Configuration Management is the management process to establish and maintain consistency of performance, functional and physical characteristics of a vessel with its requirements, design data and operational data throughout its entire life cycle. As Configuration Manager Naval Vessels you are part of the Engineering department where the employees have been divided over projects, in which they contribute to both product definition and the engineering of production information within their field of expertise. As the expectations of the capabilities of naval vessels grow, so does the wish for optimal utilization. The quest for deeper knowledge regarding asset health, when it will need to be maintained, which parts and other resources are needed, is common among all asset owners. Being a Naval shipbuilder gives Damen Naval the opportunity to incorporate all necessities for optimal utilization of our products from the very start of a vessel’s lifespan.
As Configuration Manager Naval Vessels, you are the expert on designing and managing configuration management processes and working practices for (complex) ship building projects. You have broad experience with Systems Engineering and Configuration Management best practices and know how PLM tools work to support these processes. Within this department you will be part of the Configuration Management team and responsible for one or more projects. Next to that will you advise the management on (continuous) improvements that can be realized within your area of expertise.
Analyse functional requirements from the project regarding Configuration Management and the supporting tools.
Design and implement Configuration Management processes across the life cycle, including the collaboration with partners, sub-contractors, customer and other external stakeholders.
Manage change management processes via the Change Management Board.
Pro-actively analyse current processes and propose improvements for optimization.
Bsc or Msc preferably in Engineering, or equivalent
In-depth knowledge of and experience with Configuration Management and Systems Engineering principles, standards, methodologies, and best industry practices.
Experience and affinity with high-end engineering processes in shipbuilding or in other relevant industry areas.
Working knowledge of and experience with state-of-the-art PLM tools.
Competences: service driven personality, creative within your field, accurate and efficient and capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
Languages: Fluent in English, basic German, Dutch is considered an advantage
EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
A background check will be part of the selection procedure
Salary 4000 - 5500 gross per month, depending on knowledge and level of experience
Challenging projects in a technology and innovation-driven international work environment
Opportunities for personal and career development
Active corporate culture with many events & sports