Dorine Burmanje  started her career in functions ranging from organizational adviser to director of a welfare organization. From 1995 to 1999 she was Deputy Director at EnergieNed in Arnhem. From 1999 to May 2004 she was Secretary of the Regional Water Authority (Waterschap) of Rhine and IJssel in Doetinchem.
Dorine Burmanje has been chairwoman of Kadaster since 2004. She places diversity on a high priority and pursues an active diversity policy. Her international orientation is expressed in her involvement in EuroGeographics. Burmanje was president of this umbrella organization for European cadres and topographic services from 2009 to 2011. In the period since her appointment as chairwoman of the board, Kadaster has developed into a knowledge organization that helps solve societal issues.