Current Openings
Commissioning Engineer -
General Function
Coordinates and implements testing of all vessel equipment and systems, up to and including sea trials, in compliance with contract requirements. Supervise and manage all field service activities.
Education, Experience, Skills & Abilities
Strong engineering design, commissioning and/or testing technical background required. Experience in system integration working on multi-discipline projects and integrated control schemes. Good leadership and management skills. Good interpersonal skills. Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills. Must be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision. Ability to work in a team environment.
Completion of four years of college level course work equivalent to a B.S. in Engineering, or closely related area and extensive experience in test and trials duties combined with some supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities. USCG Unlimited Engineering License Holder is a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities
Conducts and completes all testing and sea trials prior to acceptance, by the customer. Responds to all inquiries of customers and agents of regulatory bodies concerning vessel testing. Confer, meet and provide technical advice and assistance with management, owners and yard personnel to discuss and resolve issues related to vessel equipment and systems. Support delivery of vessels through ensuring the overall design meets customer, contract and regulatory requirements. Plan and progress all design, installation, test and commissioning activities for specific program, inclusive of communication to team members. Develop test programs and resource requirements including test and trials management and control including risk assessments and safe systems of work. Improve efficiency of engineering process, through development and use of standard engineering solutions for projects. Establish and manage design documentation, cable schedules and drawings control, as required. Work with production leadership, environmental, health & safety staff to perform risk assessments and method statements associated with testing and commissioning the vessel. Plan, organize and direct activities concerned with the projects particularly with respect to the feasibility and problem areas that may occur in the conversion process and ensure that all established policies and procedures are compiled with as well as classification regulations. Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints and project issues.
3D Structural/Hull FDN Modeler Designer - Five (5+) plus years Ship Constructor Structural/Hull foundation design experience, plus strong AutoCAD skills. Prefer marine experience on commercial vessels. Structural/Hull aptitude and system knowledge required. Familiar with regulatory body requirements. Good knowledge and experience of design principles and drafting techniques. Knowledge of shipbuilding manufacturing processes.
Naval Architect -
Education, Experience, Skills & Abilities
BS from an accredited program in Naval Architecture plus 10 years related experience. Preferably experience working in a commercial shipyard engineering design office or a naval architecture firm supporting commercial new-build design activities. Knowledgeable in naval architecture standards, practices, and analytic tools. Ability to apply regulatory body requirements, ship specifications, and other technical guidance to develop conforming designs and modifications to ships and craft. Experience performing complex analyses of hull forms to include predicting hydrodynamic performance, seakeeping, and scaling model tests to full size trials. Weight and stability analyses, including development of weight and center of gravity estimates, performance of intact and damaged stability analyses, performance of deadweight surveys and inclining experiments. Concept and feasibility design studies addressing whole ship sizing and performance analyses, requirements validation, and design optimization. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. Ability to work independently as part of a larger team with accountability for schedule and budget. Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives. Ability to review project work, quantities, costs, accuracy of specifications, completeness, and constructability. Ability to interpret architectural/engineering drawings, specifications, codes, standards, and regulatory requirements. Ability to effectively manage projects that may vary in nature and scope. Knowledge of and ability to utilize design techniques, tools, and principals involved in the production of precision technical plans, drawings, and models. Knowledge of principles, practices and concepts of project management desirable
Duties & Responsibilities
Performs routine naval architecture work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of design and/or analyses of ship hull, foundation, superstructure, arrangements and hull form characteristics tasks. As directed, applies selected techniques and procedures to assignments involving ship design and ship performance analyses. Assists in the solution of difficult problems involved in areas of assignment. Uses prescribed methods to perform specific and limited portions of broader systems design, performance analyses, or hull form characteristic assignments of more experienced naval architects. The duties described herein cover major duties as required. However, this does not exclude the requirement of performing related duties under normal conditions, and other duties directed by supervision. Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to system and technical product development. Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current designs, techniques and procedures.
Finance Manager -
Education, Experience, Skills & Abilities
Completion of four years of college level coursework with major emphasis in accounting and five years of cost accounting experience or any combination of experience and training, which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities. CPA, CMA or MBA certification required.

The Finance Manager is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory and practices, and computerized accounting systems as well as considerable knowledge of company accounting policies and procedures, or the ability to acquire it quickly.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Finance Manager is responsible for all cost accounting, and fixed asset accounting functions for the company. These duties include the preparation and presentation of all costs by project in POC process and calculates BIE/CIE entries. The Cost Accounting Manager is also responsible for:

    - Developing Yard Overhead rates
    - Preparation of monthly and YTD financial statements
    - Sales and use tax reports
    - Quarterly and monthly financial reports and analysis for timely and effective reporting
    - Forecasting and annual business plans
    - Forward pricing rates
    - Prepares A/R invoices and reconciliation
    - Correspondent for DCAA audits and reporting

The Finance Manager is expected to interact with auditors, DCAA and various customers on an as needed basis

VT Halter Marine is an EOE/AAP Employer.
From Conception and Design to Blueprint and Blue Waters, VT Halter Marine strives to maintain a balanced work life experience for each of its family members. "The greatest resource our company will ever have is each other."
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VT Halter Marine
Attention: Recruiting
900 Bayou Casotte Parkway
Pascagoula, MS 39581
(228) 696-6756
Fax: (228) 696-6763