Project Planner Shipbuilding

Job summary:

Tasks: manage integrated project planning, from initiation to delivery, ensuring timely progress and logistical coordination  

Projects: navy projects, defense & security 

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of global shipbuilding group 

Main requirements: +3 years’ experience in steering complex technical projects

Your opportunity

Are you interested in being responsible for the planning of complex shipbuilding projects?

As a Project Planner, you will assume a pivotal role, ensuring the strategic and efficient planning of diverse projects from their initial phase through to completion. You will be collaborating and communicating across various departments, synthesizing information to create comprehensive project plans. Your responsibilities will include the generation of detailed progress reports and the proactive identification and resolution of potential project delays and bottlenecks. In this role, you will be working alongside the logistics team, ensuring that all equipment and resources are delivered on schedule, and engaging in critical discussions and negotiations regarding import/export requirements. 

What you will do

  • Create and maintain integrated project plans, ensuring adherence to planning methodologies and monitoring deadlines for all project phases 
  • Coordinate engineering resources across departments, aligning team capacity with project demands and master schedules 
  • Prepare and manage comprehensive schedules, utilizing project plans, time statistics, and progress overviews to track milestones 
  • Actively monitor project progression, anticipating needs and delivering creative management solutions to potential challenges 
  • Analyze project data for effective portfolio management, optimizing both resource allocation and operational efficiency 
  • Initiate process improvements and implement strategic adjustments to enhance project outcomes 
  • Promote clear communication and collaboration among project managers, team leaders, subcontractors, and other 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

  • +3 years' experience in leading complex technical projects, preferably in the shipbuilding industry 
  • BSc.or MSc. degree in Logistics, Operations, or Supply Chain Management, paired with experience in project management 
  • Understanding and experience with manufacturing, industrial, or supply chain processes 
  • In-depth knowledge of the project management lifecycle, from initial phases through to completion 
  • Apply Earned Value Management methodologies to measure and secure project performance 
  • Have hands-on experience with project planning tools like Primavera P6 or their equivalents 
  • Willing to undergo a background check and hold EU citizenship due to the nature of defense project

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 provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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