Project Leader Marine Equipment (project-based)


Asiyan Aydin

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: coordination of skid activities (project-based, 12 months)

Projects: complex defence & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a globally established group

Main requirements: EU citizenship, technical knowledge and understanding of shipbuilding processes

Your opportunity

As a Project Leader Marine Equipment, you will be part of the F126 frigate project that will be constructed in a series of four vessels. These vessels will require the production and coordination of several large skids, ranging from 5 to 25 tons each. These skids will incorporate various components, piping, and cabling, assembled in a production hall for improved accessibility and efficiency during construction.

Overseeing the coordination of skid activities internally within the engineering department and between work preparation, production, logistics, planning, and testing processes is critical to the success of this project. The primary objective is to ensure the timely delivery of skids from the engineering phase, aligning with agreements made with the building yards in Germany. Additionally, the Skid Coordinator will facilitate seamless collaboration with the building yards, overseeing the complete logistics chain and enabling the successful installation of each skid as a single unit onboard the vessel.

This role comes with continuous challenges throughout the project, with each step carrying its own technical, planning, and logistics risks.

What you will do

  • Coordinate the production and assembly of skids in production hall, ensuring efficiency and quality
  • Manage each skid as a separate project, overseeing engineering, work preparation, and production phases
  • Collaborate with external building yards in Germany, outsourcing production work and ensuring seamless coordination
  • Follow-up resilient mounting systems in skid design to reduce underwater noise and enhance shock resistance
  • Address technical, planning, and logistics challenges at each project phase
  • Facilitate collaboration with building yards, overseeing the complete logistics chain for successful skid installation onboard the vessels
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies

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

  • MSc. or BSc. in Engineering in a relevant field
  • A solid grasp of shipbuilding processes with technical expertise
  • Demonstrated skills in coordination and organization, capable of effectively managing multiple stakeholders and fostering seamless collaboration across various departments
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities, essential for addressing technical, planning, and logistics challenges that may arise during the project
  • Available for working full-time in Vlissingen
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent 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 65K gross per year
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course
  • 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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