Project Planner - Building Methods

Position:                            Project Planner - Building Methods

Reports to:                        Planning Coordinator


Independently define the production Building Method and to create the Building Methods description for each ship project

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  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 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.

  • Creates preliminary Building Methods Description (define optimal utilization of shipyard facilities for each ship project/potential ship project).

  • Once contract is present go through the ship technical concept.

  • Create building method for the vessel; define the production building method utilizing the existing/coming production facilities in the most cost efficient way.

  • Create the Building Method Description of the vessel to be used as a guideline for the planning, design, and production work.

  • Make initiatives for further production investments at the yard.
  • Follow up the building method fulfillment 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 communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving
  • Adaptability and Organizational skills and understanding
  • Integrity
  • Strategic thinking
  • Stress Management
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • BS (Emphasis Engineering) preferred

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Shipbuilding or other manufacturing  industry preferred
  • Knowledge/experience of project-based engineering processes
  • Knowledge/experience of modern shipbuilding process and terminology
  • Knowledge/experience of productive work methods, capability to make productivity/efficiency comparisons
  • Software skills (MS Office, Planning Systems, CAD)


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.