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Seaway 7 have a requirement for a Deputy Vessel Superintendent to join their team in Zoetermeer on a full time, permanent basis.

Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit of Subsea 7, is a uniquely capable and experienced partner for the delivery of offshore wind farm projects as well as specialist heavy lifting and cable installation services. With combined expertise in project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, heavy lifting and cable installation services, Seaway 7 delivers these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including EPCI, T&I and BoP (Balance of Plant), to our clients in the offshore Renewables and Energy sector. 

Seaway 7 operates from 4 main offices: 

  • Heavy Lifting (Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Transportation and installation of offshore structures 

  • Offshore Cables (Leer, Germany)

Installation of submarine cables & umbilicals, trenching and IMR related business 

  • EPC (Aberdeen, UK)

Delivery of EPC solutions for the Renewables sector 

  • Integrated Solutions and Floating Wind (Paris, France)

Delivery of integrated T&I solutions for the Renewables sector and Floating Wind development

The Deputy Vessel Superintendent will work alongside the Vessel Superintendent who is accountable for maintaining the asset in safe condition and in compliance with specification and class, ensuring maximized availability, reliability and efficiency of the vessel(s), permanent equipment and crew, while adhering to the approved budgets.  The Deputy Vessel Superintendent will help drive and promote HSEQ behaviour on the vessel.


The Deputy Vessel Superintendent will assist the Vessel Superintendent with the following tasks

  • Partnership with Master and Chief Engineer to execute IMO, class, flag and ISM responsibilities which lie with Offshore Resources (OR).
  • To enthusiastically pursue, actively demonstrate and foster an exemplary Safety culture and practice on-board the ships, and where requested, to align, sponsor and support all HSEQ activities driven by the Territory.
  • Prepare and present on a monthly basis technical, financial and safety reviews
  • Ensure the vessel remains within ‘Class’ and Flag state requirements are maintained
  • Ensure the vessel(s) under her/his management complies with relevant industry standards and guidance, in particular IMCA.
  • Ensure that preventive and corrective maintenance are scheduled in close coordination with the territory Operations Manager for minimum impact on projects, and are performed within budget and in accordance with the applicable requirements and the standards set by OR.
  • To manage the planning, preparation and execution of major works, such as dry docking and Capex works, ensuring timely definition of scope of work and schedule.
  • To proactively participate in the improvement of the maintenance procedures, standards and policies.
  • Ensure that Ships inventory for spares and consumables is managed effectively, utilising critical spare part assessment and operating within budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor and report on catering performance, together with the Master,
  • To prepare, propose and monitor a budget for the maintenance and repair of the asset and related consumables as well as for any required onshore support.  
  • To organise engineering and technical support required for the technical definition of the capacity growth CAPEX as well as costing of their execution.
  • With the support of Offshore staffing, permanently maintain an adequate and cost effective marine crew and team of technicians.
  • Perform the PMR of the Captain and Chief Engineer, assisting with development aims as required


  • Chief Engineer Unlimited CoC, with time in rank preferred
  • In depth knowledge of ship's capability and operating limits
  • In depth knowledge of IMO, class & flag and ISM requirements
  • Knowledge of engineering and operations of offshore construction
  • Strong leadership, managerial and organisational skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communicator, with ability to interface with management and offshore personnel