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Project Manager II, III (SUBSAFE/ Public Yards)

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Marine Services Division (MSD) has over 30 years of experience providing full-service submarine and surface ship repairs supporting maintenance and alterations aboard commercial and U.S. military vessels. We are SUBSAFE and DDS-SOC certified and perform high-consequence maintenance on assets that operate in demanding environments.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

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.

Position Summary

Join us at Oceaneering Marine Services, where our submarine projects are rapidly expanding! We're on the lookout for a project manager to join our team, focusing on submarine work. We need a dynamic leader with exceptional communication skills to oversee a variety of ship projects and contracts.

Oversee various ship projects, contracts, or delivery orders to guarantee technical superiority and document outcomes in terms of Safety, Quality, Schedule, and Cost. Enhance all aspects of project management, including marketing, production processes, quality and cost controls, and staffing resources. Contribute to the creation of marketing plans, sales strategies, and goals for potential opportunities to ensure consistent growth. Support bid and proposal processes by developing quotations as needed, focusing on the correct sequence of tasks and estimating the necessary production support for each project. Occasional travel and overtime may be necessary, along with moderate physical and mental exertion and regular use of office equipment.


  • Provide sound and independent judgment that follows company policies and procedures while managing projects/contracts.
  • Resolve issues, through direct interaction with support department managers and supervisors that may jeopardize product quality, delivery schedules or costs. Maintain the projects Risk Register and Lessons Learn databases.
  • Formulate, through original and independent thinking, methods and processes which will increase safety, quality, or production, or decrease costs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Production personnel and project support groups.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Provide assistance to the Program Manager for the 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 and conduct periodic visits (daily, if feasible) to job sites and ensure the customer is satisfied. Work closely with the respective department managers to monitor the task performance and efficient utilization of man-hours and resources.
    • Track Project performance with respect to Safety, Quality, Schedule, and Cost using Earned Value Analysis, and phase review objectives; communicate performance to senior management through the use of Dashboards and Executive Reviews.
    • Develop a Project Management Plan for all assigned projects and execute that plan from award through close out. Updated the plan as necessary to show changes.
    • Manage project risks, through identification and mitigation of preventable, strategic, and external risks.
    • Establish manning rosters and talent levels required for the successful execution of the Project.
    • Provide feedback regarding employee performance.
    • Support the Program Manager in all facets of services and products marketing, i.e., devising and implementing strategies, conducting presentations, interfacing with field representatives, etc. Maintain served-market analysis defining total market for core business, company market share and competitors' market share. Determine growth or market share potential within specific markets.
    • Assist with implementation of the company's short-range and long-range business ventures. Identify and develop marketing and business plans for targets of opportunity that fall within the capabilities of the company. Ensure the company's core business objectives and competences are maintained. Keep abreast of evolving technology and procedures which may enhance the company's competitive position for future growth areas and opportunities.
    • Make recommendations for new processes where they may improve quality and organization effectiveness.
    • 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.
    • Act as the Company's representative to 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.


      • Must have the ability to gain and maintain a Secret security clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.
      • In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.
      • Exceptional analytical problem-solving skills and ability to think critically with a good understanding of logical ties.
      • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including customer relations with internal and external stakeholders.
      • General knowledge of the PMI project management processes.
      • Reliable team player, with good time-management and organizational skills. Has a good attendance record, an ability to plan effectively and good track record for meeting deadlines.
      • Self-starter and willing to learn new skills, share experiences, and take on roles on increasing responsibility.
      • Comprehensive understanding of Critical Path / Critical Chain Analysis.
      • Strong analytical and personnel management skills required to clearly communicate and coordinate team efforts and interact with other departments and outside agencies.
      • Demonstrated experience requiring a high degree of proficiency in all MS Office Professional applications, especially MS Excel.
      • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.
      • Must have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance issued by the U.S. DoD.

        • B.S. Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or ten years of experience managing engineering projects in lieu of Engineering Degree with High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma or additional vocational courses; or High School/GED with extensive military training and experience in hull, mechanical and/or electrical systems.
        • An accredited Project Management or Program Management course with certification of completion and/or PMP or PgMP certification through PMI (or similar) is required or may be earned in the first year of employment. (i.e.: all pre-requisites to sit for the exam have been met).
          • Five (5) years of specialized experience in performing SUBSAFE/Level I Material work; four (4) years of experience in design, operation, maintenance, repair, testing installations or alterations of Naval Ship's Hull and Deck Machinery Systems and Equipment; working knowledge of Navy data systems, and knowledge of Navy procedures for establishing and maintaining equipment maintenance requirements. Demonstrated experience ensuring/enforcing compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
          • A minimum of three (3) years management/supervisory experience is required and with proven ability to meet schedule and budget goals. Experience managing the financial aspects of multiple types of Government contracts such as fixed price, cost reimbursable, incentive fee, award fee, and/or time & material.

            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, III (SUBSAFE/ Public Yards), Executive , Chesapeake, Virginia

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