Heerema Marine Contractors

(Junior) Cost Engineer

Do you have what it takes to prepare cost estimates for tenders ?

(Junior) Cost Engineer
Cost Engineering

Cost Engineering







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 Cost Engineer, you are responsible for the preparation of tender cost estimates. The complexity and size of the tenders combined with the number of stakeholders and time pressure will challenge you in this role. 

Who will you work with?

Your team will consist of Manuela, Diederik and Santiago and many others. You will work closely with other team(s). It will be your job to prepare cost estimates for complex tenders. 

Daily activities:

  • You make sure that tender cost estimates are available within the required timeframe;
  • Support Business development efforts; 
  • Maintain consistency between tender cost estimates and maintain existing and develop new cost models;
  • Cost database management and maintenance;
  • Cash flow and risk analyses.
Is this the job for you?
  • A minimum of a Higher Vocational or Bachelor degree in (Offshore) Engineering/Business or a related field;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in (offshore) construction, marine contracting or another relevant field;
  • Flexible attitude and thrive on deadlines;
  • The ability to understand how our cost engineering software (Cleopatra) works and the capability to interface with the supplier on required maintenance or upgrades;
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English both written and spoken;
  • Experience with cost estimating and/or project controlling is a plus;
  • Experience with Java and/or Groovy language is a plus.

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
  • Working on challenging projects;
  • Extensive onboarding process and opportunities to develop;
  • A development program to allow your talents to flourish;
  • Fun Friday-afternoon get together with colleagues;
  • Excellent perks and benefits, including a personal performance bonus, travel allowance, and contributions to your pension and insurance;
  • Free exercise facilities;
  • A social safety net with committed colleagues around you;
  • Plenty of digital and real-world activities to get to know colleagues outside your team;
  • 30 days off to fully recharge;
  • A modern and easily accessible office in Leiden.

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 an online assessment, two interviews and contract negotiations. At the end of the process, we will cordially welcome you aboard.

Ready to join our team?

Charlotte Pasma
Charlotte Pasma


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