Projectmanager Ship Operational Performance

Publication dateNov 28, 2022
FieldMaritime & Navy Operations, Smart Sensoring & Measuring
LocationWageningen, Gelderland
Employment32-36 hours
ContactHannes Bogaert,

Are you always looking at new technologies, alternative fuels and wind-assisted propulsion to offer potential for ship applications? Are you an expert on developing new methods and knowledge towards zero emission shipping and sustainable use of the seas and know how to get the most out of the performance of the ships at sea? Read more about this opportunity at MARIN.

Who are your colleagues?
We are looking for a Projectmanager Operational Performance (Ships) for the OBS team at our department Performance at Sea (PaS). We have four teams at PaS. This OBS team is four people strong and we are expanding with five new colleagues. We encourage our people to grow in the complexity of the issues they tackle. Examples are International partnerships, improvement of processes and tooling, etc. We are an innovative team that constantly will be looking at new technologies, such as alternative fuels, for example battery systems, fuel cells and wind-assisted propulsion to offer potential for ship applications. PaS lift ships to a higher level through auto controlled hydrofoils, create new land at sea with floating islands and develop new methods and knowledge towards zero emission shipping and sustainable use of the seas to keep our MARIN mission in mind, which is ‘ Better Ships, Blue Oceans’.

What are you going to do?

As a Projectmanager and expert in the Performance at Sea (PaS) department, you will use your theoretical knowledge and practical experience at sea to advise our customers on how to improve the operational performance on board of the ships. Our goal is to realize the mission of ships and offshore structures in realistic operational conditions. We are shifting from theoretical design conditions to actually clean, smart and safe use at sea, in ports and on waterways.

The ships and constructions have been developed and the next question is how to get the most out of them. We go from a focus on measuring on board as feedback on the design, to a focus on advising in the operational phase to improve the performance. This is another new challenge for the Performance at Sea (PaS) department. We also measure, troubleshoot and develop algorithms and systems and train crews onboard in their usage. You will be the first point of contact for our clients onboard.
The role involves drawing-up project proposals for our clients to reduce fuel consumption and maximise the operational range, manage power, propulsion and energy systems and secure the cargo on board. Other tasks involve initiating international cooperation projects to tackle overarching performance issues on board. With different teams you will manage projects, both from our office and onboard of our customers’ ships. As an expert your role will be to guide people within MARIN and work with fleet performance analysists of ship-owners, developing knowledge and tools to improve the performance through operational data and to introduce onboard advice solutions.

What do we offer?
  • A stimulating environment which will allow you to develop while maintaining the freedom to choose your own path.
  • An attractive salary and benefits package, including our annual profit sharing and excellent pension scheme.
  • An allowance of 118, - per day for employees who perform work on board a vessel or offshore construction.
  • Lifecycle allowance of 5,55% of your gross monthly salary.
  • 29 vacation days (fulltime) + 5 scheduled days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Plenty of opportunities for your professional development and career advancement.
  • Development through training courses, further education and coaching.
  • Flexibility in working hours and a hybrid working arrangement, to support your work-life balance.

What are we looking for?
  • An experienced candidate with a Master degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering.
  • Your knowledge and work experience contain a mix of relevant onboard responsibilities, fleet performance manager/analyst and people management.
  • We are looking for a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a good understanding of modern IT technology.
  • You should also have a good command of the English language and be willing to learn Dutch if it is not your native language.
  • Travel will be part of the job.
Who are we?
MARIN is a globally recognized top institute in maritime research, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Our mission is ‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans’: we stand for clean, smart and safe shipping and sustainable use of the sea. We do this as an independent knowledge partner for the maritime sector, goverments and society. We work with around 400 specialists in various fields who are proud of an open and collaborative culture in which you can explore your ideas and take initiative.


Hannes Bogaert, Manager Performance at Sea, is happy to tell you more about the position: +31 (0)6 48 25 51 26. You also can apply for this position by using the APPLY button.


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Hannes Bogaert