Project Manager Combat Systems


Asiyan Aydin

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Building up and implementing Combat Systems

Projects: Complex Defence & Security Vessels 

Company: Naval Shipbuilder, Part of Global Shipbuilding Group

Main requirements: Master's degree, preferably with IPMA B certification and +5 years of experience with systems engineering in a complex shipbuilding environment

Your opportunity

As Project Manager Combat Systems, you will be providing leadership for building up and implementing the combat systems of Navy Vessels. The execution process of combat systems; engineering, manufacturing and supply chain activities will be your responsibility from start to execution and training, ensuring quality standards, budget, and timelines are met within the project scope. The training facility consists of ship simulation stations, ship equipment, and maintenance training facilities. As Project Manager Combat Systems, you will be accountable for ensuring full compliance with all applicable requirements of customers and project specifications.

What you will do

  • Building up and implementing the combat system of the project from the start date of the contract until final delivery to the customer
  • Developing and executing the project plan and monitoring progress for operational targets with respect to cost, quality and timelines, and reports on a regular basis to the project director
  • Developing and implementing all necessary policies and procedures to ensure that the project organization achieve project goals
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance of the project with (financial) guidelines, business, employment and HSSEQ regulations and identifying, examining, and assessing risks in line with internal and external regulations and standards
  • Accountable for the commissioning, trials, testing and delivery of the vessel to the client and classification society, this includes Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Harbor Acceptance Tests (HAT), Basin Acceptance Tests (BAT) and Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT)
  • Ensuring that the operating objectives and standards (including HSSEQ and AQAP) of performance are understood and owned by the management and employees
  • Managing the project including resource planning and assuring the project team can be staffed with the required capabilities
  • Ensuring full compliance with all applicable requirements and specifications of the customer
  • Representing the company to customers and related professional associations

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defence 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

  • Master’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably with an IPMA B certification
  • 5+ years of experience with system engineering and complex shipbuilding simulation projects in international multi-site manufacturing environments
  • Experience working in complex international project environments and in building coalitions with internal and external suppliers and co-makers to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, preferably also a good command of German 
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects
  • Quality and budget awareness as you will be working on the improvement of processes
  • Ability to work in a highly complex technical environment, so expect to be positively challenged
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad occasionally
  • Available for full-time in Vlissingen

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 58K 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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