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Junior Contract Manager


Marine Engineering, Office

Full Time



You will support the lead contract manager in the process of systematically and efficiently managing contracts from the execution of the contract, delivery of the vessel and warranty period.

Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For their offices in Vlissingen (NL) and Hamburg (GER), we are looking for a Junior Contract Manager, who is willing to travel between both locations. Given the military nature of clients and projects, permanent multi-year EU citizenship combined with a permanent EU work visa is strictly required.

  • Supporting the contract manager in aligning or revision of the main contract, subcontracts, and appendixes to ensure consistency with all terms and conditions
  • Supporting the contract manager in the review of contracts, appendixes, agreements, and other official project documents and in case of changes, the changes in the contracts and related documents
  • Analysing the contract terms and conditions and identifying areas of possible risks and opportunities related to the application of contract clauses
  • Identifying possible contractual issues and proposes for solutions in case of disputes and supporting the contract manager on legal and/or contractual implications and when required supporting the contract manager in handling claims
  • Performing correct administration and documentation during the (pre)contract life cycle, implementing changes in contracts and/or appendixes, in close consultation with the contract manager and (project) management
  • Preparing contract changes for internal review and approval and ensuring compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with the project specific contractual administration requirements
  • Ensuring that subcontracts and other contractual documents are consistent with all terms and conditions in de main contract
  • Maintaining records of all contract correspondence, changes, status reports and other documents as supporting information for any claim or dispute arising during or after the project

Job requirements

  • Dutch or German Bachelor or Master degree in Law (Wirtschaftsjurist).
  • Knowledge of and experience with contract management, preferable in the shipbuilding Industry
  • Experience in the (inter)national (maritime) manufacturing sector is an asset
  • Knowledge of (international) national contract law, preferable German law, and corporate law
  • Good command of the Dutch or German language written & verbal
  • Ability to travel to Hamburg - Germany and Vlissingen - The Netherlands
  • Given the military nature of clients and projects, permanent multi-year EU citizenship combined with a permanent EU work visa is strictly required
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Annual leave: 27 days plus 13 days ADV
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then € 0.19 per km
  • Pension benefit: employer 50% and employee 50%

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