Vacature Senior Cost Estimator

Senior Cost Estimator in Vlissingen

Senior Cost Estimator

About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 850 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

As Senior Cost Estimator you will prepare estimates for new projects within Damen Naval. In this role you will collect, calculate, and analyse data to estimate project costs and Life Cycle Costs. As Senior Cost Estimator you will also recommends ways to reduce costs and maintain records of estimated and actual costs.

Key accountabilities

As Senior Cost Estimator, you will:

  • Reviewing offered specifications of budgets in collaboration with the Proposal Engineer and based on project specifications.
  • Requesting manhours for the project execution from departments and assessing quotations from suppliers.
  • Building a dashboard and setting up a database with key figures, with technical and purchasing information.
  • Drafting integral budgets for quotations for new constructions and refit projects, within the set of rules and procedures.
  • Identifies missing information and possibilities for cost reduction.
  • Analysing actual incurred costs in projects from which key figures can be generated.
  • Working with stakeholders to achieve market competitive project pricing including coordinating with the purchasing department and providing support to commercial colleagues by providing expert knowledge in the field of both calculation and ship building developments.
  • Contribute to the development of the Products & Proposal department.

Skills & experience

As Senior Cost Estimator, you need to have:

  • Bachelor degree in naval architecture, mechanical engineering or other relevant technical study or a secondary vocational technical education with extensive experience in cost estimation.
  • Experience in budgeting and planning in capital goods or shipbuilding industry are considered as a plus.
  • Up-to-date awareness of sector trends and activities, covering not only calculation, but the wider ship building industry is considered as a plus.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language written and verbal.
  • Excellent antecedents because a pre-employment security screening is a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process for viable candidates, given the military nature of clients and projects.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end, we invest in all our employees by offering:

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


Are you interested in the position of Senior Cost Estimator, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal .
For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

Functie:cost estimator
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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