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Technical Subcontract Manager


Marine Engineering, Office

Full Time

€4000 - €5500


You will specify, coordinate, and manage the project of all the technical activities for sub-contracted systems.

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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 Schiedam, we are looking for a Technical Subcontract Manager.

The role
Are you able to work with and manage international sub-contractors to deliver against the contract, acting as the technical interface between the sub-contractor and internal project organisation?

As Technical Subcontract Manager you will specify, coordinate, and manage the project of all the technical activities for sub-contracted systems. This can cover above water and underwater sensor systems, weapon, command and control, communication, and navigation systems. The role involves active engagement with the customer, our partners, our engineering team, and the subcontractor. It includes activities related to the definition, procurement, engineering, interfacing, installation, verification, and acceptance of the relevant systems for large design and build projects. This is to achieve a successful integration of the various systems into an effective suite for the developed ships and optionally the related land-based facilities that our client delivers to its customers.

Do you enjoy taking part through the entire development process from tendering up to installation onboard and final product acceptance and handover to the customer?

The department has an integral task within Engineering and aims to capture specialist knowledge of naval sensor, weapon and command systems and manage subcontracted suppliers with the objective of successful development, integration, installation, and optimal functioning of these systems on board the vessel. To achieve this goal, the Technical Subcontract Manager is involved throughout the entire development process, from creating technical specifications during tendering through to the final acceptance of the (subcontracted) system. This characterizes the department as being a technical discipline with a commercial mindset and strong technical, project and contract management capabilities.
Key accountabilities
As Technical Subcontract Manager you will:
  • Support the combat system engineering group on sustained performance by delivering quality engineering products within budget and on a timely basis
  • Coordinate and facilitate the sub-contractor contribution to the project(s) during preparation and execution phases
  • Take ownership of the assigned subcontracts for the entire project to drive and attain targeted results within the set project constraints for schedule, quality, and cost
  • Ensure full compliance with all applicable requirements and specifications, as imposed by the customer and our client
  • Organise or participate in project reviews and participate during contractual milestones, tests, and trials, such as FAT’s, HAT’s, and SAT’s, acting as the internal accepting party
  • Secure the planning, execution and synchronisation of project activities related to all deliverables and obligations of the sub-contractor, thereby ensuring the proper integration of the related system
  • Assist the warranty authority on all warranty queries and issues that are identified in relation to the sub-contractor
  • Advise the proposal department on systems identified for new opportunities and support their specification in project proposals to the potential customer.
  • Support project and proposal evaluations and subcontractor evaluations on all aspects, including cost-benefit analyses
  • Assist the Combat System Integrator in defining, establishing, and testing functional and physical interfaces
  • Ensure all the company's HSSEQ, department policies and procedures are appropriately used and adhered to, in support of professional workmanship and the company code of conduct

Job requirements

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field and preferably with an Electrical, Aerospace, Maritime or Systems Engineering specialisation
  • Experience with naval combat systems or with other highly complex integrated technical systems
  • Project and contract management skills and experience with legal language and technical terminology
  • Excellent command of the English language and Dutch and/or German language knowledge are a big plus
  • Able to travel abroad from time to time, when and as required to support project activities and objectives
  • EU citizenship required, candidate will be subject to pre-employment security screening

Our offer

  • Salary: up to € 5500,- gross per month, depending on experience
  • 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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