• Ship Superintendent / Project Manager - Travel Required - Down River

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(11/1/2018 1:37 PM)
    Colonna Down River
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Down River division.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Ship Superintendent.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA, with 25% travel to other sites. Access to government facilities is a crucial part of this role.


    The Superintendent oversees all key aspects of the project's progress; determines personnel, material, equipment and facilities needed, establishes basic priorities and work sequences, maintains balanced workload among subordinates through distribution of work projects and allotment of manpower, equipment and materials.


    • Responsible for budget, schedule, and quality for the project assigned.
    • Responsible to establish the contract baseline and for maintaining that baseline for the life of the project
    • Establish budgets and approve schedules for the project
    • Determine the scope of the work package, evaluates the ability of the Production Department to support the work package, and recommends modification of the work package
    • Approve all time charges and material expenditures, unless he specifically delegates some of those duties to his assigned Supervisors
    • Work closely with his assigned Shipyard Supervisors and ensure that they understand their areas of responsibility and that they spend 75-80% of their time on the “deckplates”
    • Physical progress is accomplished each week and that cost projections for reviewed for any corrective action required
    • Review and redistribute the “estimate” in order to establish craft budgets
    • Approve all subcontracts and requests for temporary labor
    • Verify that all subcontract purchase order values are kept current and that increases and decreases are processed quickly so that job cost can be determined
    • Compare labor expenditures against the spending plan and report any variation and explain them
    • Approve all requests for material and rental equipment
    • Provide feedback to the estimators all work items that are more than 10% over or under budget
    • Overall responsibility for schedule adherence
    • Represent the company in discussions with the customer regarding schedule and support the contract group in developing support for “schedule impact” on change orders when warranted
    • Assist in developing and implementing any recovery schedule
    • The primary point of contact with the customer
    • Responsible for collection of physical progress each week for their jobs
    • Work closely with the representatives from various classification societies and governing agencies
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance 
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator



    • A clear understanding of contract value and current costs
    • Strong communication skills both written and oral with the ability to act as a spokesperson
    • Experience with Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project
    • Experience in drydocks and vessel inspections is preferred
    • Strong planning and project management skills 
    • Improvement and achievement orientated 
    • Eight years of experience in Ship Repair in a Management type capacity running multi-trade crews on Commercial and/or Naval vessels
    • Attention to detail and documentation
    • Thorough knowledge of ship repair processes




    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include:
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more



    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Respect
    • Pride
    • Truth
    • Family

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.


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