FMS Waterfront Manager in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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    Norfolk, VA
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Job Description

Position Summary

Oversees and manages all aspects of ship repair, maintenance, and overhaul availability projects and ship reactivation and transfer to foreign militaries from initiation through delivery for USN, USCG, and other foreign-origin warships and other naval vessels.  Plans and manages project to meet the objectives established by the contract underlying the project and is accountable for the performance and profitability of the project.  Provides extensive on-site work leadership to company, subcontractor, and customer teams.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direction of the Program Manager, manages the project in order to expand Alion’s participation, anticipating and meeting customer needs; directs the tactical activities of the program including, but not limited to, engineering, finance and operations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability.  Seeks to build project revenue by remaining alert to new business opportunities or expansion of business with the customer and advising senior operations management. 
  • Under guidance of division policy, operates sound, responsive and accurate financial management and reporting systems, budgeting and financial analysis, and responsive systems that satisfy the obligations of the program to its customers, as well as legal and regulatory compliance. 
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets.  Manages schedules and prepares status reports.  Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervening and problem solving with Alion and customer management to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Interacts with customer representatives, including customer management levels, concerning project operations or scheduling.  Participates in and leads various briefings and technical meetings with company and customer representatives concerning project operations.
  • Ensures that the project is completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in delays to project schedules and allocation of more resources.
  • Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contracts administration procedures that support the programs of Alion and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion’s interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Directs efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the Alion team through training and development programs in both technical and scientific disciplines.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Ten (10) years of experience in management of complex projects involving United States Government ships, submarines, or combat systems is required
  • 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 experience is required
  • Bachelor's degree or above is preferred
  • Experience working directly with NAVSEA PMS 326, PMS 325, PMS 333 (SEA 21I), or NIPO is highly desired
  • An understanding of International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is highly desired
  • Knowledge of inactive ship reactivation and overhaul is highly desired
  • Experience working and communicating with foreign military personnel is highly desired

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Outstanding leadership ability.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Effective organizational skills.

Other Requirements

  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance.
  • This position is contingent upon award of U.S. Government contract.




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