Homeport Deputy Director of Operations - San Diego in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

REPORTS TO:   Home Port Director of Operations

SUPERVISES: Assigned Project Managers, Project Leads and Project Coordinators, Craft and Administrative personnel


  • Supports all West Coast business activities, as assigned
  • Serve as point of contact to assist with managing customer, prime, and subcontractor relationships and contracts
  • Provides guidance to project team and supply chain management regarding subcontractors to execute service work on vessels located throughout the CONUS / OCONUS Areas of Responsibility (AORs)
  • Ensure the work in progress is in accordance with the published schedule, properly sequenced and that production schedules are reasonable and achievable
  • Leads assigned process development initiatives
  • Support other team members in execution of agreed business goals and initiatives as assigned
  • Participates in proposal preparation including leading as capture or proposal manager as assigned
  • Provides support in proposal/bid review prior to their release to the government
  • Develop and maintain resource forecasts to manage internal and contingent staffing levels, ensure schedules are maintained
  • Identify and resolve material and equipment issues
  • Assist with various compliance and reporting duties in support of business activities
  • Daily communication and interface with all team members, including Program Managers and Project Leads; resolving any areas of conflict that may hinder the progress of the Post Delivery availability schedule
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director consistent with the changing and emergent needs of the business


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or another related field preferred
  • Fully competent  in industry related crafts and general shipyard operations
  • 10 years or more experience in shipbuilding, ship repair or similar construction and manufacturing industrial type environment, with 8 years or more being in a supervisory or management role.  
  • Navy experience is preferred.
  • Completion of a recognized project management course with a complete understanding of the principles of earned value, scheduling  preferred
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Ability to read and interpret shipbuilding contracts  and  specifications
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and data while navigating effectively with  applicable software
  • Ability to utilize and interpret relevant cost and schedule data reports including having a familiarity of scheduling software (Primavera, Microsoft Project, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently validate, interpret and understand task scheduling or work sequencing
  • Proficient  in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and  PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and take initiative in all aspects of the position duties
  • Willingness to work irregular and extended work hours as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position may be required to manage repair efforts in various offsite locations.   The potential for offsite travel can potentially be in excess of 40-50%.

TOOLS:   Not applicable

LIAISES WITH: All production departments and support departments, program team, project team, client, suppliers, subcontractors, and class and flag authorities


  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of  US Person  status
  • Candidates  must be able  to obtain  and maintain TWIC credentials

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is often required to stand,  walk, utilize hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to work at a computer station.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Withstand periods of  prolonged standing
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis
  • Lift/push/pull up to 75lbs on an occasional  basis
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent  basis
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders,  and ramps)
  • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or  man lifts
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead)
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel- toed shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot  temperatures
  • Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible  sounds/commands
  • Able to utilize adequate  visual skills
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side, and reaching down
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be granted to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high and precarious spaces, outdoor weather conditions, and extreme heat or cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is frequently high.

SAFETY: Must comply with federal, state, local, and company safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing  daily position duties.


  • $132,000.00 - $174,000.00

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.