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Aberdeen - Westhill, Leer, Oslo, Zoetermeer

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Seaway 7 is a global leader in the delivery of bottom-fixed offshore wind farm solutions, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future.  As a competent and experienced partner, Seaway 7 offers specialist foundation, offshore substation, submarine cable and wind turbine installation services and heavy transportation for the renewables sector.

With capabilities and an extensive expertise in project management, engineering, procurement and fabrication, Seaway 7 can deliver these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI), (integrated) Transportation & Installation (T&I) and Balance of Plant (BoP) to our clients in the offshore wind industry.

Our people are at the heart of our business and are the key to our success. Together we operate a high-end fleet with enabling capabilities and scale, allowing efficient worldwide operations, while providing vessel flexibility and optionality to clients. The active fleet comprises ten vessels with two more high-specification assets, designed for the installation of next generation of wind turbine generators and foundations, under construction.

The Scheduling & Planning Manager supports the Operational Functions Director to maintain at Group level the fleet vessel schedules, mission equipment, major support vessels which work on behalf of Operational Functions, Group Sales & Marketing, the Business Units and Vessel Installation Delivery Team.

Job Function:

Reporting to the Operational Functions Director, the Scheduling Manager will provide coordination and guidance to the vessel schedule community worldwide. He/She will aim to maximize the utilization of the company fleet fulfilling BU’s requirement in maintaining overall commercial/strategic goals.


  • Production of the Global vessel schedule, supporting the requirements of Commercial, Projects & Operations and Vessel Installation Delivery Teams
  • Manage the processes, tools, and continuous improvement of delivering vessel scheduling & project requirements
  • Regularly review the quality of inputs from prospects/tenders/firm work/VIDT and highlight any improvements as needed
  • Regularly challenging potential clashes and gaps across the company
  • Constantly identify potential synergies across the company and check the relevant technical as well as commercial feasibility
  • Support Commercial, Project & Operations with “what-if” scenarios, being proactive to determine solutions before clashes arise
  • Support Group Sales & Marketing for annual Budget Schedule and 5 years plan, as required
  • Providing technical expertise and maintain up to date industry knowledge
  • Interface between Seaway 7 Project Planning teams, to promote knowledge sharing & to ensure best practice tools and techniques are being applied.
  • Assist Operational Functions Director to:
    • Carry out operational and commercial evaluations of utilisation scenarios to determine the optimum vessel deployment
    • review Projects’ request to charter 3rd party vessels (i.e. check assets’ availability, propose solutions, review SCAs)
    • Support preparation of monthly Latest Thinking Forecast (LTF), deliver outputs to S&M and Finance as required, follow-up actions from meetings
    • Control and manage the Seaway 7 GVS access matrix. Ensure a consistent approach in accordance with roles and responsibilities
    • Produce and maintain the required procedures, work instructions and forms related to Group Vessel Scheduling
    • Establish and maintain a common vessel planning structure, break-down (CWBS) and code structure across the Functional Teams
    • Issue GVS weekly reports when required
    • Deal with GVS Data Steward requirement


Qualifications and Education

General Education:

Education equal to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Planning, Engineering or Quantity Surveying discipline. Long and relevant work experience may be considered.

Affiliation/member with nationally recognized professional body; if applicable


3 years Project planning experience is essential, either as Project Planner or as Field Engineer

Tendering and chartering experience would be preferred

Resourceful and problem-solving abilities with hands-on attitude.

A strong and decisive team leader with practical approach and good communication skills.

Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time accordingly.


Knowledge of P6 and Microsoft project (as bare minimum)

chartering international rules and contracts


  • Open, however it is expected that there will be periodic global travel.

Seaway 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.


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