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Vacancy: Vessel Manager Offshore

Jumbo has built a worldwide reputation of engineered solutions for the full range of Heavy Lift Transport. Founded in 1968, Jumbo is an independent company with a long-term vision for success. That success is driven by client-satisfaction, long-term strategies and the notion that, in this highly specialized and complex field, trust and reliability is key. That is why Jumbo invests heavily in the continuous development of both office staff and fleet. Visit and learn more about our organization, clients and capabilities.

Jumbo is a family owned company, with the Head Office located in Schiedam, with committed people with a ‘hands-on mentality’. This is reflected in the way we work together and how we think along with our clients and partners looking for the best solution. Jumbo is and strives to be a responsible partner focused on the health and safety of all its stakeholders; we have developed our own Stay Well program to secure our leading position.

To strengthen the Operations Department, we are looking for a Vessel Manager Offshore.


The Vessel Manager manages one or more vessels and coordinates all aspects for the execution of heavy lift offshore projects. The vessel manager liaises with other departments within Jumbo, as well as Port Captains, Vessel Masters, Project Managers and external parties such as clients, agents and stevedores. The Vessel Manager Offshore reports to the Manager Operations.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the execution of offshore projects both from the office as offshore;
  • Liaising with clients and ensure that projects are executed according to the contract;
  • Ensure compliance with project schedule by interdisciplinary management of vessel and internal departments and by making clear agreements;
  • Monitoring, control and reporting of financial performance of the vessels;
  • Liaising with Operations Director and Commercial department on the impact of changes in the vessel schedule;
  • Preparation and execution of offshore projects in compliance with the Jumbo Management System procedures and regulations;
  • To incorporate Jumbo’s safety policy in all daily tasks and decisions and encourage others to have a high-quality work standard and have a safe work environment;
  • Be the link between all internal departments (Fleet, QHSE, Crewing etc).


The Vessel Manager offshore requires a leader with excellent communication skills, where you can work well together and easily integrate into multidisciplinary teams. You know how to include people in your ideas and proposals in a natural way. In addition, you are inspiring and motivating.

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Shipping & Transport, Engineering or Nautical College;
  • Good awareness of Technical and Operational aspects in heavy lift shipping;
  • Interest for heavy lift operations;
  • Commercial skills;
  • Knowledge of tasks and duties of ocean-going vessels;
  • Good verbal and written communications skills in Dutch and English;
  • You are flexible and willing to travel globally.


Jumbo offers a challenging and interesting position in a dynamic, international organization that has a clear vision for innovation and growth. Jumbo stimulates a healthy lifestyle both in and out of the office, by supporting and sponsoring Jumbo’s sport teams and activities. Besides our competitive salaries Jumbo offers excellent fringe benefits like:

  • A solid pension package;
  • Personal training budget;
  • Hybrid working possibilities;
  • 28 paid leave days a year and possibilities for unpaid leave;
  • Make use of fitness facilities at Jumbo Schiedam.

The headquarters of Jumbo is based in Schiedam. Within Jumbo there is an informal working environment and every month you are welcome to join the Thursday afternoon drinks in the company restaurant.


Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Bas Bieckmann, Corporate Recruiter via or via telephone number +31 (0)10 7900 300. Applications (in English) should respond specifically to the requirements including curriculum vitae and motivation letter, to the Human Resource Department via our website (

Reactions from staffing agencies and other 3rd parties are not appreciated.


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