The Project Manager is accountable for the coordination of major projects. This includes: participating in planning of contracts, evaluating detailed engineering specifications, defining the scope of work, preparing estimates, managing sub-contractors, liaising with customers, and coordinating regulatory and Class inspections. In addition, this role ensures that the applicable health & safety regulations and ISO procedures are adhered to. Duties/Accountabilities
Education and Experience
- Manages and oversees project work by: participating in long, medium, and short-term planning of contracts; evaluating specifications; distributing drawings or technical information to yard Trade Superintendents; developing and overseeing the work breakdown structure; scheduling, and communicating with customers in regards to the scope of work and quality/cost issues.
- Clearly identifies the scope of work for the actual projects by: interpreting specifications, gathering information, and, when required, preparing estimates for work arising, ensuring that customer satisfaction and a profitable project completion is achieved.
- Manages sub-contractors by establishing the content of work and supplies, signing contracts, overseeing the work performed, following up with work progress, and approving contractor invoices.
- Conducts pre-inspection checks for structural, outfit, or insulation work. Requests on-site surveys and inspections by contacting the responsible authorities and organizing meetings for customer representatives and regulatory bodies. Reports survey results to Production for repair or confirmation that work is complete.
- Provides technical support or solutions for internal staff, customers and the technical office. Supports the Production department by providing technical information, establishing/prioritizing work scope, identifying methods and processes, contributing to problem solving, evaluating order changes and project progression, preparing required delivery QA documentation, and ensuring that projects are completed in a safe and effective manner.
- Provides project representation at the Seaspan Health and Safety Committee. Ensures that sub-contractors follow the company's health and safety requirements when performing work on site. Ensures compliance of the Seaspan Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures at the Vancouver Drydock.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Completion of Grade 12 education, plus post-secondary education from a recognized institution in project management and marine technology
- A minimum of 10 years experience in a supervisory capacity within a ship repair/shipbuilding environment
- Demonstration of exemplify business ethics, integrity and honesty in all situations
- Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings
- Technical skills in welding, marine engineering, electrical and mechanical are desirable
- Excellent organizational, planning, negotiation, problem solving, decision making, supervisory or leadership skills
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, including report writing, in the English language
- Knowledge of Seaspan corporate policies and procedures, WCB rules and regulations and CWB standards (Canadian Welding Bureau)
- Sound judgment and works well under pressure
- Strong abilities to establish priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines
- Flexibility and adaptable to rapidly changing demands
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and Outlook
Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted