Project Coordinator Manufacturing Engineering

Job summary:

Tasks: planning and designing manufacturing processes for shipbuilding projects

Projects: construction and development of advanced naval shipbuilding vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group

Main requirements: +4 years of experience in a machining or production environment in the shipbuilding industry

Your opportunity

As a Project Coordinator Manufacturing Engineering, you will plan and design the entire manufacturing process for shipbuilding projects. Your role will focus on maximizing efficiency by analyzing equipment layout, workflow, assembly methods, and workforce utilization.

You will determine the necessary parts and tools to meet manufacturing goals according to product specifications. Furthermore, you will contribute to planning, designing, setting up, modifying, optimizing, and monitoring manufacturing processes.

What you will do

  • Coordinate the entire Manufacturing Engineering process for yard own work, including Structures, Piping, Outfitting, and Mechanical
  • Evaluate technical specifications of subcontracted work to ensure alignment with project goals
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout
  • Provide detailed plans for subcontractors on critical processes, such as cable pulling
  • Ensure product and process quality by developing testing methods, testing finished product/process capabilities, and establishing standards
  • Calculate production, labor, and material costs, review production schedules, and anticipate future requirements to provide manufacturing decision-making information
  • Train and guide technicians to complete ME design and development projects
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing parts of ME project improvements
  • Handle questions from, advise, and communicate with operational stakeholders

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 are delivering world-class complex naval ships to navies around the world. 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

  • 4+ years of experience working in a machining or production environment
  • Experience with people management, so you will be able to coordinate and guide teams effectively
  • BSc. or MSc, degree in Maritime Engineering, Naval Architecture, or another technical study
  • Fluency in English and Dutch is a big plus
  • Permanent EU citizenship and a passport are required due to the military nature of the projects

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 50K gross per year
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access 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.
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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