Responsible for (or for supporting the Program Manager) for the cost, schedule, and performance of the company on major ship design programs from inception through completion. Manages administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.
Develops and monitors program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensures project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.
Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
Prioritizes workload and recommends program management staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing.
Reviews reports and briefings prepared by program management staff for quality.
Leads discussions for project reviews. Prepares and delivers formal briefings.
Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program management staff.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer and other outside agencies.
Acts as customer contact (or secondary customer contact) for program activities. Regularly meets with and updates the customer on project status. Leads and/or supports program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
Supports preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. Participates in negotiating contract and contract changes.
Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Experience and Education:
Bachelor’s degree in related field, masters preferred, and 5 years related experience with project management experience.
The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of technical project management experience of a major program.
Shipyard or ship design program experience highly desirable.
A PMP is highly desirable.
Experience with government customers is highly desirable.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.
Strong customer service orientation