Area Manager – Production Subcontractors

Marine People are searching for an Area Manager (Production Subcontractors, AOPS) – For our client, a shipyard based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Constantly review allocation of resources and materials to ensure optimal utilization in order to meet schedule and budget requirements.
  • Management and technical analysis of production, test, and integration processes.
  • Identify and evaluate shipyard production metrics and contribute to developing technical solutions for production engineering and design challenges.
  • Provide technical and managerial oversight by monitoring production processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company Environmental, Health and Safety policies and identify and suggest changes to promote safety awareness.
  • Ensure strict adherence to Company quality procedures and policies.

Project management activities including:

  • Build and maintain a high performing relationship at all levels and major external contractors.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders, particularly the Planning, Production, Engineering and Supply Chain teams, to ensure the effective coordination of all activities related to the subcontractors on site, including schedule maintenance and deconflict activities as necessary.
  • Ensure that the onsite activities of the subcontractors are coordinated, in particular ensuring close liaison with the operations teams.
  • Ensure the regular drumbeat of meetings between the sub-contractors, and other parties.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and agreed program schedules, agreement and monitoring of KPI’s.
  • Manage and report on progress, critical path milestones and where appropriate EVMS.
  • Continually seek and implement improvement opportunities within the scope of the subcontractor relationships.
  • Monitor subcontractor cost and cashflow.


  • Education: Completion of relevant College Technical/Vocational Training.
  • PMP designation an asset, but not a requirement.
  • 5+ years of production / engineering/ supply chain management experience in a modern shipbuilding environment.
  • Experience working with long term multi-million dollar contracts involving complex risk management.
  • Accountable team worker.
  • Good analysis abilities, including Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary skills and a proven record of managing work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Experience mentoring, training and/or coaching.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

What you’ll get:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nova Scotia (Canada)

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