Vacature Boskalis

Practical Internship Project Controls - Abroad

How you can make your mark


The success of Boskalis is the sum of a unique combination of people, equipment, activities, and the constant drive to innovate. However, success can only be achieved with reliable financial information. So, it will come as no surprise that a complex finance organization is active behind the scenes in international, capital-intensive, listed companies like Boskalis. Your work will contribute to the greatest precision and enthusiasm on the financial report that are used for internal and external purposes. The insights and analyses of you and your co-workers ensure that we are able to make the right decisions. This creates room for investments and for the further expansion of our company. 

Boskalis carries out large projects all over the world, from Oman to Brazil, from Mexico to Russia. These projects cannot be realized without reliable financial information. Especially for a capital-intensive and listed company like Boskalis, there is a complex organization behind the finances. 

As a Project Controls intern you will, together with your colleagues, take care of an up-to-date and accurate translation of the financial state of affairs. A challenging task! You will assist the project controller on project sites abroad. Together with him/her, you are responsible for the project administration. 


Your responsibility as Trainee Project Controller is to assist the Project Manager on all financial matters on a dredging or offshore energy project. This means that you:

  • Will be responsible for project administration and the total financial reporting.
  • Will be involved in tax and contractual matters, treasury and insurance.
  • Interpret the story behind the figures and that your insights and analyses ensure that the right decisions are taken.


Please click here for more information about the Boskalis Traineeship.



Your qualities


You can make your mark as a Project Controls intern if you are/have:  


  • A University of Applied Sciences (hbo) student in Finance & Control, International Business or similar. 
  • Enrolled for a University of Applied Sciences Program within the Netherlands, throughout the duration of your internship. 
  • Available per September 2021 for a period of 3 months.   
  • Affinity with the Marine Industry and/or Finance.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  
  • A professional attitude, as well as an entrepreneurial and team player spirit. 
  • Good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken.

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.


Within a vibrant company culture you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together. 


What you can expect


  • Money and more: Besides internship compensation you will get a great deal of responsibility.  On top of that, we will take care of necessities like the journey to and from the project site, accommodation, (reimbursement of) meals and required vaccinations. 
  • The Boskalis campus: Boskalis is located in Papendrecht, where all our disciplines come together on-campus. Covid-19 affects the way we work and therefore we can’t make use of the benefits of our campus. As soon as we can access the campus again, you will discover the benefits.  
  • Young Boskalis: This is a platform created for and by the Young Boskalis generation. The Young Boskalis Board focus is to represent young employees and look after their integration into the Boskalis family across the various divisions. Young Boskalis organizes various online activities such as yoga, bootcamp, a bingo, pub quiz and project or vessel visits. 
  • Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your online onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs of Boskalis! 

Extra information

  • Your team: You will join a Division Control team within the Boskalis Dredging division. The size and composition of the team is dependent on the project. English is the main language spoken in the team. 
  • Where you will work: You will carry out your assignment working on a project site abroad. 
  • Fulltime/ part time job: The position of Project Controls intern is for a period of 11-12 weeks (800 hours), working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Usually, you have one week off at the project site during the internship period. Note that you will not be allowed to travel. 
  • Procedure: Application is easy. All you need to do to apply for a job is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your junk folder. It is not possible to apply via email, the contact form or regular mail. Depending on the job we will invite you for one or more interviews via Microsoft Teams. After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure we warmly welcome you to our organization.



Want to know more?


We are more than happy to answer your questions about the position of Project Controls intern within the Boskalis Division Control team. Please, get in touch with Ana de Diego y Lubberts, Young Talent Desk, via +317 86968566.  


Interested? Please apply before the 10th of June 2021 by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site.