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Ops Lead- Deputy Port Captain

Company: Leidos
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Defense Group at Leidos, supporting the Medium/Overload Unmanned Surface Vessel (MUSV) Program, is seeking a USV Operations Lead/ Deputy Port Captain to support a dynamic high growth organization. The Ops Lead/Deputy Port Captain will report directly to the Port Captain. The Ops Lead/Deputy Port Captain will support the operations and testing of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV). This project team develops and operates cutting-edge autonomous vessel technology to the US Navy in Port Hueneme, CA. The program operates and maintains prototype autonomous vessels for test and evaluation of the vessels as well as developing operations, maintenance, logistics and training procedures for the autonomous Fleet of the future. We are seeking resilient, innovative team-players with a reputation for excellence. This position is remote but may require up to 25% travel to Port Hueneme, CA.Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage waterfront operations for USV program
  • Manage operational schedules, vessel crew, support craft, subcontracted vessel operators, and remote mission system operators in support of USV test & evaluation and fleet demonstration events.
  • Coordinate with US Navy exercise planners, range planners, and fleet schedulers to support USV participation in fleet exercise and operational events.
  • Support active-duty US Navy personnel planning and executing at-sea events for USVs.
  • Support training of US Navy personnel on USV operations and maintenance.
    • Communicate with parties within and outside of O/MUSV, and responsible for communicating with parties external to the organization.
    • The Ops Lead/ Deputy Port Captain will have the Ops Coordinator and all Mates and QMEDs as direct reports.
    • At-sea testing may sometimes require extended-hours work weeks. Overtime and/or compensatory time is authorized for extended working hours.
    • Develop logistics plans to support emergent repairs to casualties and testing
    • Travels to oversee logistics and operations at foreign port visits
    • Leads all procurement efforts for O/MUSV vessels
    • Member of SMS Steering Committee
    • Assists Port Captain with Marine Incident investigations, implementation of training program, scheduling crew rotations, and disciplinary actionsThis position will require close cooperation and working relationships with active-duty military and other Government personnel.Basic Qualifications
      • Master's degree in a relevant field and 3+ years of experience or a Bachelor's degree and 5 + years of experience (additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree)
      • 15+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects
      • Experience managing operations for US Navy, USCG, or DoD maritime projects.
      • Experience managing support craft and crew for US Navy testing activities, including small craft and chartered test support vessels.
      • Experience with Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Autonomy
      • Experience coordinating major repairs, modifications, or vessel alterations.
      • Experience managing Subcontractors and Liaising with GOV and Civilian entities.
      • USCG/ US Navy/ USNS vessel operational experience.
      • Experience with port operations, including interfacing with US Navy Port Ops, pier management, crane operations, refueling, and port security.
      • USCG 100 Ton Near Coastal Master license or greater
      • Extensive experience with procurement for and execution of vessel repair projectsPreferred Qualifications
        • Prior US military service, or civil service in DoD, preferably USCG or Navy
        • Experience conducting test and evaluation of experimental maritime systems at sea.
        • Experience conducting Performance Evaluations and Review.
        • Experience with Federal Procurement processes and guidelines.
        • Strong attention to detailClearance Required: US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance upon hire (after start)Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.#Remote

Keywords: Leidos, Oxnard , Ops Lead- Deputy Port Captain, Other , Oxnard, California

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