(Junior) Operations Engineer

(Junior) Operations Engineer

Ampelmann Delft

What is required?

  • Technical BSc or MSc degree
  • Being capable to communicate on different levels in- and outside the organization
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Assertive mindset and good at maintaining an overview
  • Willingness to work abroad and on weekends

What will you get?

  • Starting salary of €2,850,- gross p/m (excluding holiday allowance)+ offshore allowance. For experienced candidates: your salary is in accordance with your relevant work experience.
  • 45 hour workweek, where it is customary to make longer days during certain phases of a project (deviating working hours are compensated)
  • 28 vacation days
  • Ampelmann Academy, internal and external training
  • iPhone, laptop and a healthy lunch

What will you do?

  • 15% Contact clients
  • 15% Contact subcontracters
  • 25% Contact Operators
  • 10% Financial administration
  • 15% Installation of the Ampelmann system
  • 20% Internal meetings

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

Vacancy

As (Junior) Operations Engineer, you are responsible for the execution of two to four Ampelmann projects at the same time. Ampelmann develops innovative systems and services for the offshore access industry and enables the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore platform, and back. Ampelmann’s active motion compensation technology accounts for the movements of a vessel, making offshore access as easy as crossing the street. If a client is interested, you assist the Business Development department with any technical queries. From the moment the contract with the client is signed, you are responsible for the total execution of the project. You supervise the engineering companies that make the calculations for the securing of an Ampelmann system, the transport of the system (sometimes even to the other side of the world) and you make sure that the installation is carried out well at the shipyard. Together with the Ampelmann operators, you connect the system and test whether it is working correctly. During the project, you maintain contact with the client, manage the state of the system and make sure the maintenance operations are carried out. In addition, you are the budget owner throughout the project.

You start by following a training course in which you learn everything about the Ampelmann systems. As the products are used worldwide, you spend a quarter of your time traveling. At first, this will only be within Europe and later all over the world.

You must enjoy preparing a project one moment while the next day you are in the harbor mobilizing the system.

Calendar

Operations Engineer
Nick de Lange

I have a great day when I have a lot of variety in my work and I talk to people at different levels.

I have a less enjoyable day when I have a lot of administration that needs to be done and afterwards I only have meetings.

  • 07:00
  • 08:00
  • 09:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:00
  • 18:00
  • 19:00
    • Patrol
    • Assist own team with set-up
    • Work on report and check mail
    • Lunch
    • Progres smeeting
    • Assist own team with set-up
    • Plan a set-up
    • Weekly business update
    • Review drawings of engineers
    • Process timesheets operators
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Executive
    • Brainstorm session about new product
    • Assist colleague with a new project
    • Brainstorm session new product
    • Meeting on safety improvements during projects
    • Planning business trip
    • Review recent set-up with colleague
    • Administration
    • Meeting commercial colleague
    • Drinks with colleagues

Firsthand experience

The employees at a shipyard don’t want to cooperate with the safety rules causing the project to stand still. How do you solve that?

Ampelmann has certain safety requirements you have to comply with. If the shipyard employees are not willing to follow Ampelmann's safety rules, then you talk to them. You try to put yourself in the employees’ shoes and don’t impose anything on them directly. You try to think of a context around it to try to convince them. You can, for example, say that you want everyone to go home again safely. By making it personal, you try to convince someone of the importance of this safety measure. Usually this works and the project can proceed without too much delay.

If the shipyard employees are unable to follow our safety rules you look for another solution, for example, by hiring employees from another party. You discuss this with the client and come to an agreement in which all safety requirements are safeguarded.

Growth

There is a lot of training and education available: offshore education, Ampelmann Academy, €1000,- credit per year for your personal development, all specific Ampelmann training courses and on the job training within Operations. Depending on your ambition and internal possibilities, you can also grow horizontally in consultation.

Operations Engineer
Medior Operations Engineer
Senior Operations Engineer

Working at Ampelmann

Ampelmann develops innovative systems and services for the offshore access industry and enables the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore platform, and back. Their active motion compensation technology accounts for the movements of a vessel, making offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Their drive is to enable the energy transition and have a great career in the meantime. A career in a large, global organisation with an entrepreneurial mindset. Working at Ampelmann means working in a result-driven team. 
  • HQ in Delft
  • Active in 13 countries
  • 26% / 74%
  • Average age 35
  • 152 employees in the Netherlands
  • 321 employees worldwide

Colleagues

Marieke Haring (31) - Talent Acquisition Project Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked for a corporate organisation where I was not always able to put new ideas into practice. At Ampelmann, there is plenty of freedom to try out new things: exciting and fun!

What was your previous job?
Project Coordinator & HR - Heineken.

What do you do in your spare time?
Working out and discovering new music. I also love Italian food with a good glass of wine.

Nick de Lange (30) - Senior Operations Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
The colleagues are all quite young and this creates a great atmosphere at work. Besides that, you have a lot of freedom and responsibility in your work so you can learn a lot within a short period of time. Also, as an Operations Engineer you get to travel a lot for Ampelmann.

What was your previous job?
Operations Engineer - Ampelmann.

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports, kiting, skiing and triathlon.

Suzanne Weller (29) - Motion Control Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
After I graduated from university, I looked for a job where I would be active in the technical field. The atmosphere at Ampelmann also appealed to me. I work together with content-driven people and there is also room for social activities and relaxation.

What did you study?
Mechanical Engineering - TU Delft.

What do you do in your spare time?
Play tennis and meet with friends.

Tim Börner (30) - Business Development Manager Offshore Wind

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I particularly found that the size of the company and the product/ the field suited me well. I had worked with Ampelmann before in a client relationship and had a good feeling about the atmosphere at the company. Ampelmann really goes the extra mile for their new employees. I experienced this personally, as my arrival gave rise to a new entity and an office in Hamburg was set up.

What was your previous job?
Shipbroker – Global Renewable Shipbrokers GmbH.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family and skateboarding.

Ivar Boom (31) - Manager Data Services

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Ampelmann is a growing, innovative organisation with many (young) talents who are driven and who want to face challenges together. That environment and the Ampelmann culture appealed to me.

What was your previous job?
Operations Process Engineer - Ampelmann.

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports, reading and seeing as much of the world as possible.

Jeroen Tol (31) - Operations Control Centre Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
During my previous job I heard several times about Ampelmann and I became more and more interested to get to know the company. After a cup of coffee with a friend who was just setting up the HR department, I knew: Ampelmann is going to be it for me. A challenging technical job with a lot of traveling around the world with immediate great freedom and responsibility.

What was your previous job?
Sales Engineer - Schlumberger.

What do you do in your spare time?
Drumming, motocross, and DJing

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