Contractmanager Damen Naval Shipbuilding

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 worldwide for its quality shipbuilding, both in the naval and commercial sector. Over the decades the emphasis on quality continued and in 2001 Damen Shipyards Group acquired Royal Schelde along with all of its subsidiaries. Following the acquisition, Damen then introduced its unique, standardised modular construction concept in Vlissingen too, allowing us to offer very fast delivery times. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has delivered more than 400 vessels since 1875 to satisfied customers all over the world and have earned a reputation for excellence along the way. They have achieved this status by producing vessels that have a lifespan that far exceeds the average by offering cutting-edge technology and the most cost efficient design solutions.

Job description Contractmanager Damen Naval Shipbuilding

As Contract Manager you will support (project) management in the process of systematically and efficiently managing contracts. You will deliver support during the proposal and contracting phase, handover to project team, execution of the contract, delivery of the vessel and the warranty period. As Contract Manager you will enable the project management team to maximize operational and financial performance of projects and minimizing risk throughout the contract cycle. You will, in addition, be accountable for the professionalizing of contract management through the contract life cycle.

As Contract Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the legal counsel during negotiations with aligning or revision of appendixes of the main contract and ensures consistency with all terms and conditions.
  • Reviewing contracts, appendixes, agreements and other documents, in close cooperation with the legal counsel to ensure consistency between all documents.
  • Analyzing the contract terms & conditions and identify areas of possible risks and opportunities related to the application of contract clauses.
  • Identifying possible contractual issues and propose for solutions in case of disputes and supports project management on legal and or contractual implications.
  • Performing correct administration and documentation during the (pre)contract life cycle, implements changes in contracts and/or appendixes and handling claims when needed during execution of the contract including during warranty period, in close consultation with the legal counsels and (project) management.
  • Preparing contract changes for internal review and approval and ensures compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws or regulations.
  • Ensuring compliance with the project specific contractual administration requirements.
  • Professionalizing contract management through the contract life cycle, including risk management and document control.
  • Ensuring subcontracts and other contractual documents are consistent with all terms and conditions in the main contract.
  • Maintaining records of all contract correspondence, changes, status reports and other documents as supporting information for any claim or dispute arising during or after the project.
  • Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverables, invoicing, etc.).

Required Contractmanager Damen Naval Shipbuilding

As Contract Manager you need to have:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in law and or relevant technical study;
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with contract management, preferable in de shipbuilding industry;
  • Knowledge of and experience with (inter)national contract law and corporate law;
  • Good command of the Dutch & English language (written & verbal) and good command of the German language is an asset or willingness to learn the German language;
  • Although you will be working on various sites it is preferable that you live near Vlissingen.


Damen Naval highly values their employees and they will support your professional and personal development. To that end Damen invests in all  employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused dynamic international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • On-going learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.


Than please send your CV ASAP and we will get in touch with you. For more information about our services you can contact Natascha Jonkers (06-51459535) or Desiree Mohrmann (06-51463224). Discretion is guaranteed.

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