Damen Naval

Deputy Project Manager - Land Based Training Facil...

May 24, 2024

Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

As Deputy Project Manager Land Based Training Facilities, you will be responsible for the execution of a to be determined part of a new built land-based Navy training facility. This includes all engineering, manufacturing and supply chain activities needed to finalize within the sub project scope within, quality standards, budget, and timelines. The training facility consist of ship simulation stations, ship’s equipment, and maintenance training facilities. 

As Deputy Project Manager Land Based Training Facilities, you will be:

  • Responsible for the execution of a medium size project within agreed schedules, quality standards and cost constraints.
  • Managing the project planning including the resource planning.
  • Responsible for the project's people management.
  • Develop and execute a project plan, monitoring progress against set targets and taking proactive actions to meet the targets. 
  • Liaising with external stakeholders such as the customer representatives, co-makers, and suppliers.
  • Responsible for trials. testing. and commissioning of naval vessels.
  • Ensuring full compliance to all applicable requirements and specifications.
  • Responsible for the proper follow-up on warranty claims during the warranty period.
  • Representing the company to customers and related professional associations and is responsible for a good working relation with the customer.

As Deputy Project Manager Land Based Training Facilities, you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a relevant technical discipline supplemented with an IPMA C or comparable certification.
  • Extensive Project Management experience acquired in complex international (shipbuilding) projects with multi-site manufacturing environments preferable in the defense or security industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience with financial management and wider management principles and techniques.
  • Experience in building coalitions, internally and with other (inter)national Damen entities and/or external suppliers to achieve common goals.
  • Good command of English and German language (written and verbal).
  • Ability to frequently travel and work in the North of Germany and Vlissingen the Netherlands.
  • Competences: customer orientation, teamwork, results orientation, coaching, planning, and organizing, behavioural flexibility quality orientation leadership adaptability and stress tolerance.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of Deputy Project Manager - Land Based Training Facilities , kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or contact the Recruitment Team via recruitment@damennaval.com.


Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and they will not be considered.

More jobs from Damen Naval

Posted: 1 month ago

Systems Verification Engineer (Interim)

Damen Naval
For this interim role Damen Naval is looking for a Systems Verification Engineer who can start on a ...