Port Engineer with Security Clearance


KMS Solutions

Port Engineer KMS Solutions, LLC is a technical management / solutions company that specializes in engineering, analysis, and cyber security. Founded in 2005, KMS is a certified small business with over a decade and a half of experience supporting the Department of Defense as well as many other departments and programs critical to our Nations security and well-being. Summary/objective: We are currently seeking candidates for a Port Engineer to serve as on-board representative. The primary function of this role is to routinely validate shipboard conditions through personal observation and evaluation. Port Engineers are active leaders as part of a maintenance team and serve as the Type Commander (TYCOM), as well as the Commanding Officer’s primary representative for all off-ship maintenance and modernization. They are intimately familiar with the operational and maintenance requirements of their assigned ships(s) to ensure mission readiness. Essential functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Manages an online database for all jobs.
Validates work requests, assigns preliminary estimates, and plans prioritized work packages within budget and time constraints for TYCOM approval.
Reviews work specifications, coordinates schedules with repair activities, oversees repairs, and providing input for all maintenance funding decisions.
Meets daily with the ships’ crew, department heads and commanding officer.
Reviews implementation, challenges, opportunities and resources relating to the Consolidated Ship’s Maintenance Plan.
Recommend suggestions and edits to the Ship’s Force if the current content does not provide accurate or complete information to determine the location.
Provides risk assessment and prioritization to the vessel’s commanding officer using the approved TYCOM format of all on and off ship maintenance requirements.
Attends weekly status meetings and provides requested status information to support maintenance planning and correction maintenance recommendations.
Attends ship maintenance, repair, and assessment events to answer real-time questions surrounding logistics, maintenance scope, funding shortfalls, budgetary constraints and mission impacts.
Develop agendas and present details on the Planning Board for Maintenance and deconflict planned and unplanned operational, schedule, and work integration issues.
Performs a weekly review and ship check, to include applicable personal observations and discussions of all assessments.
Reviews the entire maintenance process.
Provide an annual prioritized list for all off-ship maintenance requirements for the development of the Maintenance and Modernization Business Plan.
Develops recommendations for authorized work packages within TYCOM established funding controls.
Provide a business case analysis in the prescribed TYCOM format when recommending changes to the business plan.
Provide funding shift recommendations for efficient execution of availabilities.
Possesses the necessary knowledge to adhere to contractual requirements for our Government clients.
Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position. Required education and experience: A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
One of the following:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a minimum of four years of sailing experience as an operating engineer with at least the USCG Third Assistant Engineer License.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Management related field and engineering experience in the US Navy with at least two tours as a Navy Limited Duty Officer (LDO), Chief Engineer (CHENG), or Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA).
Five years of experience as a USCG licensed Third Assistant Engineer (Unlimited or higher), and with recent experience as a Port Engineer or other relevant position in naval or commercial ship repair. Work authorization/security clearance requirements: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Other Duties: Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Supervisory Responsibility: None Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Excellent listening skills are essential. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. Ability to frequently traverse stairs, fixed ladders and ladder-wells while walking ships on a daily basis.
Wherewithal to spend several consecutive days at sea while underway as needed.
Capable of 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. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: The typical workday is eight hours in length. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, with concurrence from the supervisor. The employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and must account for the hours in a pay period to maintain full-time status. Travel: This position includes a low level of travel of 5-15% to Fleet Concentration Support areas.
Frequent underway time for sea trials, testing, inspections, ship checks, and other events as needed.
Attend ship deployments including port-to-port transfers, sea trials, mid-deployment ship checks, sister ship visits and mid-deployment voyage repairs. AAP/EEO Statement: KMS Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. KMS Solutions is a drug free workplace.

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