Los Angeles Maritime Institute,

Project Manager, Marine

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles Harbor
Closing date

About this organization

Los Angeles Maritime Institute, has now surpassed 30 years and focuses on delivering extraordinary and transformational programs for youth. Our primary focus is on middle school students while also serving upper elementary, high school and college students. In addition to STEM/educational voyages, LAMI provides ocean experiences for special events.

Located in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the Los Angeles Maritime Institute is a year round operation. We are currently managing three tall ships; the twin brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson which are 110’ with 13 sails and the 130’ three masted schooner American Pride. Our area of service includes the Port Complex (Los Angeles and Long Beach), from San Diego to Santa Barbara, the Northern Channel Islands and frequently Catalina Island.

About this job

As a full-time Project Manager, the role will be responsible for developing project plans and deliverables for Building G, directs all project phases and acts as primary project contact on the boatyard and Swift/ships moderate complexity or secondary project contact on medium to large projects. Ensures that goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters through project team members and organizational sponsors/stakeholders. Projects will encompass the following major components: planning, staffing, implementation, control and evaluation. Enthusiasm for sailing and working with school age youth and the public is essential.

Roles & responsibilities

Defines and creates project plans considering time frame, funding limitations, staffing requirements, regulations, resource availability and customer contractual requirements.

Acts as primary liaison between customer, project staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and internal company personnel.

Manages development of project execution strategy including planning, vessel selection, vessel modification, vendor and subcontractor support requirements, contractual requirements, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental impacts and mitigation measures.

Ensures compliance with overall Health, Safety, Security and Environmental standards for the project.

Coordinates staffing for each phase of the project; obtains approval and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project team members and consultants/contractors.

Confers with project staff to outline work plan and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority; provides or facilitates technical advice and problem resolution support.

Coaches, mentors, motivates and directs project team members, volunteers, and contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their work to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Provides recommendations, with documented business cases, on whether to perform work in-house or subcontract.

Ensures company performance against contractual commitments with customers and ensures customer satisfaction with projects of low to moderate complexity and risk.

Follows established processes for monitoring and integrating all project elements and communications concerning change management processes and decisions.

Advises Head of Technical on project expenditure decisions.

Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.

Coordinates the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project teams and other parts of the organization.

Proactively identifies dependencies between teams and ensures communications to align on project delivery criteria.

Uses financial reporting, trend and variance analyses and other performance measures to develop/modify project plans to mitigate risk.

Negotiates small to medium project or contract changes and incorporates changes into project control systems to maintain work statements, cost and schedule baselines.

Ensures all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company.

Tracks project deliverables using appropriate tools and prepares project reports for management, customer, or others to ensure appropriate project cadence.

Evaluates projects upon close-out and documents lessons learned.

Manage Building G staff/work.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Understanding of maritime business/industry and ship construction, including objectives, donor base, and company protocols and relevant technology platforms.

Understanding of project management methodologies, tools and techniques.

Microsoft Project or other project management software proficiency.

Proficient use of Google/MS Suite(Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Visio), Zoom

Knowledge of the maritime industry required.

Proven project management track record driving projects to 100% completion, on schedule and to stakeholder satisfaction.

Ability to communicate technical/complex information to non-technical people both verbally and in writing.

Excellent interpersonal relationship skills to effectively interact with customers.

Strong leadership qualities including diplomacy and ability to interface with cross-functional teams such as Finance, IT and Supply Chain.

Comfortable creating and making presentations to all levels of the organization.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility.

Ability to meet budget requirements and track/contain expenses.

Excellent time management and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

Ability to work independently and accomplish work through others.


2-4 years of similar work experience

Bachelor's degree in marine transportation, mechanical engineering, science & technology, or a related field, preferred

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a plus


Ability to lift and carry weights up to 60lbs, and to assist adults and small children in learning

Ability to stand and sit for long periods and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, kneeling, bending, twisting, crouching, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and accessing small spaces on/in boat

Ability to communicate effectively - including visual, auditory and tactile

Ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends. Exposure to warehouse and office conditions and outside inclement weather conditions including summer sun.

Compensation & Benefits:

Regular, full-time role based in our San Pedro, LA Waterfront Office.

Full Benefits Package

Compensation: Dependent on Experience.

Salary/paid biweekly

Range: $60k min. - $70k med.- $80k max.

To apply

Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to:

Los Angeles Maritime Institute


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