31 Jan 2018

Technical and Operational Assistant (fulltime)

Reederei Nord Group – Onshore

Job Description

Reederei Nord is a fully integrated ship management and ship owning company that has been established in 1964. The company acts as an operative investment manager for the various types of vessels – Container Vessels, Bulk Carriers and Tankers – on behalf of the Oldendorff Family as well as various third party interests. Reederei Nord B.V. currently employs 32 people in Amsterdam. The management services cover the following areas:

  • Commercial Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Technical Management
  • Crew Management
  • Safety and Security Services
  • Vetting Services
  • New Building Supervision

We are looking for a Technical and Operational Assistant for Reederei Nord B.V. in Amsterdam. Reederei Nord B.V. in Amsterdam is a part of the Reederei Nord Group, which is a very well established owner and manager of seagoing vessels and provider of wider maritime services. The owning family has successfully invested into the maritime industry since 1921, and the Reederei Nord Group today is represented with offices in Amsterdam, Hamburg (Germany), Cyprus and Singapore. You will be working in an international team of Technical and Marine experts under direction of the Technical Manager, who will also be your direct reporting line. You will be responsible for the handling and coordination of administrative matters of the Technical and the Operational departments.

Main Tasks include:

  • Filing and managing ships certificates
  • Coordinating Technical and Operational Departments mail and ships mail
  • Verifying and submitting invoices for purchases, transport and subscriptions, for the Technical Manager’s approval as required
  • Filing of ships inspection reports in relevant software application
  • Generating and distributing the departments’ periodical reports
  • Coordinating, assisting with and filing insurance claims (“Hull and Machinery”), as required
  • Coordinating matters relating to flag state requirements
  • Liaising and coordinating with other support functions in the office, as required
  • General secretarial duties, such as arranging and coordinating meetings, events etc.
  • Assisting with arrangements for visiting crew, new hires and vendors when required
  • Taking minutes of Technical and Operational Departments meetings
  • Distributing circulars, bulletins and ship specific documents to vessels
  • Assisting with fleet projects as required
  • Compiling and distributing vessel questionnaires
  • Compiling and distributing PMS and purchasing related KPIs and reports
  • Other tasks if necessary and as per Technical & Operational Managers’ request


  • At least three years of relevant experience;
  • Full time availability;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, although the latter is not a must;
  • Good knowledge of general administration procedures;
  • Experience in shipping is an advantage;


  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively;
  • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and good communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications;
  • Problem solving skills and good analytical skills.
  • Hands-on mentality (you are willing to look beyond your job description)
  • Ability to respond positively to customers and colleagues in an effective manner;
  • Strong service mentality;


Working with Reederei Nord, you will enjoy a pleasant, diverse and very international atmosphere. The company’s success is based on solid values such as competence, loyalty, honesty and sustainability. The open and dynamic culture of Reederei Nord offers plenty of opportunities to develop your skills. We also offer a competitive salary and a permanent contract after you have proven yourself. We are looking for a qualified colleague who is interested in a long term career with Reederei Nord.

Please send your application letter and resume (in English and if possible also in Dutch), with the subject “Application for Technical and Operational Coordinator”. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please write an email to the mail address as mentioned above. We are very much looking forward to hear from you.

Technical and Operational Assistant (fulltime)

Job Types: Onshore.

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