Assistant R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project)


Assistant R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project)

Allseas Group, founded in 1985 and headed by Edward Heerema, is a world-leading contractor in offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction. Dynamism, inventiveness, rapid progress and a no-nonsense attitude are the hallmark of Allseas. For over 30 years, we have been developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the boundaries to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to meet the market’s ever-changing needs.

Respect for the environment and conducting our operations in a responsible and sustainable manner is one of Allseas’ core principles. Working every day at sea, we are increasingly concerned about the future of our oceans. So we are taking an active stance, using our engineering expertise and bold thinking to support the global effort to rid our oceans of plastic.

Our goal is simple: stop plastic waste from entering the oceans by removing it from as close to the source as possible. Within our Innovations Department, a team of dedicated engineers is leading the way, developing a system to catch plastic in rivers and waterways before it can spread to the oceans and break up.

To gain more insight into the levels and locations of plastic waste in our rivers, we are running a plastic sampling campaign in the Nieuwe Maas, a distributary of the Rhine, one of Europe’s longest and most important waterways. We have built a special workboat to catch all sizes of plastic waste at different waters depths, which we then analyse back in the laboratory.

Your role

We are looking for an experienced sailor, innovative and creative thinking, to join our River Plastics Removal Project, based in Delft, the Netherlands. Passionate about bringing an end to plastic pollution, your time will be divided between sailing on the river to collect samples and working in the laboratory to sort, count and weigh the collected material. 

  • Prepare for the sampling day according to schedule
  • Perform the sampling in the river
  • Sort, count, weigh and report collected plastics
  • Assist with designing, building and testing of current/future solutions

What we expect from you

  • Skilled sailor with workboat experience
  • Sailing licence (Vaarbewijs I)
  • VHF maritime radio certificate (Marifoon bedieningscertificaat) is an advantage
  • Driver’s license
  • In possession of own car is an advantage
  • Team player with hands-on mentality
  • Availability three days per week

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing company, active in an ever-changing industry
  • An inspiring work environment where you can challenge your creative thinking and develop game-changing technology
  • Join a dynamic, world-leading technical company, with short communication lines
  • A positive, collaborative and creative work environment with team spirit at its core
  • Working in an easy to reach office close to the historic city centre of Delft
  • Flexible working hours and 30 vacation days (FTE)
  • Good salary and travel allowance
  • Personal growth and development opportunities, including study budgets, training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance, with subsidised sports memberships, on-site recreational facilities and various social events and festivities

Interested? Apply for the role as Assistant R&D Engineer (River Plastics Removal Project) by clicking ‘Apply’.
If you have specific questions related to the vacancy, please contact recruiter Carola Bos: +31 15 268 1256

Deadline to apply: 1 February 2019

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Field:Onshore
Discipline:Students
Location:Delft
Workweek:24 hours
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