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Assistant Program Manager for Damage Control, Engineering, & Logistics

Phoenix Group of Virginia
Norfolk, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Primary Functions: Assist the Program Manager in providing services and products of Phoenix Group to the customer, per contract specifications. Position entails the planning and execution oversight of projects associated with shipboard damage control, oversight of production of products for the Sales Division, warehouse management.

Position Requirements: A minimum of eight years of successful, hands-on experience in shipboard engineering/damage control with the U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Merchant Marine (Engineer Licensed).

General Experience: A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible leadership and managerial experience involving complex engineering or technical projects, including, but not limited to; labor utilization, cost controls, inventory management, planning, scheduling, design, installation, quality assurance, maintenance, repair, safety, testing, upgrades, overhauls and documentation.

Functional Responsibility: Technical professional who applies comprehensive oversight and knowledge of industrial practices, labor and cost/resource management and controls, contract execution, planning and scheduling software tools and methodologies, concept development, working principles, analysis, designs, and requirements generation/interpretation in specific and applicable technical fields. Works effectively with both individuals and groups creating and sustaining team building, employee morale, and retention Plans, coordinates, and is responsible for work production operations of each assigned project to meet changing environments and/or emergent requirements. Integrates all Prime and Subordinate contractor team members, industrial work activities, and various resources of all involved organizational segments. Provides direction, guidance, and assistance in coordinating individual Project’s tasks resulting in full technical adequacy and superior quality product and service delivered to the customer. Responsible for full compliance with all technical, safety, regulatory requirements and standards in assigned projects. Conducts research, obtains quotes, and assists with estimating project/product cost and time.

Specialized Experience: A minimum of six years in-depth experience in managing major engineering or related technical programs directly associated with shipboard Damage Control. Must have current and relevant experience involving operation and maintenance of shipboard damage control equipment, systems, policies and procedures.

Additional requirements:

- Impeccable integrity and work ethics

- Superior initiative

- Skilled team building

- Proven leadership

- Efficient resource management, accountability, and contract/business acumen

- Excellent oral and written communications skills

- Functional abilities in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project, VISIO, Sharepoint, and Excel

- Eligibility for U.S. Government Secret Clearance


This position involves travel and evening/weekend work as required.

Substantial experience in U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Merchant Marine (Licensed Engineer) or commercial maritime industry Damage Control field is preferred for this position.

Complexity: In addition to ongoing and frequent interface with the Program Manager and all DCIMSS personnel supervised, this position involves extensive coordination with counterparts from other organizations engaged in Damage Control work and business. This position also involves interaction with representatives of Government Agencies, supported ships, and operational organizations.

Complexity: This position requires ongoing planning and monitoring of personnel, materiel, and financial resources within the assigned project. The APM works closely with individual, Project Managers and sustains an adequately skilled and stable labor force on-site for each phase of the project. Responsible for continually assessing inventory accountability/availability of Government and Contractor Furnished Equipment, components, and support items to ensure all Project commitments can be successfully achieved with high quality within schedule, budget, manpower, and materials. Also develops and provides status reports and other documentation associated with projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The APM is responsible for the direct supervision all assigned Project Managers and is accountable for overall productivity, performance.

Equipment Used: This position requires oversight and accountability of the operation of heavy equipment, safety equipment, tools, computers, test equipment, electronics, printers, licensed software, plus any other equipment used in support of projects. . CAD experience is desired.


Works in an office environment: Y

Works in a noisy environment: O

Exposed to machinery with moving parts: O

Works outdoors: O

Requires use of protective clothing or equipment: O

Works in low or high temperatures: Y

Works in shipyard or shipboard environment: O

Works in a warehouse environment: O

Works with HAZMAT: O

NOTE: Y = Yes N = NO O = Occasionally

Duties: Among the duties of the Assistant Program Manager are the following:

Advise Program Manager on contract performance – 10%

Participate in manpower planning and hiring – 5%

Supervise Project Managers – 20%

Supervise Team personnel training and qualification – 5%

Coordinate the various phases of project, including: - 30%

- Lodging and Travel

- Advanced/ongoing liaison

- Inventory movements/processing/accountability

- Shipping and receiving

- Internal and external reports

- Data base management

- Prime/Sub contractor and vendor coordination and relations

- Documentation deliverables

Oversee production of products for the Sales Division 10%

Perform other duties as assigned. 20%

This job description in no way states nor implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position as Engineering and Logistics Division Assistant Program Manager. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as directed by their supervisors. Performance of all duties specified and/or implied, will be made in the utmost good faith and due diligence while representing Phoenix Group.

Above listed requirements and conditions are only representative of minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, education, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess and maintain those aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship between the employee and Phoenix Group.

Company Description
Phoenix Group of Virginia is service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. It is a professional services company currently working for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NATO and the U.S. Air Force; competing as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) under several NAICS codes. We are proud members of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program and take an initiative to hire veterans. Our core competencies include program and project management, logistics, operations analysis and experimentation and asset management services. We were founded in 2008 and since our establishment we have been providing cutting edge solutions and support to the services. We understand and provide expert consultation on shipbuilding acquisition programs, maintenance/ modernization programs, and sustainment programs.

Phoenix Group of Virginia


630C Woodlake Dr.

Norfolk, VA



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