Team Leader Configuration Management Naval Vessels


Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding

Full Time

€4000 - €5000


You will be part of the Configuration Management discipline and you will advise management and contribute to (continuous) improvements that can be realized for and within the CM-domain, by applying your expertise.

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Job description

Our client is a Dutch shipbuilder of navy vessels, with customers all over the world. For their office in Vlissingen we are looking for a Team Leader Configuration Management Naval Vessels.

The role
Configuration Management is a key discipline that extends across the entire product lifecycle and establishes a governing process to set up structure and maintain consistency, traceability of the product data configuration and information. This includes the Product Breakdown Structure, System Structure and Naming and Numbering conventions, effectively capturing the performance, functional and physical characteristics of the Naval vessel in line with its requirements, design data, operational data and all other related product and production documentation throughout its entire lifecycle. This to ensure and maintain control over the configurations and the incorporation of changes.

As Team Leader Configuration Management, you will be functionally part of the Systems Engineering discipline within the Engineering department. As customary for Engineering employees, you will be assigned to one or more operational projects, to support the design and development of the Naval vessel(s) under configuration control. Depending on the size of the project you will lead a small to medium-sized CM-team, consisting of Configuration Management Engineers and Document Controllers, planning and coordinating the work within the team in close alignment with project management. This involves leading the CM-process and ensuring appropriate control of the Engineering data and information capture in the PDM/PLM-system and the exchange thereof, both internally within the project organization and externally towards other parties (i.e., customer, class society, partners, subcontractors/suppliers) as well as the shipyard.

Together with your team, you will be involved in the project to set up the Configuration Management Plan and underlying processes, ensuring a solid Product Breakdown Structure, System Structure and Naming & Numbering convention is defined and established for the project. Aligning these with Planning (schedules) and Finance (hours accounting) to support Project Management (control) during the project execution. As Team Leader Configuration Management, you will be responsible for assigning work activities to your team members, setting priorities, and ensuring the desired quality, timely delivery and reporting on progress and status of these activities to the Project Manager.
Key accountabilities:
As Team Leader Configuration Management you are experienced in configuration management processes and working practices for (complex) shipbuilding projects. You have experience with Systems Engineering principles and Configuration Management best practices and know how PDM tools work to support these processes. Within the department, you will be part of the Configuration Management discipline and you will advise management and contribute to (continuous) improvements that can be realized for and within the CM-domain, by applying your expertise.

Furthermore, as Team Leader Configuration Management you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Analyse functional requirements of the project regarding Configuration Management and the supporting tools
  • Ensure full compliance to all applicable CM requirements and specifications, as imposed by class and customer
  • Design and implement Configuration Management processes across the product lifecycle, including the collaboration with partners, sub-contractors, customers, and other external stakeholders
  • Establish the Configuration Management Plan, Product Breakdown Structure, System Structure, Work Breakdown Structure for the project, aligning these with Planning (scheduling) and Finance (hours accounting)
  • Coordinate the change management processes, by identifying and submitting change requests to the Change Control Board
  • Manage the distribution and exchange of data and information to and from the customer, partners, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Control of project deliverables, both product and production definition, revision control, archiving and distribution of packages as per contract for Client review or as part of the acceptance; this includes the collection and distribution of maintenance and training documentation (as composed by the ILS Department)
  • Lead a small to mid-sized CM-team during the execution of the project(s)
  • Training and coaching the project (engineering) team to work according to internal (CM) standards
  • Deliver progress and status reports to the Project Management regarding product configurations, including change requests and document control status.
  • Pro-actively analyse current processes and propose improvements for standardization and optimization. Develop and describe these internal standards and working methods for Configuration Management

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or Master level in Engineering or another relevant technical discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with Configuration Management and Systems Engineering principles, standards, methodologies, and best industry practices
  • At least eight years of experience in Engineering and affinity with high-end engineering processes in shipbuilding or in another relevant industry
  • Working knowledge of and experience with state-of-the-art PDM/PLM tools
  • Competences: service driven personality, creative within your field, accurate and efficient and capable of working in a multi-disciplinary project organization
  • Leadership experience in leading and motivating an engineering team. Ability to communicate clearly and convincingly to manage priorities and stakeholder expectations
  • Good proficiency of the Dutch and English language (written and verbal) is essential. Ideally also German language skills
  • EU citizenship or EU work visa is required
  • A background check will be part of the selection procedure

Our offer

  • Salary: up to € 5500,- gross per month, depending on experience/education
  • Annual leave: 27 days per year
  • ADV hours: 13 days per year with the option to sell these in exchange for a maximum of 5% more salary (0.383% per day)
  • Travel costs: € 10 per month for the first 10 km, then 0.19 cents per km. A T-tag is issued for employees who use the Westerscheldetunnel for commuting
  • Collective Labor Agreement: Collective Labor Agreement Metalektro applies
  • Pension: Compulsory participation in the PME pension scheme
  • Premium distribution: employer 50% and employee 50%
  • Profit-sharing: If the results of the company give reason to do so

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