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Project Manager II (Manufacturing)

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, thenclick Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

The Project Manager-Manufacturing reports to the Program Manager-Manufacturing, assisting with the day-to-day management of the fabrication shop in a job shop environment, mentoring project managers, assisting with estimates, proposals, quotes and any other reports or documents required. The above list is not all-inclusive and other tasks will be assigned dependent on shop and program manager needs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Expectations of this function are:

  • Preparation of bids and quotes for delivery orders, purchase orders and contracts.
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of proposals, reviewing technical content, personnel requirements, management plans and execution costs. Monitor assigned projects/contracts at job sites and ensure the customer is satisfied. Onsite management may be required depending on the project.
  • Work closely with the respective department managers to monitor the task performance and efficient utilization of man-hours and resources.
  • Maintain personal contact with key personnel (military and civilian), companies and organizations which may utilize company services or may be candidates for teaming proposals on a specific contract.
  • Develop personal rapport with each contact, which will enhance the possibility of repeat business. Perform as the company representative for meetings with project/contract customers (e.g., NAVSEA, TYCOMs, Squadrons, Shipyards, etc.) to discuss changes in scope of performance or requirements, schedule conflicts, production delays, cost issues, etc.
  • Evaluate Metrics related to project cost, quality and schedule. Determine Corrective actions required.Evaluate ISO 9000:2001 metrics, establishing corrective actions as required.
  • Train/Mentor Assistant Project Managers through personal example and evaluation. Prepare and present company overview and proposal to new or potential customers.
  • Promote existing customer relations through support in evaluating new quotations and the monitoring of on-time deliveries and product quality. Advise, consult and/or counsel contacts and customers to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas and actions.
  • Project positive image (to include; personal attire, mannerisms, language, technical competence, etc.) to employees, customers and similar industrial companies by ensuring a cost-efficient, quality product is produced in accordance with the customer's requirements.
  • Provide sound and independent judgement that follows company policies and procedures while managing projects/contracts. Resolve issues, through direct interaction with department managers and supervisors, which may jeopardize product quality, delivery schedules or costs.
  • Maintains a positive work environment through positive actions to affect morale, providing adequate opportunities for employee personal growth. Adherence to all federal, state, local and employment laws, and company regulations and policies.
  • Mentors subordinates by providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations and through personal example.

    The above list is only a representative sample of what the Project Manager-Manufacturing may be asked to do. The Project Manager-Manufacturing may perform other special projects or duties as required to support business needs.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    • This position has supervisory responsibilities.
      Reporting Relationships
      • Reports to Program Manager- Manufacturing


        • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of tradesmen and production supervisors in a manufacturing shop environment.
        • Working knowledge of fabrication and welding processes associated with aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.
        • Must be able to estimate jobs from blueprints and determine the cost of parts or the entire job including labor and materials.
        • Minimum ten years technical knowledge and at-sea operational experience with submarine and/or surface combat weapons systems, launcher systems or other similar Naval or military system.
        • Minimum of six years of experience in managing people and resources along with projects related to complex mechanical and/or electrical systems.
        • In depth understanding of blue print reading and interpretation.
        • Candidate will have to perform in an ISO-9000 rated company in a rapidly changing and demanding atmosphere.
        • Experience with successful LEAN improvement efforts, desired.
        • Technical knowledge and operational experience in all aspects of maintenance of U.S. Naval vessels.
        • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills with personnel and customers.
        • Must have, or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance issued by the U.S. government.

          B.S. Mechanical/Electrical Engineering; or Foreman Naval and/or Commercial Shipyard with extensive Apprenticeship Program; or High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses; or High School/GED with extensive military training and experience in mechanical and/or electrical systems and quality assurance/control requirements. Fifteen years experience may substitute for the B.S. degree.


          Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.

          Additional Information


          This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS which is characterized as follows.
          • Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night
          • Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
          • When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%
          • Noise is over 85 decibels
          • Light is intense/glare
          • Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
          • Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
          • Includes exposure to contaminants
          • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
          • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
          • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
          • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions

            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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            This position is considered MEDIUM work.

            • Lift 20-50 pounds
            • Work in confined spaces , k neel, jump, run, work while lying on stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
            • Identify color differences
            • Wear PPE for skin protection
              • Lift 10-25 pounds
              • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects
              • Twist body, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and work with arms extended overhead
              • Operate a motor vehicle
                • Lift up to 10 pounds
                • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection

                  Equal Opportunity Employer

                  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Chesapeake , Project Manager II (Manufacturing), Executive , Chesapeake, Virginia

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