Shipyard Program Management


Shipyard Program Management

@ L3Harris

Job Description

  • L3Harris is seeking a Shipyard Program Manager as it continues to further its foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs).
  • The Program Manager will collaborate with Functional Management, Program Office, and stakeholders, to understand and interpret client requirements to determine appropriate performance metrics, clarify priorities and program goals, and develop and implement specific management plans to support multiple programs.
  • As Shipyard Program Manager, you will be accountable for the performance and quality of product technology, management and on-time delivery of schedules, and budget and program profitability (contractual and expected).
  • Additionally, you will be expected to utilize program management tools to monitor and report program performance objectives and facilitate project coordination.
  • You will be required to assist in the development and delivery of presentations and provide recommendations to senior Program Managers and Company Management, as well as other stakeholders, relating to applicable program management plans.
  • The Program Manager will lead, direct, and review the work of direct reports.

You will be expected to track, manage, and report program attributes including the following:

  • Schedule performance against contract and forecast.
  • Cost performance against budget and Estimate At Completion (EAC)
  • Labor allocation against program needs.
  • Sales and profit performance against contract acceptance and forecast.
  • Program risks & opportunities.
  • Technical & production issues impacting program performance.


  • Prepare project schedule, monitor and control project progress
  • Coordinate project activities, conduct project meeting in order to keep project progress as per schedule
  • Identify the resources needed and assign collective and individual responsibilities
  • Specify and monitor metrics to continually monitor project successes and failures
  • Identify & anticipate risks that might impact schedule & propose solutions to mitigate together with engineering and production teams
  • Coordinate contractors & manager co-activity on board
  • Approve material requisition for project, monitor and control project cost
  • Resolve technical issues pertaining to construction
  • Gain rapport with shipyard team and understanding of their needs and develop solutions
  • Lead and participate in contract change orders and negotiations
  • Assist in the management and leadership of planning, implementing, and executing technical programs
  • Assist in the implementation of strategic initiatives, and programming, planning and budgeting project teamwork
  • Assess cost and schedule risks and develop associated mitigations
  • Estimate sales forecasts for labor and material
  • Monitor and report financial, schedule and technical performance of assigned projects
  • Manage and maintain all financial tracking documentation for assigned programs


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.
  • Active SECRET clearance or ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • Expertise in managing fixed price development and low rate initial production contracts
  • Tactful in negotiating scope and price with key subcontractors
  • Skilled in managing dynamic programs with potential for fluctuating scope
  • Ability to plan, organize, and delegate complex work
  • Knowledge of manpower planning, milestone scheduling, PM tools, and related financial management
  • Capable of managing and working in an environment that is fast paced, with a focus on problem resolution and process improvement
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in financial or data analysis and monitoring
  • Handle stressful situations with maturity, respect, and confidence
  • Experience in Shipbuilding / shipyard management REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Aluminum Shipbuilding experience preferred.
  • Experience working at Tier 1 large shipyard desired.
  • Experience with Navy, ABS, SUPSHIP
  • Management experience in the defense industry on DoD programs
  • Earned Value Management Expertise
  • Prior P&L experience with demonstrated portfolio growth
  • Experienced with unmanned / uncrewed systems or equipment

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: July 22, 2022
Application Deadline: August 22, 2022
Job Type: Full-time