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Project Controller

Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards

Accounting & Finance
Gorinchem, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

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The role

Damen Offshore & Specialized Vessels (OSV) is looking for a Project Controller within the Finance & Control (F&C) department.

The department F&C of OSV is responsible for the financial management of the division. The division consists of the organization in Gorinchem and engineering companies in Poland and Ukraine. The financial management is organized in two, being Project Control and Business Control. The focus of Project Control is on project results whereas the focus of Business Control is on the entities within the division and the consolidated result of the division.

The Project Controller is responsible for project control of new building projects of OSV. Project control encompasses the end to end process from initial estimate to final outcome and involves every part of the company: the design & proposal department, sales and procurement in Gorinchem, the engineering companies and the yards.

The Project Controller takes a pro-active role, makes sure she/he knows potential issues and timely suggests actions to improve project results. In the month end closing process, the Project Controller manages revenue and costs recognition, forecasted result and cash flow of a project. This position will require regular travel to the yards to stay up to date on project progress and liaise with project management and local project administration.

In this role you will be part of the project team and support the Project Manager during every stage of the project. The project controller makes sure the Project Manager is timely informed on (financial) developments, risks and potential mitigating actions or opportunities to improve the project result. To do so the Project Controllers knows the details of the project planning and contracts with the customer, subcontractors and suppliers, keeps track of purchase orders, invoices and estimates the final outcome of a project. The Project Controller’s focus is on accuracy of costs and completeness of income.

Key accountabilities

  • Analysis, evaluation and forecasting of project progress versus plan, with a focus on financials and cash;
  • Proactively Support Project Management;
  • Provide regular updates on project income and expenditure and related cashflow over time.
  • Checking of cost entries and purchase orders;
  • Check on potential VTC’s (Variation To Contract);
  • Control working capital: receipts from clients and payments to subcontractors, bank guarantees;
  • Together with the Project Manager update estimates at completion;
  • Together with the Project Manager keep track of risks and opportunities;
  • Month end closing processes: revenue and costs recognition, update of estimates, project reporting;
  • Improve the project administration and operational processes.

Skills & experience

In order to be successful in this role you bring the following:

  • A background in Finance or Economics;
  • Vast experience in a similar role in a project driven environment;
  • Analytical skills, understanding what is behind the numbers;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A proactive and critical attitude;
  • The ability to plan and organize;
  • A proven ability to work in a team;
  • Maintaining overview;
  • A good command of the English language.

What we offer

At Damen we realize that supporting and managing talented individuals is of great importance. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why we continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • A competitive salary;
  • At least 40 days of annual leave;
  • Travel allowance;
  • Profit sharing & pension allowance;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy;
  • An active social environment such as events and sports.

An assessment and a pre-employment screening can be a part of the recruitment process.


Ankie van Hees


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