Waterfront (Shipyard) Project Manager - 26530 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Norfolk, VA
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    Not Specified
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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

  • Shall have a bachelor’s degree in the Arts or Sciences.
  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the following disciplines is preferred: Engineering, Physical Science, Business or Financial Management.
  • Eight (8) years of experience may be substituted for a required Bachelor’s degree, provided that the experience is directly related to this labor category. However, this eight years of experience is in addition to the experience requirements stated above.
  • Shall have at least 2 years of experience in management of complex projects involving naval ships and combat systems.
  • Shall have experience in naval shipbuilding and overhaul in public or private shipyard environment.
  • Shall have experience in managing a large and diverse group of individuals ranging from professional to industrial worker.
  • Shall have experience in management of schedules for large and complex projects.
  • Experience in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) is highly desirable.
  • Experience working directly with NAVSEA PMS 326, PMS 325, PMS 333 (SEA 21I), or NIPO is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of inactive ship reactivation and overhaul is highly desirable.
  • Experience working and communicating with foreign military personnel is highly desirable.

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.  A minimum Active SECRET security clearance is preferred.  A SECRET security clearance will be required after employment and is a condition of continued employment.
  • This position is contingent upon award of U.S. Government contract.



Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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