The right mix of experience & skills

With over 30 years of experience, Atlas Professionals has grown to become a no-nonsense HR service provider that delivers experienced and competent professionals to the dredging industry. Our extensive and carefully managed in-house database of professionals enables us to find the right person for the right job in a timely and efficient manner. Atlas’ recruiting specialists are dedicated to maintaining these valuable relationships.
All our services are tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients. Our personal approach is highly valued, as is our ability to deliver on short notice, no matter how complex the task. Day in, day out, we find personnel solutions regardless of nationality, tax residency, country of employment, or vessel’s flag. We provide dredging professionals for all types of equipment, such as hopper suction, cutter suction, and dipper dredgers. Our professionals – from Dredge Masters to Multicat Skippers and Pipe Operators – have major fleet and regional experience and are reliable and fully certified.

We provide a wide range of Dredging & Port Construction personnel

  • 1st Officer / DPO
  • 1st Skipper Cutter Dredger
  • 2nd Engineer
  • 2nd Officer / DPO
  • 2nd Skipper Cutter Dredger
  • 3rd Engineer
  • 3rd Officer / DPO
  • 3rd Skipper Cutter Dredger
  • Able Seaman
  • Backhoe Operator
  • Barge Engineer / Master
  • Tug Master
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Officer / DPO
  • Engineer Cutter Dredger
  • Master / DPO
  • Salvage Master
  • Pipe Operator
  • Sandfill Operator
  • Multicat Skipper
  • Superintendent
  • Excavator Driver

Competent workforce for any type of dredging vessel

  • Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
  • Cutter Suction Dredger
  • Backhoe Dredger
  • Split Hooper Barge
  • Subsea Rock Installation Vessel
  • Floating Sheerleg
  • Cranebarge
  • Multicat / Tug / Workboat
  • Pontoon / Booster Station
  • Harbour and Seagoing Tug
  • Salvage Vessel

Selection, Recruitment & Placement

We currently have the best qualified professionals available in the industry worldwide. A unique aspect of Atlas is that, in contrast to other agencies, we have physical offices all over the world. Direct local presence is essential in our services towards our clients and our contractors.

Full Crew Management

We are able to provide complete crews for projects all over the world – tailored to your needs and with guaranteed quality, flexibility, and continuity. Our Total Crewing concept includes all aspects of personnel management, from the professionals, to the mobilisation, the work permits, and the planning. Thanks to our years of experience with national and international markets, we are familiar with all regulations. We are a central point of contact, ready to provide the best professionals with the best opportunities.

Consultancy Services

We offer consultants with first-hand knowledge in respect to the planning and delivery of both onshore and offshore projects. This is possible from the Atlas offices, as well as from the locations of our clients. Our consultants provide practical and operational advice to ensure project development strategies are robust, achievable and aligned with industry best practice. From on-off short term assignments to long-term project support and advice, we are there to assist.

Logistics Support

We offer a door-to-door service to assist all our contractors with everything from travel and visa application to monitoring of validity of certification. Furthermore, our 24 hour emergency support service is available to handle any travel and medical emergencies. 

International Tax & Social Security

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of tax compliance. We work with our clients in ensuring that our contractors meet the required tax regulations. We are tax registered in a number of countries around the world, which enables our clients and contractors to be safe in the knowledge that any relevant legislation is complied with where applicable.

Payrolling and Salary Administration

Payroll management and administration are crucial to employee satisfaction and moral. We operate efficient payroll management systems to ensure that our personnel are suitably protected and paid correctly and on time.

Education and Training

A competent workforce means a safe workforce; this is crucial to our business and our clients’ businesses. We strive to ensure that all personnel are suitably skilled and capable for any tasks required of them. We have a high regard for continuing professional development of our contractors. To help facilitate this, we organise regular maritime-related training courses and workshops. In addition, we find it just as essential that our own staff keeps developing professionally in order to have the latest skillsets.

Quality & Safety

Protecting people is a top priority at Atlas. It is core to our values that we provide safe people to work in safe environments. This is illustrated with our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, and more significantly with the fact that we were one of the first personnel agencies to be compliant with MLC 2006, which was ratified in 2013.