Project Manager Engineering E&A


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Spearheading innovative engineering and integration processes

Projects: Leading the integration and testing of electrical and automation systems on new build vessels

Company: A leading shipbuilder specializing in efficient, standardized, and smart-customized maritime solutions to meet evolving market demands

Main requirements: 5+ years' experience in electrical/automation engineering

Your opportunity

Dive into the heart of maritime innovation as a Project Manager Engineering E&A within the Engineering department, dedicated to the Business Unit for Service Vessels. Join a dynamic, multidisciplinary project team, working in sync with colleagues across shipbuilding and mechanical engineering, procurement, suppliers, and cutting-edge shipyards. In this pivotal role, you'll oversee the seamless integration of onboard systems, orchestrating cooperation among various engineering disciplines and leading the charge towards rigorous testing and compliance with stringent contractual requirements.

What you will do

  • Lead E&A engineering activities, ensuring the integration and testing of electrical and automation systems on new build vessels align with project goals
  • Manage project timelines, quality, and costs, taking full ownership of project outcomes
  • Coordinate project information flow across departments and locations, ensuring all stakeholders are aligned
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines for seamless system integration and resolve related engineering issues
  • Review and address requirements from class/flag states, suppliers, and clients to ensure system compatibility
  • Oversee system integration to comply with EMI/EMC regulations and interface requirements
  • Facilitate project integration reviews and coordinate document reviews including plans and reports
  • Support testing phases such as HIL, FAT, HAT, and SAT, ensuring system performance and compliance

Where you will work

Dive into the world of our client, renowned for their exceptional maritime solutions crafted through innovative design and shipbuilding. Positioned at the forefront of marine engineering, they skillfully combine effective management with inventive engineering to produce ships and services that lead the industry. Known for its trailblazing Offshore & Transport division, this hub is a beacon of innovation, delivering unparalleled solutions to the offshore market. Their primary mission is to serve their clients, achieving this by setting the standard in maritime excellence.

  • A pioneer in developing customized vessels for the offshore industry, from design to delivery.
  • Home to an Offshore & Transport division that sets the standard for engineering excellence in Platform Supply Vessels, Anchor Handling Tug Suppliers, and Standby Safety Vessels.
  • Offers unique shipbuilding kits through technical cooperation, enabling global clients to construct advanced maritime solutions.
  • Diverse, international environment where teamwork and innovation drive the creation of cutting-edge maritime services.
  • Comprehensive after-sales support, ensuring customer satisfaction through warranty services, spare parts, and project management.
  • Be part of a culture that values innovation, collaboration, and sustainability, making significant contributions to the maritime industry's future.

What you already have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Automation Engineering or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in complex electrical and automation systems design, integration, and installation
  • Proficiency in developing Control & Monitoring systems
  • Strong English communication skills, Dutch is a plus
  • Openness to travel for short durations, approximately 1-2 times a year

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for excellent work-life balance
  • 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 are supported by Van Storm

Sounds interesting?

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