Program Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

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. 


Director of New Construction, Program Management


Program Coordinators


  • Principal (single point of) contact with the customer for all issues.
    • Manage customer relationship
    • Reporting to customer in terms of the contract
    • Manage any Prime or Sub relationships that exist
  • Bid and Proposal efforts
    • POC for BD for preparation of all assigned   proposals
    • Ensure all bids and proposals are accurate, compliant, competitive, and executable
  • Contractual Compliance
    • Manage contract administration, specifications, drawings, and regulatory requirements.
  • Resource Management
    • Manage program resources to ensure that all team members are fully utilized at all times
    • Develop and maintain program resource forecast demands
  • Risk Management
    • Identify and mitigate program specific risks and identify and maximize program opportunities
  • Estimating
    • Review estimates for accuracy
    • Provide direction and support labor estimates, material estimates, and make/buy reviews, etc.
  • Contract change management / control
    • Coordinate with change management team to execute changes in support of program requirements
  • Procurement of materials and equipment.
    • Manage order placement, on-time delivery and performance from suppliers, quality assurance from suppliers
    • Identify and resolve material and equipment issues.
  • Classification and inspection authority relationship
    • Oversee design to ensure compliance with specification and regulatory requirements.


  • 4-year degree (relating to engineering technologies preferred)
  • 10 years of related experience and training
  • Proven record of military and commercial marine program management
  • A sound knowledge of the marine construction industry
  • Proven ability to set tasks for self and others
  • Ability to listen to staff and customers and act appropriately
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts, contract specifications, and major equipment specifications.
  • Ability to check own work


DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to assign work

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to correct and discipline, recommend pay increase, transfers, promotions, discharges, and process grievances.


  • All levels of Austal organization
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) representatives
  • Navy / USCG Program Office
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Other Govt agencies and customers


  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required security clearance
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • Position requires travel of up to 20% of the time