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CACI International Project Support Specialist in International, Japan

Project Support Specialist

Job Category: Consulting

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular-Long Term Assignment

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI is seeking a Project Support Specialist to support our customers at Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) in Yokosuka, Japan. As a Project Support Specialist, you will support the Project Superintendent and Project Team in planning and execution of all phases of complex US Navy ship maintenance, modernization, and repair projects, i.e., planning, scheduling, production, testing, quality, safety, and certification of work. The Project Team includes project leadership, engineers, business agents, supply/material managers, testing coordinators, work control technicians, work packagers, schedulers, and safety and quality assurance representatives.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Guide the Project Team’s efforts to develop an availability work package that is executable and meets maintenance requirements. Manage new work and growth within defined limits. Assess and manage risks in a collaborative fashion with all stakeholders.

  • Direct and manage a wide variety of trade work laborers, in addition to administrative, technical, and professional support personnel.

  • Interface directly with the SRF-JRMC Commanding Officer, other senior leaders within the Command, ship senior officers, and other stakeholders external to the Command to communicate high-level concerns that may impact project work. Interface with other stakeholders, including Ship's Force, Type Commander (TYCOM), Alteration Installation Teams (AITs), and contractors that support the project's overall repair/modernization plan.

  • Coordinate with multiple Project Superintendents to ensure project success across SRF-JRMC.

  • Support the Project Team’s efforts to develop a high-functioning team.

  • Work closely with a diverse workforce comprised of USCS, USN, and Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC) employees.

  • Serve in an advisory role that entails supporting a team environment aligned with SRF-JRMC leadership philosophy and values.

  • Create a climate and environment that motivates, teaches, enables, and empowers employees.

  • Resolve conflicts and maintain effective working relationships with personnel inside and outside SRF-JRMC. Make decisions/solve problems that impact overall project outcomes and involve personnel/departments throughout the Command as well as external stakeholders.

  • Support/interface with customers via face to face, telephone, video conferencing, email, chat, and applicable online presence.

  • Work independently with limited supervision. Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.

  • Work is on the customer site, embedded in the Shipyard industrial environment, to ensure customer needs are being met.

  • Physical Demands: Work is performed in an industrial environment and requires a significant amount of walking, climbing stairs/steps/ladders, and standing while making routine checks on ships in overhaul and/or dry dock. Work may be in areas where certain potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present.

  • Employee may be required to work in pier shacks, mobile trailers, and temporary buildings to accomplish specific assignments. Work site visits onboard ships, in dry docks, dockside, at wet berths, and at anchorage may be required. Work performed in these areas is typically dirty and sometimes exposes employees to hazards, e.g., electromagnetic energy, exposure to the elements, dust, smoke, fumes, weld flash, noise, open flame, sparks, lubricants, operating machinery, and hazardous materials. These work site visits may require the wearing of applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to include hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and occasionally protective clothing such as gloves, respirator, mask, goggles, shield, earplugs, or other devices. As part of medical surveillance programs, the employee may be required to take medical examinations to assess medical qualification for work performance.

  • This position may require the employee to work onboard U.S. Navy vessels as sea.

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs.

  • Ability to work on a computer for long periods.

More About the Role:

  • You will be accountable to the Waterfront Operations Officer (Code 300 Department Head) and support the senior Naval Supervising Authority representative responsible for planning, cost, schedule, performance, quality, safety, execution and certification of assigned maintenance and or modernization work.

  • This position requires working overtime, weekends, and holidays to support customer needs.

  • The person hired for this position must live within commuting distance to SRF-JRMC.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Interim Secret security clearance and subsequent final DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Project Management Fundamentals (PMF) at one of the Naval Shipyards or SRF-JRMC.

  • Strong working knowledge of Naval Ship Maintenance applications, including WebAIM, Execution Priorities, and PMC.

  • Strong proficiency in developing and leading teams.

  • Knowledge of Navy organizations external to SRF-JRMC.

  • Leader with a desire to see projects succeed and team members recognized for their work.

  • Cultural awareness/intelligence.

  • Willingness and ability to experiment and innovate new approaches to provide the highest caliber service to our customers.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with customers at all levels of the organization in a professional, effective manner.

  • Strong customer service orientation. Respectfully engage customers in a manner that achieves successful outcomes.

  • Ability to organize work efficiently and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to perform successfully both independently and as a team member in a demanding work environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field.

  • Knowledge of Integrated Project Team Development (IPTD) through participation as a team member.

  • Knowledge of The Workload and Resource Report (WARR) and Balanced Command Plan processes.

  • Experience living and working in Japan.

  • Previous military service or previous work experience at a Naval Shipyard.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.