Project Manager - Dredging

Marine Construction · Long Beach, California
Department Marine Construction
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation DOE

THIS ROLE: The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of marine dredging projects including providing technical/operational expertise to the Bid Team, participating in the preparation of the proposal, labor and resource planning, scheduling, generate and review project requirements, take project to completion and final approval.


WHAT YOU’LL DO:        

  • The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of CMC dredging projects
  • Project scheduling using Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Identify improvements in all systems, safety, project reporting etc., including implementing plans that will yield more efficient dredging methods
  • Develop project plan that meets client requirements and timeline
  • Overall responsibility for successful execution of the job
  • Forecast budget and track expenditures
  • Serve as primary contact with client


Mental Aptitudes -

  • Demonstrated knowledge of marine construction specifications
  • Requires Analysis, Design Skills, Project Management, Process Improvement, Technical Understanding, Documentation Skills, Safety Management, Supervision, CAD Design
  • Ability to identify and anticipate task sequence conflicts
  • Self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both written and verbally
  • Ability to effectively manage projects that vary in nature and scope
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance, but know when to ask for help
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in an environment with many interruptions
  • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crewmembers
  • Confidence to initiate correspondence with crewmembers and staff
  • Ability to think big picture and take into account long-term implications of ones’ actions
  • Passion for looking for ways to improve individual and/or company performance
  • Must comply with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health


Physical Aptitudes -

  • Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
  • Must be able to climb onto tugs, barges and up and down ladders
  • Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, wind, heat, etc.) 
  • Ability to work when exposed to odors, dust, dirt, mechanical hazards, high noise levels, and potentially hazardous equipment


Tests, Certifications and Other Requirements/Preferences - 

  • Three years of project management experience in marine construction projects preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management required
  • Experience in managing clamshell dredging projects and hydrographic surveying required
  • USACE QC certification required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project
  • Knowledge of Primavera P6 scheduling software desirable
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD desirable
  • Working Knowledge of Hypack required
  • Ability to operate tablets (Microsoft Windows)
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record required



  • Primary point of contact for clients
  • Gather customer requirements and specifications
  • Perform all duties related to the CQC Manager on USACE projects
  • Work with CMC Construction team to develop project plans that meet client requirements and timeline
  • Assist with creation of post award client submittals and other deliverables
  • Work with Marine Transportation team to coordinate all vessel and crew needs
  • Work with Marine Transportation team to manage project logistics, create LNM
  • Project materials buy out and ongoing project purchasing
  • Manage all 3rd party subcontractors/suppliers/rentals
  • Manage all mobilization efforts
  • Oversee all required daily reporting
  • Daily QC of survey, dredge plan and productions
  • Monitor field engineer/surveyor for prompt distribution of daily deliverables to dredge crews
  • Create materials for weekly client meeting, lead meetings
  • Continually monitor site conditions for change orders or mods
  • Schedule pay surveys, work closely with Construction Division finance for billing and budget tracking
  • Provide technical expertise to the Bid Team to assist in the preparation of proposals
  • Regularly track project milestones
  • Identify potential conflicts or delays in the project timeline and work to resolve
  • Manage resources needed to successfully complete the project
  • Track project expenditures and report to the Controller
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies



  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous benefits package including Medical (Dental, Vision, STD & AD&D/Life Insurance at no cost for employee’s coverage) with additional option to elect incremental Life Insurance for employee and dependents and choice to elect Health and/or Dependent Flexible Spending Account

Curtin Maritime is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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  • Location
    Long Beach, California
  • Department
    Marine Construction
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation