Job Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for any of the available vacancies please submit your Resume/CV using the form below, and HR Department will keep you updated on the progress of your application.

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A vacancy exists within the Planning Department for a PLANNING MANAGER who will report directly to the VP of Operations.


• Review and understand all relevant documents and conditions pertaining to the project.
• Attend the formal handover from Proposals and Estimating at the start of the project in accordance with GBSY Procedures.
• Establish project control procedures and identify the level of resources required .
• Develop in conjunction with the Project Manager, production and Client a suitable Work Breakdown Structure for the project.
• Establish the level and frequency of reporting required by the project.
• Communicate cost and schedule baselines. Ensure control mechanisms are in place to monitor performance.
• Review overall project status with the Production and Project Management. Be able to recommend corrective action where necessary.
• Ensure that all cost, planning and document control reports are prepared and issued in accordance with the Project Coordination Procedure.
• Supervise the activities of the planning group both in their productivity and the technical adequacy of their output.
• Liaise with all departments at all meetings relevant to project operations to ensure that the time and cost plans are updated to reflect latest information.

• Engineering Degree required
• Minimum of 15 years’ experience in ship repair planning.
• Vast knowledge of marine production, including pipe, steel, welding, and mechanical.
• Experience with ship repair standards, class requirements and procedures.
• Ability to effectively liaise with ship owners and clients during ship inspections.
• Fully conversant in the techniques required for production/resources management.
• Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously.
• Preparedness to travel as required.

CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2018


The Facilities, Maintenance and Marine Department of Grand Bahama Shipyard seeks suitably
qualified applicants for the position of Marine Manager. The successful candidate must possess
the following minimum requirements:

• Administration and implementation of company procedures and work instructions for time and attendance, tool box talks, employee performance, permit to work system and training needs of employees
• Maintaining and operating the dry docks within a given budget at all times, insuring that class and state surveys are conducted in a timely manner & certificates are maintained.
• Implement good Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental practices
• Labour, plant, material management and maintenance budget control
• Works with the Production Director and Technical, Planning and IT Director to evaluate the individual requirements for all current and future dock maintenance programs
• Day to day liaisons with the Project and Trade Managers to ensure a full overview of project requirements and expectations for Marine Department support
• Day to day liaisons with the Dock Masters to ensure complete compliance with the docking and mooring schedules

• At least 15 years’ experience in the marine industry with 10 years at supervisory level
• At least 5 years’ experience with specific familiarity in steel repair and coating of steel
• STCW, Class 2 Foreign Going or previous experience as a Manager in a Shipyard environment
• Excellent Computer skills
• The ability to work on complex assignments with minimum supervision
• An all-around understanding of marine operations within a shipyard environment as well as proven experience in running planned maintenance systems
• A good understanding of stability, ballast systems, load distribution and its’ effects.
• Experience in ship handling and mooring
• An understanding of block settings, block loadings and its’ effects
• The ability to run a department of up to 80 staff members

CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2018


A vacancy exists within the Technical Department for a TECHNICAL MANAGER who will report directly to the VP of Operations.

• Oversee and direct the day-to-day activities of the Technical Department.
• Interface with senior management, project managers, ship managers, trade managers, engineering, quality assurance and production on all the technical matters.

• Marine School Diploma or Technical College Certificate or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience in related position.
• Minimum of 25 years experience in ship repair industry in a planning and managerial role.
• Minimum of 25 years track record using Microsoft Project, Primavera or other industry recognized planning software.
• Vast knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience in creating and updating spreadsheets.
• Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously.
• A self-starter with the ability to operate on own initiative with the capacity and motivation to frequently work indeterminate hours.
• Experience with ship repair standards, class requirements and procedures.
• Preparedness for overseas travel as required.

CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2018


A vacancy exists within the Production Department for a PIPE MANAGER who will report to the Production Manager

• Interprets specifications and discusses deviations from specified piping procedures and or method
statements to ensure compliance with the Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspection plans and procedures.
• Ensures all piping scope of works are achieved in accordance with the requirements and timeframe, and in compliance with client’s specifications and established standards.
• Supervises and coordinates all piping activities, utilizing exemplary expertise in the application of systematic and scientific work methods, standards and procedures.
• Evaluate capabilities of craftsmen including machines and equipments and ensures all assigned duties are performed competently to achieve objectives.
• Coordinates in the planning procedures of piping based on starting and completion for each phase of job, ensuring priority deviations are resolved.
• Liaises with Supervisors, Foreman and Quality Control to ensure the optimum interface of the various operational activities.
• Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and standards and that, piping schedules are adhered to
• Demonstrate personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment by following and comply with Health, Safety & Environmental Regulations, and applying Company’s Safety Management Systems
• Labour management and budget control
• Labour resource planning for future contracts
• Plant and equipment management
• Material management

• A Pipe background with at least City and Guilds Certificate or equivalent
• Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in shipbuilding and/or ship conversions gained from working in Shipyards with a minimum 7 years in a supervisory position
• A minimum of 5 years production management experience in shipbuilding or related heavy industry, including experience running a team of supervisors
• Fully conversant in the techniques required for production/resource planning and departmental budget/cost control including fluency in computer applications
• Time management skills
• Possess a good problem-solving technique within a marine engineering environment
• Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills enabling the successful candidate to motivate those working with him/her
• Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of all related computer applications

CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2018


A vacancy exists in the Projects Department for a Ship Manager who will report directly to the Senior Project Manager.

• Primary point of contact for production related activities on the vessel.
• Monitor Safety and encourage the development of a Safety culture and maintenance of the safe working environment.
• To prepare and agree Shift Handovers/Daily Report and present to Trades/Project/Nightshift Managers.
• Initiate physical Activation/Deactivation of work with Trades Foreman based on project objectives and liaise where required with Planners to ensure that Job Numbers are open/closed as required.
• Monitor/Review with Trades, the progress of works and report to Project Manager/Planning for inclusion in
PM’s daily meetings. Where and as required by the Project Manager provide written reports of same.
• Intervene in resolving issues of priority/support between trades in order to maintain momentum of progress in line with project objectives.
• Ensure that work being carried out is being done in accordance with offer/specifications and guide production Foreman/Subcontractor accordingly.
• Oversee the works being carried out by yards appointed subcontractors.
• Carry out inspections of New Works (Variation Orders) and provide/coordinate provision of Variation Orders request to Project Managers including identification of scope, resources required and time to complete the works. Where required, assist in writing up variation orders.
• Attend meetings with customer as required by the Project Managers
• To work hours as required by the Project Manager to ensure the works are correctly managed at all times.
This may require night works and extended duties at times.

• Minimum of 10 years experience in the ship repair or ship building industries.
• Knowledge of ship repair.
• Basic Project Management skills.
• Computer savvy with excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)
• Good understanding of budgeting and reporting
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Problem-solving abilities
• A professional trade qualification or completion of an apprenticeship and experience as a tradesman in the maritime sector.
• Educated to high school level or above.


A vacancy exists within the Projects Department for a Project Manager who will report directly to the Vice President of Commercial.

• Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
• Developing project scopes and objectives
• Ensure resource availability and allocation
• Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
• Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
• Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
• Totally responsible for the technical and commercial aspects of each ship repair project.
• Project labour management and control.
• Project sub-contract management.
• Project plant and equipment management.
• Project material management.
• Achievement of financial targets for each project.
• Maximising customer satisfaction.

• A technical background with a minimum Higher National Certificate or equivalent qualification.
• Minimum of 10 year’s experience in the ship repair or ship building industries; or a minimum of 7 – 10 years as a ship owner’s technical representative; or 10 – 15 experience as a Chief Engineer at sea.
• Fully conversant in the techniques required for production/resource planning and budget/cost control.
• A self-starter with the ability to operate on own initiative and with the capacity and motivation to frequently work indeterminate hours.
• Strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and customer awareness.
• Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
• Fully cognisant of the importance of inter-departmental support

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