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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Project Management

Rotterdam, NL

Project Manager

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Kalmar: Making your next move count


The business center NEMEA is looking for a Project Manager in Rotterdam. This business center is responsible for all kind of upgrades projects, like heightening Ship to Shore container cranes, relocating all kind of cranes and as well extending the lifespan of cranes by renewing the electrical installation or strengthening the steel construction.

The Project Manager is responsible for keeping Crane Upgrades projects on schedule and on budget. From the signing of the contract to the handing over, the Project Manager will facilitate delivery within deadlines, budget and scope and is accountable for managing the preparation and timely delivery of quality deliverables related to plan, execution and communication of a project.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manages complex software (SAP) implementations to meet budget, schedule and quality goals
  • Establishes project scope, requirements and timelines
  • Takes over contract responsibility from sales manager and/or director crane upgrades
  • Is prime point of contact with customer and/or main project manager during the contract period
  • Assure activities are understood in and commitment is gained in the project team to meet overall project objectives
  • Ensure that all discipline’s (engineering and operations) follow the ordered scope and specification
  • Project planning and quality, Project schedule, deliverables according milestones
  • Exception handling with other parties (scope, budget, schedule or technical issues)
  • Project budget and actual cost monitoring and reporting, internal monthly reporting to manager projects
  • Manages complex software (SAP) implementations to meet budget, schedule and quality goals
  • Regular progress reporting and status of the project based on customer’s needs
  • Add on sale in cooperation with the sales organization.

What you’ll need to succeed:



  • Mechanical or electrical engineering MSc or BSc or similar crane or steel structural related educational background



  • 3-5 years’ experience in management of complex engineering Projects



  • Crane, electrical or structural engineering skills
  • Project management, complex and big projects
  • Negotiation and leadership skills
  • Communication Skills and team player
  • Budgeting and financial aspects
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent written, oral presentation and customer interaction skills
  • Dutch native speaker.

You will be part of:


We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together. 

With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV in English.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com