We seek passion and excellence

Our mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. We need to complete one of the most ambitious engineering projects on the face of the planet. To succeed in our mission, we hire dedicated, fully focused and out-of-the-box thinking employees.

If you are a master problem solver and are willing to do whatever it takes to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, we want you at The Ocean Cleanup.

River plastic research in Guatemala The Ocean Cleanup crew with local operator in Jakarta, Indonesia

Our cultural philosophy

DEDICATED TO OUR MISSION

We put our mission first, set challenging ambitions, and persevere where any normal person would have long given up on a quest to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

DRIVE FOR IMPROVEMENT

To innovate through uncharted waters, we transparently discuss issues, challenge each other, and approach failures as Unscheduled Learning Opportunities.

DELIVERING IMPACT

Through pragmatic, focused, and disciplined execution, we work to maximize plastic collection and put ourselves out of business as fast as possible.

DOING TOGETHER

This problem is too big for anyone to solve alone, so it’s important to trust and build on each other and our partners. We celebrate team wins and have fun while we’re at it!

Job openings

Need a few good reasons to join the team?

  • See your work getting implemented within months of initial design
  • Work on cutting-edge engineering, modeling, and plastic pollution research.
  • Be part of a driven group of experts, who see the “impossible” as temporary.
  • Play a key role in launching the largest cleanup in history.

We bring the Silicon Valley culture to the Netherlands

  • Build, break, learn, and repeat: we iterate fast and continuously
  • We work anywhere, anytime.
  • Personal accountability is our culture (no time sheets or fixed number of holidays)
  • From (free) team lunches, to drinks on the terrace, to ping pong – we work hard, but we also enjoy downtime
  1. Boyan Slat

    CEO and Founder
  2. Chris Worp

    Managing Director
  3. Lonneke Holierhoek

    Director of Science & Operations
  4. Alexandra Hostier

    Head of Government Affairs
  5. André Vollering

    Data Engineer
  6. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  7. Angela Osorio

    Operations Manager Waste
  8. Anne Raangs

    Operations Manager
  9. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  10. Axel Peytavin

    Computational Modeler
  11. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  12. Caroline Leclerc

    Business Development Manager EMEA
  13. Chris Reichard

    Senior Project Engineer
  14. Christian Cocca

    Testing Manager
  15. Dan Leahy

    Chief Development Officer
  16. Dan van der Kooy

    Senior Video Producer
  17. Daniella Kern

    Legal Assistant
  18. David Cecchini

    QESH & Project Manager
  19. David Higgins

    River Survey Engineer
  20. Deborah Koskela

    Senior Project Engineer
  21. Eline Spek

    Head of Operations Rivers
  22. Ellen Hoogland

    Senior Legal Counsel
  23. Emma Brussen

    Community Manager
  24. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Manager
  25. Eva Snijder

    Material Development Manager
  26. Evelyn Bray

    Partnerships Manager
  27. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  28. Femke Hoes

    Finance Coordinator
  29. Florent Beauverd

    Creative Content Director
  30. Gerianne Terlouw

    Program Coordinator Junior
  31. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  32. Henk van Dalen

    Director Ocean
  33. Henning Lagemann

    Junior Project Engineer
  34. Ian Smith

    Lead Engineer
  35. Irina Novikova

    Business Development Manager
  36. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer
  37. Joel Jansen

    Project Engineer Senior
  38. Jolanda Dubois

    Accounting assistant
  39. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (E-MT)
  40. Josee Meiners

    HR & Facility Director (E-MT)
  41. Joy Gao

    Finance Director (E-MT)
  42. Julius Lein

    Senior Project Engineer
  43. Karen Shepherd

    Executive Assistant
  44. Leticia Passos

    Legal Counsel
  45. Lourens Meijer

    Head of Data & Monitoring
  46. Maarten van Berkel

    Data Architect
  47. Maggie Lund

    Head of Business Development China and Philippines
  48. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Senior Project Engineer
  49. Marieke Bijl

    Office Manager
  50. Martin Gonzalez

    Hydrodynamic Engineer
  51. Mathieu Feisthauer

    Head of Outsourced Operations
  52. Matthias Egger

    Ocean Scientist
  53. Matthias van Middendorp

    Design Engineer
  54. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Environmental Affairs
  55. Niek op t’Ende

    Program Manager Ocean
  56. Onno van de Sande

    Manufacturing & Contract Account Manager
  57. Peter Wiersum

    Project Manager Communications
  58. Rachel Richardson

    Senior Brand Voice & PR Manager
  59. Reijnder de Feijter

    Senior Project Engineer
  60. Renata Correia

    River Survey Engineer
  61. Robin de Vries

    Geospatial Analyst
  62. Rosa de Valk

    Legal & HR assistant
  63. Sjoerd Drenkelford

    Operations Manager Medior
  64. Stella van den Berg

    Valorization Director (E-MT)
  65. Stephanie Lermen Mendonça

    Business Developer for LATAM
  66. Steven Bink

    Head of IT
  67. Stijn Pinson

    River Data Scientist
  68. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Medior
  69. Valentina Marinelic

    Video Editor & Production Assistant
  70. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager
  71. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler

International team

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    Netherlands 38 members from this country

  • Flag of South Africa

    South Africa 1 member from this country

  • Flag of Australia

    Australia 2 members from this country

  • Flag of United Kingdom

    United Kingdom 7 members from this country

  • Flag of Belgium

    Belgium 1 member from this country

  • Flag of France

    France 8 members from this country

  • Flag of Madagascar

    Madagascar 1 member from this country

  • Flag of Colombia

    Colombia 1 member from this country

  • Flag of United States

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  • Flag of Italy

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  • Flag of Ireland

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  • Flag of Sri Lanka

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  • Flag of Latvia

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    Lithuania 1 member from this country

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