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Serious challenges, ingenious solutions

Seatools is a hardcore technology company that sets the stage for tech-savvy people

Seatools executes highly complex, one-off projects from their outset to full completion. This means our engineers do not only develop and design a concept, but also see it realized. No one project is the same, and every day comes with new, intricate challenges that demand close collaboration, ingenuity, and a multidisciplinary approach. Seatools employees work in a time-pressured environment, carry high levels of individual responsibility, and on an intellectual level, are challenged to their core. They are not afraid to explore unknown territory – and leave existing paradigms behind. Every day anew.

The talent vested in Seatools employees is expressed in trailblazing innovation, extremely short lead times, and genuine solutions that solve our customers’ highly complex problems. Seatools employees spend their time working on technology – not on sideshows.

Company core business
  • Development and realization of custom-built subsea technology
Number of employees
  • 36
Company culture
  • Centered on innovation: Seatools devises innovative solutions for customers who face profoundly intricate problems.
  • Collaborative: Projects are executed in small, dedicated, and interdisciplinary project teams, which cooperate efficiently and facilitate the delivery of custom-built solutions.
  • Informal: At Seatools, all employees work closely together. Little hierarchy exists; your colleagues and the management are easily approached.

Why join Seatools

A hardcore technology company

With a strong focus on technology, Seatools engineers work on high-tech solutions and enjoy a minimum of distractions.

See your designs realized

Because Seatools develops and manufactures concepts, engineers do not only draw designs – they also get to see their designs realized.

Work on a highly diverse project portfolio

Engineers work on a strongly diverse number of projects and new, innovative technologies all year round.

Open minds, open culture

Seatools foster an open-minded culture where collaboration, flexibility, the absence of hierarchy, and informal dialog prevail.

Push the boundaries of the possible

We work at the forefront of what is possible, explore new paths, and use and apply innovative technologies. We solve challenges every day.

Get responsibility

Because we execute large-scale projects with a small team, your contribution is counted on and makes a significant difference.

A people-centric enterprise

Our people make the difference. They enjoy a good work-life balance and attractive terms of employment.

Be part of a multidisciplinary team

Our employees are all-round engineers who continuously expand their horizons as they get exposed to a variety of disciplines.

At Seatools, no one project is the same. Every day comes with new, intricate challenges that demand close collaboration, ingenuity, and a multidisciplinary outlook.

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Job areas

Techno-economic and feasibility studies Techno-economic and feasibility studies
Mechanical design
Mechanical design Mechanical design
Software engineering
Hydraulic engineering
Research and development
Assembly, testing, and commissioning
System simulations and control system engineering System simulations and control system engineering
Electronics engineering
Project management Project management
Project management
Manufacturing, assembly, and testing Manufacturing, assembly, and testing
Marketing & sales
Commissioning, training, and operating our services
Procurement
Software engineering Software engineering
Finance and administration
Mechanical design

Mechanical design

At Seatools, mechanical design engineers play a critical role. In part because appropriate mechanical designs heavily influence a solution’s durability and mechanical features. More importantly, because our clients require ingenious but simple mechanical designs that cut costs and increase reliability. As such, the activities at this department range from a conceptual design during the quotation phase or a feasibility study, to the performance of FMEA studies, through to detailed engineering work on production drawings.

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Software engineering

Software engineering

Our software engineering department finds itself at the crossroads of the mechanics, hydraulics, and electronics departments. Many of our fully automated solutions require intensive interaction with the R&D department. At the software engineering department, a multidisciplinary perspective is key. Engineers’ activities vary widely: from the creation of a simple driver to software for a complex, highly automated ROV, to the commissioning of a monitoring system on the other side of the world.

Research and development

Research and development

Our R&D department tests new components, principles, and technologies for suitability, reliability, and performance. An important activity of the R&D department is to execute highly advanced simulations of systems under development – a specialism that Seatools is known for in the industry. Because our R&D department is able to simulate the real-life behavior of concepts, we know exactly how well a system will perform once it has been manufactured and can pre-tune its control system ahead of time.

Assembly, testing, and commissioning

Assembly, testing, and commissioning

Although primarily concerned with the assembly, testing, and commissioning of machines, this department is involved from the design stage until the completion of commissioning. During design reviews, for example, engineers give feedback on designs, their practical feasibility, the use of materials, and other decisions that have been taken by participating departments. Beyond assembly and testing, our engineers are seen in the field, where they commission Seatools solutions across the globe.

Electronics engineering

Electronics engineering

Seatools’ electronics department is charged with the electronic design of our solutions, the procurement of required materials, and the construction and assembly of electronic systems. Our engineers perform a strongly varying set of tasks: from wiring a complex ROV one week, to commissioning a solution the next. While our engineers primarily discharge their duties at our office in Numansdorp, at times the commissioning, maintenance, and repair of our systems takes them halfway around the world.

Project management

Project management

Project managers at Seatools oversee projects and the contributions of the departments involved in a project. They are responsible for the timely completion of a project, according to specifications and within budget. Because of the innovative character of the solutions that we develop, project management at Seatools makes for a strenuous challenge: you never know what obstacles emerge during the development and manufacturing of a new technology, and how to count for obstacles in the planning and budget.

Marketing & sales

Marketing & sales

In its aim to create value for Seatools clients, our sales and marketing department first and foremost listens to clients with great care, and tries to understand the problem our client encountered. A problem is then thoroughly examined, and presented to the various departments in order to conceive of a solution that solves the problem. The role of our sales and marketing specialists is to turn a highly technical solution into an attractive client proposal.

Procurement

Procurement

The involvement of Seatools’ procurement department is centered on the early stages of a project. During the engineering process, procurement will interact with the mechanical design department about component requirements and specifications. The department also verifies a mechanical design’s feasibility from a manufacturing standpoint and whether a design stays within budget. Seatools’ procurement department maintains relationships with suppliers, aims to identify solutions with suppliers, monitors progress, and verifies the quality of procured items upon arrival in Numansdorp.

Finance and administration

Finance and administration

The main role of Seatools’ financial department is to manage costs and provide insight in the financial status of the company and its projects. With a number of cash flows traversing the company at a given point in time, creating and updating dashboards that provide real clarity is the department’s biggest challenge. As much as the financial administration does not directly contribute to Seatools’ end products – it performs a strongly supportive role that our engineers could not do without. As such, it is as important a part of Seatools as any other discipline.

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