Post Delivery Program Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Sr. Director Sustainment-LCS

SUPERVISES: Project Leads, Project Coordinators, Project Scheduler, QA Lead Coordinator, Ship Riders, TIP Coordinator and WAF/ Tagout Coordinator


  • Responsible for the coordination, guidance, and execution of assigned availabilities; Emergent Work, Final Contract Trials (FCT), and Post Shakedown Availabilities (PSA), Open DD250 at sail away as well as the Cost, Schedule and Quality performance.
  • Directly Liaisons with Government Hull Managers (PMS 501), Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Port Engineers and Industry Partners on all matters concerning repair, grooms, planning and execution of duties directed by Homeport Manager, Gov’t sponsor.
  • Responsible for Delivery Order (DO) budgets, reporting job status, closing of jobs and reporting this to the government.
  • Developing Manning projections, establishing resource requirements in support of Emergent work, FCT, DD250 work and PSA
  • Manage the project team functional leads to ensure production tasks are carried out in accordance with the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Ensures that the vessel repair/maintenance/construction processes are carried out to plan and to budget.
  •  Conduct daily/weekly production meetings as necessary to identify current status and concerns and has the authority to initiate and follow through with required variance analyses and associated corrective action plans
  • Leads the Project Team consisting of Project Coordinators and the functional department leads (including major subcontractor leads) assigned to the Post Delivery Availability project.
  • Conducts weekly Project Team meetings to review and analyze the progress against the baseline schedule, critical path, budget, procurement status, project risk, resource requirements, weight management, review of corrective action, and general business associated with assigned availability.
  • Manages project specific risks relative to schedule and cost
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Project Management plan
  • Primary interface with the customer regarding availability execution efforts.
  • Act as Control Account Manager (CAM) for assigned availability efforts
  • Monitor all project specific labor and material budgets and liaise with the Post Delivery management team throughout the project on any cost concerns
  • Ensure a prompt implementation of schedules and resource plans by all departments
  • Monitor all schedules and resource plans and resolve any abnormalities with the Functional Leads
  • Responsible for the development of quotes / ROMs associated with the execution of   Availability work scope.
  • Monitor quality standards and give feedback to the Functional Leads
  • Ensure all applicable checklists are maintained in accordance with specified requirements
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering or Management preferred.
  • Full competent in shipbuilding industry related crafts or specific discipline required.  
  • Minimum of fifteen years (15) years’ experience in a shipbuilding, ship repair or similar construction and manufacturing industrial type environment to include supervision or management experience required.
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) required.
  • Ability to read and interpret shipbuilding contracts and specifications required.
  • Ability to read and interpret regulatory body and classification society guides, rules, and regulations required.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and data while navigating effectively with applicable software required.
  • Ability to utilize and interpret relevant cost and schedule data reports including having a familiarity of scheduling software (Primavera, Microsoft Project, etc.) required.
  • Ability to efficiently validate, interpret and understand task scheduling or work sequencing required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and take initiative in all aspects of the position duties required.
  • Willingness to work irregular and extended work hours as needed required.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot shipboard systems as required.
  • Repair experience preferred


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
  • Candidates will also need to obtain and maintain TWIC credentials

All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed           necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

TRAVEL:    This position will be required to manage repair efforts in various offsite locations and will be required to travel to customer sites to support work on vessels. The potential for offsite travel can potentially be in excess of 30- 50% . Some overseas travel is possible although NO TRAVEL to declared war zones is anticipated .


  • All levels of Austal organization.
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) representatives.
  • Navy Program Office.
  • Major subcontractors.
  • Teaming Partners


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.