Job ID
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(1/21/2023 9:47 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to hire experienced Superintendents with Maritime experience for our Norfolk headquarters!


These are full time permanent positions with paid holidays, PTO, and 401K matching available!


  • Administer every aspect of ship repair projects including purchasing, planning and scheduling, production oversight, contractual modifications, final bill settling, and invoicing
  • Oversee all technical ship repair work including machinery overhauls, steel work, paint application, electrical modifications, piping repairs and installations, and propulsion plants.
  • Analyze work specifications and technical drawings along with shop Resource Manager to determine work scope, necessary man power, and work schedule for overhaul periods
  • Oversee all material acquisitions, including all Government Furnished Material oversight, for jobs from technical drawings and work specifications.
  • Contract and oversee, subcontractors from solicitation to completion of work
  • Negotiate contractual changes and growth work with customers
  • Work with estimating department to put together bid packages based on specifications provided including subcontractor pricing, material costs, and production schedules
  • Supervise job sites and projects to all Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations including training customers on safety and compliance rules
  • Act as liaison between the American Bureau of Shipping and the United States Coast Guard and other regulatory agencies and the customer ensuring rule compliance and quality craftsmanship
  • Responsible for all quality assurance test and inspection plan implementation and completion for projects
  • Manage customer relationships by quality work and fair dealings
  • Must be proficient in cost planning and budgeting to determine the project's cost baseline
  • Determine the scope of the work package
  • Communicate work package requirements to the trade supervisors
  • Approve all time charges and material expenditures, unless specifically delegated some to assigned Supervisors
  • Work closely with his assigned Shipyard Supervisors and ensure that they understand their areas of responsibility.
  • Monitor the Physical progress accomplished each week and maintain schedule based on performance.
  • 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
  • Approve all requests for material and rental equipment
  • 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
  • Draft or oversee all Condition Reports and Required Reports for submittal to the customer
  • Assist in developing and implementing any recovery schedule
  • Be the primary point of contact with the customer
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance


  • 5 years of experience in Ship Repair in a Management type capacity running multi-trade crews on Commercial and/or Naval vessels
  • 3+ years of experience overseeing multiple projects concurrently
  • A clear understanding of cost planning and scheduling
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project
  • Experience in dry docks and vessel inspections
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Improvement and achievement orientated
  • Attention to detail and documentation
  • Thorough knowledge of ship repair processes and sequences
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• 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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