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Ship Manager Representative
Ref No.: 21-00086
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Position Type:Full Time
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Position Summary: 
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a driven Ship Manager Representative SMR to join our team to support Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) Code 22, the SMR will assist in the development and implementation of HM&E in-service and modernization programs and initiatives. Modernization programs include DDG modernization – forward fit and backfit (DDG Mod FF and BF), CG modernization (CG Mod), LSD mid-life (LSD Client), LHD modernization (LHD Mod), and Aegis Ashore (AA).
Clearance Required:
  • Must be a US citizen with an active DoD Secret security clearance
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provides engineering policy and recommendations to government Program Managers Representative (PMR). 
  • Applies extensive Hull Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E), Combat Systems and C4I naval ship system and engineering experience to maintenance, repair and modernization issues. 
  • Observes, inspects and recommends changes to improve the cost, schedule and performance metrics of ship system contract work during planned CNO availabilities. 
  • May provide direction, training, and assistance to other project staff, as the subject matter expert for naval ship systems.
  • Provide waterfront coordination and scheduling support for NSWCP Ship Alterations (SA) and Modernization Program installations
  • Provide technical oversight support for advance planning, scheduling, coordination and execution ship alterations and/or Modernization
  • Interface as part of the Integrated Project Development Team that coordinates with the RMCs, Planning Yard, Program Office and ship's force, to schedule and conduct advance planning per the SHIPMAIN process
  • Provide technical review of Work Specs, Ship Installation Drawings, lessons learned, ship checks, crew briefings, initiation of LAR, and the tracking progress of waiver approvals
  • Provide support for RMMCO check-ins, schedule de-conflictions, testing and crew training
  • Review material management tasks long before an installation by providing NSWCCD Philadelphia with material tracking and status support for GFM and coordinating with the installing AIT for CFM
  • Conduct ship checks and crew briefings to ensure that ship specific anomalies are identified and that the ship is cognizant of what will occur during the installation or upgrade
  • Schedule ship checks report the results to the Planning Yard, Port Engineer, PMS407 Hull Manager and the RMC Project Manager
  • Attend all contractor's daily production meetings, weekly production meetings, test coordinator meetings, PMR twice-weekly ISC meetings, and daily testing meetings scheduled by the Program manager representative (PMR)
  • Coordinate all personnel and contractors supporting NSWC installation testing and reviewing/submitting test schedule from power up to underway testing.
  • Reports to NSWCCD Philadelphia of any problems and schedule changes and tracks contract changes and additional costs
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 6 years directly relevant work experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines involving operations, maintenance, and modernization:
    • Diesel main propulsion systems
    • Gas turbine auxiliary and main propulsion systems
    • Automate control systems
  • 10+ years of experience providing engineering project management support for U.S. Navy shipboard systems and equipment including experience with test procedure development and execution
  • Experience working for a Department of Defense contractor, at least 4 years in a team lead or management capacity
  • Previous Navy shipboard / shipyard experience
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and demonstrate personal initiative to complete the work of the team as a whole
  • Must be sensitive to the professional expectations of the business, ensuring a positive impression for all stakeholders
  • Must be highly reliable and capable of meeting work schedule consistently
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Regular physical activity onboard ship and office to include walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting (up to 25 pounds), and standing; occasional prolonged sitting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word and Excel
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and write, with or without assistance
  • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax and other office equipment
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
This position description represents a summary of the major components and requirements of the outlined job. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or required as business needs dictate. Questions regarding this description should immediately be addressed to the department manager or to Human Resources.

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Our corporate culture encourages personal and professional growth because LCE's success depends on the talent, innovation, professionalism, and commitment of its employees. LCE is a strengths-based organization focused on turning individual talents into strengths and then turning individual strengths into organizational performance that supports our clients' success.

  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for employees and their families
  • Free Employee Life and Disability Insurance, with supplemental coverage options available
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account options
  • Company matched 401(k) & company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
  • Dynamic employee innovation/entrepreneurship program which includes education, empowerment, and monetary rewards
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development programs at all levels
  • Flexible Schedules and Relaxed Dress Code
  • Employer-sponsored events, social collaboration, and open communication
  • Free access to an extensive online training library, including certification prep
  • Bonus Program for outstanding contributions, Employee Referral Program, numerous Recognition Opportunities, and more
*Benefits may vary by business unit and location.

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 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 LCE 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, disability,because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation, and any other status protected by applicable state law. In addition, LCE will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. LCE shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, AppendixA.