Shipyard General/Operations Manager(s)


Puglia Engineering, Inc. is currently seeking multiple Shipyard General/Operations Managers for its Bellingham, Washington and Honolulu, Hawaii locations.


Puglia Engineering, Inc. is a full service ship repair and facilities support company, supporting vessel repair activities and facilities programs throughout the United States and abroad. Please visit our web site for more information.


The Shipyard Operations Manager Responsibilities and Skills;

      Setting the production priorities and ensuring the production objectives of the shipyard are reached.

      Profit and loss for current and upcoming projects from initial planning through invoice collection.

      Develop and maintain budgets.

      Lead Production Team and coordinate work of Shipyard to ensure work is done safely, man hours are scheduled properly, objectives are met and deadlines honored.

      Establish and maintain sound working relationships with customers and contractors, consistent with the best interests of the company.

      Must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects at once and be capable of handling stressful situations tactfully and remain in control.

      Ability to work independently and as a team member.

      Knowledgeable on ISO 9001 quality standards and on government regulations on Shipyard operations, occupational health, safety and environmental compliance.

      Contract management, change orders, adherence to Shipyards standard terms and conditions.

      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

      Produce documentation and reports as and when required.

      PC literate, knowledgeable in MS Word, Excel

      Self motivated, proactive and result orientated

      Ability to work within a union environment

      Ensure all projects are managed and performed in accordance with the design specifications and to the USCG / ABS/NAVY standards.

      Coordinates all activities with General Manager, Estimating Manager, Project Managers, Purchasing Manager, QA Inpsectors, Human Resources Department and Accounting.

      Ability to read and comprehend work specifications, work orders, blueprints, contracts and technical publications.







Experience Required:


      A minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the ship construction and repair industry.

      Three years of project management, working with construction superintendents, craft supervisors, port engineers, vessel owners and support department managers.

      Experience and extensive knowledge of ship structures, equipment and machinery.

      Project contract and change order negotiating experience.

      Legal and marine insurance matters preferred

      Government contracting experience, preferred






      A minimum of a high school diploma or GED and post secondary business or technical training required or certification in project management, contract management or current license as a marine engineer. Naval and/or USCG backgrounds a plus. Further education up to and including a Bachelors degree in business management or a technical specialty preferred.


Puglia Engineering, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package including profit sharing. Relocation and housing costs considered.


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Puglia Engineering, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities and women to apply.