PSI is the largest privately owned shipyard in Hawaii, with two of the largest dry docks in the state. We have been in business since 1944 and have a large labor force of skilled craftsman with a full support staff of professionals who comprise of engineering, project management, QA, EHS, accounting, contracts, and human resources.

We are seeking a highly qualified Project Manager (PM) to join our Project Management Team. The Project Manager will report to the Vice President of Programs and is responsible for the management and execution of commercial and military ship repair contracts ranging from $1M and up to $100M in value. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with full responsibility for the successful outcome of his/her project. 

Position Summary
The PM must be an excellent communicator and leader to establish and maintain working relationships with different stakeholders, including owners, managers, estimators, engineers, subcontractors, supervisors, and production workers.  The PM must have experience and knowledge of government contracts, estimating methods, project scheduling, and be comfortable negotiating contract changes with the customer. Additionally, the PM should have experience onboard ships as well as experience with traditional marine engineering and shipboard equipment. The PM will need to read and understand complex work specifications, diagrams, blueprints, technical manuals, test procedures, and NAVSEA Standard Items.

The Project Manager must be knowledgeable of Project Management principles such as scheduling and work sequencing, risk management, performance management, and change management. The PM must be effective in scheduling and coordinating multiple resources such as labor, equipment, material, and subcontract support.

The PM must be capable of conducting daily and weekly meetings with all stakeholders ranging from executive management to customers.  These meetings may include production meetings, weekly progress meetings, conferences, and formal reviews.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • The focal point for customer interaction to manage ship repair contracts
  • Supervises project management staff
  • Coordinates changes to contract to ensure timely implementation and completion
  • Interfaces with vessel’s stakeholders on day-to-day matters

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum requirement of 10 years of ship repair or marine industry experience
  • Minimum requirement of 5 years of project management experience
  • Knowledge of managing federal contracts
  • Knowledge of shipboard tag-out procedures and Navy Work Authorization (WAF) controls
  • Previous experience or training in work sequencing and scheduling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project or similar scheduling software

  • Must show proof of legal right to work in the United States and US Citizenship due to security clearance required for base access
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) Credential to gain access to Navy base.
  • All candidates must submit to and pass a post-offer drug screening and background check.
  • Valid State of Hawaii drivers’ license in good standing, class 3 or higher

Our Values
Legacy: Family-owned throughout its history, PSI strives to fulfill the goals that motivated our founder in 1944: we dedicate ourselves wholly to caring for our customers so that they can continue to serve our community.

Commitment: PSI approaches every project with teamwork, determination, and focus. Commitment makes it possible for the most challenging of projects to be completed safely and on-time to consistently exceed our customer’s expectations.

Integrity: Transparency, humility, and accountability are critical to every facet of our business. Leading with integrity allows PSI to continue to operate as the highest-performing commercial shipyard in the state.

Loyalty: At PSI, every employee relies on teammates without question and supports each other without pretense. Built on the foundations of trust, loyalty to one another is paramount.

We hope you will consider joining our team! 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit to apply.

Additional Information:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee filling this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this job description. 


This is a full time position

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