Terneuzen, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Commercial Dive Supervisor

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and has the world’s widest portfolio and service network. We are leading the industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Systems are focusing on the latest and most efficient solutions, products and lifecycle services to support the vision for a safer, better, and more sustainable future for our customers. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.
We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always looking for future-oriented talent –   want to join the ride?


Commercial Dive Supervisor

We are now looking for a Commercial Dive Supervisor to join our UWS operations team in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. 


What you will be doing

 In this position, your work and lead small teams that will be engaged in maintenance and repair projects on vessels and offshore structures. As the shipping industry is 24/7, we do not have a typical working day. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work of our teams requires a high level of independence, as you will have support from our Dive Supervisors and operations team. For us to be the best match, we expect you to have an understanding of the shipping industry and experience from working with steel construction/mechanical is a plus as well. As an ideal candidate, you have gained a few years of experience in this area and have an NDC-diving certificate. 
As Commercial Diver, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Workshop
    • Keep it clean and safe
    • Raise improvements
    • Order equipment or material after consulting maintenance


  • Preparation
    • Control equipment and gear before loading
    • Complete and deliver packing slip


  • Implementation
    • Implement the plan according to instructions from the dive supervisor
    • Notify any deviations of any scope to the Operations Team
    • Responsibly to lead smaller projects and represent UWS on these projects
    • Work actively as a diver in the dive teams
    • Become an overall experience commercial diver
    • Gain technical skills on the job (mechanical/welding)


  • Project examples
    • Polishing, inspection, Scrubber retrofit, Wet welding, thruster exchange, underwater mechanical overhauls, rudder removals, shaft seal repair, propeller blade exchanges, and many more …..    


  • Project videos
    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv4R9USSSnf7jDBufFHHZUg/videos  


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • Has a valid Commercial Surface supplied diving certificate (NDC certificate is a plus)
  • Has a valid Supervisor certificate with +3 years of experience (NDC PL Certificate is a plus)
  • Permitted to work in the Netherlands (Or on European work visa) without this your application cannot be processed
  • Willing to relocate in relatively close proximity to our UWS Headquarter, located in Terneuzen, Netherlands 
  • Not have a problem with regular travelling all over the world as most of our projects are abroad
  • Flexible mindset when it comes to working hours


In this role, some travel is required to meet with our customers on their ships around the world where needed. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel approximately +50%, of your time.


Why you and us?

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility for our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have the courage to see opportunities and take initiative.
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?
We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and its impact on building sustainable societies. We are looking for a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. “The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have an amazing team spirit. We hope to find a team member who shares the excitement for the job as we do.


Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 01/05/2023, by submitting your application through our career portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? 

Please reach out to Mr Geoffrey Lamrini, Senior Operations Manager, geoffrey.lamrini@wartsila.com or call our office +31.115.612.872 with any questions about this position.

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com