“Allseas is a young, energetic, internationally-oriented and very interesting company for which engineers, who are eager to take on challenges, enjoy working!”
In the final stage of my Masters in Technical Management Science at the Delft University of Technology, I encountered Allseas at the Delft company days. Due to my educational background in civil engineering and my strong affinity with the offshore industry where I could apply my practical knowledge, I informed about the possibility of a graduate traineeship at Allseas Engineering B.V. in Delft.
Doing my graduate traineeship at Allseas was a very inspiring experience. On the job, you not only encounter the world’s largest and best pipelaying vessels, but you also work with a young, energetic and congenial group of colleagues. During my graduate traineeship, I examined the unique characteristics and processes of Allseas’ pipelaying vessels. Allseas is building a new ship, Pieter Schelte. When complete, Pieter Schelte will be the largest vessel in the world. The vessel has been designed to lay pipes at sea and also to perform large scale lifting operations for the installation and removal of platforms. The actual decision-making process for building such a ship is complex due to the high costs, the client perceptions and the organisational criteria. My challenge was to examine an optimal operational process and the services offered.
After my graduation, I started working in the Engineering Department as an Installation Engineer. A young, dynamic department where you work on concrete projects both independently and as a team. This department is constantly working on providing the correct procedures to Allseas' vessels and clients worldwide. In that job, I was responsible for detailed calculations of the production process of the pipelines and various other structures. I then discussed these calculations regularly with the project team and the offshore personnel who are responsible for the execution. What I really enjoy is to go and watch the execution of my own project and thus see the calculations that I have made, being put into actual practice.
Allseas is a market leader that expects the best from its employees worldwide in all disciplines. On the other hand, you are given a lot of responsibility right from the beginning. You have the opportunity to develop yourself rapidly in various areas in the offshore industry, where independence, but also teamwork are of central importance. The people at Allseas all believe in the credo “no guts, no glory”. Allseas appeals to me because of its international character and the operational work, thus providing me with the opportunity to gather both theoretical and practical knowledge, and experience in the offshore industry.
To summarise, Allseas is a young, energetic, internationally-oriented and very interesting company for which engineers, who are eager to take on a challenge, enjoy working!