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T-Solutions is a woman-owned, veteran-owned small business headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia that creates exceptional, responsive solutions to complex challenges for our global clients in the field of government contracting. We are an innovative, agile provider of specialized, technical solutions and an exceptional cache of capabilities that enable mission-critical operations and decision making. We provide the expertise and guidance needed to help customers succeed in today’s era of defense, security, maintenance engineering, logistics, and business transformation. Our core competencies are aligned with the current needs of our customers; and those competencies anticipate and facilitate work with our customer to address their future needs. We are continually striving to adapt emerging and proven technologies to further enhance the abilities of our customers and partners.
We are currently seeking candidates for a Port Engineer position supporting the Iraq Navy in Umm Qasr, Iraq. The Port Engineer will serve as the “Owner’s Representative” supporting NAVSEA’s role as execution agent for ship repair/transfer and maritime industrial projects for the Egyptian Navy. The Port Engineer will act as the program office representative at various Follow-On Technical Support and Ship Transfer related activities to enhance communications and provide a degree of quality assurance for work being accomplished. They shall have a primary role in supporting the PMS 326 Country/Program Manager. This individual will have a purely advisory role under the authority and guidance of NAVSEA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a central point of contact for NAVSEA concerning the Iraqi Navy’s vessels in Umm Qasr. Vessels supported include: SwiftShips Patrol Boats, Offshore Service Vessels, Defender Class Boats, Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB), Synchro-lift vessel handler, and Dredger.
- Manage limited resources and maintenance requirements for different classes of vessels and provide the best guidance possible to support the in-country maintenance team, teams of contractors under direction of NAVSEA PMS 326, the Office for Security Cooperation-Iraq, and the Iraqi Navy.
- Provides the cognizant NAVSEA project manager with project specific updates on case related issues and keep NAVSEA informed of any potential schedule or quality problems.
- Provides timely reports to PMS 326 detailing the progress/status of maintenance/ installation teams and provide oversight and insight regarding the team’s performance.
- Schedule and coordinate flow of work based on host Navy orders, established priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources.
- Provide oversight and inspections of vessels for repair and maintenance standards and shipboard equipment and system problem solving.
- Assist the foreign customer with preparing for ship repair production, planned maintenance events, and availabilities.
- Determine, validate, and diagnose specific maintenance requirements for assigned ships or craft. This also requires defining the scope of work and assisting in execution of maintenance plans.
- Coordinate necessary support services (Contractor, Original Equipment Manufacturers “OEM”, USN, etc.) for incoming teams.
- Integrate authorized work items for each platform’s set of maintenance and repair requirements. This is to ensure development of an optimized work package.
- Assist in developing and provide oversight of the processes and procedures for planning and scheduling deferred maintenance.
- Coordinate scheduling of work for various USN acquisition and life cycle support stakeholders conducting work in-country.
- Be aware of technicians visiting other regional countries that may aid in-country for repair of host Navy equipment arranged by COCOMs/others.
- Assist in identification of sources of support, both indigenous and USN sponsored.
- Assist in development of work packages for the CSMP.
- This position includes a low level of travel.
Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required
- A high school diploma or GED equivalent required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
- A minimum of 10 years demonstrated expertise in shipboard maintenance and operations required.
- Previous experience with Defender Class boats preferred.
- Five years FMS/OCONUS experience required.
- Previous port engineer experience with Navy and Navy maintenance processes highly desired.
- Previous experience in platform centric integrated logistics support, quality control and assurance, testing, operations, maintenance, supply and training required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- USCG Third Assistant License highly desired.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- U.S. citizenship required.
- US Navy 3M manager/coordinator qualification desired.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the generation of engineering reports and analyses.
- Must possess proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Ability to frequently traverse stairs.
- Sitting for long periods of time, standing, walking, crouching, and kneeling.
- Reaching, handling, using equipment, keyboards, and mobile devices.
- Lifting boxes (files and supplies) up to 20 lbs.
T-Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.