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REPORTS TO: Service Program Manager (PM)
PURPOSE: Serve as the LCS PDSS primary program management, onsite representative responsible for liaising between Austal PDSS functions and the customer to ensure efficient execution of PDSS activities with respect to planning/scheduling, materials and technical documentation. Provides guidance on the execution of PDSS activities and monitors progress according to scope, schedule and budget.
AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as primary point of contact between Austal PDSS, program management representative (PMR) and the Navy ensuring effective communications, maintenance/modernization support and resolution of issues during availabilities.
Daily interfaces with Navy representatives providing consultation and quickly responding to needs.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs multi-disciplined project teams from various organizations.
Understands PDSS initiatives serving as the SME on scope of work, methods, and objectives to stakeholders.
Provides coordination, support and consultation to onsite Program Office and waterfront representatives.
Monitors waterfront (deck plate) activity and work accomplished to ensure adherence to PDSS initiatives and emergent work validations during availabilities.
Mitigates risk to plan progression and anticipates needs for plan progression; communicates and coordinates action plans with appropriate stakeholders.
Provides assistance to availability activities to include researching and resolving emergent requests/issues of PMS, spares, support and test equipment, technical documentation and training.
Responsible for Liaison Action Record (LAR/eLAR) management and resolution.
Regularly reports to Austal program management, integrated product team (IPT), and PMR the status of the availability with respect to planning/scheduling, materials and technical needs.
Facilitates various, routine meetings with stakeholders.
Communicates with IPT any changes to the plan (revisions, corrections, resolution of issues).
Supports and assists with quality initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:
US Citizenship required.
5 year experience as a licensed Marine Engineer
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Project Management with seven (7) years’ demonstrated ship repair leadership experience.
Ten (10) or more y ears’ demonstrated leadership experience in shipyards, ship repair facilities or equivalent United States Navy (USN) leadership accepted in lieu of degree.
Comprehensive knowledge of shipyard practices and operational principles of the shipbuilding process with a sound knowledge of all shipyard disciplines and support services or equivalent USN operations and leadership experience.
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend ship construction drawings, schematics, technical manuals and equipment operational manuals with ability to apply the information to live system repair, maintenance and operation. Must have fundamental technical understanding of ships propulsion systems, electrical power generation and auxiliaries related to marine vessels.
Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience with HM&E systems and understands the relationship of systems within the design.
Familiarity with Fleet Modernization Programs
Knowledge of Navy organizational set up and the ability to interact with personnel and officers at all levels.
Proficient with personal computers and experienced in Microsoft Office software including Project.
Management or supervisory roles such as Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair command, Regional Maintenance Center, Navy Central Planning Activity, or Planning for Engineering and Repair Activity.
Experience as a Naval Supervising Authority Project Manager or a US Navy Port Engineer.
Home Port repair/modification experience.
Experience with LCS Independence class ships.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CaC)
Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance, Navy base and shipyard accesses.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status – US Citizenship is required.
Must be able to travel 25% or more of the time. Travel to customer sites in support of planning conferences, meetings and visits is required. Some overseas travel is possible although NO TRAVEL to declared war zones is anticipated.
DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to manage and assign work through assigned project staff (matrix/subcontractor) as it pertains to the project.
DISCRETION EXERCISED: This individual will have subcontracting oversite and is responsible for the performance of subcontractors/vendors in the execution of work pertaining to the project.
Austal Program Management
Execution Shipyard/Project Management
Navy Program Office
Supply Chain Management
Supervisor of Shipbuilding representatives
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
Specific physical requirements include the following:
Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs – 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12 feet while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (example: waist-level, eye-level, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged p eriods of time. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat and cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.