Ship & Yacht Engineering

Project Manager - Electrical & Automation

South-west Netherlands
Bachelor / Master
Are you ready to lead the integration of cutting-edge electrical and automation systems? Collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams for seamless integration and compliance. Join us in shaping the future of maritime engineering.
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About the job

At Forexx we are looking to elevate you career to a next level and this opportunity might be yours to take. Join our client's team as a Project Manager E&A. You'll collaborate with colleagues from shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, procurement, suppliers, and shipyards to ensure seamless integration of electrical and automation systems onboard our client’s vessels.

Furthermore, you'll be responsible for overseeing all integration activities, aligning with various engineering disciplines, and conducting thorough testing to ensure compliance with contractual requirements. Join us and play a key role in shaping the future of maritime engineering.


  • You are responsible for the project management execution for the E&A related engineering activities, the integration and testing of the electrical and automation systems onboard of the client's new build vessels;
  • Take ownership of the assigned project to drive targeted results for schedule, quality and costs;
  • Take ownership of all project elements. This includes, among other things:
  • Determining the demarcations, planning, monitoring and reporting on progress, (technical) project decisions, guidance of engineers and/or suppliers in the project team;
  • Coordinate the flow of information from different stakeholders within the project across the different departments/locations;
  • Advise and align with other Engineering disciplines (shipbuilding & mechanical) on all system integration related engineering issues;
  • Examine the requirements coming from class/flag states, suppliers and/or clients
  • Take care of all issues assuring the full integration of systems within the other engineering deliverables and/or disciplines;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable EMI/EMC rules and with physical/data interfaces related to suppliers;
  • Organize and/or participate in project integration reviews;
  • Coordinate reviews on documents, like planning (updates), progress reports, production reports, etc.;
  • Participate during tests and trials, such as HIL testing, FAT, HAT and SAT.

About you

To excel in this role a Bachelor degree in Electrical, Automation Engineering or other relevant technical study is required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following professional experiences and achievements:

  • Preferably 5+ year experience in the design, integration and installation of complex electrical and automation systems;
  • Experience in the functional development of Control & Monitoring systems;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably in Dutch;
  • The willingness to travel (short trips about 1 to 2 times a year).

Working at Forexx

At Forexx we want to unlock your hidden potential.  We resonate with professionals seeking to expand and enrich their careers. Our way of working symbolizes the discovery of hidden talents and the realization of untapped potential through engaging projects and personal growth.

Are we a match? Great, then we offer the following:

  • Work environment
    A challenging assignment at one of our clients; These companies are innovative, leading in the branch and support their employees to develop their professional and personal skills.  
  • A stable future
    Secondary employment in which you are guided towards your long-term employment, at the client. This offers great long term career perspectives.
  • Vacation policy
    You will receive 25 holiday days based on 40 hours; Optionally you will receive extra vacation days (ADV) depending on your project to adapt to the clients policy.
  • Work-life balance
    Our clients are open to discuss flexible working hours and hybrid working to fit your personal situation.
  • Professional training and development
    We understand your personal and professional growth in your new job is a challenge. We will empower this growth by offering specialized courses to meet specific learning objectives.  
  • Other benefits
    You will receive your Holiday allowance of 8.33% on an annual basis. Besides that we offer a well-arranged pension plan to create continuity in your retirement savings.
  • Employee support program;
    In case your new job requires relocation, document requests, scheme applications, etcetera, we will offer support to guide you.
  • The Forexx community
    You will enter an interesting network of colleagues in the field of technology and engineering, with whom you can share knowledge during frequent and enjoyable information and knowledge sessions. Also you are invited for many activities with your colleagues such as BBQs, meetings, events, family day, etc.

About the client

We support a prominent Dutch shipbuilding company with expanding their workboats division. Our client focuses on the construction of versatile workboats for various commercial and industrial purposes. These workboats are designed to support a wide range of tasks, such as transportation of personnel and cargo, dredging, towing, firefighting, and offshore operations.

These vessels are known for their robustness, efficiency, and adaptability to different working conditions, making them popular choices for industries such as offshore energy, construction, dredging, and marine logistics.

Application procedure

What will the application procedure look like?

01. First interview

Well done, you got our attention!
The first interview will be held by someone from our recruitment department.

*Are you a software engineer? We will send you our skill assignment before the second interview.

02. Second interview

The first interview went well and you are invited for a second interview.
The second interview will be with someone from our management and someone with a more technical background.

03. Offer

Wow impressive!
All the interviews went really well and Forexx will make a job offer.

04. We become colleagues!

The whole procedure went well and both parties agreed to collaborate. Hello colleague!