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Project Manager (Shipyard Operations)


Colonna's Shipyard is seeking a Project Manager to support Shipyard Operations at our Shipyard in Norfolk, VA.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will plan, direct, coordinate, monitor budget, track performance, negotiate changes, and report activity to senior management, with regard to activities associated with the overhaul or repair of ships and/or other marine vessels. Project organization, scheduling, problem identification, customer interface and plan implementation are key responsibilities of this position.

The Project Manager will report directly to Program Management but will have regular contact with various stakeholders to include senior management and executive leadership. This position holds responsibility for managing the entire profit & loss for single, multiple, and/or large and complex projects, commercial as well as government customers, for projects valued up to $10mil, and with various periods of performance (weeks to months). Customers may include Navy, MSC, Army, MARAD and commercial owners and operators.

Position may require work hours beyond a standard work week to support business operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop the overhaul or repair implementation plan.
Track, estimate, compile, submit, and work with Contracts Department in negotiating any change to contracts and document concerns in formal correspondence, including dispute/issue resolutions to include REAs and claims.
Recognize potential problems early, recommend solutions, and recommend/implement corrective actions.
Work with and provide oversight to Ship Superintendents on assigned Projects.
Collaborate with Superintendents, Production and Estimating to develop metrics and reports.
Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and repair problems.
Interpret specifications and contract requirements and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients.
Assist in performing job cost projections / monitor cost, schedule and quality of the project(s) and immediately report any issues that would affect cost or schedule performance. (This requires deck plate oversight, requiring manager to board vessels to perform ship checks and verification of data.)
Monitor, coordinate, and manage the required reports and required documentation submittals for each contract, to include CPARs rebuttals, contract completion certifications, and lessons learned.
Creates, maintains, and analyzes budgets, records, logs, and production schedules to ensure work is accomplished within budget and on time.

Position will also:

Coordinate with supervision, Production Manager, Program Manager, QA, and Safety to ensure that planning requirements are established and met and allocate project resources efficiently.
Ensure Superintendents and project Supervision develop daily and weekly plans consistent with the overall project schedule.
Coordinate with supervision and subcontractors to ensure that schedule conflicts do not arise between different trades.
Review and submit all condition reports to the customer, advising of cost and schedule impacts.
Negotiate all contract changes with the customer.
Facilitate daily production meetings with Superintendent, Supervisors, QA, and Safety to ensure that all aspects of the project are being planned and executed in a safe and productive manner.
Other duties may be assigned as workload dictates.

Required Qualifications:
Must have bachelor�s degree in business, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience and at least seven (7) years of experience either in a shipyard or on a ship in program or project management. (Equivalent experience in leu of degree equals four (4) years).
Must have a working knowledge of Excel, Project (and/or Primavera), PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
Must be familiar with NAVSEA Standard Item requirements.
Must be familiar with Cost and Schedule Performance metrics including ACWP, BCWP and BCWS concepts and the Cost Performance Index and the Schedule Performance Index.
Must have effective negotiation, problem solving, and decision-making skills leveraged with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
Must be able to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.
Must have proven ability to drive improved cost and schedule performance with ability to manage Risks and Opportunities.

Travel Requirements:
Minimal Travel; 10% or less.
Security Requirements:
U.S Citizenship Required.
Ability to obtain DBIDS preferred.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 20 lbs.
Must be physically agile to perform tasks in naval ships. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces, including enter and moving through manholes.
May ride ships at sea for extended periods.
Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels.
Frequent exposure to noise due to machinery and equipment.
Employee is required to operate trucks, forklifts & man-lifts.
While performing the duties of this job, you may frequently be required to stand, walk & sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl.
Work in extreme temperatures and conditions. At times you will work in areas that have less adequate ventilation
Frequent use of respirator.
Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.

Respect, Pride, Truth, Family � These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

Colonna�s Shipyard Inc., and its divisions, are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Additionally, Colonna�s Shipyard provides a variety of benefits to support your best health, wellness, and future, to include medical/dental/vision options, company paid disability insurances, 401k with match, legal services, as well as company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).

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