Technical Subcontract Manager Combat Systems – Damen – Schiedam

Specifying, coordinating and project managing all the technical activities for sub-contracted combat systems, covering above water and underwater sensor systems, weapon, command and control, communication and navigation systems. This includes activities related to the definition, procurement, engineering, interfacing, installation, verification and acceptance of the relevant combat systems for large design and build projects. This to achieve a successful integration of the various combat systems into an effective naval combat suite for the developed ships and optionally the related land-based facilities that Damen Naval delivers to its customers.

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

Do you enjoy participating through the entire development process from tendering up to final product acceptance?

Key accountabilities

  • Supports the combat system engineering group on sustained performance by delivering quality engineering products within budget and on a timely basis.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the Sub-contractor (supplier) contribution to the project(s) during preparation and execution phases.
  • Takes ownership of the assigned subcontracts for the project to drive and attain targeted results within the set project constraints for schedule, quality and cost.
  • Ensures full compliance with all applicable requirements and specifications, as imposed by DSNS and our customer.
  • Organises and/or participates in project reviews.
  • Secures the planning, execution and synchronisation of project activities related to all deliverables and obligations of the Sub-contractor, ensuring the proper integration of the related combat system.
  • Participates during contractual milestones, tests and trials, such as FAT’s, HAT’s and SAT’s, acting as the accepting party.
  • Assists the warranty authority on all warranty queries and issues that have been identified in relation to the Sub-contractor.
  • Advises the Products & Proposals department on proposals for (new) combat systems for new opportunities and project proposals.
  • Supports project and proposal evaluation(s) and subcontract evaluations on all aspects, including cost-benefit analyses.
  • Assists the Combat System Integrator (CSI), a.o. by defining, establishing and testing of functional and physical interfaces.
  • Ensures all company HSSEQ and departmental IMED policies and procedures are in place, understood, owned, maintained and adhered to.
  • Skills & experience

  • Technical University or Higher professional education degree (MSc-level) in a relevant field, preferably in: Electrical, Aerospace, Maritime or Systems Engineering.
  • Relevant knowledge of Naval Combat Systems is strongly recommended, or else at least knowledge and experience with other highly complex technical systems.
  • Experience with technical subcontract management with international sub-contractors (suppliers)
  • Good contract management skills and affinity with legal language and technical terminology.
  • Good project management experience (ideally with project management qualification).
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical concepts and common engineering practices, obtained through experience in relevant engineering role(s).
  • Ability to oversee the bigger picture, while keeping a sharp eye on the critical details.
  • Experience working in (complex) project environments in a matrix organisation.
  • Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) is essential; ideally also good mastery of Dutch or German is highly desirable or else at least willing to commit to learning these languages.
  • Assertive individual with solid communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Sub-contractors.
  • Self-starter that works well independently and in a team. Is pro-active, decisive and takes action as required.
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel abroad to from time to time, when and as required to support project activities and objectives.
  • What we offer

    We highly value our employees and will support your professional and personal development. To that end we invest in all our employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment;
  • A competitive salary package & other benefits;
  • On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment;