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CACI International Project Manager - MetalShark QA in New Orleans, Louisiana

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What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is seeking an experienced Maritime Project Manager to support Shipbuilding Fabrication efforts in Franklin, LA and Norfolk, VA. The Project Manager will be responsible for the integration of a off-site group of CACI personnel with the customers personnel involved with Design, Engineering, Planning, Supply Support, and the Projects execution of fabrication operations. This position is a critical and demanding position where proven past performance in all aspects of shipbuilding fabrication, leadership and management are required ensuring the expeditious adherence to engineering and technical principals as well as production scheduling, Quality Assurance and timely movement of material.

More About the Role:

The Project Manager will be working directly for the customer president. The Project Manager is assisted with Design, Engineering, Planning, Logistics (Material), QA and NDT, Information Technology by on-site CACI members. The customer will be providing Engineering support including Welding Engineering, Trade Supervisors and Tradesmen, QA Manager and support as well as Material Control and Warehousing. The Project Manager will be vested with the overall responsibility of executing the project to include; Project Production Planning including creation of Visual Work Instructions and approval of Welding Procedures, improvements to a Quality Assurance Program, Welder Qualification Program, Design and Construction of welding platforms and jigs used in aluminum fabrication, and the construction of large aluminum structures. This critical and challenging position also carries the responsibilities to lead discussions and meetings, exercise sound technical skill to resolve currently unknown fabrication issues that will arise due to the nature of aluminum welding as well as continuing to work across an integrated team of other contractors so as to meet customer needs.

Minimum Required Experience:

  • The candidate should have 10 years or more credible engineering experience in the design and construction of complex marine structures such as barges, ships hulls, decks , bulkheads, foundations, sponsons, elevators or deck houses.

  • The candidate should have documented over 10 years as a senior level manger such as an Engineering Division Manager (Structural), Production Shop Superintendent (Structural), Production Group Superintendent (Structural) or Production Program Manager.

  • The candidate should be familiar with structural production planning techniques such as lay out, lofting and prefabrication of structural sub-assemblies.

  • The candidate must have knowledge of and know how to read and interpret specifications. Be able to read and interpret references to include, blueprints, military and commercial material specifications and standards of construction.

  • The candidate should be familiar with structural weld joint design welding, structural inspection and non-destructive testing.

  • The candidate should be familiar with the lifting and handling of heavy structures (10 tons or more), including design and testing of rigging gear, calculation of centers of gravity, and crane operations.

  • The candidate should have significant experience with heavy aluminum structures, ½ in. thick or greater.

  • The candidate should have experience in building structures in an inverted position.

  • The candidate should understand structural dimensioning including tolerances and tolerance build up.

  • The candidate must be competent in the use of computer aided design systems and production planning and scheduling systems. He/she should possess a knowledge of structural estimating and scheduling and be familiar with the application and use of an Earned Value Management System.

  • The candidate must be competent in fabrication Safety and Physical Requirements, Occupation Safety Haz-Mat, Aloft/Climbing / Climbing Shipyard Stairs and Ladders and working in Confined Spaces

  • The candidate should have the ability and willingness to travel within the continental U.S., this travel (less than 25%) would include travel in the vicinity of the customer sites. The candidate must maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • The candidate must have documented experience in excellent communication skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people of different skills, backgrounds, organizations and management levels as well as a past record of decision making and problem solving abilities.

  • Possess superior knowledge of the arrangement of US Navy vessels, system identification, marine equipment, and to a lesser extent, the operation of marine systems.

  • Must possess a courteous, and professional demeanor, and must be detail oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. 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 proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.