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Ship Manager II

Date: May 3, 2023

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance



The Ship Manager II supports the Director of Programs to optimize the program’s contribution to the long term corporate profits. The Ship Manager II must focus on and manage the processes that will control price, cost, quality, and customer satisfaction. The Ship Manager II will be responsible for multiple customers and projects with more than one Ship Manager providing updates and status reports on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. The Ship Manager II is the Lead Ship Manager and is expected to assist the Director of Programs on assignments requiring considerable innovation and possess indisputable subject matter knowledge.  Recognized within the applicable field as an "expert," the incumbent will be sought out to work with groups and technical peers, both in and outside the company, on complex, sophisticated technical matters.  While serving primarily in an advisory position, the Ship Manager II is able to recognize situations or environments where there may be opportunities to expand business with a current client or to enter a totally new market niche.  At times the Ship Manager II may be tasked with managing availabilities, to include dry docking availabilities.


  1. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)


Typically has an MA/MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Science or a related academic field plus 2 years directly related experience or BA/BS plus 5 years directly related experience or AA/AS plus 7 years directly related experience or 10 years directly related experience.


POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)


  • Must possess the ability to effectively communicate and facilitate the information flow between external and internal constituents.
  • Extensive experience in customer development and satisfaction.
  • Have completed a successful docking availability. 
  • In-depth knowledge of the tools and systems used at NASSCO-Norfolk for managing availabilities
  • Must possess electrical, mechanical, troubleshooting, cost management and negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to form strong relationships and communication channels across the organization.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing technical personnel within complex activities or shipboard availabilities.
  • Must have experience in using Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint while being able to navigate in the computer server environment.
  • Experience working within a “cost-type” or “fixed type” contract environment. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with reliable, insurable transportation and willing to carry a “business” type rider insurance policy if necessary while using this vehicle when accomplishing company business activities.
  • Able to gain access to government facilities, and able to obtain a security clearance once employed by NASSCO-Earl Industries.
  • Able to work nights and weekends during peak workloads or when requested by senior management.
  • Must be willing to travel and manage ship repair availabilities in remote, out-of-state locations for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment – including a respirator.















Must be able to go on vessels






Visual Requirements:




















Vision Requirements:  The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach or performing mechanical or skilled trade tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as ones by electricians, technicians, service people, painters, mechanics, etc.




  • Reports to Director of Programs.
  • Maintain a relevant/professional working relationship with the Ship Managers and Area Managers assigned to his/her projects.
  • Maintain relevant/professional outsourcing relationships with our teaming partners/subcontractors in tracking milestones and work percent complete for all contracted work.




  • Manages program to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives.
  • Plans and develops methods and procedures for implementing program.
  • Directs and coordinates program activities and exercises control over personnel responsible for specific functions or phases of program.
  • Recommends personnel for an availability according to knowledge and experience in area with which program is concerned.
  • Confers with staff to explain program and individual responsibilities for functions and phases of program.
  • Reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished towards specified program objective and modifies or changes methodology as required to redirect activities, and obtain objectives.
  • Prepares program reports for senior leadership.
  • Controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations.
  • Implements project management processes and tools by contributing to the process and providing guidelines to support the project.
  • Sets priorities and milestones while assisting the planning department in developing project proposals, job estimates and schedules. 
  • Delegates responsibilities between multiple Ship Managers when assigning them to individual projects and report to senior leadership on project status.
  • Assembles, plans, leads and facilitates regular cross-functional project team meetings with company personnel, or subcontractors, as well as representatives from our customers and the US Navy.
  • Develops detailed task lists, work effort assessments, including short and long-term impacts to availabilities
  •  Identifies, assesses, and analyzes any risks /issues that may compromise successful completion of the project, and develop plans/actions to remove risk while providing leadership when schedule/production conflicts may occur.
  • Identifies changes in work scope to ensure appropriate planning measures are taken within the planning, estimating, production and procurement departments, including customer inputs for reassessing, renegotiating, and amending the scope of work, schedules and budgets.
  • Ensures notification by Ship Managers to the accounting department is taking place when work is complete so invoices can be sent to customers and payments to teaming partners/subcontractors can be approved in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling 15 or more subordinates engaged in similar work. Recommends Human Resources actions to include hiring, firing, transfers, promotions, and salary increases.




Ensure all project information being provided by our customers is forwarded to all departments within our company, and that all project data and information is regularly entered into the appropriate management data systems for internal reviews.




Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation.  Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC) or DBIDS badge.  Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.  Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear.  Must have good eye/hand coordination.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the drydock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment.  These areas can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold, and noisy.



Pay Range:    $112,965 - $146,190 Annually


The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity.



• Comprehensive health offerings such as medical, dental, and vision

• Health Savings Account to cover you and your dependents

• Earn 120 hours per year of paid time off

• 8 Company paid Holidays

• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match

• Life and accidental death insurance



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