Asst. Dock Master/Project Mgr

A Norfolk shipyard is looking for an Assistant Dock Master/Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years experience in the shipyard industry as well as experience in Naval Architecture. The right person must have excellent communication skills and industry knowledge to effectively interact with clients, superintendents, class surveyors, and owners/agents.

Dock Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update docking plans to include preparing and amending blocks for all vessels and ensure each vessel is in docking condition
  • Dock/undock vessels and maintain control over tugs as vessels traverse dock
  • Ensure adherence to all safety procedures while improving safety culture
  • Ensure vessel specs are complete to include obtaining copies of all technical drawings as required

Yard Responsibilities:

  • Schedule scope of work for yard and prepare all variation work orders for approval
  • Project production planning/quality control and reports
  • Analyze sub-contractors job quotation, quality and compliance with agreed contract
  • Control all materials and consumables required, effective cost control on manpower and minimize additional costs and overtime. Inform management of issues in a timely manner
  • Meet or exceed annual objectives/targets and produce reports
  • Address and/or bring client concerns or complaints to management without delay/immediately
  • Proactive in assessing processes and projects for improvement and bring suggestions to management for consideration
  • Attend safety meetings and ensure workforce compliance. Conduct Safety and Operational briefings regarding specific tasks on projects and ensure all personnel attend
  • Complete assigned “Internal Projects” in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Report unsafe acts/instances requiring discipline to Management without delay
  • Understand and follow the agreed upon goals and annual targets of this position

Salary is open

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