Working in the Dredging industry

Working in the Dredging & Port Construction industry

Dredging is vital to to the construction and maintenance of many maritime infrastructures. Our professionals are offered jobs in which all types of equipment are used, such as hopper suction, cutter suction, dipper dredgers, etc. An Atlas career in the dredging & Port Construction industry stands for challenging jobs at all levels with many opportunities for career development.

Route into the industry

There are many options within the Dredging & Port Construction industry: for example working with self-propelled or stationary equipment or taking on a land-based position. For self-propelled equipment, both a nautical certificate (STCW 95), and a relevant secondary vocational degree (or higher) are required. For stationary equipment, affinity with working on the water and machinery, as well as a dredging background is recommended. For land-based jobs, experience in the dredging industry is required. 

Characteristics

  • Willingness to work 12 hours a day on average
  • Team player
  • Flexible attitude
  • Inventive
  • Ability to work under pressure