Subcontract Manager

Referencenumber MISN02642, Middelburg, Nederland

Electrical & Instrumentation, Business & Economics
For one of our renowned clients within the shipbuilding industry we are looking for a Subcontract Manager with a technical background to join their offices in the Netherlands.


In the role of Sub-contract Manager you will join a technical department with a commercial mindset. You will be involved from the tender phase and up until the installation/acceptance of the product, and its final delivery to the customer.  In order to ensure you contribute, you will:

  • Act as bridge for sub-contractors and internal project matter
  • Create technical specification during the tender phase  
  • Handle the technical activities for sub-contracted (combat) systems 
  • Engage with customers, partners, the internal engineering team, and the subcontractors
  • Contribute to the successful integration of different systems by being involved in activities such: definition, procurement, engineering, interfacing, installation, verification, and acceptance for various systems
  • Take ownership of the assigned subcontracts for the entire project to drive and attain targeted results within the set project constraints for schedule, quality, and cost
  • Act in line with requirements and specifications, as set by Class and Customer
  • Participate to contractual milestones, as well as test and trials
  • Follow up with warranty authority on queries and issues 
  • Support the proposal department in identifying new opportunities and evaluating proposals and subcontractors.

Job requirements

As Subcontract Manager, you need:

  • Relevant degree within Electrical, Aerospace, Maritime (or similar discipline)
  • Knowledge of combat systems and complex integrated technical systems
  • Experience with the management of (international) technical subcontract
  • Experience with contract management, legal and technical terminology
  • Previous experience with engineering roles, combined with a commercial mindset
  • Excellent English skills (German is considered a plus)
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • EU citizenship combined excellent antecedents (NON EU profiles will not be considered)


Depending on your professional and personal situation, the Subcontract Manager will receive an appropriate package of employment conditions. We are happy to inform you about these conditions in a personal interview.

Company Profile

Our client is a part of a global brand in the shipbuilding industry, combining modern technology with a tradition reaching back two centuries. Experience in design, engineering and construction of hundreds of naval and commercial vessels makes this company a successful and reliable specialist who sets high standards for employees as well as partners. This company offers a possibility to join high-end projects and solve complex engineering problems, while allowing access to a wide network and resources at a unique location by the Dutch coast.