Now Hiring: Maritime Operations Project Manager

The Council is seeking skilled and experienced applicants for the Maritime Operations Project Manager position in the Valdez office!

Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, industry, and regulators to promote environmentally safe and responsible transportation of crude oil through Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.

The Maritime Operations Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain all aspects of maritime operations projects and programs as assigned, including project plans, determination of resources needed, budget development and contract management, in line with PWSRCAC’s mission and Long Range Plan.
  • Coordinate with other project managers and management to ensure uniform approach to accomplishment of assigned projects.
  • Recruit and facilitate PWSRCAC project teams and working groups as needed.
  • Maintain PWSRCAC office Automatic Information System (AIS) unit and related information.
  • Review U.S. Coast Guard Local Notice to mariners and incident reports, and relay relevant information to PWSRCAC staff and volunteers.
  • Observe and provide written reports on towing and tether exercises and drills as needed.
  • Develop recommendations for Board review and/or approval of maritime operations contracts and projects.
  • Prepare and deliver reports to PWSRCAC technical committees and/or Board of Directors
    Work with PWSRCAC stakeholders to implement Board-approved recommendations.
  • Participate in PWSRCAC and external (industry and /or regulatory) working groups related to assigned projects , including the Valdez Marine Safety Committee.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Communications to respond to media inquiries related to assigned projects and respond to such inquiries as directed.
  • Perform research as needed, including literature review, archival research, and field work.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, but relevant experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Maritime operations (or a related field), project management, and contracting experience preferred but not required.  Experience in a scientific or technical discipline would also be helpful.

This is an exempt position with a starting annual base salary of $109,300+ DOE. An additional 10% of base salary is provided for Valdez cost of living adjustment. After 60 days of successful employment, an additional 25% of base salary is added for optional benefits, bringing total compensation to $147,555.

A complete job description can be found at Maritime Operations Project Manager.

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To apply

Applications will only be considered when received from this link: Criteria Assessment Center for PWSRCAC – Maritime Operations Project Management. You will be asked to provide:

  1. Cover letter. Your cover letter should address the reasons you feel your education, work experience, and career goals are a good match for this position and why you want to work for the PWSRCAC.
  2. Current resume.
  3. List of references. The list of references should include at least three professional references with contact information.

After submitting, candidates may also be asked to take a series of tests to verify your skills.  Finalists may be subject to criminal and credit background checks and verification of education and past employment.

Open until filled – first review of Maritime Operations Project Manager applicants: March 13, 2024.

About the Council

The Council was formed in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill with the mission of promoting the environmentally safe operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and the associated tankers. The Council has an annual operating budget around $4.2M with a total staff of 18 and over 50 volunteers.

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