SWIB, Construction Manager

Requisition ID: 276680 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

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Project Overview:

Bechtel and Deloitte (Submarine Workforce Industrial Base (SWIB) procurement prime contractor) are partnering with the US Navy on a one-of-a-kind opportunity to streamline and optimize the submarine production process and develop a national strategic functional dry docks plan across the US. New submarine production is critical to the Navy and Nation and ship building plans call for greater production (by tonnage) than at any point since World War II. To meet this demand, the Navy is working with industry and the shipbuilders to support capital investments required to provide ship building and repairs facilities optimization, and industrial equipment to meet this surging demand. The U.S. Navy SWIB procurement will develop strategies to streamline facility builds or accelerate its investments in existing shipbuilding facilities, footprint, and machines/fixtures to achieve the 1 Columbia Class and 2 Virginia Class submarines per year production rate while also sustaining the existing fleet. This project spans several supporting activities and sub-objectives, in close partnership and coordination with the prime Blueforge Alliance, NAVSEA 04, the 4 public Navy shipyards, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and Newport News Shipbuilding. The following list are activities and objectives that are the focus of this project:

  • Develop a national strategic functional dry dock plan across public and private shipyards.
  • Determine both a near term critical equipment modernization roadmap and a long-term equipment modernization lifecycle.
  • Generate and implement strategies to accelerate current shipbuilding facility expansion. 
  • Implement shipbuilding facility layout changes to optimize production and decrease shipbuilding and maintenance timelines.
  • Assist shipbuilders in determining methodologies for reducing inventory space requirements.

This position will be full-time telework and will require travel of 25-30% of the year, which entails site visits to the various shipyards across the United States and in-office visits to Reston, VA. The position is contingent upon project award.

Job Summary:

Support the customer to streamline and optimize the submarine production process and develop a national strategic functional dry docks plan across the US. In this role, you will support the customer, manage direct reports, and lead interdisciplinary teams to establish plan and propose construction methods and support activities. You will oversee the planning and construction process, review plans and specifications for costs and constructability, manage corporate processes and procedures, and lead proposal and customer deliverable preparation. Provide recommendations for studies, lessons learned, project assessments, and new methods will optimize completion of project construction activities. #LI-CL1

Major Responsibilities:

  • Generates and implements strategies to accelerate current shipbuilding facility expansion. Work with the team to implement shipbuilding facility layout changes to optimize production and decrease shipbuilding and maintenance timelines while limiting facility downtime.
  • Assists shipbuilders in determining methodologies for reducing inventory space requirements.
  • Provides consultation, technical guidance, and direction to Construction and other support functions. 
  • Leads in proposal preparation. 
  • Manages the successful completion of activities related to the planning and construction of assigned projects. 
  • Reviews construction estimates, budgets, forecasts, schedules, and costs for acceptability. 
  • Assists in development of standard construction methods.  

Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires bachelor's or master's degree (or international equivalent) and 15+ years of relevant experience or 19+ years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with planning, construction, maintenance, or operations of drydock and shipbuilding facilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment. Minimum 10 years of supervisory experience including management of multifunctional organizations.
  • Knowledge of all phases from planning to construction, to operations relating to field activities of all disciplines, construction technologies and jobsite management. Knowledge of the phases of project including scoping, planning and procurement of materials. Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Philosophy or equivalent. Experience managing both subcontracted and self-performed/direct hire labor construction projects. Experience in executing various contracting strategies to include Lump Sum Turnkey (LSTK), Cost Plus, Time and Material, Unit Rate type contracts.
  • Prior DOD, DOE, Government or Nuclear/EPC construction experience as a Construction Manager.
  • Must be a US citizen. Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite. Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.

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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

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