Program Manager

Norfolk, VA, Virginia

Job Type: Contractual
Minimum Experience:
Recruiter Name: Angelo Escalante, John Tayag, Leslie Faustino, Melody Papa, Stephany Joy Pastrana

Job Description

Position Description:

  • The Program Manager will play a pivotal role in maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the project’s Ship Manager.
  • Collaborating closely, both individuals will work to ensure the project’s success by adhering to safety, quality, schedule, and cost standards. 
  • The Program Manager will engage with multiple departments, driving program efforts across the entire repair team, supporting work execution, problem-solving, planning, and process improvement. 
  • Reporting directly to the Director of Programs, the Performance of the Program Manager will be measured against the overall availability of the project.


  • Successfully execute programs during pre-production, production, and avail closeout phases.
  • Hold all departments accountable for meeting schedule and cost goals throughout each project.
  • Maintain and develop the current Lifecycle Management System, utilizing the Earned Value Management System and daily project observation.
  • Collaborate with logistics, procurement, and materials teams to communicate project demands for materials in alignment with the schedule.
  • Review quality key performance indicators and identify opportunities for improvement across all trades.
  • Manage the Change Process, ensuring quick and accurate processing of changes through contracts/subcontracts teams and successful execution within production.
  • Monitor TIP/OQE completion to support project quality requirements and schedule goals.
  • Monitor cost and schedule performance, evaluating weekly and developing mitigation plans as required.
  • De-conflict subcontractor issues in alignment with overall schedule goals.
  • Work with Ship Managers to develop area management plans before production begins.
  • Proactively anticipate schedule and budget deviations, providing solutions for resolution.
  • Coordinate communication and feedback with customers to resolve technical issues.

Skills Required:

  • Positive attitude, team-oriented approach to problem-solving.
  • Fluent in scheduling tools, critical path analysis, schedule risk assessments, and schedule mitigation strategies.
  • Proficient in risk, opportunity, and cost management.

Experience Required:

  • Eight (8) years of relevant program management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong comprehension, organizational, reasoning & decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proficient in mathematics for computing, analyzing, and interpreting numerical and/or statistical data.

Experience Preferred:

  • Government/Commercial New Construction Shipbuilding or Ship Repair experience.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, Finance, or a similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education Preferred:

  • PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


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