AGV Systems is a division of Oceaneering International with headquarters in the Netherlands, and globally active in the material handling industry. Oceaneering AGV Systems develops, produces, and markets Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVs). Our products service industries including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Electronics and Warehousing. Our automation solutions assist organizations in becoming more efficient and reducing operating costs.

Oceaneering AGV Systems employs around 80 staff members with offices in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Because the organization is expanding in Europe we are currently looking for a

Ops Project Manager

full time

Knowledge and experience of the new employee:

The OPS Project Manager is responsible for an average of 3 to 5 parallel projects. He / she is the primary contact to the customer and mainly responsible for the delivery of the project in all its aspects to the customer. Monitoring and maintaining customer expectations towards the targeted delivery are herein of main focus. The OPS Project Manager will be serving in an overseeing position to be able to identify, together with the Executive Project Managers, which tasks are worthy of high priority in the scope of a project.

These need to be managed both in content and also in terms of planning, scope and budget in consultation with the executive project manager at the head office in Utrecht. The executive team at Utrecht acts as supplier and will deliver the ordered products and services to the team in Germany.

The OPS Project Manager should be capable to negotiate the desired expansion and associated commercial terms when scope extension is requested. Managing the customer and his expectations are most important in this effort. He/ she should also be capable of recognizing business opportunities and putting together Change Orders to win new business as well as negotiating and agreeing contracts.

The OPS Project Manager has the ability to build consensus across a team. He / she identifies and mitigates risks and may design strategies to improve current management practices, together with the Executive Project Manager. His / her responsibilities may involve analyzing prepared budgets, making suggestions on cost-cutting methods and sending periodic status reports.

The OPS Project Manager must have proven experience in project management and / or customer management. Although a specific education is not defined, a certification in IPMA, PMI or similar is preferred.

From his / her expertise He / she must be capable to identify and offer solutions, to work closely with the customer with a commercial approach and to identify threats, opportunities and risks at an early stage. He / she should also be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with service providers, Project Managers, Top Management and clients.

Proven experience as Project Manager and knowledge of material handling and / or industrial processes are required. Knowledge of AGV systems, preferably in the automotive industry, in a production or warehousing environment is an advantage.

Other typical duties and activities:

  • Resolving contractual and commercial problems;
  • Offering direction and instruction;
  • Risk assessment and mitigation;
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations;
  • Ensuring that the financial aspects and impact of a contract are clear to all parties;
  • Overseeing financial KPIs.

Customer Focus will be leading in this job. The success of the job lies within the result of the projects and the experiences the customers will get over the course of the project.

Personal profile

We expect to find most of the following competences within the new employee;

  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong Negotiator
  • Independent and self-starting
  • Fluent English is a must
  • Flexible in travel distance, travel time and work time
  • Prepare to also travel outside Germany if necessary (even for a few weeks)
  • Excellent skills with MS Office tools and MS Project.
  • Strong numerical and analyticalskills with high attention to detail are required.
  • Strong educational background
  • Certified in project management (IPMA-C, PMP or similar)
  • Technical and commercial insight preferably in AGV systems
  • Being able to work with and manage teams
  • Experiencedwith legal and contractual writing
Facilitating characterstics of the function

The employee will be incorporated in the Netherlands and will receive the required courses and trainings to learn further Oceaneering project management methods.

The employee will be using a company car and will receive a mobile phone and laptop and all necessary accessories for a home office.

The OPS PM will report to the Head of PM in the Netherlands and the GM in the German office.

Contract Type: German contract

Oceaneering AGV Systems offers:

A dynamic and innovative working environment related to automation and robotics technology. Your coworkers are committed and engaged engineers, who are passionate about our AGV’s. The atmosphere is informal, with short communication lines within a can-do culture. A Personal Profile Analysis and testing can be part of this procedure.


If your interest is piqued, we invite you to apply or tell a friend if you know somebody who would fit this profile. Direct your motivation letter and CV in English before 30 May 2017 to Rhea Fraser, preferably by email: rfraser@oceaneering.com. For further information please refer to the website www.oceaneering.com or you can call us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Oceaneering AGV Systems BV, Tractieweg 190, 3534 AP Utrecht, tel. 030 244 05 50.


Acquisition with regards to this vacancy is not appreciated.