Sr. Project Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

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: Vice President of New Construction Programs



Project Managers

Project Coordinators


Program and Project Support Managers


  • To provide coordination, guidance and direction to the Project Managers and Project Leads to ensure that the work being performed enables successful and efficient completion of the projects with focus on milestone achievement and cost and schedule performance
  • Leads the Project Team consisting of Project Managers, Project Coordinators and the functional department leads (including major subcontractor leads) assigned to the construction project. Ensures that all work being performed enables successful and efficient completion of the projects with focus on milestone achievement and cost and schedule performance
  • Act as the POC for SSGC PMR on deck plate issues across all projects
  • Ensure close communication with the Program Manager on deck plate construction issues and in turn ensure that there is a clear understanding of Contract and Program Management issues for the Program
  • Teach, mentor or advise Project Managers and in turn ensure that there is focus on mentoring and upskilling Project Coordinators
  • Coordinate, mediate and resolve project specific sequence conflicts related to constraints that effect performance to cost and schedule
  • Maintain a daily presence regarding the work in progress to monitor safety, housekeeping and work progress and staff performance
  • Conduct and attend customer meetings as required.
  • Ensure the work in progress is in accordance with the published schedule sequence and that all project schedules are reasonable and achievable
  • Maintain daily communication and interaction with the Operations Manager and Program Manager to report status and issues and have the ability to initiate and follow through with required variance analysis and associated corrective action plans
  • Monitor and validate resource requirements for actuals against planned work in progress
  • Monitor and validate use of rework and lessons learned processes and initiatives to maintain and promote continuous improvement
  • Support executive briefings, meetings, tours and reporting as requested
  • Manage engineering efforts through the Program Engineer to ensure all deliverables are met to support the project schedule.
  • Maintain visibility and input into both internal and external changes to ensure that decisions made are conducive with the profitability and schedule performance of the project
  • Manage and advise on direct reports performance evaluations and merit assessments
  • Manages and reports on specific project risks that may affect the performance to the contract
  • Manage order placement, on-time delivery and performance from suppliers, quality assurance from suppliers. Identify and resolve material and equipment issues.
  • Ensure that vessels are built to specification and regulatory requirements and ensure that relationships with the authorities remain positive
  • Manage Test and evaluation program performance and support Sea Trials management and execution.


  • 4 year degree relating to engineering technologies preferred
  • 10 years of related experience in Project Management
  • A sound knowledge of the military marine construction industry
  • A proven track record with experience in the marine industry in engineering / construction / operation
  • Ability to use and interpret relevant cost and schedule (EVMS) data and use applicable software associated with these reporting functions
  • Have past experience and a high level of ability to use and understand EVMS principles and processes
  • Ability to understand schedule reporting tools and be competent in maintaining and validating schedule related data
  • Ability to listen to staff and customers and act appropriately
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts, contract specifications, and major equipment specifications.
  • Ability to check own work
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated
  • Willingness to work irregular and sometimes lengthy work schedule


DIRECTION EXERCISEDFull discretionary authority to assign work

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  Full discretionary authority to correct and discipline, recommend pay increase, transfers, promotions, discharges, and process grievances to direct employees.


  • All levels of Austal organization
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) representatives
  • Navy Program Office
  • Subcontractors


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.