Serco Inc.

FMS Waterfront Manager

Recruiting Location : Location
Engineering / Ship Construction
Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description

Position Summary

The FMS Waterfront Manager provides ship repair expertise, advice, and leadership for the modernization and maintenance of former USN, USCG, and foreign naval vessels.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Secret clearance.

This position is contingent upon contract award or funding award.


  • Provide oversight and management of ship repair availabilities under the auspices of 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 of ship repair specifications and Ship Alteration and Repair Packages (SARP)
  • Conduct production meetings and facilitate the integration of customer country, NAVSEA, and shipyard functions
  • Perform as primary liaison with government personnel and customer country representative at executing shipyard
  • Develop, implement, and monitor integrated master ship repair schedules
  • Liaison with the Logistics Manager to ensure timely and cost-effective ordering, delivery, and receipt inspection of ship repair material and parts
  • Prepare and submit production / training / logistics schedules, condition reports, weekly SITREPs, material receipt/inspection reports, training reports, incident reports, and test reports
  • Manage the movement of parts, repair equipment and materials in and/or out of the shipyard
  • Anticipate, research, and provide reports on changes in scope of repair work and impacts to schedule
  • Ensure adherence to local, state, federal and OSHA safety laws and policies.
  • Oversee monitoring, recording, and reporting on activities, trends, results, and recommendations relating to all ship repair activities
  • 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
  • Compose memoranda, reports, and other documentation highlighting project steps and 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
  • Review employee schedules and timecards
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Ten (10) years of experience is required in management of complex projects involving USG ships, submarines, or combat systems
  • Experience is required in naval shipbuilding and overhaul in public or private shipyard environment, including experience in managing a large and diverse group of individuals ranging from professional to industrial worker
  • Experience is required in management of schedules for large and complex projects
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) experience is required
  • Experience working directly with foreign military and foreign government personnel is highly desired
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for additional work experience
  • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Experience supporting NAVSEA PMS 326, PMS 325, PMS 333, IWS 4, or IWS 11 highly desired
  • Familiarity and experience with ITAR, FCPA, and other regulations and laws associated with international work is highly desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage, track, and prioritize a large number of diverse and changing requirements and tasks
  • Skills and capabilities to produce and deliver comprehensive reporting to external and internal stakeholders, including government, executive, and foreign personnel
  • Strong knowledge of commercial contract management principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) and supplemental acquisition regulations of government agencies as they apply and influence aspects of procurement, and subcontracting
  • Requires advanced knowledge and understanding of work project(s) and functions
  • Understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Other Requirements

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desired
  • A U.S. Government ACTIVE SECRET clearance is required and is a condition for continued employment
  • This position is contingent upon award of a U.S. Government contract


**Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active.  Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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