Location: The Netherlands, 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 but above all a safe work environment. It's also about joining Europe's market leader in subsea cabling.


For our Nearshore & Repairs Department we are currently looking for a Worksmanager.

The job:

In this role you will manage operational project services in the preparation and execution phase of the project. You are responsible for the technical and operational planning, management of the execution, and deployment of manpower and equipment available for the project so that implementation is achieved within the agreed contractual requirements, budgets and timelines. You will operate at all times within the quality and safety requirements of VBMS. The projects will typically take place in intertidal and/or ultra-shallow waters and mainly involve barge work as well as ad hoc cable repair jobs offshore utilizing one of our main vessels. You will be required to work in an office based environment as well as a key role with the project execution at site base.

We ask:

As a new employee you have some knowledge of working in a marine environment: tides, waves and currents as well as the impact of the weather on the execution phase of a project. Your natural love for water and beaches in general has an impact on everything you do and especially your work.

  • Higher Professional Education in a technical discipline and at least 4 years’ experience in an offshore, maritime or oil and gas environment;
  • Experience with contractual agreements and international maritime QHSE standards;

  • Good written and oral knowledge of English and Dutch;

  • Willing to travel, but also willing to stay abroad during the execution phase of the project (currently in the European region but expected to expand worldwide);
  • You are well able to organize your own work, you take your work serious and you are accurate;
  • You can easily deal with the occasional stress of assignments and stay customer-oriented under pressure: you always want to achieve the best result;
  • You enjoy the combination of analytical and practical solutions;
  • Advanced computer skills.

We offer:

  • Being part of a professional 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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