Project Planner - Transportation and Scaffolding

Position:                             Project Planner - Transportation and Scaffolding

Reports to:                         Planning Manager



Independently define the production transportation and lifting plans of subassemblies, sections, and grand blocks for each ship project and defines scaffolding drawings for production needs during construction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ensure that all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are followed and met;
  • Initial studies of the feasibility of the ship projects according to the shipyard technical possibilities (together with the Building Methods Planner and other planners);
  • Creates lifting and rigging drawings for subassemblies, sections, and grand blocks for each ship project - define optimal utilization of shipyard facilities;
  • Designs the needed support jigs and structures for the production of each vessel;
  • Creates the needed documentation for the subproducts’ transportation;
  • Prepares needed scaffolding drawings for production needs during construction;
  • Supports the building method process together with building methods planners;
  • Make initiatives for further production investments at the yard;
  • Follow up the transportation plans and feedback from the departments;
  • Coordination with shipyard's design and production departments and production planners;
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Able to communication effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Decision making/Problem solving
  • Adaptability and organizational skills and understanding
  • Conflict resolution
  • Strategic thinking
  • Stress Management
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member


  • BS (Emphasis Engineering) preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in Structural Engineering or Shipbuilding industries preferred
  • Knowledge/Experience of Project Based engineering process
  • Knowledge/Experience of modern shipbuilding process and terminology
  • Knowledge/Experience of productive work methods, capability to make productivity/efficiency comparisons
  • Software skills (Planning systems, CAD, MS Office, strength calculation, 3-D modeling software)


Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fumes and smoke.  Work may be carried on indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions. 

*Philly Shipyard is a TOBACCO-FREE facility.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Note:  Not all applicants will be interviewed

All applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department for consideration

Philly Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  Philly Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.