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Second Marine Electrician

Lift your knowledge and experience to a higher level, and build a career as an electrical engineer with a leading offshore company!


Who? An experienced Marine Electrician with leadership skills and a passion for the maritime sector;
What? Keeping the ship's installations in top condition and guiding the Assistant Marine Electricians.
Why? This hands-on, multifaceted job involves working on challenging high-tech projects;
Where? On board of one of our crane vessels;

Your challenge: Further develop your electrical engineering knowledge and skills with shipping installations, deck material as well as your leadership potential.
As Second Marine Electrician your challenge is to detect and repair malfunctions in the ship's electrical equipment and automation systems. You are a real troubleshooter who can also guide and assist the machine room staff with maintenance tasks in the machine room and on deck. You conduct condition based monitoring to prevent equipment breakdowns and carry out function tests on safety and emergency stop systems. You also prepare job safety analyses and contribute to toolbox talks. You will guide new staff such as the Assistant Marine Electricians and Interns.

In addition to professional competence, all of our Electricians also possess ambition and leadership qualities. If you perform well you can earn a promotion to the position of First Marine Electrician.

What do these on-board installations look like?
The electrical installations on board our crane vessels appeal to the imagination. They range from generators that supply a combined capacity of 53,400 kW (Thialf) ? enough to supply a medium-sized city with electricity ? to the complexity of the Dynamic Positioning system. This system uses techniques including GPS to keep the ship in position and consists of several 5500 kW thrusters which can rotate 360 degrees.


  • A Technical College (HTS-E) diploma, a Bachelor degree Electronics, Mechatronics (or comparable) or a diploma from a Higher Maritime College;
  • Experience with shipping electrical systems;
  • Leadership qualities;
  • Experience with guiding and managing colleagues is an advantage;
  • Experience with PLCs / Siemens S7 is preferred;
  • Experience with frequency drives is preferred;
  • Knowledge of MS office applications;
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Terms of employment

  • A challenging job on our state-of-the-art crane vessels: the Thialf, Balder, Aegir or Hermod;
  • Excellent secondary labour conditions, such as a net wage system, a variable bonus scheme, an offshore allowance, a pension scheme and various insurances;
  • Opportunities to develop your own initiatives and to work independently within a team of dedicated colleagues;
  • Ample opportunities for personal development through learning-on-the-job, training sessions and study courses;
  • An attractive 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off rotation schedule. This may fluctuate due to the nature of our activities.

Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland S.E.


Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) excels at transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities. These include fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow, deep and ultra-deep water.

HMC owns three of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessels, the Thialf, Hermod and Balder. DCV Aegir is the latest addition to our fleet with capability to execute complex deep water infrastructure and pipeline projects.

Working for Heerema means working with an international company that continuously extends boundaries. Our terms and conditions reflect our ambitions and shows that we value working together towards visible results. If you want to be part of an organization that values teamwork, achieves challenging results and you want to keep on developing yourself, than we are looking forward to receiving your application!



MVB ID #168518
Plaatsingsdatum vrijdag 1 september 2017
Locatie Leiden
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Offshore
Functiecategorie Elektrotechniek
Regio Nederland


Referentie HMC-2394
Bedrijfsnaam Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland S.E.
ContactpersoonDhr. Bas Bieckmann
Telefoon +31 715799000

Vondellaan 47
2332 AA in Leiden

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