Project Resources Engineer

FULL-TIME | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

VISION AND MISSION

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.

We are a young organization with a mission to tackle a global problem of an unprecedented scale. What we are aiming for is not easy, and we know we need to push the limits of current technological boundaries to reach our goals. Working at The Ocean Cleanup isn’t for everyone, but we believe that through optimism, perseverance, and ingenuity we can succeed.

We are recruiting a diverse team of bright, high-performing people, who feel comfortable going off the beaten path, and who perceive setbacks merely as necessary obstacles to be taken on the route to great and lasting achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Ocean Cleanup manages multiple projects in the domain of research, innovation and technology development. The Project Resources Engineer serves those projects by keeping track of their planning, procurement and financial impact; proactively collecting information and translating this into plans and forecasts to support the project management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist project management in maintaining schedules and cost forecasts up to date
  • Proactively translate information into schedules and forecasts, challenging planning input from team members
  • Preparing engineering and procurement schedule and keeping project planning schedules up-to-date, including scope changes, latest progress, delivery information
  • Assist in project contracting: support procurement in RFQ’s, include preliminary estimates in forecasts, follow-up with procurement department, liaise with financial department on compliance and reporting
  • Recognizing and reporting changes in risk profile (technical, operational and financial)
  • Delivering monthly project progress reports – in cooperation with the finance team
  • Systematically, punctually and accurately carrying out the administrative duties involved

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc degree, preferably in engineering (civil engineering, mechanical engineering or offshore engineering)
  • At least 4 years’ experience, preferably as estimator or planner
  • Experience in a matrix organization / project based organisation
  • Proven accuracy and administrative skills. 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Curious and proactive
  • Results-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Service-oriented attitude
  • Able to find structure in complex situations
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal

Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to hr@theoceancleanup.com. For questions please email to josee.meiners@theoceancleanup.com.