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Our people is our strength

In Semco Maritime dedication is a driving force. We LOVE what we do, we are team-players and we always get the job done!
Do you want to join?

 

You can also apply unsolicited, just use the links below:

White collar - office jobs

We are always on the look-out for dedicated and qualified people. We therefore welcome unsolicited applications - upload your CV online today!

Blue collar - offshore / onshore

We look for independent, well-qualified people with experience from the Offshore wind and Oil & Gas industry to support offshore operations.

Consultancy assignments

We provide consultants for our customers  in the energy sector; mostly engineers, construction supervisors and technicians.

 

Join our amazing offshore family

Choose a lifestyle that combines freedom and exciting challenges!

Our offshore colleagues typically work in shifts based on 2/2 or 2/3 rotations, which means that they spend 2 weeks offshore and then the following 2-3 weeks at home.

This is an attractive lifestyle option for many because it gives plenty of free time to focus on time with friends and family, home renovation or other projects, hobbies or even travel.

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Meet our people ...

Meet our colleagues and find out what inspires them and why they love being part of the Semco Maritime team ...

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I love that no 2 days are the same

Kasper Juul, Electrical Engineer

Coffee break with Kasper Juul, Electrical Engineer, Offshore Wind:

How do we work in Semco Maritime, Offshore Wind? What makes it meaningful to work in Semco Maritime and what do you thrive doing? Andreas Kjærnø sat down with one of our electrical engineers working with LV Power systems on our Offshore Substations, to talk about his daily work and constantly pushing the boundaries for better unique solutions whilst meeting tight deadlines.

Hi Kasper, tell me about your position within Semco Maritime?

Well, I am working as an electrical engineer in the LV department. This means that I am designing LV systems on offshore substation projects for the wind industry. I am also responsible for the installation of the LV systems.

What are you working on right now?

I am completing the LV installations on the world’s first Reactive Compensation Station (RCS). This substation is part of the Hornsea 1 wind farm, which, once fully commissioned, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

I know that you are currently following a project to its offshore phase working. Could you tell us a little about what it actually involves?

Working offshore and being responsible for the LV of a project like the one I am currently involved in, is a somewhat special experience and involves several fields of work.

I act as a link between the Semco Maritime project team and the client. This means that I am responsible for the day-to-day planning of tasks. In addition to working as a link between Semco Maritime and the client, I also provide support to our foremen and electricians. This means that if our foremen are having some challenges with the installation of a given system, it is my job, together with the team, to find an acceptable solution based on the standards we are using. Once we have found a solution it is my job to document the corrections to a given system.

What other challenges are you facing in your daily work?

Since I am working offshore, my biggest challenge is that I have to look several days ahead. I need to have particular and constant focus on materials versus various tasks as there is no day-to-day delivery of materials offshore. Besides, planning of tasks is also one of the things that challenge me as the weather and other tasks have a great impact on our work offshore.

What is important to you when putting together a good team and creating an exciting working culture?

When I am selecting a team, it is important that the foremen who will be responsible for the installation of the systems will be relatively capable of independent action and not be afraid of questioning a given design. The reason why I find this so important is that sometimes the “road” from a piece of paper to the real world may seem a little long.

Have you learned something new about yourself when working on this project – and, if so, what?

This is a very good question and I have really given it some thought these past days. This project has taught me very much – both personally and professionally. For instance, I have become better at thinking several days ahead. Besides, the project has also taught me how many tasks I am able to keep in the air at the same time. Professionally I have learned how important good teamwork is and how giving sparring with others can be.

What is the best thing about being a LV power specialist in Semco Maritime?

It is definitely that I am not only a LV specialist. LV integrates with so many other systems, and you therefore need to be a little familiar with or have some knowledge of these as well. Besides, LV is also constantly evolving, especially with a view to doing things smarter and more effectively.

Let’s go back in time, how did you end up in Semco Maritime?

My history with Semco Maritime goes far back to when I started as an apprentice electrician. Having completed my apprenticeship, I was briefly employed as a qualified electrician until I found another job. However, it did not last long until I was back in Semco Maritime.

During my second period in Semco Maritime I travelled a lot, both onshore and offshore, in connection with various projects in Norway, Singapore and Denmark – mainly within the oil & gas industry. I did so for quite a number of years until I started a bachelor’s programme in Technology Management and Marine Engineering.

When it was time for an internship during my 6th semester, and for writing my bachelor thesis, I contacted Semco Maritime. Having delivered my bachelor thesis, I was briefly employed in the electrical workshop at Semco Maritime to help them repair an EXD panel since the workshop was a little short of manpower.

2 or 3 days later, a project manager from Semco Maritime called me, and suddenly, on 2 January, I found myself in a permanent job with Semco Maritime again – now on site in Aalborg :).

What is the funniest thing about your work in Semco Maritime?

Hardly 2 days are the same!

A last question, what potential do you see in the offshore wind industry?

This is not an easy question, but given the way the world looks today, I would say that offshore wind has great potential. Besides, it provides work far into the future, and new countries are constantly committing themselves to “the green wave”. Having said that, I also see an industry that still has great potential for further development as far as the design of offshore substations is concerned.

Thank you for a great talk, Kasper!

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I am one of the lucky few

Maria Hald, Senior Technical Designer

Coffee break with Maria Hald, Senior Technical Designer, Offshore Wind:

Semco Maritime is driven by passionate people, with an ambition of being better today than they were yesterday and always seek to exceed customer expectations. How does it feel to be part of a dynamic organisation?

Today Andreas Kjærnø, Manager Electrical Engineering, sat down with Maria Hald from our technical design group. You can meet Maria both meet both at our office and at our construction sites where she supports the installation process.

Andreas invited Maria for a cup of coffee and a talk about her daily work and especially a recent project, which changes the way we are work during construction and installation of our EPC contracts.

Hi Maria, tell me about your position within Semco Maritime?

I work as a technical designer in our Large Projects department. I am one of the few who gets the chance to be a part of both the engineering phase and the construction phase of our EPC projects.  

Why did you join Semco Maritime? And what is the best thing about working here?

7 Years ago, I was buying hay for my horse, and I got to talk with the man I was buying it from - and it turned out that he was working at Semco Maritime. I already knew the company because my brother used to work there. At that time, I felt that I needed new challenges, so I asked if they could use someone like me.

The best thing about working here is that I still (after almost 7 years) feel that my job is evolving – it never gets boring. I love the informal yet serious culture in Semco Maritime and I appreciate the fairness that I experience throughout the entire organization.

I know that you are currently working “on site” with our Northwester 2 Offshore Substation - could you tell me about your role in this project?

My role as a site assistant is very various. There is always many different tasks during a workday, but my main responsibility is to keep track of our documentation and construction data. I also provide support to our foremen’s, electricians and the rest of the site team. No two days are the same.

During the construction and installation process, we hire in foremen and electricians to support our Construction and Site Managers. What is the key to form a successful collaboration? 

The team spirit on site is one thing, but another significant factor is that we have been doing this for a long time. We all have a clear understanding of who does what in the site team. We all know our roles and what is necessary in order to be ready for sail-away.

The combined effort and synergy in the group is important, especially during hectic periods. lear leadership, the team effort and open communication are key in achieving a successful collaboration with the personnel hired in on a project basis.   

I know that you have recently been leading a project called “paperless job packages”, which emerged from an initiative to digitize the way we work. Could you tell us a little about what it actually involves?

In our "paperless job packages" initiative, we took our own customized construction tool, SemCompletion, and built a simple but smart app on top of it. We did all this together with our IT department and an external company. 

On previous projects, we printed out our job packages. On the last project, Hornsea One, we had about 2,600 job packages containing around 15,000 documents. It was a huge and challenging job to ensure that all documentation was up to date at all times.  With our new SemCompletion app, we have all job packages available on tablets. This means that I can update documentation in all job packages in only a few seconds. This allows me to be in much more control - in a much easier way.

This “paperless” concept was implemented on the Northwester Project. This means that the foremen have been using tablets for almost two months - what is the feedback so far?

So far, the feedback has been 100% positive. After months of working with the development of the app, I had actually convinced myself that the hardest part would be to introduce it to the end-users. Not only can a new software be stressful, but also the user-group consists of both young and old with different levels of experience with electronic devices.

After only a few days, it was a big relief for me to experience the positive attitude towards the app. I am happy and relieved to be able to say that the SemCompletion app is a huge success.

We have already received wishes for new features, which I hope to be able to implement during the Northwester project. This will make the app an even stronger tool for our next project, Vineyard.

I know that you met some challenges during the early stages of the project. But you still managed to secure the solution we are now using. What did you learn about yourself during this project?

Our IT department actually rejected our original initiative due to safety issues. However, I was so determined and eager to make this transition and digitize our job packages. I only focused on the advantages and winnings. I saw so much potential in the idea, that I simply could not accept a “no”. I rethought the original idea and changed our initiative, and finally won them over. I definitely learned that a “no” is not always a “no”.

Thank you for having a cup of coffee with me today!

Coffee break with Kasper Juul, Electrical Engineer, Offshore Wind:

How do we work in Semco Maritime, Offshore Wind? What makes it meaningful to work in Semco Maritime and what do you thrive doing? Andreas Kjærnø sat down with one of our electrical engineers working with LV Power systems on our Offshore Substations, to talk about his daily work and constantly pushing the boundaries for better unique solutions whilst meeting tight deadlines.

Hi Kasper, tell me about your position within Semco Maritime?

Well, I am working as an electrical engineer in the LV department. This means that I am designing LV systems on offshore substation projects for the wind industry. I am also responsible for the installation of the LV systems.

What are you working on right now?

I am completing the LV installations on the world’s first Reactive Compensation Station (RCS). This substation is part of the Hornsea 1 wind farm, which, once fully commissioned, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

I know that you are currently following a project to its offshore phase working. Could you tell us a little about what it actually involves?

Working offshore and being responsible for the LV of a project like the one I am currently involved in, is a somewhat special experience and involves several fields of work.

I act as a link between the Semco Maritime project team and the client. This means that I am responsible for the day-to-day planning of tasks. In addition to working as a link between Semco Maritime and the client, I also provide support to our foremen and electricians. This means that if our foremen are having some challenges with the installation of a given system, it is my job, together with the team, to find an acceptable solution based on the standards we are using. Once we have found a solution it is my job to document the corrections to a given system.

What other challenges are you facing in your daily work?

Since I am working offshore, my biggest challenge is that I have to look several days ahead. I need to have particular and constant focus on materials versus various tasks as there is no day-to-day delivery of materials offshore. Besides, planning of tasks is also one of the things that challenge me as the weather and other tasks have a great impact on our work offshore.

What is important to you when putting together a good team and creating an exciting working culture?

When I am selecting a team, it is important that the foremen who will be responsible for the installation of the systems will be relatively capable of independent action and not be afraid of questioning a given design. The reason why I find this so important is that sometimes the “road” from a piece of paper to the real world may seem a little long.

Have you learned something new about yourself when working on this project – and, if so, what?

This is a very good question and I have really given it some thought these past days. This project has taught me very much – both personally and professionally. For instance, I have become better at thinking several days ahead. Besides, the project has also taught me how many tasks I am able to keep in the air at the same time. Professionally I have learned how important good teamwork is and how giving sparring with others can be.

What is the best thing about being a LV power specialist in Semco Maritime?

It is definitely that I am not only a LV specialist. LV integrates with so many other systems, and you therefore need to be a little familiar with or have some knowledge of these as well. Besides, LV is also constantly evolving, especially with a view to doing things smarter and more effectively.

Let’s go back in time, how did you end up in Semco Maritime?

My history with Semco Maritime goes far back to when I started as an apprentice electrician. Having completed my apprenticeship, I was briefly employed as a qualified electrician until I found another job. However, it did not last long until I was back in Semco Maritime.

During my second period in Semco Maritime I travelled a lot, both onshore and offshore, in connection with various projects in Norway, Singapore and Denmark – mainly within the oil & gas industry. I did so for quite a number of years until I started a bachelor’s programme in Technology Management and Marine Engineering.

When it was time for an internship during my 6th semester, and for writing my bachelor thesis, I contacted Semco Maritime. Having delivered my bachelor thesis, I was briefly employed in the electrical workshop at Semco Maritime to help them repair an EXD panel since the workshop was a little short of manpower.

2 or 3 days later, a project manager from Semco Maritime called me, and suddenly, on 2 January, I found myself in a permanent job with Semco Maritime again – now on site in Aalborg :).

What is the funniest thing about your work in Semco Maritime?

Hardly 2 days are the same!

A last question, what potential do you see in the offshore wind industry?

This is not an easy question, but given the way the world looks today, I would say that offshore wind has great potential. Besides, it provides work far into the future, and new countries are constantly committing themselves to “the green wave”. Having said that, I also see an industry that still has great potential for further development as far as the design of offshore substations is concerned.

Thank you for a great talk, Kasper!

Coffee break with Maria Hald, Senior Technical Designer, Offshore Wind:

Semco Maritime is driven by passionate people, with an ambition of being better today than they were yesterday and always seek to exceed customer expectations. How does it feel to be part of a dynamic organisation?

Today Andreas Kjærnø, Manager Electrical Engineering, sat down with Maria Hald from our technical design group. You can meet Maria both meet both at our office and at our construction sites where she supports the installation process.

Andreas invited Maria for a cup of coffee and a talk about her daily work and especially a recent project, which changes the way we are work during construction and installation of our EPC contracts.

Hi Maria, tell me about your position within Semco Maritime?

I work as a technical designer in our Large Projects department. I am one of the few who gets the chance to be a part of both the engineering phase and the construction phase of our EPC projects.  

Why did you join Semco Maritime? And what is the best thing about working here?

7 Years ago, I was buying hay for my horse, and I got to talk with the man I was buying it from - and it turned out that he was working at Semco Maritime. I already knew the company because my brother used to work there. At that time, I felt that I needed new challenges, so I asked if they could use someone like me.

The best thing about working here is that I still (after almost 7 years) feel that my job is evolving – it never gets boring. I love the informal yet serious culture in Semco Maritime and I appreciate the fairness that I experience throughout the entire organization.

I know that you are currently working “on site” with our Northwester 2 Offshore Substation - could you tell me about your role in this project?

My role as a site assistant is very various. There is always many different tasks during a workday, but my main responsibility is to keep track of our documentation and construction data. I also provide support to our foremen’s, electricians and the rest of the site team. No two days are the same.

During the construction and installation process, we hire in foremen and electricians to support our Construction and Site Managers. What is the key to form a successful collaboration? 

The team spirit on site is one thing, but another significant factor is that we have been doing this for a long time. We all have a clear understanding of who does what in the site team. We all know our roles and what is necessary in order to be ready for sail-away.

The combined effort and synergy in the group is important, especially during hectic periods. lear leadership, the team effort and open communication are key in achieving a successful collaboration with the personnel hired in on a project basis.   

I know that you have recently been leading a project called “paperless job packages”, which emerged from an initiative to digitize the way we work. Could you tell us a little about what it actually involves?

In our "paperless job packages" initiative, we took our own customized construction tool, SemCompletion, and built a simple but smart app on top of it. We did all this together with our IT department and an external company. 

On previous projects, we printed out our job packages. On the last project, Hornsea One, we had about 2,600 job packages containing around 15,000 documents. It was a huge and challenging job to ensure that all documentation was up to date at all times.  With our new SemCompletion app, we have all job packages available on tablets. This means that I can update documentation in all job packages in only a few seconds. This allows me to be in much more control - in a much easier way.

This “paperless” concept was implemented on the Northwester Project. This means that the foremen have been using tablets for almost two months - what is the feedback so far?

So far, the feedback has been 100% positive. After months of working with the development of the app, I had actually convinced myself that the hardest part would be to introduce it to the end-users. Not only can a new software be stressful, but also the user-group consists of both young and old with different levels of experience with electronic devices.

After only a few days, it was a big relief for me to experience the positive attitude towards the app. I am happy and relieved to be able to say that the SemCompletion app is a huge success.

We have already received wishes for new features, which I hope to be able to implement during the Northwester project. This will make the app an even stronger tool for our next project, Vineyard.

I know that you met some challenges during the early stages of the project. But you still managed to secure the solution we are now using. What did you learn about yourself during this project?

Our IT department actually rejected our original initiative due to safety issues. However, I was so determined and eager to make this transition and digitize our job packages. I only focused on the advantages and winnings. I saw so much potential in the idea, that I simply could not accept a “no”. I rethought the original idea and changed our initiative, and finally won them over. I definitely learned that a “no” is not always a “no”.

Thank you for having a cup of coffee with me today!

Next one, please!

Kasper Thomsen 
Director, EPC Management

Our colleague, Kasper, is Director, EPC Management and this means that he is in charge of large offshore substation projects:

"Managing substation projects can be an intense and challenging experience - but upon successful completion, I always find myself looking forward to the next substation in line... I like the nature of these large, fast-paced and complex projects, and I am motivated by being able to deliver high-quality solutions exactly as planned!"

I want to make a difference in the world!

Maria Balslev Jørgensen
Energy Engineer and
Assistant to SVP

Instead of just talking about climate changes, Maria chose to become a Sustainable Energy Engineer because she wanted be able to contribute to a better future and make a difference! We are proud that she chose to make a difference together with us!

“I believe that as a Engineer, I can contribute to creating a greener energy future and bring about actual change. I decided that, for me, the best way to make a positive impact in the world was to become an engineer who creates better solutions for the energy sector! And in Semco Maritime – that is exactly what we do.”

I am inspired by passionate colleagues!

Alexia Jacobsen
Head of Innovation

Alexia and the innovation team facilitate innovation processes and they set the scene where all our brilliant (and sometimes quite nerdy) ideas come to life!

"My job is amazing! I get to "play" with new ideas an technologies every single day! What I love most, however, is that I get to work with our engineers and specialists who are extremely passionate about their specific area of expertise. Their passion and dedication really inspires me!"

Your introduction to your new job

Once you have been employed at Semco Maritime, we do our utmost to make you feel comfortable in your new job and your new role.

We know that quick and efficient on-boarding is very important - not only for your job satisfaction but also for our bottom line! 

Therefore, you will also get a buddy or a mentor who will help guide you through your first months in our company.

FAQ

How do I apply for a job?

Apply for a vacant position:
If you are interested in one of our job openings, please apply online as we only accept electronic applications. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours.

We screen all our applications continually during the application period. In order to find the right match we look at competences, experience and education.

Unsolicited applications:
you can also submit an unsolicited application - fill in your information online. Your application will be filed in our job database - and every time we have a job opening we check this database to see if we have a match.

Read more about our recruitment process

How is the working environment?

The environment is informal and friendly - and there is a large degree of freedom with responsibility, flexibility and a great team spirit - "one for all, all for one".

We are committed and dedicated team players who are always ready to go the extra mile to make sure that we succeed in reaching our common goals.

Safety, Commitment, inspiration, reliability and responsiveness are the foundation of our company culture.

Semco Maritime is a great place to work.

Can I develop my career in Semco Maritime?

Will I have a chance to further my career internally in Semco Maritime? 

We have a strong focus on developing the individual employee through continuous open dialogue and through half-yearly personal development dialogues. We listen to your goals and dreams and try to find ways to guide your career in the right direction. If you dream of working abroad for a few years, we will do our utmost to find opportunities abroad.

How do I apply for an internship?

We will post internship openings whenever available - therefore keep an eye on the list of vacancies above!

We do not have any formal internship programs, BUT we have great experience from taking in interns from various educations. 

In 2016, we won the price as the best internship company in Southern Denmark. Our very own Mike Seider nominated us for this fine award because of his great experience as an intern!

According to Mike, his internship period can be characterised in 3 words; responsibility, confidence and independence.

Mike is the perfect example of a successful internship from which both parties benefit. After his internship, Mike joined our Oil & Gas organisation, where he now focuses on the rig market as a Bid Coordinator.

We select students based on their line of study - but also very much based on their mindset and attitude.

Apart from your theoretical skills we also look for:

  • Motivation and dedication
  • A can-do attitude
  • Open-minded and independent 
  • Willingness to learn
  • Curious about turning theory into practice