Junior Site Project Manager / Junior Construction Manager

Junior Site Project Manager / Junior Construction Manager

Job area Project Management Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time

Job Title
Junior on-site Project Manager / Junior Construction Manager

Job Description

Your department
Vanderlande’s Site Management Department is responsible for the installation and project execution of Material Handling Systems, Airports, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems for our customers on a global level. The increasing number of new projects and their geographical spread means the team is growing and expanding.

Your responsibilities:

As Junior Construction Manager you are responsible for the site-based installation & testing of medium to large projects (project size ranging from $20M – $100M). The size of the project you will start leading will depend on your experience. The scope of the projects you will lead in time will grow with your experience, forming this the ideal career path to senior construction management or senior project management. 
 You will report hierarchically to the Installation department Manager, and daily to the Project Manager of the concerning project. In this position, you will be responsible for the Site Management project team to manage the installation of a baggage handling-, warehousing- or parcel sortation system. Within this project, you will be end responsible for the installation scope: site safety organization, the quality of the installation, ensuring the system is installed within agreed lead time and within specified budget.

You will do this by site (logistics) preparation, logistics/warehouse management, mastering the item flows, managing site subcontractor works and stakeholder management. You will manage a site team who will support you in achieving these objectives. Being responsible for all site related activities, you will be the counterpart of the Project Manager, who will be responsible for the complete project.
You are responsible for being proactive in reporting and managing logistic, installation progress,  technical or organizational problems and having good communication with the customer about progress, out of scope work, non-conformities, timely payments and all other site related issues. This is an highly international role whereby the majority of the projects will take place within EMEA.
 

Other responsibilities are:

  • Manage stakeholders at any level, including senior management (in- and outside Vanderlande);

  • Manage on-site team: a.o. Warehouse manager, HSE manager, Supervisors (electrical, mechanical, logistical).   

  • Draw up a challenging site-based project plan and lead the complete execution on site;

  • Think along with the activity split-up so that lead times can be met or reduced; 

  • Manage claim avoidance and when necessary, claim handling;

  • Manage quality, lead time, costs and provision of information;

  • Full responsibility for reporting and escalating non conformities to customer and Project Manager and applying mitigating measures in these cases;  

  • Ability to mobilize the complete site-based organization and connect to the internal organization;

  • Negotiate with customer and subcontractors. Manage contract issues in a professional way;

  • Takes ownership over all site related challenges;

  • Manage the high-quality execution of the installation process (schedule, quality) according the Vanderlande process map;

  • Responsible for the site safety by creating, implementing and securing the site safety plan;

  • Responsible to organize all HSE related activities on site.

Your qualifications:

  • A Bachelor and (preferred) Master degree in industrial engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum of 3 years of project management and/or construction management experience on projects with high level of automation. Material handling system experience is a pre;

  • Leadership capability to create a unified and motivated project team;  

  • Since you are the on-site representative with distance to the head office, entrepreneurship is key 

  • Ability to manage a team assuring that work is executed as per the project schedule;

  • Profound understanding of contracts and able to effectively mitigate related risks is a pre;

  • Experience serving as on-site representative while building relationships with clients is a pre;

  • Ability to obtain required security clearances to work in Vanderlande project sites;

  • Valid passport, international travel is required;

  • Working experience in an International environment and multicultural teams is a pre;

  • Experience with resource planning and site organization is a pre;

  • Ability to obtain safety awareness on management level;

  • Pro-active and decisive;

  • Strong in English, verbal and in writing. Dutch is preferred;

  • Willingness to travel up to 80% – 90%

Our company 

 
Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 

  

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 

  

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.  

  

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

  

Your application 

If the role of Junior Site Manager appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Recruiter Robbert van der Vorst on +31 413 49 49 49 or Robbert.van.der.Vorst@vanderlande.com

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