Heerema Group

Department Secretary / Document Controller

Are you interested in working in a challenging project environment on Business Unit Transportation & Installation?

Department Secretary / Document Controller




Vocational Education

Vocational Education



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

Together with your team, you are responsible for the support of the commercial and project teams and the quality and control of commercial and project documentation. You will record and control all documentation, both internal and external, using Microsoft SharePoint and the clients' EDMS systems for multiple projects. You will maintain files of contractual documentation to meet client's requirements for inclusion in final documentation packages. You will support the business unit with secretarial/administration tasks. Your daily tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • Timely processing of documents and correspondence in MS Outlook and SharePoint;
  • Maintaining an up to date and complete DMS: organize, execute and/or arrange document control, filing and archiving; 
  • Liaise with project team members, clients and subcontractors / vendors;
  • Set up and maintain tender and project related files;
  • Organize travel arrangements and required outcome (visa, forms etc.), host visitors;
  • Requisition processing, receiving invoices, goods and services in SAP and Infor;
  • Assist and guide personnel in the utilization of the document control system and process;
  • Produce a compilation of final documentation packages to meet specific client requirements;
  • Archive all tender and project documents.

Who will you work with?

As Department Secretary / Document Controller you will support the Business Unit Transport and Installation. You will work in a team of 5-6 team members, supporting multiple projects and project teams across the unit.

Is this the job for you?

For this function the ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Minimum vocational (MBO-4) thinking level;
  • Good command of the English (written and spoken);
  • Proactive, communicative, conscientious and accurate;
  • Knowledge of MS Office (MS SharePoint is a plus);
  • Minimum 0-2 years administrative work experience.

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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