Our culture

Who we are and what we stand for


Our core values describe who we are, what we stand for, what unites us and how we treat each other. These values are at the heart of our success. They enable us to achieve the utmost in the world of technology. We believe it is important for everyone to be a part of our culture and to consistently promote our values.

Quality first

We do it well, or we don’t do it at all. In everything we do, we work meticulously to achieve a result that satisfies all requirements: the clients’, our own, and that of society. Quality is embedded in our genes and empowers us to design the highest-quality structures in the world. We create solutions that really work. Solutions that genuinely benefit society. Quality always comes first.

Together, we achieve the utmost

We work together with each other and our clients to deliver the best solutions; socially and respectfully. We listen to our clients. To the real problem. Where is the demand? Where is help needed? We draw on our colleagues’ knowledge and in-house expertise across all disciplines and markets – offshore, industry and maritime, infrastructure, construction and water. We share our ideas, challenge each other with critical questions, and achieve results. Together, we achieve the utmost.

Getting things done

We solve it, we deliver the best solution. For the project. For the client. For Iv. And indeed, for the world. We prefer short lines of communication and a pragmatic approach. We won’t stop until it really works. Impossible missions do not exist on our radar. We create working solutions for the most complex of problems. And: our solutions deliver results. That result is what counts for us.

A culture of learning and development

Quality first is one of our core values, but it also applies to our own development. Our ambition is to be better at what we do; to constantly develop ourselves.

There are endless opportunities to gain new skills at Iv. We help you to identify what you want to achieve. We give you the freedom to take charge of your own development and personal growth.

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Work together, celebrate together

At Iv, we give real meaning to these words. We work together on the most impressive projects, we contemplate our company’s future together, and success is never celebrated only in the boardroom. We are there for each other when the going gets tough, and we toast, eat, exercise, travel and dance together when we think there is a reason to celebrate. Fortunately, we often do. We are more than colleagues; Iv is a large, diverse, enthusiastic group of people who want to achieve the utmost in projects and everything we do.


We think interaction is important

As an Iv employee, your say in your own development and that of the company is important, so we always invite you to share your opinion about our strategy, course and decision making, for example, during live broadcasts or over lunch with the management. And, of course, we have a committed and active Works Council to represent you. Your voice matters and is heard.

Extensive calendar of events: even for your family

Our New Year’s gathering for the whole family at the Efteling theme park is a wonderful tradition, and our Office Open Day is a great way to show your loved ones how fun and diverse our company is. These are just two examples. Iv organises many events throughout the year for you, your partner and your children. When we have something to celebrate, we take it to the max. Our 75th Anniversary Party at the Beurs van Berlage is the latest highlight among the dozens of parties and events we have celebrated together. Missed it? Don’t worry; there’s always an ‘exciting’ event in the pipeline!

To every World Cup and European Football Championship

Sometime in the spring of 1988, a handful of Iv employees decided to travel together to the European Football Championship in West Germany. It turned out to be an unforgettable adventure. And when we enjoy doing something, we want to do it again. And again. And indeed, again. Since 1988, Iv has hardly missed a European Championship or World Cup. We watched the sunset with hundreds of colleagues at the Copa Cabana (2014) in Rio and barbecued in the Kruger National Park in South Africa (2010). We flew to the USA in 1994, and even when the Dutch national team was not playing, we were there. In short, we have developed a strong football tradition that is not just about the destination, the stadium. The journey there is just as memorable!

75 years of Iv: a celebration that excites!


On Saturday, 13 April 2024, we celebrated our 75th anniversary at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam – an unforgettable evening with host Twan Huys and a spectacular performance by singer Numidia.

Interested in learning more about Iv's culture?

Our recruiters Jordi, Jeroen and Roger will be happy to help you. Contact us on 088 943 2061 or send a message.

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