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Job Description

I am currently working with a highly reputable international cruise line that is looking for a Dry Docking Performance Analyst. 

This role is based in the Miami area, and they do offer hybrid working and are looking for someone locally in the South FL region. Ideally, my client is looking for someone with a strong Naval Architecture background, with experience in the maritime sector being a plus. The role is very varied, with the scope to grow this position into a managerial role in the future.

The Performance Analyst supports the DDPMO team on daily project management tasks. This role requires strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and process improvement skills. The Performance Analyst gathers, uses, interprets, and presents data to support and improve dry-dock processes.

Must be highly proficient with project management tools and performing data and financial tracking/reporting.  Must ensure assigned projects are properly organized, monitored, and controlled throughout their lifecycle.

  • Plays an active role in project analysis, project workflow and assists in the preparation of deliverables to achieve defined objectives
  • Analytical functions include:
    • Gather, organize, reconcile, and clean-up large data sets 
    • Collaborates and communicates with cross-functional teams to ensure correct information intake and to ensure data is aligned across all stakeholders
    • Create dry-dock meeting presentations summarizing projects that are clean, easy-to-follow, and meaningful
    • Utilize data gathering tools, templates and methods to analyze and consolidate data needed for project requirements
    • Recommends improvements where shortcomings or inefficiencies are determined
    • Consolidate project information into the financial work package for accurate project tracking and inputs results into dashboards
    • Perform data analysis to report KPIs
    • Builds tools using technical and analytical skills that visualize performances against planning KPIs
  • Support the Dry-Dock PMO on project management processes through high proficiency in MS Office and AutoCAD as follows:       
    • Quick data input and manipulation, Pivot tables, Data analysis, extracting information
    • Create presentations to tell a story and summarize the data in a meaningful way
    • Create drawings in AutoCAD superimposed on a ship’s general arrangement
    • Review and audit Project files in MS Project, develops project plans, allocate resource management, reports project and task progress, create Gantt charts, printing views/tables
    • Performs daily updating and archiving of files using the existing document management system
    • Creates reports and writes guidelines, keeps meeting minutes in OneNote, completes project communication log, and flags follow-up items to the planners.
  • Attend dry-docks to perform the following tasks:
    • Review variation orders and yard bill line-by-line daily with a technical perspective and highlighting discrepancies
    • Perform inspections of venues, consolidate project status and punch list items with working knowledge of project requirements for dry-dock presentations
    • Support planners by tracking project progress against milestones, budget, and other guidelines
  • Provide ship stability support as per below:
    • Maintain the Carnival dry-dock database and provide preliminary shipyard selection 
    • May also support the completion of preliminary stability analysis during planning phases, complete summary of weight changes of dry-dock projects & perform lightweight surveys and inclines
  • Create and complete risk assessment templates and lessons learned presentations
  • Ensure projects are accomplished following applicable policies, procedures, practices and regulatory codes and are aligned with Company vision statement
  • 25-50% with shipboard travel likely *closer to 25% travel
  • Work may require employee to work inside and outside with exposure to changing climate and/or operate machinery
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, Naval Architecture or equivalent degree/experience
  • Three years in ship building, shipyard, dry-dock repair and/or project management preferred
  • Very proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word
  • Experience creating PowerPoint presentations
  • Fluent in AutoCAD and can work quickly to modify or add detail to the ship’s general arrangement
  • Proficient in manipulation and presentation of data 
  • Use or knowledge of Infoship and LR Class Direct website preferred but not required
  • Able to find solutions and initiatives to solve technical issues at the safest, economical and fastest way, according to Flag, Class, ISM, ISPS, etc., rules
  • Able to coordinate a complex dry dock / repair process in cooperation with the vessels’ superintendents / shipyard / sub-contractors / crew / company
  • Ship repairs processes and class / flag requirements
  • Knowledge of ships, dry-docks and ship maintenance (steel, paint, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Highly organized and demonstrates ability to work effectively in multi-tasking environment with high volume workload and tight deadlines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry policies, procedures, practices and regulatory codes. Knowledge of class/flag (LR) requirements
  • Able to coordinate a complex dry dock / repair process in cooperation with the vessels’ superintendents / shipyard / sub-contractors / crew / company
  • Dynamic and proactive working in team spirit in an important department to serve with his /her expertise the whole group
Shortlisting is currently underway for this position, so please do reach out to me to schedule a 1st stage call and find out more.