Crewing Officer

SMD Stokesley, Middlesbrough

Your responsibilities

As a Crewing Officer you are in the middle of a complex project-driven organisation. You work intensively with many different stakeholders, from Ship Management to Fleet Management and the crew who are deployed on our ships worldwide. From setting up, managing and monitoring crew planning, to timely identification of planning conflicts. In addition, you are service-oriented and you know how to ensure the full commitment of the crew from A to Z.

To achieve this, you make optimal use of the Van Oord systems and ensure accurate administration and communication.  You will act as a contact person for fleet employees, fleet management and the project manager.

Job requirements

The Crewing Officer will have strong planning and organisation skills.  They will efficiently analyse and solve problems quickly as well as

  • Schedule crew members on board the ships
  • Maintain daily contact with the (international) fleet crew
  • Offer an adequate temporary or structural solution in case of changes due to, for example, illness or transfer to other equipment
  • Arrange transport (flight, transfer) and possibly accommodation for crew changes
  • Monitor and schedule all mandatory training, certificates and necessary documents for the crew
  • Help with promotion and training programs for fleet personnel
  • Willing to participate in the consignment service in which you act as a telephone point of contact 24-7 (several times a year)


  • Certificate of higher education or equivalent working level ideally in an administration or Human Resources field
  • Experienced in a similar position in a project based environment
  • Extensive administration experience in a wide range of planning related duties.
  • Proven ability of using MS Office is essential, knowledge of staff planning software is an advantage
  • Knowledge of maritime industry, shipping regulations and training requirements, together with STCW legislation and planning systems would be an advantage
  • Independent, stress resistant and hands on personality
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical, with a flexible service orientated attitude. 
  • Flexibility to work on occasion outside of office hours / on call
  • A team player who is able to negotiate, organise and handle different sometimes conflicting interests
  • Ability to occasionally travel (inter)nationally to project locations and to the Netherlands office

We offer

Working in an international, high demanding and dynamic organisation, with the possibility to truly have impact on our business, people and environment. We offer a competitive employment benefits package: hybrid working, annual salary review, company bonus, enhanced holidays, purchasing and selling holiday scheme, pension, assurance and insurance schemes, health and wellbeing programmes, learning and development opportunities, subsidised travel, salary sacrifice schemes, long service and other recognition programmes, work-life balance, free parking, free fruit & refreshments, and company events.

About Van Oord

Van Oord Offshore Wind UK (MPI Offshore) is the UK based Offshore Wind division of Van Oord with over 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor and over 20 years’ offshore wind experience. Van Oord and MPI Offshore are a leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) party in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Our purpose is to create a better world for future generations by delivering marine ingenuity.


Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?
Thank you for your interest in our company.  To apply send your CV to recruitment-uk-ow@vanoord.com

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