Vice President of Human Resources 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. 

REPORTS TO:  Chief Operating Officer and President

SUPERVISES:  Strategic Recruitment Manager, Training and Workforce Development Manager, Apprentice Program Manager, Human Resources Coordinator, Benefits Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant


  • The VP of HR will serve as a strategic business partner and key member of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as consultant and problem solver to management.
  • The VP of HR has overall responsibility and accountability for the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services including:  talent acquisition, employee retention, labor relations, training development, employee relations, benefit design, procurement and administration, compensation and performance management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent
  • 10 years demonstrated experience in progressive, fast paced, forward thinking organization(s), with 5-7 years in a HR Director/VP level position.
  • Extensive knowledge of HR Compliance issues (Affirmative Action, EEOC, FLSA etc.) required.
  • Experience managing employees engaged in safety sensitive roles a plus.
  • Experience working in union/non-union work environments.
  • Expertise in compensation and benefits design and application preferred
  • Legal degree with an emphasis in Employment Law is a plus.
  • PHR/SPHR certification desired
  • Experience working in a multi-location, multi-state environment preferred
  • Transportation experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Travel required

TOOLS: Not Applicable

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to assign work

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

LIAISES WITH:  All employees, Austal Ships departments, community organizations and leaders, former employees, company attorney, National Labor Relations Board.