Project Manager Engineering Electrical & Automation

Location Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Company Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Teams Engineering - Electrical & Automation

Contracttype Permanent

About us

Do you want to work with an international team of ‘can-do’ people that are developing new and innovative technologies and ways to support customers and push for more sustainable maritime industry? We are looking for a Project Manager Engineering Electrical & Automation to support us!

We are Damen Workboats. We develop, design and construct tugs, stationary dredgers, and high-speed crafts. We are working on developments like autonomous sailing, smart and predictive maintenance, hybrid-electric propulsion systems, etc. Our vessels are being built at our yards in Vietnam, China, Turkey and the Netherlands.

The role

The Project Manager Engineering E&A will work within the Engineering department of the Division Workboats. You will work in a multidisciplinary project team in close cooperation with colleagues from engineering (shipbuilding and mechanical), procurement, suppliers and production departments. Some of the developments we are working on are: autonomous sailing, smart / predictive maintenance, hybrid / electrical propulsion systems, etc.

As Project Manager Engineering E&A, you are responsible for the entire electrical and automation scope within the technical ship specification. You ensure this is managed and aligned properly with other related disciplines and suppliers. As Project Manager Engineering you are responsible for the vessel-specific E&A design philosophy for power generation, propulsion and automation. You initiate and coordinate system integration in close cooperation with main suppliers

Key accountabilities

As a Project Manager E&A you will be:

  • Responsible for the integration of E&A, AV/IT and Navcom systems, including requests for quotations and the vendor data process;
  • Able to define deliverables, manage the budget, plan the engineering work and manage the Quality and Risks;
  • Acting as a consultant for the E&A design for the department Design & Proposal;
  • Managing the client, class- and national authorities approval process;
  • Organizing document control and configuration control;
  • Supporting in factory acceptance tests and shore- and sea trials;
  • Identifying opportunities to improve Cost, Time and Quality of our products & systems.

Skills & experience

To be successful as a Project Manager Engineering E&A you have:

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, e.g. as (assistant) Project Manager. Pre: E&A Marine experience;
  • Pro-active attitude, with ability to identify risks in an early stage;
  • Experience with standardized shipbuilding and series construction is a plus;
  • Experience with electrical & hybrid propulsion systems is a plus.

As a person you are:

  • Result-oriented, you show initiatives, you are Quality conscious, decisive and at the same time flexible in your approach;
  • Methodical in your work approach;
  • Able to influence and put things into perspective ;
  • Good at managing expectations;
  • Willing to travel (short trips about 1 to 2 times a year);
  • Mastering excellent communication skills in English.

What we offer

We want you to be comfortable in your role as Project Manager Engineering Electrical & Automation, so we offer:

  • The opportunity to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities;
  • Varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • A work from home policy;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An International work environment;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.

Recruiter Gerard Eggink,