Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

As Proposal and Cost Estimator at Damen Naval, you will play a crucial role in analysing requirements and providing accurate cost estimations for our Services department. Your expertise will be instrumental in developing compelling proposals that meet the needs of our clients while ensuring compliance with regulations and quality standards.

As Proposal and Cost Estimator, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse requirements and specifications to understand project scope.
  • Estimate costs of materials, labour, equipment, and resources for proposed services.
  • Assess the impact of changes or variations in project scope on cost.
  • Collaborate with the Customer Services Manager and other departments to gather necessary information.
  • Prepare detailed proposals with cost estimates, timelines, and technical specifications.
  • Identify and evaluate potential risks and uncertainties, proposing mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct cost and sensitivity analyses to identify cost drivers and opportunities for savings.
  • Conduct market research to understand industry pricing trends.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory changes.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation related to cost estimation and proposal development.

To excel as Proposal and Cost Estimator, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor or Master degree with at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with ILS and LCM concepts and in cost estimations for services supporting naval capabilities.
  • Knowledge of naval vessel operations, maintenance, and project management.
  • Proficiency in English and preferably Dutch, both written and verbal.
  • Key competencies: customer orientation, quality focus, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. We also provide our employees with:

  • A competitive salary and 8% holiday pay.
  • 27 holidays and 13 ADV days.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • PME-pension arrangement with an employer contribution of 60%.
  • Profit sharing based on company results.
  • Working from home policy and other benefits including a bicycle plan and company fitness.

Are you interested in the position of Proposal and Cost Estimator, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter, along with an indication of:

  • Your (preferred) monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Availability (fulltime / part-time / number of hours).
  • Notice period / possible starting date.

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

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

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