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Technical Director

Company: Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.
Location: Panama City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

FunctionsOversees all OPC Program technical activities, including Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) requirements implementation and accomplishment. Reports to the OPC Program Manager for all program technical risks, issues, concerns, metrics, and recommendations. Works directly with USCG, ABS, Subcontractor, and ESG Engineering counterparts to identify, define, and mitigate/resolve OPC technical issues and concerns. Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesBecause Eastern Shipbuilding is continually growing to meet the needs of our customers, the essential duties and responsibilities may be different than described.

  • Regular attendance at work and the ability to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Oversee technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability effectiveness for ship design.
  • Oversee analyses performed in all phases of ship acquisition including concept, design, fabrication and construction, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of contract requirements into total systems solutions acknowledging technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Create detailed schedules, metrics, and management tools to support contract milestones and deliverables.
  • Coordinate with OPC Program stakeholders to create and provide quality products in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Develop and deliver detailed technical program reviews to senior ESG, industry partners, and government personnel.
  • Control technical aspects of program change management.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Integrated Process Teams (IPT) as required to manage various OPC technical areas including (but not limited to) acquisition, design, test and evaluation, certifications, trade studies, modeling and simulation, system engineering trade-off evaluations, ILS, training, and fleet introduction.
  • Manage OPC design configuration including chairing the program design configuration control board (CCB) for engineering change including design integration and change adjudication with support from ESG engineering and ILS departments.
  • Execution of technical risk management program in accordance with the Program Manager's policy.
  • ESG technical lead for subcontractor management to include the oversight of design execution of all major subcontractors.
  • Reviews and approves the technical scope of all major subcontracts.
  • Government program technical review process & execution with engineering. Includes quarterly program management reviews and regular design technical meetings.
  • Serves as the conduit for design communication between the USCG technical team and the ESG engineering team.
  • Perform other duties as instructed.
    Supervisory ResponsibilitiesDirectly and/or indirectly supervise employees assigned to the OPC Program. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required. Reporting RelationshipThis position will report to the OPC Program Manager. Education/ExperienceEducation/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus ten or more years experience in working with research and development, acquisition, design, system integration, test and evaluation, logistics, or operational experience with USCG or Navy ships/craft required. A Master's degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering, and working knowledge of ABS NVR, are strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Requires familiarity with DoD/DHS ship construction programs and an understanding of new construction, ship design, and large marine system integration. SkillsIntermediate to advance level Microsoft including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and strong working knowledge in the use of design tools including AutoCAD, and 3D Ship Modelling Software (i.e., ShipConstructor, or FORAN). Ability to rapidly obtain, sort, filter, and analyze large volumes of data for distillation into high-level reports. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to conduct extensive reviews of various design documents to ensure they meet Contract specifications before submission to the Government.Requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, employees, government officials, and the public exercising diplomacy and tact. Ability to communicate effectively and to forge and sustain outstanding client relationships while managing and executing multiple workstreams. Demonstrate strong analytical and conceptual skills. Ability to lead multi-system integrated product teams. Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Behavioral AttributesAbility to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance. Integrity, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and multi-tasking. Maintain the confidential integrity of details about Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
    Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines, and smartphones. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. This job will also occasionally be required to operate shipboard during the production, outfit, test, and delivery phases of each ship. The employee must be able to work in a ship production environment, including climbing and entering tanks and voids, etc., in all weather conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the environment is low to moderate, such as in an office environment.

Keywords: Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Tallahassee , Technical Director, IT / Software / Systems , Panama City, Florida

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