Deputy Package Manager

Norther NV | Oostende | 01-03-2019 |

Job Description

Job Title : Deputy Package Manager
Type of contract : Permanent
Status : Employee under PC326
Department : Operations & Maintenance
Employer : Norther N.V.
Esplanadestraat 14
B-8400 Oostende

Positions available : 3
Starting Date : As soon as possible
Qualification : Industrial or civil engineer with a background in Mechanical,
Electrical or Electromechanical Engineering
Experience : First employment opportunity, a first experience of 1 or 2 years is considered
a plus.

Employer description

Norther N.V., a joint venture project company owned by Elicio (50%), Eneco (25%) and Diamond Generation Europe (25%) is currently building and will soon start to operate for a period of at least 20 years, Belgium’s largest individual offshore windfarm with an installed capacity of approx. 370 MW.

This windfarm will consist of 44 wind turbine generators with each a nominal capacity of 8,4 MW of the newest generation. These turbines are connected to each other via high voltage subsea cables which are all connected to an offshore high voltage transformer station. This station steps up the voltage level before exporting the power to the shore in Zeebrugge and being connected to the belgian grid.
The production of this single offshore windfarm will be sufficient to provide electricity to approximatively 400.000 belgian households.
Our team will be organized around our 3 main sectors of operations with a balance of plant team, a wind turbine team and an electrical/IT team.
In order to strengthen our operations team, we are currently looking for 3 Deputy Package Managers, one for each of the teams as described above.

Job Description

As a Deputy Package Manager , you will support your superior in managing the day-to-day activities of your related package. You will help manage our contractors in fulfilling their contractual duties according to both the health and safety as well as the quality standards defined within our company, you will monitor the performance of our assets , your will perform inspections of our assets and will inspect the conduction of the works taking place offshore and you will assist in receptioning works after they have been finalized.
You will also participate to our marine coordination team rotation, supervising the activities taking place at sea from our operations center control room and you will report those activities to the relevant authorities.
Furthermore, your tasks do include regularly reporting towards our board of directors and other stakeholders.
You will also be involved in our permanent improvement program targeting for optimizations of our energy production and therefore the profitability of our company.
This job will be performed within normal business hours. As you will form part of the operational management team, your job includes watch duties at regular intervals , which means that you will be “on call”, 1 week-end every 8 weeks. Due to the regulatory obligations linked to our activities , it will be necessary for you to relocate, after a reasonable period of adaptation to your new position, within a 45 minutes distance from our office within the port of Ostende.

Your profile

You have sucessfully completed an Engineering Degree (Civil or Industrial) with one of the following specialities: Electrical, Mechanical or Electromechanical. You might either be looking for your first position after completing this degree or you have already gathered a first professional experience of maximum a couple of years.
Your are interested in the renewable energy sector, tempted by work at sea and you do have a passion for technical work.
Your are both motivated and a team player, eager to learn and you adapt easily to permanently evolving challenges. You are accurate and you work easily with all standard IT tools which are used commonly within a professional technical environment as well as within a strongly computerized activity field.

Our proposal

We will offer you a varied position with responsibilities in a changing and challenging company, that appreciates entrepreneurship and personal engagement.
You will be provided all necessary and compulsory trainings to be qualified to work at sea and will be trained as a marine coordinator as well.
We will offer you an attractive salary with fringe benefits and a company car.

Please send your resume and cover letter to