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Director of Marine Operations, Offshore Wind

Company: JobTarget
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Director of Marine Operations, Offshore Wind Full-Time Salary Exempt Houston, TX, US 28 days ago Requisition ID: 1102 The Opportunity: Director of Marine Operations, Offshore WindThe utility scale Offshore Wind market in the US is expanding rapidly, to meet commitments from the States for renewable energy generation and carbon free energy solutions for the next decade and beyond. The Director of Marine Operations, Offshore Wind is responsible for planning and execution of marine operations related to offshore wind, mainly offshore wind Transportation and Installation scopes of work, such as scour rock installation. This is a key position to support GLDD's strategic entry into the burgeoning US offshore wind market and capture a tremendous growth opportunity as the world transitions to cleaner, carbon free sources of energy. The position reports directly to the GLDD Senior VP, Offshore Wind with dotted line reporting to the Offshore Wind Project Director, during offshore operations. -About The Company:Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging, land reclamation and beach nourishment services in the United States, and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. With the largest and most diverse dredging fleet in the US, Great Lakes serves a wide range of customers including the US Army Corps of Engineers; state, local and foreign governments; and private companies both international and domestic. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GLDD has more than 200 pieces of dredging plant located strategically throughout North America and in various locations throughout the world. - -Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop GLDD marine operations capability in offshore wind in general, and Subsea Rock Installation more specifically. Develop operating philosophy, operating model, and implement procedures for Subsea Rock Installation Operations.
  • Make sure the Subsea Rock Installation vessel, Acadia, currently under construction, is crewed and ready for operations in 2025.
  • Work with the existing GLDD dredging services organization to recruit and train the crew for the new built vessel, in time to meet project objectives. Identify synergies in logistics, crewing, maintenance, repairs, spares etc with the GLDD dredging operations.
  • Onshore Point of Contact for the Subsea Rock Installation Vessel during operations. Plan and assist project teams in managing the execution of Offshore Wind Installation projects, starting in 2025. Interface with Project Directors during project execution.
  • Plan and manage vessel operations to optimize routes, weather routing, bunker planning, port interface, vessel loading, regulatory agencies and related "local" vessel criteria (sail speed, sail restrictions, etc).
  • Support, and coordinate vessel safety procedures, as required.
  • Evaluate opportunities for scaling up GLDD operations in Offshore Wind Transportation and Installation related scopes of work.
  • Interface with offshore wind developers and Tier 1 suppliers, as the company SME in offshore wind marine operations.
  • Interface with quarries and rock suppliers in the East Coast to optimize the rock supply cycle time and manage the logistics and rock supply operations supporting Offshore Wind and Subsea Rock Installation.
  • Support the design and construction of offshore wind vessel(s), and specifically the Subsea Rock Installation Vessel that is currently under construction. Ensure the vessel specifications support world class marine operations.
  • Support proposal development, including schedule and cost estimates.
  • Support the development of Remote Operations Support Center for offshore wind. -Qualifications:Professional qualifications for this important position include:
    • B.S or M.S. in Naval Architecture, Engineering, Marine Operations, Maritime Academy or related fields; -
    • 10+ years of experience in marine operations (offshore oil and gas, offshore wind, dredging, etc. );
    • Experience with DP2 Vessels;
    • Experience in offshore wind marine operations is a definite plus;
    • Experience in vessel logistics, operations, crewing, etc
    • Construction management experience (fab yard or offshore) is a plus.--- Competitive salary and bonus program.--- 401(k) program that includes 100% company matching of the first 6% of employee contributions with immediate vesting.--- Annual profit-sharing contributions by the company to participants' 401(k) accounts based on company's annual performance.--- Medical, Dental, Prescription, Life and Disability insurance plans.Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.GLDD participates in E-Verify as required by law.

Keywords: JobTarget, Houston , Director of Marine Operations, Offshore Wind, Executive , Houston, Texas

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