Project Manager

Project Management @BAE Systems in Defense , in Project Management
  • San Diego, California, United States View on Map
  • Post Date : April 14, 2024
  • Salary: $112,420.00 - $191,070.00 / Yearly
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Job Description

Job Description

BAE Systems is hiring a Project Manager – to support our Ship Repair business in San Diego, CA. Serve as a member of the Test Program Team, leading Ship Test Management programs/projects. Coordinate and direct the testing activities of trades and subcontractors within their areas of responsibility to efficiently meet project testing safety, quality, schedule, and cost goals. Work with multiple departments and processes to support production test efforts across entire repair project avail team to support project testing execution, problem solving, planning, and process improvement. Lead and facilitate teams through issues proactively related to ship systems restoration and required testing. Provide training support across team/peers and interact with internal/external customers across the repair project. Directly responsible for the safe and efficient execution of testing activities and the conditions of the test areas of the assigned ship.

Work directly with the Ship Management Team, support Trades, Subcontractors, and QA personnel to ensure overall project testing success. Serve as an important part of the project team, and uses knowledge of ship repair processes, a team-first mentality, and a positive attitude. Responsible for the execution of the assigned ship testing and may be assigned more than one program at one time to manage, direct, and coordinate testing, and provide reporting status of ship avail testing progress. Performance for this position will be evaluated based on the overall success of the testing efforts assigned for each availability, and the overall availability performance. Performance will be measured against predetermined testing safety, quality, schedule, and cost standards. Report to the Test Program Manager and be responsible for the availability they have been assigned to.


Coordinate and direct ship test meetings with customer, ships force, project managers, test analysts, and trades as required, communicating detail testing activities, requirements, and system restoration planning and execution.
Plan and coordinate with ship test team a shipboard engineering plant system restoration plan, initial light-off of machinery and related testing
Support efforts to develop ship management plans (work strategy, sequencing, test scheduling, etc.) with the facilities, planning, and production teams
Support departments, including planning and scheduling of ship pierside, ship dock trial, and sea trial event testing
Coordinate the production and testing cycles to support availability; oversee TIP/OQE completion to support project quality requirements
Support efficient execution of production testing by removing barriers; identify corrective action for issues that develop from scheduling and executing testing activities
Monitor cost and schedule performance across all trades for assigned ship testing through Earned Value Management system at the Work Item and Test Activity level
Evaluate performance weekly and develop mitigation plans with trade/sub test personnel to resolve test coordinating and performance issues
De-conflict trade/subcontractor issues, in alignment with overall test schedule goals
Review quality key performance indicators to evaluate and identify opportunities for improvement in the testing program
Manage Subcontractor test activity execution on deck plates; work with Subcontract management team for contractual issues to resolve issues/delays related to testing
Attend dock trial and underway sea trial testing events as required per ship avail, schedule trial testing events, and coordinate underway test events with all required personnel
Maintain/develop new processes and procedures to promote safe, efficient testing activities
Inspect and ensure safe working conditions and housekeeping of testing areas of the ship
Coordinate communication and feedback with customer (IDRs, CFRs, etc.) to resolve technical issues where additional test guidance is required
Adhere to NAVSEA Standard Items (Repair), commercial standards, and test documents as required
Accomplish requirements of Navy standard item 009-67 for each assigned ship availability
Manage conflict in a collaborative working environment
Support meetings and tasking as assigned by Test Program Manager/Ship Manager/Director of Operations
Support other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering, Project Management, or similar field and 6 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, Maritime, or similar industries
Experienced in Testing, Maintenance, Repair, or similar
Experience in Shipboard Operating Systems to manage test requirements related to propulsion, electrical, auxiliary, combat, deck equipment weight testing, and other shipboard systems and machinery
Previous Experience in Program/Project Management to efficiently manage performance and meet project testing safety, quality, schedule, and cost goals
Experience in People/Team Leadership to manage cross-functional teams to deliver commitments
Knowledge of ship repair availability assigned key events and milestones, test and inspection plan (TIP) development, and work item test scheduling
Ability to champion shipyard and shipboard safety requirements when planning and conducting testing, ensuring safety of personnel and equipment
Able to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term and/or long-term basis, both for self and others
Ability to develop concepts, test plans, and test schedules and communicate them to others
Able to lead cross-functional teams and drive performance to meet goals
Ability to understand problems and to collaborate to explore identification of solutions
Strong planning and project management skills
Strong communication and presentation skills

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Experience in Government/Commercial New Construction Shipbuilding or Ship Repair
Knowledge of US Navy shipboard systems, operating experience of shipboard systems, and familiar with lighting off machinery and shipboard testing
Good Knowledge of US Navy test documents (JFMM, GSO), the Navy’s Total Ship Test Program, shipboard pipe, machinery, electrical test requirements
Knowledge of US Navy shipboard personnel and corresponding ship departments
Team-oriented approach to problem solving

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $112420 – $191070

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits

At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

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