Program Coordinator II - Planning Yard- SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

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: Project Managers



  • Effectively interacts with internal organizations to answer action items, resolve program issues, and facilitate good communication.
  • Develops presentations on program status and performance for senior management reviews.
  • Uses Earned Value Management System (EVMS) to compile and provide reports on performance trends by project.
  • Reviews and analyzes cost return information, identifying cost/schedule variances
  • Works with Cost Account Managers (CAMs) to develop corrective actions.
  • Supports the development of CPR and Format 5 monthly reporting.
  • Supports Project Managers, as needed, effectively manage their projects.
  • Resolves daily program and project issues that range from engineering and material issues, to subcontract, finance and resource challenges.
  • Coordinates the preparation of estimates of direct labor and material for new or proposed business using historical or synthesized data for review by management.
  • Develops and implements processes and databases to support the Program.
  • Attends meetings, captures meeting minutes and/or action items.
  • Liaison with Customer representatives for technical issues, to answer action items, resolve program issues, and facilitate good communication.


  • 3 years’ relevant experience in Shipbuilding or Navy Technical background required.
  • BS or BA degree preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Works independently, self-starter, must be able to take initiative and follow projects through to completion.
  • Detail oriented and able to resolve most daily issues without specific supervisory direction.
  • Positive and effective experience with customer interaction and relations.
  • Advanced knowledge of LCS Program; familiarity with the shipbuilding

specifications, and contracts are preferred.

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Organizes and executes task workloads for selected individuals within defined program scope. Monitors and controls resources within assigned scope of work and reports on progress as required.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work autonomously. Resolves moderately complex issues escalates complex issues through the department chain of command. Works within established guidelines and relevant procedures.

LIAISES WITH: Program Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators, all Production Departments, Subcontractors, Functional Leads, Production Control, Engineering, customers and clients, all support organizations across the company, and surveying authority(s).

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES: Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status. Position requires occasional travel of up to 25%. Must have or be able to obtain secret security clearance.