• Operations
  • Offshore , Offshore
  • Bachelor
  • Professional

About the Job

The electrical installations on board our crane vessels appeal to the imagination. They range from generators that supply a combined capacity of 96,000 kW (Sleipnir) − enough to supply a 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.

As Second Marine Electricial Specialist you keep the vessel’s installations in optimal condition by detecting, repairing and reporting functional defects in electrical equipment and automation systems. You are a real trouble-shooter who can also guide and assist the machine room staff with maintenance tasks in the machine room and on deck. You will conduct condition-based monitoring in order to prevent equipment breakdowns and will carry out functional tests on safety and emergency stop systems. Furthermore you prepare job safety analyses and contribute to toolbox meetings. You provide guiding to new staff and trainees and you report to the Marine Electrical Specialist 1.

Daily activities
As Second Marine Electrical Specialist, your daily activities are:

  • Maintaining equipment and electrical systems according to the maintenance program in the machine room, on the bridge (DP computers and systems, satellite systems etc.) below deck in the accommodation (air conditioning, lifts), in the galley, on the cranes, diverse on-deck equipment (fork-lift trucks, offshore impact hammers etc.) and the safety and lifesaving equipment;
  • Detecting, reporting and solving electrical malfunctions in systems, circuits and equipment;
  • Guiding subcontractors with troubleshooting and carrying out repairs to electrical systems;
  • Performing low voltage switching, electrical (de)isolation and overrides;
  • Assisting during construction work by operating electrical systems and providing facilities;
  • Giving input on the performance of electrical engineering staff such as new staff and trainees;
  • Conducting Job Safety Analyses and Toolbox talks.


This position requires an experienced Marine Electrician with leadership skills and experience in working on challenging high-tech projects. Furthermore, you have:

  • A minimum Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics (or comparable) or a  diploma from a Higher Maritime College;
  • A minimum of 2 years’  offshore work experience with electro technical ship installations;
  • Experience with DP vessels, preferably hold a Kongsberg certificate;
  • A good Knowledge of MS Office applications, ERP system and preferably CAD tools;
  • A result oriented mindset;
  • Excellent team player skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

What we offer

Heerema Marine Contractors is a world-leading marine contractor in the international offshore industry. We specialize in the transportation, installation, and decommissioning of offshore structures within the offshore energy and offshore wind sectors. Heerema manages the entire supply chain of project execution, offering solutions that include design and front-end engineering, planning, logistics, project management, and the execution of projects worldwide. You can find our headquarters in Leiden, and there are offices in Houston, London, and Singapore while our vessels work globally. 

We believe that our workforce is our most valuable asset and that we need to take care of our employees. This belief is why, if you join Heerema, you will enjoy benefits such as an excellent remuneration package with a competitive salary, an attractive bonus scheme, a leading pension program, and various insurances.

Heerema also offers opportunities for variation within a challenging job that gives plenty of room for using your initiative. You will work with highly skilled colleagues on the world's largest crane vessels, each offering excellent facilities. We also support personal development through training and relevant courses. 

Heerema has a 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off working schedule but this may fluctuate due to the nature of our activities.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies
Heerema Marine Contractors does not accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment agencies. 

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If you feel that you can add to the performance of Heerema Marine Contractors, you are welcome to upload your resume and your motivation letter or to sign up for our Job Alert. 

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Heerema Marine Contractors has built itself a solid global reputation in the offshore industry. Originally for the transportation and installation of fixed oil and gas platforms, standing on the seabed. And for the removal of old platforms at the end of their working life. We are helping the industry to push back its own boundaries. By enabling it to operate further and further from the coast, for example, and in ever deeper water. Heerema owns the largest crane vessels in the world: Sleipnir, Thialf, Balder and Aegir. In addition, the Heerema fleet has a range of equipment, such as tugs, barges, offshore lifting and pile-driving equipment.  

Opening up opportunities at these extremes, where conditions are often very difficult, has required an exponential increase in the scale and complexity of the necessary infrastructure. This means that you will face new and even greater challenges, demanding your ingenious solutions and contractor mentality.