Stroom is looking for a Senior Project Manager/Project Director, The Netherlands

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Breda, The Netherlands

About company

Our client is a leader in developing and operating highly automated cold stores. They are the fastest growing specialist in automated cold storage, with world-class and energy efficient systems, making it stand out from conventional cold storage companies.

They have a global network with 8 locations on three continents. In total they offer over 730,000 pallet positions. They work with a global team of around 750 employees.

Job Description

To effectively manage the construction site team and maintain a level of professionality necessary to achieve the project goals within the allotted time, budget and requested quality. To create and develop a professional culture on site, in line with our values and ensure that a positive attitude to Health & Safety is embedded within the team on site. This position will be the main point of contact between the building site itself, Head Quarters in the Netherlands, contractors and suppliers worldwide. Project size between €50 and €100 Mio.

Intended results:

  • Ensure the safety on the building site and minimize the exposure to risks
  • Delivery of the project within the allotted time
  • Delivery of the project within the budget
  • Delivery of the project within the agreed quality and NewCold standards.


  • Manage and maintain the high-level project deliverables
  • Efficiently create and or manage the project budget and schedule
  • Manage the design and procurement with support of headquarters in the Netherlands and the associated engineering companies
  • Manage the local project team and the sub-contractors / suppliers
  • Lead and organize Steering Committee meetings
  • Lead and organize Project meetings
  • Record and manage all project documentation
  • Report regularly to the Management Team, and give the required input for reporting to the client and investors
  • Maintain effective and ongoing communication with all parties, including the dedicated USA team, HQ in the Netherlands, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders

Additional tasks:

  • Assisting other NewCold Operations, including:
    • Support Business Development initiatives as and when required
    • Share best practices and standards with colleagues at other Newcold sites, and join collaborative projects
    • Continually look to opportunities for improvement

Performance Monitors:

  • Ethical decision-making skills at all times and in all circumstances
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • The pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the construction phase
  • Evokes teamwork and innovative thinking within the project team
  • Client management, anticipates the client’s operational needs
  • Based on these metrics and assigned responsibilities there will be Quarterly Check-ins and Annual Performance Reviews

Decision level:

  • The decision level of this function must be in line with the corporate governance and business unit agreements. This decision process at all times must be followed unless decided differently by board and shareholders.


  • This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study – Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Electrical

Knowledge Skills & Ability:

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work well as an individual and in a team
  • Deep knowledge of principals, practices and theories within their own profession discipline
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of professional experience with preferably 5 years of experience as a Project Manager on construction/automation projects
  • Strong and current awareness of external market trends and best practices
  • Flexibility due to the international environment of the company
  • Willingness to travel frequently and to be away from home for potentially long periods of time if necessary
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office, MS Projects and AutoCAD


  • Experience with automated material handling installations
  • Working knowledge of the implementation of a warehouse management system
  • Master Degree in related field
  • Certificates relevant to Project Management
  • Membership of associated organizations related to Project Management and or Engineering.
  • Experience working in “greenfield projects”

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