Careers at Safeway

Do you want to work within an innovative, dynamic organisation focused on state of the art of technology as a ‘Sales Engineer’? Then we are looking for you! We are expanding our sales crew and therefore we are looking for a new colleague who can support our sales efforts with Engineering and R&D. This support is defined quite extensively from cost calculations of new designs and projects to presenting Safeway gangway solutions in meetings, and from preparing drawings and workability reports to sparring with the CEO and the Engineering department on R&D.

What tasks are we looking for:

-Prepare cost calculations for new Safeway gangway designs and worldwide projects
-Develop state-of the art R&D with the CEO and Engineering for new markets
-Communicate with end users, clients and other stakeholders on the Safeway features and create early project awareness of its game-changing technology
-Represent Safeway on engineering in commercial meetings and visits
-Prepare drawings for Safeway gangway projects
-Prepare workability reports of Safeway gangways on offshore support vessels
-Writing new and further developing existing detailed technical specifications
-Liaise in early bidding phase with Engineering, Production, Operations and Procurement to prepare/support on gangway tenders/EoIs/RFIs/RFQs
-Communicate with the sales managers on market introduction of new solutions
-Guiding Operations, Production and Engineering on execution post-award
-Manage all further relevant administrative and supportive tasks, related to engineering within the sales department.

Your profile:

-You successfully graduated at Bachelor or Master level in Engineering/Naval architecture/Offshore Technology.
-You have excellent Dutch and English communication skills, both written and verbal
-You have an open, client positive attitude.
-You are disciplined, accurate, proactive, you like to explore opportunities and challenges and you can handle stressful circumstances. You are foremost a team player, but can also meticulously zoom in on a technical solution or calculation.
-You have a relevant working experience of at least 5 years in the offshore/maritime or related industry.

We offer

-An open and informal company culture with enthusiastic colleagues;
-An environment where your input is appreciated and stimulated;
-A versatile and independent position in a dynamic, international operating company;
-Great possibilities for personal development and education;
-Excellent terms of employment;
-Also important; a lot of company events and Friday afternoon drinks.

Any questions? Call us! Our colleagues will answer all your questions.

Interested? Do not hesitate and contact us or send your cv to recruitment@vanaalstgroup.com

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Part of van Aalst Group | Baanhoekweg 16 | 3313 LA Dordrecht |

The Netherlands | +31(0)78 622 13 04 | www.safewaygangway.com




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Project Manager Safeway

We are looking for a motivated person with a technical background and experience in the industrial and/of maritime sector. You are at your best when making schedules, ensured that all parties involved know what needs to be done to achieve the planning and the goals agreed upon. You are an analytical and strategic thinker who keeps the overview. As Project Manager you are responsible for the design, construction and delivery of a new Safeway. This can be a modification or improvement of the current system which is built in series, or a custom made project. You manage the project team by coaching and delegating, you keep control on the costs and quality. Internally, the project team consists of engineering, assembly, work preparation and purchasing, externally these are engineering and production partners and the Notified Body. You work structured within your own projects and use your source of knowledge and experience to provide input to current business processes to improve them and prepare them for the growth ambition of Safeway B.V. As Project Manager you report to the Manager Engineering of Safeway B.V.

We Ask:

  • Master/Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering (or comparable) or proven experience on this level
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in maritime/offshore markets is preferred
  • Experience in leading a team and achieving targets
  • Experience in controlling financial progress as well as progress with the client and suppliers
  • Proactive, stress resistant, independent and flexible
  • Decisive, accurate and quality minded
  • Excellent skills of Dutch and English language, spoken and written as well as excellent communication skills

We offer:

  • An open and informal company culture with enthusiastic colleagues
  • An environment where your input is appreciated and stimulated
  • A versatile and independent position in a dynamic, international operating company
  • Great possibilities for personal development and education
  • Excellent terms of employment

For questions and more information you can contact Pieter de Jong: pdj@vanaalstgroup.com or call 06 239 571 13.

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Medewerker montage / Monteur

Wij zoeken een persoon met een technische achtergrond en ervaring in de industriële en maritieme/offshore sector. Je gaat je bezighouden met het assembleren van nieuwbouw loopbruggen maar je zult ook onderhoud plegen aan bestaande machines. Je doet dit in samenwerking met de voorman assemblage van Safeway B.V. en een team van subcontractors. Aangezien de separate onderdelen en de totale opbouw van de machine te groot is om binnen op te bouwen en op te slaan, zul je voornamelijk buiten werken. Dit vereist tevens een mate van handigheid en creativiteit om de montage en het onderhoud uit te voeren. Als medewerker montage / monteur rapporteer je aan de Site Manager van Safeway B.V.

Wij vragen

  • Afgeronde MBO opleiding werktuigbouwkunde (of vergelijkbaar) of aantoonbare ervaring op dit niveau
  • Ervaring in de maritieme/offshore sector is een pre
  • VCA-basis
  • Heftruck en hoogwerker certificaat
  • Technische tekeningen kunnen lezen
  • Kunnen werken met/aan hydraulische systemen
  • Proactief, stressbestendig, zelfstandig en flexibel
  • Accuraat en kwaliteitsgericht
  • Beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift

Wij bieden

  • Een veelzijdige, technische functie in een dynamische werkomgeving
  • Een open bedrijfscultuur met enthousiaste collega’s
  • Een omgeving waar jouw inbreng wordt gestimuleerd en gewaardeerd
  • Goede arbeidsvoorwaarden en mogelijkheid tot opleiding


Mechanical Engineer Safeway

We are looking for a motivated person with experience in the industrial and/of maritime sector. As Mechanical Engineer you are responsible for the design, construction and the construction files of Safeway parts. This can be a modification or improvement for the current system, or a custom made project. You are at your best when a design is properly transferred into drawings and documents to be used by the purchaser and manufacturer to realise your design.

You are an analytical person who makes and checks drawings and calculations. You can draft design specifications and you are familiar with offshore design standards. You have the knowledge of materials, dimensioning and tolerances. You will guide and check the output from external engineering companies. Furthermore you give your support during production, assembly and testing of the gangway.

You work structured within the project team and use your source of knowledge and experience to improve current business processes to support the growth ambition of Safeway B.V.

As Mechanical Engineer you report to the Manager Engineering of Safeway B.V.

We ask

  • Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in maritime/offshore markets is preferred
  • Experience in 2D / 3D CAD software (preferable Solid Works / AutoCAD), document management and ERP software
  • Basic knowledge of electro-hydraulic systems
  • Proactive, stress resistant, independent and flexible
  • Decisive, accurate and quality minded
  • Excellent skills of Dutch and English language, spoken and written as well as excellent communication skills

We offer

  • An open and informal company culture with enthusiastic colleagues
  • An environment where your input is appreciated and stimulated
  • A versatile and independent position in a dynamic, international operating company
  • Great possibilities for personal development and education
  • Excellent terms of employment


For questions and more information you can contact Pieter de Jong: pdj@vanaalstgroup.com or 06 239 571 13.


Interested in working at Safeway?

Do you want to work within an innovative, dynamic and fast growing organisation focused on state of the art technology? At Safeway we focus on joint results, we pay attention to the person behind the employee and we work together in a relaxed atmosphere. Send your application with motivation and CV to: hr@vanaalstgroup.com.

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