• Contracts Manager - Operations

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 8:51 PM)
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Estimating and Contracts Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for our Contract Manager position.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


    The Contracts Manager will plan, direct, coordinate, monitor budget and performance track and negotiate changes, and report activity to senior management, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the overhauling or repairing of ships and/or other marine vessels. Project organization, scheduling, problem identification, customer interface and plan implementation are some of the responsibilities of this position as well.


    1. Track, estimate, compile, submit, and negotiate any and all change work to the contract
    2. Recognize potential problems early, recommend solutions, and implement corrections. Document concerns with formal correspondence 
    3. Lead organization in disputes and issue with customers, to include REAs and claims
    4. Collaborate with Accounting, Production and Estimating to develop metrics and reports 
    5. Monitor progress throughout project or multiple projects
    6. Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and repair problems
    7. Interpret specifications and contract requirements and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, 
    8. Assist in performing job cost projections / Monitor cost, schedule and quality of the project(s) and immediately report any issues that would affect cost or schedule performance. Will require going onto the ship or vessel to perform ship checks and verification of data
    9. Compare progress to cost and schedule, identify problem areas and recommend corrective action
    10. Monitor, coordinate, and manage the Required Reports and Required documentation submittals for each contract, to include contract closeout documents, CPARs rebuttals, contract completion certifications, and lessons learned
    11. Prepare and log all formal correspondences on each contract
    12. Evaluate, track and file all Contract Modifications, checking for completeness and correctness
    13. Prepare and submit all invoices

    Ensure that all issues raised are resolved in a timely manner


    • College degree in a technical or managerial discipline or equivalent Ship Repair experience
    • 5-8 years experience either in a shipyard or on a ship as an officer, port engineer or repair supervisor or 5 years as a construction supervisor for large (over $1.0 mil each) projects.
    • Working knowledge of Excel, Project (and/or Primavera), PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.  A knowledge of Deltek would be a plus.
    • Excellent written and communications skills (please submit samples of recent correspondence you have authored)
    • Willingness to be flexible and work with people to achieve goals and objectives.
    • Familiarity with Cost and Schedule Performance metrics including ACWP, BCWP and BCWS concepts and the Cost Performance Index and the Schedule Performance Index.
    • Effective negotiation, problem solving, and decision making skills
    • Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. 
    • Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. 
    • Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved. 
    • Proven ability to drive improved cost and schedule performance
    • Proven ability to manage Risks and Opportunities

    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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