For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Project Manager with sea-time experience who have now come shoreside. Marine Engineering degree is preferred. Shipyard and or Classification experience would be a huge plus. Willing to travel to multiple dry-docks. Experience in new build and refurbishments of cruise ships and or commercial vessels is required.
The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for project management functions related to the revitalizations and technical projects, and supporting the individual project managers and projects as needs arise. Typical assignments would include major ship projects such as revitalizations, and technical projects pertaining to engines, AWP, AEP (scrubber technology).
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Proactively directs and drives ship technical projects so they are accomplished within the prescribed time frame, budget, and meet all safety and brand guidelines. Liaises operating department representatives intimately involved in the Revitalization of a ship: Hotel, Culinary, Marine, Design, Finance, Procurement, HR, IT, ShoreEx, Revenue, Sales & Marketing, Safety & Environment and ship yards.
Ensures operational requirements and ship configurations are compatible with SQM and way of working.
Manages vendors, to whom technical work is outsourced to, ensuring they meet our time, budget, safety and brand guidelines.
Create strong link to marine operations and ship's chief engineers to ensure final plans and designs will meet all operational needs. Identify and communicate restrictions and compromises that may be required due to budget or space limitations.
Develops cost reduction programs for projects.
Directs and coordinates at a high level, all general procedures and regulatory classification and safety issues between new building office(s) and classification and regulatory societies.
Generates the project budget, including forecasting and planning, alongside the Project Manager(s).
Reviews and comment, as appropriate on all project design proposals, feasibility studies, and construction plans, as needed.
Audits existing plans and prepare detailed report as needed.
As directed, visits vessels for familiarization projects and work being handled.
Stays current with technical research and projects development, and evaluate new technology for use across the fleet. Run test programs on new equipment in conjunction with ship personnel as directed.
In conjunction with the Project Manager, supports planning, installation and follow up on all vessels.
Assists current project managers where needed. Act as a back-up for projects that may fall into trouble.
Stays current on SQM policy and be responsible for the timely correction of audit findings.
In conjunction with the Project Manager, assists in the selection and installation of machinery, piping, electrical and all related class construction requirements and safety appliances to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and company safety and environmental policies.
Assists in supervision of projects onboard.
Works on assigned special projects.
Responsible for budget creation and monitoring, purchasing strategy and cost mitigation.
Responsible for budget of $150 Million
Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering or related field experience required.
5-7 years of Maritime experience preferred.
Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
Knowledge and Skills
Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
Knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Project is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, discounts, interest and commissions.
Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance, as well as foreign exchange rates.