Program Manager – Change Management in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description


Director of New Construction, Program Management


Program Coordinators


  • Responsible for the timeliness, compliance, development and submittal of Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Notice Of Change (NOCs), Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs), and insurance claims, and corporate initiative proposals for all new construction programs
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining Change Management Procedures for each program as required.
  • Responsible for maximizing change opportunity while managing the customer within the bounds of the contract and remaining compliant at all times
  • Responsible for status reports and metrics on change development up to and including metrics that track actual cost performance against proposed costs
  • Responsible for interfacing with customers and internal departments (Marketing, Contracts, Purchasing, Production, Finance, Engineering, etc.) on related issues involving the scope and preparation of change orders.
  • Coordinate with Program/Project Managers to submit/execute changes in support of program 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

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.