Seattle/Port Angeles Operations Manager

Job description


Operations Manager


Subsea Global Solutions Seattle/Port Angeles– Operations

Reports To:

Area Manager/General Manager

Responsible For:

Crew Scheduling, Job Execution for Ship Maintenance Operations, Data Tracking/Input, Client Relations, and Job Cost Management

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Manage dive team safety and scheduling, internal data tracking/input, and job cost management in all aspects of crew planning, job planning, job execution, job closing, and client follow up. Obtaining more business through developing/maintaining client relationships.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning, execution, and closure of projects within SGS's business pipeline.
  • Drive the creation and closure of opportunities in maintenance, repair, and marine construction, ensuring updates in Salesforce CRM and monthly reporting to management.
  • Develop and maintain crucial relationships with shipping clients, partners, local agents, and vendors to strategically position SGS for project growth and increased referrals.
  • Lead all bidding and estimation activities for the Ship Maintenance department, overseeing projects from quoting to completion.
  • Review contracts and ensure SGS dive teams adhere to client expectations throughout project lifecycles.
  • Collaborate closely with the General Manager and Operations Team to manage scope planning for Ship Maintenance projects.
  • Ensure timely project delivery and maintain comprehensive documentation of project costs throughout all phases.
  • Coordinate crewing, boats, vehicles, and equipment schedules efficiently.
  • Conduct thorough project reviews at various stages to ensure quality and client satisfaction.
  • Uphold SGS core values within projects to consistently meet organizational mission goals.
  • Facilitate clear, timely communication with clients and dive teams to maximize project opportunities.
  • Provide accurate customer quotes and manage the sales pipeline in Salesforce CRM to enhance Key Performance Indicators.
  • Update job calendars with detailed client notes for easy reference by dive teams.
  • Liaise with the Reports Team to fulfill client requests promptly.
  • Expedite operational information to SGS Accounting for timely customer invoicing.
  • Plan and visit potential and existing customers/agents to expand business and strengthen relationships.
  • Resolve customer complaints related to sales and project execution with support from the General Manager.
  • Oversee job assignments and take responsibility for crew, gear, and equipment logistics.
  • Issue Gear Lists and provide detailed project information to Dive Supervisors/Project Managers.
  • Ensure all necessary job-related approvals and permits are obtained before project commencement.
  • Troubleshoot accounts payable issues with General Manager and accounting team.
  • Maintain frequent contact with local agents to update job calendars and coordinate dive crew schedules.
  • Manage assigned ship jobs to ensure accurate completion of job packets, CRM updates, and reports.
  • Supervise daily job calendar updates, phone communications, office emails, and crew scheduling.
  • Maintain positive relationships with SGS Vendors and oversee procurement of company consumables and materials.
  • Complete overdue reports and maintain Salesforce documentation for all job executions.
  • Stay informed about local waters, weather conditions, tides, and currents relevant to job sites.
  • Coordinate all third-party resources from opportunity opening to project closure.
  • Ensure compliance with WA state regulators for all cleaning requests and communicate regulatory processes to clients.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED, with some College, or College Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in diving, administration, or operations fields including related fields of study/school programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as time management skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Multi-task oriented with an ability to perform under pressure.
  • Prioritize and pre-plan work to complete the most meaningful tasks first.
  • Fully focused on role priorities and delivery on personal goals.
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures to make effective decisions and lead by example.
  • After hours mobile phone/email monitoring responsibility for 24/7 “emergency on call” duty.
  • Present a positive and professional image of SGS in the presence of customers, co-workers, and the community.
  • Strong business acumen and experience in handling logistics in a highspeed environment.
  • Strong program skills in Office 365 environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Projects).
  • Ability to type up to 60-80 words per minute.
  • Leadership and personnel management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, including handling the demands of multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining customer expectations.
  • Ability to demonstrate “customer focused” and “Innovative & Creative” solutions while assisting internal and external company customers in line with SGS Core Values.
  • Willingness to travel when required.
  • Excellent communication, written and organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain dive certifications.
  • Maintain dive physical.
  • Perform mechanical equipment repairs when required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Commercial Diver certification or diving experience required.
  • Ability to delegate tasks efficiently to maintain a structured office..
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to execute projects to specified deadlines.
  • Program skills (Salesforce and SharePoint).
  • Background in logistics.

Physical Demands:

  • Shall be able to exhibit a physical competency in handling moderate lifting.
  • Good health, physical stamina, fitness, and vitality.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Operations Manager is also required to handle additional duties as requested by his or her supervisor.


  • Compensation/Salary to be discussed with interest in the position


  • 401k, 401k matching, Health Care (PPO or HMO), Bonus, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays.

Anyone interested in applying for this position, please contact the relevant Office General Manager, or submit a copy of your resume and a letter of interest in the position via the website.  

Please note: Inquiries without a resume will not be considered.

Subsea Global Solutions has over 200 highly skilled commercial diver technicians positioned around the world. Apply today to become the newest member of the Subsea team.

Subsea Global Solutions has over 200 highly skilled commercial diver technicians positioned around the world. Apply today to become the newest member of the Subsea team.