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Interim IT Project Manager in Vlissingen

ICT vacature bij Damen Naval Vlissingen in Vlissingen.


About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 850 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

For this interim role Damen Naval is looking for an IT Project Manager who can start on short notice on a temporary basis for a period of 6 months. Your role as Interim IT Project Manager is to improve existing (IT) solutions or deliver new IT solutions and embed those solutions within the business. Projects can range from IT infrastructure replacements/improvements to business-oriented IT projects in the areas of Engineering applications, PLM, ERP and digital collaboration platforms. 

The objective of the role of IT Project Manager is to deliver ICT projects within time, budget and expected/required quality levels and in line with the relevant project governance principles and to help to improve the project management maturity across Damen Naval. As Interim IT Project Manager you are a member of the IT Special Domains department of Damen Naval which is the driver for digital transformation and a professional provider of high-quality IT solutions and services. This results in improved productivity and better customer experience. As IT Project Manager you are a member of the IT Project Management Team of Damen Naval.

Key accountabilities

As Interim IT Project Manager you will:

  • Initiate a project, define project scope and objectives, draft the project proposal, formulate, and negotiate the Project Initiation Documents.
  • Develop and monitor detailed project plans, determine budget, and required resources and select suppliers within applicable IT Security aspects and compliancy rules.
  • Clarify role and involvement level of team members and (co-)decide which stages of the project can be outsourced.
  • Coordinate, monitor and drive the project from start, through initiation and realization into aftercare, within defined plan and budget and manage project issues and changes and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Proactively monitor risks that threaten project success and define alternative ways to mitigate these risks.
  • Manage the project resources, teams including external partners.
  • Identify and manage dependencies with other projects
  • Set up effective steering teams to govern the project and maintain and report project budgets, proactively
  • Report insights to project stakeholders with regards to project status, development, risks, and issues.
  • Proactively advice and support the improvement of project (portfolio) management.
  • Build and maintain a network of in- and external stakeholders/partners and proactively inform and involve the Steering Committee and other key stakeholders.
  • Involve, manage, and empower relevant project stakeholders from both business and IT.
  • Identify, analyse, challenge, and align the views and interests of all relevant stakeholders.
  • Evaluate and close project and find, analyse, and share lessons learned, archive project documents and hand over project to the business and to the IT Support Organization using the transition to support process.
  • Compliance with the project (portfolio) management rules and principles, with corporate and operational regulations.
  • Understand and consistently question the status quo of your running projects and analyse existing processes and project (progress) data.

Skills & experience

As Interim IT Project Manager you need to have:

  • Relevant Bachelor degree, preferably complemented with Project Management qualifications.
  • Five to ten years, working experience in project management and portfolio management in a large, international organization, working as project support officer, or a similar position.
  • Sound knowledge of PMBOK and/or Prince2, Agile/Scrum, and with working experience in Waterfall and Agile/Scrum projects.
  • Experience with project financials and with implementation of change and improvement projects.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products, MS Project, and SharePoint.
  • Good command of Dutch, German & English language written & verbal.
  • Vlissingen and Schiedam are our main locations it is important to be there regularly.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of the projects).
  • EU citizenship or valid EU work visa required to be considered as viable candidate.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we 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 comprehensive introduction to shipbuilding for anyone without a naval or maritime background.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.


Are you interested in the position of Interim IT Project Manager, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal.

For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

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 will not be considered.

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