Maritime Automation Engineer (Heerema)


For our client Heerema, who is experienced in the Maritime Offshore industry, we are looking for a Maritime Automation Engineer!


As a Maritime Automation Engineer you are responsible for maintenance, control and troubleshooting of all automation software and hardware equipment and systems of the vessel. You will maintain the software back-up system with the latest program versions and you will represent the Information Systems (IT) department on board.

As Maritime Automation Engineer, your daily activities are:

  • Solving any malfunctioning of process automation systems;
  • Maintaining software and hardware of the automation systems;
  • Version control and archiving of the software;
  • Providing professional automation support to the engineering department onshore and the electrical section on the watch offshore;
  • Making recommendations for newly build or redesigned systems and Implementing new systems;
  • Creating and implementing Job Safety Analyses and performing Toolbox talks for subcontractors and guiding them;
  • Ensuring compliancy with organization’s procedures concerning dynamic positioning and heavy lift operations and related operations;
  • Ensuring compliance with safety and applicable procedures and Emergency Response Team roles.


This position requires an analytical mind and problem solving skills; who can contribute to solutions for our current and future challenges.

Furthermore, you have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics (or comparable) or preferable a diploma from a Higher Maritime College;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with electro technical ship installations, including experience with automation;
  • Leadership qualities; experience with managing colleagues in an advantage;
  • Extensive knowledge of PLC technology, preferably Siemens S7;
  • Experience with frequency drives, preferably ABB;
  • Experience with DP ships, preferably Kongsberg;
  • Knowledge of MS office applications, ERP systems and CAD tools (EPlan and SmartSketch);
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, both spoken and written;
  • A DP Induction or DP Advance certificate;
  • A result oriented mindset, take ownership and are a teamplayer.

*This is a staff position!