Waterfront Manager

Jacksonville, FL, USA Req #774
Monday, June 28, 2021

SUMMARY:

Within the Federal and Defense Services (FDS), Maritime Services Division, the Waterfront Manager provides direct oversight and coordination of all waterfront industrial activities involved with the reactivation and overhaul of ex-USN and ex-USCG ships and boats being transferred to eligible foreign navies under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Within defined objectives, but with considerable latitude, provides oversight to manage a wide range of maintenance actions during ship availabilities including, but not limited to, ship drydocking, Hull Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) repairs, combat systems repairs and grooms, and calibration and alignments.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide oversight and management of waterfront ship repair availabilities conducted under the Foreign Military Sales programs executed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Manage all waterfront staff to effectively monitor, evaluate, and motivate their performance
  • Participate in the development and review of ship repair specifications and Ship Alteration and Repair Packages (SARP)
  • Conduct production meetings and facilitate the coordination of customer country, NAVSEA, and shipyard functions
  • Perform as primary liaison with NAVSEA personnel and customer country representative at executing shipyard
  • Develop, implement, and monitor integrated master ship repair schedules
  • Prepare and submit production / training / logistics schedules, condition reports, weekly SITREPs, material receipt/inspection reports, training reports, incident reports, and test reports
  • Provide direction on projects from inception through completion
  • Provide technical and managerial assistance on all aspects of project management to comply with the technical requirements of the contract for the customer
  • Manage and coordinate technical and administrative staff by assigning, scheduling, prioritizing, coordinating, and facilitating multiple tasks
  • Evaluate performance of subcontractors and staff in terms of actual and planned task schedules and resource requirements
  • Review work for quality assurance
  • Review and submit reports highlighting project status for daily and weekly meetings with customer
  • Attend meetings and deliver presentations about project status and work commitments
  • Ensure training of all staff members and provide instruction on customer’s methods, procedures, and standards
  • Evaluate, develops, and/or implement procedures regarding project documentation and development
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and take corrective action
  • Participate in long-range planning, analysis, and program design
  • Participate in the planning and design of new projects
  • Must be able to identify, assess and analyze with the team, any risk and/or issues that may compromise the successful completion of the project, and develop plans/actions that will remove this risk.
  • Ability to identify changes in work scope to ensure appropriate planning measures are being taken within the Planning, Estimating, Production and Contracts Departments, including the customers' inputs for reassessing, renegotiating, and amending the scope of work, schedules, and budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10 years of experience is required in management of complex projects involving USG ships, submarines, or combat systems.
  • Over 20 years of Naval Ship experience.
  • Experience is required in naval ship repair and overhaul in public or private shipyard environment, including experience in managing a large and diverse group of individuals from professional to industrial worker.
  • Experience is required in management of schedules for large and complex projects.
  • Foreign Military Sales experience is required.
  • Shall have experience in management of schedules for large and complex projects.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
  • A Bachelor's degree required, preferred in one of the following disciplines:Engineering, Physical Science, Business, Industrial Technology or Financial Management.
  • Dynamic thinker and thrives in a high paced / high visibility environment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen eligible to obtain a security clearance.
  • Computer savvy and expertise/proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Project required.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • PMP certification preferred
  • Retired Surface Warfare or Engineering Duty Officer
  • Direct interface with Flag level officers (USN and foreign) 3-5 years of recent waterfront manager experience overseeing major drydocking availabilities of Oliver Hazard Perry Class or similar ships.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.VSE considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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  • Jacksonville, FL, USA