Bay Ship & Yacht Project Manager, Ship Building and Repair


Alameda, CA

Industry: Diversified Industrial


5 - 7 years

Posted 288 days ago

  by    Barbara Lambert

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If you?re looking for interesting work in a niche industry, if you are interested in learning something every day and want to grow personally and professionally, and if you?re looking for a dynamic environment in a growing company, then this could be the right opportunity for you. As a Project Manager, you?ll be responsible for the profit/loss, quality, schedule and customer satisfaction of each project assigned to you, but it?s also much more than that. Project Managers are in a key position here, as great PMs? keep the operation running smoothly. Many dynamics go into the work we do, such as the people you work with, scope of work increases, changing priorities and more, and it will be your job to manage that process. This is not a cookie cutter, predictable job; every day is different, and full of challenges. The core competencies required for success in this position include the mental capacity to innovate in ways that change problems into solutions, provide leadership that drives performance, and clearly communicate and stage your directives, plans and concepts. If you are the type of go-getter who treats every challenge as an opportunity for you to shine, then we want to hear from you!

Bay Ship & Yacht Co. (BSY) is a modern shipyard located in Alameda, CA on the waterfront of San Francisco Bay. We provide dry-docking and repair services to commercial and government vessels, including tugboats, ferries, Coast Guard cutters, cruise ships, pilot boats, yachts, and marine vessels of all kinds. Our diverse workforce of more than 300 employees includes skilled welders, painters, machinists, pipefitters, electricians, dockmen, and fabricators. Bay Ship & Yacht Co. (BSY) was founded in 1977 by Bill Elliott with primary focus on the construction and repair of wooden ships. Bill traveled the country with his crew, instilling in them a deep respect for the sea and a passion for achieving the level of quality that ocean travel demands.

That passion endured as the company made the transition to repairing, conversion and the building of commercial and military vessels and superyachts, and today anchors our mission to always deliver absolute customer satisfaction through exceptional quality, service and on-time delivery to meet, and often exceed, customer expectations. Bay Ship & Yacht's commitment to quality construction and repair is widely recognized throughout the commercial vessel community. That reputation is well-known to a growing circle of experienced superyacht owners who have made Bay Ship & Yacht their company of choice, and to a group of buyers who recognize that the Bay Ship & Yacht experience has set the standard for others to follow.

Project Manager Role Overview and Responsibilities

You?ll join a team of Project Managers as an individual contributor, but with a strong team dynamic. Estimating and Sales bring in the jobs, and the Senior Operations Manager assigns them to the Project Managers. The PM will plan and staff projects assigned, working with managers who oversee the groups from which the PM will draw resources. The PM?s goal is to coordinate everything around the project, including setting milestones to meet deadlines, and will ultimately be responsible for the project completion on time and within budget. While the PM has authority to make demands upon, direct, delegate to and utilize all available resources as required, he/she will need to keep in mind that the most important goal is that all projects in the yard are completed on time. For this reason, BSY has a strong team dynamic, with all Project Managers working together to meet the big picture needs, calling on each other?s strengths and resources, and ensuring the overall success of the organization. Projects can be small or large, simple or complex, and the experience and skill you bring with you will determine the type of projects assigned to you. However, your aptitude, ability to learn, and desire to take advantage of opportunities will inform the type of projects you manage in the future.

The job entails both administrative and field work. Communicating with the project team and confirming timelines are being met is a key component of this role. The PM is the primary liaison to the customer and will meet with them regularly for inspections and project status reports. Inquiries from customers may come at all times of the day or week. A successful PM can balance this expectation easily. In general, you?ll work business hours during the week, but it?s not uncommon to need to work a longer day here and there, or to work on a weekend when needed to take care of one of your projects. Some of your specific duties and responsibilities will include:

Project Control and Communication

?        The Project Manager is responsible for full compliance with the Project Planning Procedure.

?        Develop, manage and monitor an effective Quality Control Plan for each project. Ensure that customer, regulatory body and company quality control requirements are satisfied and that all required QC documentation is executed and filed as required.

?        Develop and manage an effective Project Schedule for each project. Ensure that sufficient resources are applied and coordinated to meet project milestones. Ensure that the Project Schedule is monitored, controlled, adjusted as necessary and effectively used to accomplish earliest achievable completion.

?        Develop and monitor an effective Project Budget for each project. Manage projects so that they are accomplished as cost-efficiently as possible. Routinely monitor cost reports and make resource and timing adjustments as necessary to complete each project as required by the Project Budget.

Resource Management

?        Ensure that each project is managed with optimum staffing of leads and workers. Work with the Craft Assignment Manager to optimize the application of available resources. Promote teamwork and optimum performance of the project workforce through effective communication and motivation.

?        Ensure that all projects are fully mobilized, supported and maintained in accordance with the Site Mobilization & Control Procedure. Minimize lost production time caused by lack of, failure of, or improper set-up of equipment. Ensure that all tools and equipment are returned at completion.

?        Work with Purchasing and vendors to ensure that all material and subcontractors are on site, when required, at optimum cost. Minimize lost production time caused by lack of, insufficient or inadequate material. Ensure that all subcontractors submit required insurance documentation prior to start.


Risk and Administration Management

?        Monitor and control safety and environmental policies and procedures. Ensure that worksites, company personnel and vendors are routinely in compliance with company and government regulations.

?        Routinely process & submit all required administrative tasks on time. This includes, but is not limited to, time cards, planning documents, QC documentation, contracts documents, CFR?s, safety reports, cost analysis reports and invoicing.

?        Ensure that company contractual requirements are adhered to and accomplished on every project. Satisfy the obligations, terms and conditions under which the project is being performed. Manage projects such that potential growth is identified, priced and submitted to the customer in a timely manner.

Customer Management

?        The Project Manager must routinely and thoroughly communicate project status, costs and all other relevant information to the customer.

?        Ensure that Absolute Customer Satisfaction is achieved on every project; that every customer leaves the yard with full intention to return.


Candidates with a bachelor?s degree in project management or equivalent experience are preferred. 5+ years?experience in production and as a project manager with crew management and client service responsibility is essential. Maritime experience is preferred or experience that is closely related in construction, manufacturing, engineering, oil & gas, utilities, defense, or transportation. Experience working in the trades related to industrial and ship repair industries, i.e., foundries, fabricating, machine shops, welding, and/or industrial painting are preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a sense of urgency and work well under stress, with changing priorities and time pressures. This individual must also have the flexibility to work late, or on the weekend, when required to meet the demands of projects that are assigned. Strong computer skills, with intermediate proficiency in MS Word and Excel, are essential.

While the successful candidate will use skills already acquired, the main task will be a dedication to learning as much as possible and quickly acclimating to the BSY processes, procedures and team dynamics. A sense of urgency and ability to follow through on completing tasks accurately, and in a timely way, are essential for success. The ideal candidate will thrive in a changing environment and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. An excellent PM will have the intelligence and analytical ability to see the bigger picture of an overall project and help keep things moving along smoothly, using strong interpersonal and communication skills to keep everyone involved and informed.

In addition to a competitive salary, you?ll enjoy a casual to business casual environment, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off, a 401(k) and more. Is it preferred that candidates be within 45 miles driving distance of Alameda, California. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. You are protected by the . 

$100K - 130K