Heerema Marine Contractors

Specialist Technical Superintendent Cranes

Are you the Specialist Technical Superintendent Cranes with hands-on mentality, knowledge and drive to bring our fleet further?

Specialist Technical Superintendent Cranes
Equipment Management

Equipment Management



Bachelor / Master

Bachelor / Master



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.

As Specialist Technical Superintendent Cranes your primary responsibility is the maintenance and operation of large floating cranes coordinated. It is your responsibility to manage all aspects of crane related maintenance, repairs and modifications and you guarantee optimum conditions of these cranes in which they fulfill all legal and operational criteria. Furthermore you advise the Equipment Manager of the vessel in the field of cranes.

As Technical Superintendent Cranes, your daily activities are:

  • Providing input for the integrated R&M strategy and the budgeting process for R&M and investments, regarding the cranes;
  • Developing procedures and instructions for cranes consistent with the company's Management System;
  • Preparing and submitting requisitions and executing approved budgets;
  • Planning and preparing dedicated crane specifications and budgets for R&M, life time extension programs, investments, modifications and special projects;
  • Providing complete, fit for purpose and reliable technical and related financial input in tenders and projects;
  • Ensuring early involvement and close cooperation with Procurement on commercial aspects with suppliers and subcontractors;
  • Ensuring and monitoring optimal crane performance;
  • Ensuring the availability of Crane equipment in optimal condition, meeting Class conditions and operational criteria in a cost efficient, effective and safe manner.
  • Developing and maintaining and optimal relation with relevant suppliers and subcontractors to ascertain adequate support;
  • Assisting the Equipment Manager with planning for R&M and Equipment Investment programs to limit critical maintenance time;
  • Ensuring of adequate filing and validity of crane certificates and technical documentation in line with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Ensuring alignment of cranes know-how over the assets;
  • Contributing to the company's development on technical know-how and capabilities.

Who will you work with?

As Technical Superintendent Mechanical you are part of the Equipment Department, that is led by the General Manager Equipment. You will report directly to one of the vessel Equipment Manager The whole department consist of about 25 colleagues.

Is this the job for you?

This position requires a high degree of assertiveness, proactivity and flexibility. You can independently provide 24/7 support to the Equipment Manager. A person who can contribute to solutions for our current and future challenges. Furthermore, you have:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in (Mechanical) Engineering or MAROF;
  • Similar experience in the offshore, maritime, shipbuilding;
  • Experience with offshore crane design;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken;
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, take ownership and are result oriented;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to our vessels, yards and suppliers.

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 two interviews, an online assessment 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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