Manager Operations

Manager Operations

Location: Papendrecht

Working for VBMS is more than just having an interesting job. It's about joining a highly skilled team of ambitious professionals who demand the best of themselves and others. It's about thriving in a challenging and stimulating work environment in a results-driven culture. It's also about joining Europe's market leader in subsea cabling.

For our Operations Department we are currently looking for a Manager Operations.

The job:

In this role you bear overall responsibility for execution of the operations. You will provide leadership for designated departments. You manage and provide the projects with safe and cost efficient execution methods and with skilled operations management personnel. Other responsibilities will be:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining departmental policies, procedures and processes;
  • Developing a high performance operations team and associated;
  • Maintaining relationship with relevant stakeholders. Drafting reports with regards to progress, risks and budget;
  • Managing reports: appraising performance and continuously developing reports;
  • Ensuring compliance with company's guidelines, procedures, law and legislation;
  • Defining operational/project strategies with regards to offshore execution. And advising Board of Directors;
  • Advising project teams on the selection of equipment and vessels and associated execution methods.

We ask:

  • Minimum Higher Professional Education (Bachelor) in a technical discipline;
  • At least 10 years’ managerial experience in an offshore, maritime or oil and gas environment;
  • You have a very good command of the English and preferably German language, both written as well as spoken;
  • Willing to travel on frequent basis (currently in the European region but expected to expand worldwide);
  • You are motivated and eager to use your skills in this role.

We offer:

  • Being part of a professional operations team and multidisciplinary projects;
  • Numerous personal development opportunities within VBMS and parent company Boskalis;
  • Work in an organisation in full development where you can contribute to the growth;
  • Competitive benefits package.

Our company

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specialises in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewables market, and umbilical/flowline installation for the oil & gas markets and installation of interconnectors. The company delivers added value with its robust end-to-end project management and multi-disciplinary grid-to-grid solutions. In addition, VBMS complies with strict European and international industry standards, reflected in a high QHSE ranking. VBMS provides quality services balanced with cost effectiveness, with a portfolio including major offshore developments in Europe and beyond.


Do you want to join our team? Please apply via the link beneath. For questions please contact Christel Verheij, HR Business Partner, T +31(0)78 641 7500.

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