Vessel Manager - Deep Hydrografie en Geofysica
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Vessel Manager

Deep BV is formed by a close group of more than 80 professionals who are highly motivated to go the extra mile for every client in delivering the best data possible. We are looking for an enthusiastic Vessel Manager to join our team!


Deep is a dynamic and project-driven organization. We use a fleet of small and larger polyester and aluminum vessels for our hydrographic and geophysical projects. Deep is looking for a Vessel Manager who keeps our fleet in perfect working condition.


As the Vessel Manager you coordinate and work together with the Vessel team. You make sure that Deep’s fleet of vessels is in excellent condition, meeting project requirements. You will support the organisation by seeking and implementing sustainable solutions. You are responsible for procurement and budgeting, and for providing a clear overview of operational readiness of the fleet of vessels, including technical status and certifications.


In this role you will report to the Operations Director and work with the other Deepers to create a sustainable future.


Your responsibilities and tasks are:


  • Further structure and organize preventive maintenance.
  • Maintaining flexibility for any ad hoc maintenance.
  • Responsible for procurement and budgeting
  • Responsible for maintenance and repair work together with superintendents, workshop engineers and survey skippers.
  • Planning and managing docking periods.
  • Coordination of work skippers and mechanics.
  • Improve uptime and reduction of costs.
  • Safety, Quality and Certification (safely deployable ships)
  • Ensure certifications of vessels are within expiry date.
  • Set a clear policy on procurement, securing the most cost-effective way.
  • Further structuring and monitor the administrative processes related to the fleet.
  • Contribute to the sustainability of our fleet.

The person we are looking for is a technical self-starter with a hands-on mentality, you are involved, see what needs to be done and make sure that it gets done. You bring structure to a flexible environment, you provide follow-up, monitoring and feedback to the people who have asked for your support. You have strong communication skills and have a high service standard internally and externally with our suppliers and contract partners.


And more….


We are looking for someone who has a has gained relevant work experience in the Maritime Industry. The technical knowledge you bring, helps you being able to talk substantively with various specialists in the maritime world.


  • You have a Bachelor Degree;
  • You have gained substantial experience on managing a fleet of vessels;
  • Experience with carrying out repairs and dockings;
  • Proven project management skills;
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Good command of the English and Dutch language;
  • Live or want to live in the Netherlands at commuting distance from Amsterdam.
  • Prepared to work outside office hours and office location when needed.
  • Available 0,8-1,0 FTE (32-40 hours working week).

Deep is an informal and dynamic company full of ambition where professionalism and quality come first:


  • You will be working in a team of like-minded professionals;
  • Training and development are a high priority at Deep BV;
  • We have attractive secondary benefits that fit your experience and education;
  • The office with beautiful roof terrace for lunch and drinks is located in Amsterdam Noord, only a ferry ride away from the center, and easily reachable from outside of Amsterdam;
  • You will be part of a growing, inspiring and innovative international company.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please submit your application here below.


If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact HR – Daphne Gautier:


Only applications by candidates are considered, employment agencies or intermediaries shouldn’t respond.


Please not that we only will be able to take your application into consideration if you have a EU residency / work permit.


    Please note: due to regulations only applicants from the EU will be considered.


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    When insight is needed, we are Deep. Collecting and interpreting subsurface data: for research, knowledge and answers. Giving our customers the results they need.


    A fitting solution for every project. Eager, innovative and committed. A collective: efficient together.


    We don’t follow the crowd: we are free to act; we get the job done.


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