Contractmanager Offshore & Specialized Vessels

(Based in The Netherlands)

As Damen Offshore & Specialized Vessels they design and deliver maritime projects for various markets like Defense & Security, Public transport, Offshore and Dredging.

The projects are Engineered to Order (ETO). Which means they are involved throughout the project, from the commercial phase and building strategy, until commissioning, delivery and warranty. This makes the work very challenging because the environment is complex, and they have a lot of stakeholders.

They work in close cooperation with various internal departments, (sub)contractors, teams on the shipyard and of course the client and her representatives.

They do this with an international team of ‘can-do’ people that are developing new and innovative technologies and ways to support customers and push for a more sustainable maritime industry.

The Organization
Damen is a high quality driven international company specialized in Shipbuilding.

The Role

As Contract Manager OSV you will be an integral part of the project team at both the pre-contract and execution phase of large and complex, shipbuilding projects. These will mainly be ETO-projects and you will be actively involved in the entire process for bids and tenders at the prime and subcontract level and with all relevant stakeholders.
This specific role is looking at contracts in our Specialized vessels activities. Therefore you need to be knowledgeable on AWES, FIDIC and BIMCO contracts and their characteristics.

You will be implementing prime & subcontract management procedures consistent with our company policies and guidelines. In addition, you will provide contractual support and guidance to all project team members, and you will oversee all contractual administration of prime and subcontracts throughout the contract life cycle.

In order to stay on top of procedures and developments and to support on-site project teams in assessing and/or validating entitlement and quantification and timely resolution of claims, you need to have the ability and willingness to travel abroad.

Tasks & Responsibilities

• Managing and overseeing all contractual aspects of commercial bids, tenders, contract life cycle processes and evaluations with the relevant stakeholders;
• With the project team, identifying the contract baseline, including terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimates, proposals, schedules and other documents incorporated in the sub and prime contracts;
• Participating in project related meetings, working closely with project functions to identify opportunities for revenue enhancement and/or schedule relief;
• Preparing change orders to the Prime Contract and support/conduct negotiations;
• See to it that project and contract records are well kept, documented and secured by the project team;
• Managing the handling of the prime and sub contract closeout requirements;
• Ensuring that the project team members acquire the desired level of contractual awareness and ensure continued development in all aspects of contract management.

What about you?

• A Bachelor or Master degree in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Project Management, Cost Engineering or a similar field;
• 7 to 10 years of demonstrable and thorough experience in contract law and the drafting of administration and negotiation of change orders, pricing, notices, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling in the shipbuilding and/or offshore EPC industry;
• Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, project management methodology, applicable governmental and commercial regulations and practices, contract procedures and work practices;
• Demonstrable exposure to the key contracting and commercial concepts in relation to contract, project and commercial risk management with specific emphasis on operational project execution activities in a commercial environment;
• Extensive practical and working knowledge of contract changes and close out;
• Extensive experience in preparation and monitoring of contracts;
• Excellent professional communication skills in English and preferably Dutch;
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work under pressure;
• A high level of customer-orientation.

The offer:

At Damen they realize that supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. They understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why they continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

• A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
• A matching salary;
• At least 40 days of annual leave;
• Possibility of lease car;
• Profit sharing & pension allowance;
• A continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy;
• An active social environment such as events and sports.

Please contact Gerard Braker via (M: 0031 6 18174831) or via email including your resume


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