Change Coordinator - Naval Architect


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: managing the changes within the projects

Projects: complex defense & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a globally established group

Main requirements: +2 years of experience as a Naval Architect

Your opportunity

This is an interim role on a temporary basis for at least 2 years.

In this role, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between technical and administrative functions. You will be handling changes that can arise from customer requirements and may involve various documents, drawings, calculations, and other factors. These changes can be initiated by different entities such as customers, partners, subcontractors, suppliers, and Class. Change Management is a crucial part of Configuration Management and involves providing technical and administrative support to control the primary process, also known as the value chain. You must have a good understanding of the engineering process to be able to work effectively with executing engineers and navigate the complexities of potential changes. The role also involves coordinating and organizing activities related to changes while being sensitive to the attitudes of colleagues and working collaboratively with them.

What you will do

  • Assist with initiating changes and creating issue identification and description sheets (ICRs)
  • Ensure that the appropriate level of change has been assigned and verified
  • Develop and carry out, or delegate, impact analysis actions as necessary
  • Monitor the progress of changes and communicate with action holders as needed
  • Organize and prepare Change Board meetings at the appropriate level
  • Draft meeting minutes and/or progress logs
  • Initiate change implementation and ensure that implementation actions are planned, executed, and communicated
  • Verify changes have been implemented properly and closed out

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • +2 years of experience as a Naval Architect within shipbuilding sectors 
  • Broad General Engineering knowledge about shipbuilding, as you are the interface between the technical and administrative content of the project
  • Clear and empathetic communication, since you will be working across several departments 
  • Available for working full-time in Vlissingen
  • Excellent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team
  • Willingness to perform a background check
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary: based on expertise starting from 45K gross per year
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course, so you will understand Dutch jokes during coffee breaks
  • Meet new friends: we invite you to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.             
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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