreational activities on board;
  • High focus on safety and sustainability. 

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, but we mainly want to find out more about your ambitions, your personality, and what is your motivation to succeed. So be sure to include a brief cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this position.

So hit the button, apply, and make the impossible possible with Heerema. We’d love to meet you!

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?

Richard Buskens
Richard Buskens


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If you feel that you can help us make the impossible possible, you are welcome to send us an open application.

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