Assistant construction manager (mechanical)

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Assistant construction manager (mechanical)
Kapellen (BE)

J-Tec Material Handling is part of the Katoen Natie group of companies. Katoen Natie is a global logistics and applied engineering provider. To optimally serve its customers, the organization is decentralized in business units. Each business unit acts independently and offers its clients tailor made solutions.

J-Tec Material Handling is the process engineering business unit of the group, offering material handling and process engineering solutions to the industry market leaders, in the chemical and food industries all over the world. We design and build turnkey process installations for our customers. Our company always strives to make a difference in terms of creativity, flexibility and performance. We execute both green- and brownfield projects of different sizes with an average implementation time of one to two years.

We are a fast growing company with an international team of more than 270 employees (and counting).  We have offices in Belgium, Spain, Thailand and the US.

As assistant construction manager you will work closely together with the construction manager on day-to-day tasks. Furthermore, you are responsible for the preparation and follow-up of the ongoing works on the various international construction sites. You will be part of the construction team and will work closely with the multidisciplinary project team, the construction manager, the international site construction managers and the local logistics team.

Your tasks will be varied and depend on the different team needs and phases of a project. Therefore you will:

  • participate in meetings regarding the day-to-day operations of the logistics team
  • audit and select potential contractors for execution of the works
  • ensure contractor debriefings and evaluations
  • provide the project team all construction services and required deliverables for the construction phase;
  • be responsible for the development of construction execution plans, site mobilization plans, construction scopes and bid packages;
  • conduct constructability reviews to facilitate the construction works;
  • develop construction plannings to synchronize activities;
  • negotiate and optimize contractor scopes and prepare price comparisons;
  • assist the HSE-manager with the development of HSE plans and preparation of HSE related tasks ( LOTO, LMRA, Toolboxes,…);
  • assist the site manager during the installation phase;
  • visit client sites.
  • You possess a technical degree from a higher education (Master/Bachelor) or equivalent by relevant experience.
  • You have experience with managing and organizing mechanical construction sites, the corresponding materials, safety and quality regulations.
  • You like to work in a team, consult and discuss with colleagues and take on the lead when necessary.
  • You are organizationally strong and work in a structured way. This allows you to process the administration efficiently with MS Office, Sharepoint and other internal programs.
  • You have strong communication skills and speak fluent Dutch and English, knowledge of German is an asset.
5 years
  • You will be part of a team of experienced and highly motivated colleagues. To support and facilitate the positive collaboration between the departments, we organize frequently afterwork drinks and teambuilding activities.
  • A technical challenging position in a growing, international company with a flat hierarchy and short communication lines.
  • A long-term collaboration with an emphasis on personal development.
  • Internal and external training to specialize in our business and support the growth of your skills and knowledge.
  • An attractive and competitive offer with extra-legal benefits: meal vouchers (8€ / day), ecocheques (250€ / year), company car, bicycle lease, ...
  • Flexibility in the organisation and performance of your job, flexible working hours and the possibility to work occasionally from home.
  • Applicants working on a freelance basis are also welcome to apply.
Zaineb El Miniti
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