Program Manager

Oceaneering International   •  

Hanover, MD

11 - 15 years

Posted 262 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Summary

Responsibility for the results achieved in terms of cost, schedule and performance on a particular program(s).  Manage all functions including sales, manufacturing, engineering, quality control, accounting, purchasing and human resources.

The Program Manager should have a strong background in both the financial and technical aspects of managing a business, including personnel management, safety and profit/loss.  

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for execution of assignments for all program personnel including engineers, drafters, designers, project managers, consultants and administrative personnel.
  • Works with the Manager of Programs to maintain a positive profit center in support of Oceaneering’s other departments and ultimately other divisions.
  • Responsible for program productivity improvement, finished product, production, engineering operations and necessary safety compliance met through the effective implementation of ISO 9000 standards.
  • Assist in department sales efforts to expand customer base.
  • Responsible for program personnel management and evaluation including employee motivation as well as assisting the Manager of Programs in determining precise job requirements and establishing pay scales and  promotions.
  • Assist the Manager of Programs in determining the most effective and productive methods to enhance department and program capabilities, safety maintenance, control UDCs and value engineering.
  • Promote existing customer relations through support of the Purchasing Department in evaluating new quotations and the monitoring of on-time deliveries and quality.
  • Report Program activities and monitor operation to plan and profitability.
  • Advise, consult and/or counsel contacts and customers as necessary in order to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas and actions.
  • Formulating methods and processes to perform program goals in the most efficient and productive manner.  Position requires frequent application of original and independent thinking in developing methods, products or systems.
  • Make decisions and take independent action, following broad objectives on strategic and operational matter affecting a major function or department in the organization.  Decisions are subject to guidance from executive/senior management.  This may include determining the priority of projects, personnel requirements and control of overhead costs.
  • Some travel may be required.


  • Additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Manager of Programs



  • BS degree in Engineering or similar technical field.
  • Fifteen years of experience in technical field.
  • Minimum eight years working in a responsible management position.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage design/build of complex mechanical systems involving structural and mechanical components, electronics, and hydraulics.
  • Proven ability to meet schedule and budget goals for a hardware design/build program.
  • Understanding and experience negotiating contract terms and conditions.
  • Personnel management and mentoring 
  • The ability to understand financial statements and effect positive financial statement outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the design and production problems of the technical area.
  • Possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices in all related fields of the company.
  • Demonstrates well-developed leadership qualities.
  • Capability to interface with a variety of customers for project execution, obtaining follow-on work, and developing new business.
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance.


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business preferred.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFICE WORK which is characterized as follows.

  • Almost exclusively indoors during the day and occasionally at night
  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place
  • Work surface is stable (flat)
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • Job tasks are performed in close proximity to other people