"The most exciting part of my job is being allowed to work with and for people from different cultures and nationalities from all over the world."
How did you end up as Crew manager in Siem Offshore?
It was a bit of a coincidence that I became a Crew Manager. February 2019 I was asked by the HR Director what my thoughts were on switching to this position; my response after a 2 mins. reflection was like Pippi Longstocking would’ve said: “I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”. A month later I was assigned my current vessel.
What are your areas of responsibility?
Ensure that the vessel is always manned according to requirements, hiring of new personnel, that crew is holding the correct training and certificates, booking of all flights, ensure that all receive correct salary on time, communication with crewing agents in the Philippines and Europe, communication with crew etc. I’m often called Mam Gro – or Miss Gro – to me they’re all my extended family, so I just love it.
What is most exciting about your job?
The most exciting part of my job is being allowed to work with and for people from different cultures and nationalities from all over the world. On the “JOIDES Resolution”, we have 8 nationalities represented; The Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada and USA. I love meeting and being with people from all over the world, so this job is just perfect for me. In addition, there’s a huge variety in tasks, - which ensures that I’m always in a learning process!
What would you tell others who want to apply for a job in Siem Offshore?
The company is a global organization; if you enjoy having colleagues spread across the globe, you’ll certainly enjoy working with us. Are you’re looking for new opportunities; Siem Offshore may be THE place for you; - we’re a very dynamic company with short decision lines. If you have a solution oriented can-do mindset and see opportunities where others see problems or challenges, I’m confident you’ll find working with us fulfilling in so many ways.