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Project Manager Standardization


Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), established in Vlissingen, has a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original navy roots stemming back more than 140 years. At that time the Royal Schelde shipyard, based in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, was known all over the world for its high quality shipbuilding, both in the naval and civil maritime sector.


For the MKS180 frigate project of the German Navy, DSNS shall tailor the Standards and Norms to their applicability in the project. Reference is given by the Client requirements and the Building Specification. Tailoring shall be done in close cooperation with the technical specialists in the Engineering department, the suppliers and subcontractors. The tailoring proposals shall be presented to and agreed with the Client representatives in Germany. Finally yards standards shall be made/updated and made available to the (German) Building Yard(s)

You will be responsible for the coordination of the standards tailoring process and report to the Project Manager Engineering. You will take the lead in the discussions with the Client

  • Tailoring of (German) standards/norms in relation to the Client requirements and Specification
  • Review of standards/norms in relation to the existing (Damen) yard standards for naval vessels
  • Preparation of a database of agreed standards and norms
  • Seek agreement with the building yards in Germany
  • Screening of new standards and define impact on the project

Key accountabilities

  • Team lead of the standardization team
  • Coordination with the Client on standards/norms
  • Coordination with Building Yard(s), suppliers, subcontractors
  • Preparation of outsourced work packages to external parties
  • Coordination of subcontracted packages
  • Progress reporting of the team


  • Technical affinity with ship systems, to be able to analyse them in collaboration with the various technical experts;
  • You have affinity with technical standards and norms
  • You are analytic and structured
  • A technical education at BSc level,
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Good knowledge of German and English, both verbally and in writing;
  • Prepared to travel within the Netherlands and Germany;
  • European passport for security clearance


We highly value our employees and support your professional and personal development. Therefore we invest in all our employees by:

A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment;

A competitive salary package & other benefits;

On-going learning opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment;

An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.


Are you interested in this job? Or need more info? Please send your resume to Toon van der Wulp; t.vanderwulp@wfspro.nl or call him: +31 6 11618742