• Interviews started
  • Closing date: 11 August 2019


In order to achieve our mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, we need to manage our technical solutions in a responsible way. The Junior Operations Officer will have realized this when our systems are successfully deployed in the locations where we operate.

“We work in a fast-paced and informal way where you can take lots of responsibility. I would like to welcome a hands-on Operations Officer, with technical affinity and who is flexible. Looking forward to working with an energetic, knowledgeable self-starter who will help bring The Ocean Cleanup into the next phase!” - Lonneke Holierhoek, COO


We are looking for someone with a technical background and some international operational experience to help roll out operations, prepare assemblies and installations and support logistics.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Support the operational roll-out including transportation, assembly and commissioning and training of local operators in specific regions
  • Align with the engineering team for testing and improvement of the technology and methods
  • Collaborate with local parties at technical- and strategic level


  • A relevant technical Bachelor degree (e.g. mechanical, naval, civil or similar)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an operational role
  • Experience in international projects or operations
  • Ideally, you have experience in the maritime sector and/or in Asia


  • You are practical and result orientated
  • You are methodical and structured
  • You are flexible and have no trouble coping with setbacks, uncertainty and last minute changes
  • You are a star at planning and organizing
  • You have excellent communication and social skills including a strong cultural awareness and ability to communicate on all levels (operational to political)
  • You have a strong command of English, verbal and written
  • You are willing to travel abroad on a regular basis
  • You are intrinsically motivated to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
Work permit needed:
European Union

Interviews have started, but please feel free to apply, as we might consider new applications.