BMT • NL - Rotterdam

Marine Surveyor

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

About BMT

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy with a reputation for engineering excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, faster and more efficient. For more information please visit

The Surveys team of BMT has offices in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Arnhem, Geneva and Groningen. The company is providing a wide portfolio of services in cargo, nautical and technical matters, is specialized in investigating claims and damages in the maritime sector, providing risk assessments and audits on board seagoing vessels. Our clients are parties involved in the maritime and insurance industry and are mainly owners, operators of vessels, liability insurers (P & I Clubs), Hull and Machinery underwriters, cargo insurers, operators of offshore equipment, cranes, etc.

About the role

The Marine Surveyor, with nautical and cargo qualifications, is responsible for dealing completely and independently with the investigation of nautical and cargo damage claims and rendering advice to principals.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform nautical and cargo surveys based on specialist knowledge and experience
  • Prepare survey reports in English based on observations and findings during investigations
  • Assist clients with advice to mitigate loss, such including reconditioning and salvage sales
  • Assess or recommend the time and costs of the work to be undertaken for an external client, assisting in identifying the most appropriate fee and cost structure
  • Ensuring that high quality reports are prepared within budget and contractual requirements
  • Submit reports to client within given timescale
  • Conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards
  • Ensure that safety requirements are understood and always adhered to
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline, knowledge, and awareness
  • Provide guidance to colleagues, as appropriate, and disseminate information to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application

The ideal candidate will have:

  • HBO bachelor’s degree, preferably completed a Maritime Academy (Hogere Zeevaartschool - MAROFF)
  • Sea-going experience
  • Experience as Marine Surveyor
  • Sound nautical knowledge and experience with marine cargoes
  • Excellent written and spoken command knowledge of both Dutch and English language
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player as well as being able to work autonomously
  • Flexibility (no nine-to-five mentality) and representative

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

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