Heerema Marine Contractors

Tax Counsel

Are you a taxation all-star who gets the job done? Join our team in Leiden as Tax Counsel.

Tax Counsel






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 all-round international tax specialists our team of tax counsels are directly involved (and relied on) in materializing business opportunities and business operations of the company. It is a dynamic and demanding job, but very satisfying when we share the success as a project is awarded. Together with our Tax Compliance team we remain responsible and active through the lifecycle of the projects right up to the conclusion of tax audits in all countries where projects are executed.

Who will you work with?

Your team will consist of Judy, Ilyas and many others. You will work closely with Legal and Procurement and it will be your job to:

  • Add value during the full core business cycle – from commercial tender to project execution and post project tax management - by analysing local country specific tax aspects and guard HMC for pitfalls;
  • Review contracts with clients and subcontractors and provide contractual qualifications for further negotiations;
  • Consult and liaise with internal stakeholders from Commercial, Project Management;
  • Liaise with international tax advisors and tax authorities;
  • Are a team member in miscellaneous cross-functional corporate tax, finance and business projects.
Is this the job for you?

Is this the job for you?

  • You have a Master’s degree in tax law, tax economics or a suitable equivalent;
  • You have approximately 2-5 years of experience in an international tax environment with a solid understanding of international tax concepts;
  • You have strong tax technical/analytical skills and experience within the marine services and/or offshore construction industry is a plus;
  • You have Customer focus. Provide timely and quality support to internal stakeholders;
  • You have strong written and verbal communications skills in English; along with the ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders;
  • You are an independent team player.

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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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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