Job Description


Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


The Area Manager is responsible for the management of multiple work items from the time the Project is being developed during the Planning Phase up until the final milestone is met, the availability is complete, and the ship is successfully delivered back to the customer. The Area Manager will perform in a professional position requiring knowledge of both Combatant and Non Combatant vessels. Within defined objectives, the Area Manager is responsible for managing multiple non-complex work items, providing status on work item schedule and cost impacts. They are responsible for coordinating all subcontractor and organic trade activities to ensure schedule objectives are accomplished. Area Managers perform as a representative of our Company and act as the point of contact for assigned work items to our customers.

POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)

Typically has a BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Science or a related academic field or AA/AS plus 2 years directly related experience or 6 years directly related experience.

POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)

Preferred minimum of six (6) years of shipboard repair experience within a Public or Private shipyard (Prior military experience with the US Navy in an engineering or directly related field would qualify).

Must have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience managing technical personnel within complex activities or shipboard availabilities.


  • Experience of working within a "Cost Type" or "Fixed Type" Contract is a plus, but not a pre-requisite.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, with reliable, insurable transportation and willing to carry a "business" rider 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-Norfolk.

  • Able to work nights and weekends during peak workloads or as 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.



  • Ensures 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.

  • Implements Project Management processes and tools by contributing to the process and providing guidelines to support the project.

  • Assists the Planning Department in developing project proposals, job estimates and schedules.

  • Able to assemble, plan, lead and facilitate regular cross-functional Project Team meetings with company personnel, our Sub Contractors, as well as representatives from our customers and the US Navy.

  • Able to develop detailed task list, work effort assessment, including short and long term impacts

  • Able to identify changes in work scope to ensure appropriate planning measures are being taken within the Planning, Estimating, Production and Contracts Departments, including the customers inputs for reassessing, renegotiating, and amending the scope of work, schedules and budgets.

  • Must be able to identify, assess and analyze with the Team, any risk and/or issues that may compromise the successful completion of the project, and develop plans/actions that will remove this risk. Able to provide the Ship Manager when schedule / production conflicts occur options and recommendations for a reasonable resolution.

  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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