The IHC office in Dubai was established in 2004 as a service centre that could deliver fast and efficient repairs and servicing for dredging vessels in the UAE. The main dredging projects at that time where the creation of the Palm Islands and The World Islands in Dubai.
Today, IHC Middle East is still seen as the main service provider for dredging in the region. However, we are quickly developing into a ‘full scope’ international office within Royal IHC. Alongside other sectors, we have added offshore and mining activities to our portfolio. In addition, we have started to construct dredging vessels in the Middle East and are developing a team for complex conversion projects.
As a growing company we are always looking to receive interest from talented individuals for the following positions:
We offer you a career in a highly successful, dynamic organisation where you will have the opportunity to develop, and where your personal qualities and talents will be nurtured.
IHC also provides a range of benefits. Alongside your salary, you will receive reimbursement of your travel costs, an annual profit share, appropriate training courses and medical insurance with international coverage.
In addition, you will receive 25 days of leave each year and an annual ticket fare, based on the cost of a return ticket to your home country. Furthermore, at IHC Middle East, we maintain a 42.5-hour working week, spread over five days (note that a six-day working week is common in this region).
In general, we appoint new colleagues under a so-called ‘single status’, which means that as an employer we take care of the required visa and medical insurance, plus the expenses related to the employee only (for spouses and children we can offer a discounted rate to enroll in our medical insurance scheme).).
Applications to IHC may only be submitted via this website. A link to the application form for each particular role can be found next to each vacancy, where you can upload your CV and brief cover letter.
You can currently apply using our online open application form. Please ensure that you indicate in your letter that you are applying for IHC Middle East.
Based on your CV and covering letter, we may invite you for an initial interview. This will be between you and the HR Business Partner, plus the Manager from the relevant department.
During the interview, we will tell you more about the company, the department and the role for which you have applied. As you might expect, this conversation is focused on you and we'd be delighted to hear more about your story, background, experience and motivation. At the same time, we will give you the chance to ask questions about our company, as well as the position itself.
Providing that the initial interview is positive for both parties, a second interview will take place in which you will speak to the GM or Area Director (depending on the opportunity applied for). During this interview, we will go into more detail regarding your profile in order to see whether you are a good match, and of course you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions that have arisen following the initial interview.
The topic of working conditions often comes up during this interview but, if necessary, a separate meeting can be set up to discuss these. Please note, for some roles, it is necessary to complete an online test or assessment. A reference check or background check may also be required.
If living or travelling abroad – either frequently or occasionally – is part of the role, this will be clearly specified in the vacancy. If nothing is stated in relation to this, it is safe to assume that it is a marginal part of the role or not part of the role at all.