Royal IHC

Royal IHC (Toon al onze vacatures)

Smitweg 6

2961 AW Kinderdijk, Netherlands

+31 (0)88-015 4444

Our Organisation
Royal IHC (IHC) is the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer lifecycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


(Junior) Central Project Planner

Do you have affinity with project management, planning methods and do want to join the market leader in shipbuilding? If so, read on and apply directly for the vacancy of (Junior) Central Project Planner at Royal IHC in Kinderdijk!

(Junior) Central Project Planner, Royal IHC Kinderdijk

As (Junior) Central Project Planner, you will look after the project schedule in all its phases (from tender to handover) 
within the Central Planning department. You will support the Project Managers in preparing this schedule and monitoring the progress. Depending on the size of the projects, you may also be responsible for more than one project at a time. In this, you will act as the focal point between members of the project management team and operations. In addition, you will always be looking three steps ahead, and recognise sticking points, risks and opportunities in ample time. You will also have the capacity to act effectively at different levels in the planning and maintain a permanent helicopter view.

As (Junior) Central Project Planner, you will be responsible for the following:

  • successfully completing all projects based on your planning expertise
  • preparing and updating the project schedule (time, capacity, progress)
  • updating master plans, consolidating progress reports from various process planners into one project report
  • drafting occupation diagrams and analysing planning and capacity data
  • reporting – and offering advice – on bottlenecks and schedule overruns
  • auditing the status of different parts of the project
  • consulting with the project manager, team leaders, project support and others about the causes of (possible) bottlenecks
  • exploring various scenarios to generate solutions.

To be eligible for the position of (Junior) Central Project Planner you must have the following:
  • a technical bachelor and/or master education (HBO/WO)
  • interest in project planning and project management in a technical environment
  • preferably knowledge of planning methods including network planning earned value analysis and stress curves
  • interest in working with Primavera (planning tool) and Microsoft Excel
  • outstanding analytical skills, precise, proactive, self-reliant, innovative, customer-focused and flexible
  • excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both spoken and written
  • only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates
  • an online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process.

Royal IHC offers you as (Junior) Central Project Planner a challenging full-time job within a successful and dynamic 
company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

As (Junior) Central Project Planner you will work at the Project Management department which is an entity within Royal IHC that deals with keeping a tight grip on projects by using project control and cooperation, with the goal of handing over the projects OSBIT (on spec, on budget and in time). In this way its work contributes to IHC’s shared interests. The Central Planning department is part of the Project Management department and manages the
corporate planning of the entire organisation and all underlying master plans for current and potential projects.

Are you interested in the position of (Junior) Central Project Planner and do you recognise yourself in the job
description? You can apply using the link below:

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this 
advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.

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