Canal Barge Company, Inc.

  • Project Manager

    US-LA-New Orleans
  • Job Description

    Canal Barge Company, Inc.




    I           BASIC FUNCTION

    Coordinate and respond to bids as assigned and execute committed projects according to agreed-upon customer service, risk, and profitability standards. 



    The Project Manager has the overriding authority to fully perform all the responsibilities and duties assigned to this position:

    1. Keep the Account Manager informed about status and issues that may impact client relations for assigned projects.
    2. Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures.
    3. Determine optimum logistics to manage and complete each project.
    4. Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the client and project team.
    5. Execute project kickoff meetings to ensure all information is collected and all parties are connected on start dates and other important information.
    6. Attend client meetings and assist with determination of project requirements.
    7. Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner.
    8. Track any issues or required changes in projects to execute on our commitments, and manage change notices, notify the appropriate personnel, and seek authorization for meaningful changes that impact cost, timing or service delivery.
    9. Control costs as estimated in the signed agreement, particularly major cost categories such as towing, barge rental and fleeting.
    10. Maintain up-to-date and accessible files on bids and projects.
    11. Build financial models for each project and present to Senior Project Manager or other designated authorization for approval.
    12. Possess general knowledge of waterways, including height and width restrictions, equipment capabilities, and availability.
    13. Develop and maintain acceptable rate structures and contractual agreements for all aspects of project services activities.
    14. Receive all incoming bids and ensure information and bid is submitted to internal and external customers expediently.
    15. Educate the client on CBC’s value-add services across all lines of business, as well as the most safe, cost-effective and efficient means of meeting their business needs.
    16. Issue Contracts and Purchase Orders for third party services.
    17. Ensure timely and proper Invoicing of the customer according to agreed-upon contract, including required backup documentation, and ensure timely and proper payment from the customer.
    18. Select vendors/suppliers to help CBC best meet the customers’ needs in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner, as approved by the Senior Project Manager and our Vendor Management process.
    19. Carry out the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and mission of Canal Barge Company.
    20. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Project Manager or other authorized CBC management representative.




    1. Three years bidding experience.
    2. Five years offshore and inland experience preferred.
    3. B.A./B.S. in business-related degree preferred.


    Company Information

    At Canal Barge Company, we believe that "People make the difference"



    Form long-term, mutually profitable partnewships with our customers by providing consistently high quality marine transportation, bulk liquid storage, and management services.



    Canal Barge Company, Inc. is a privately-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company provides marine transportation, logistics, and bulk liquid storage services throughtout the Inland Waterways of the United States and internationally.


    CBC is one of the most diverse marine transportation companies in the company, having made cargo movements to virtually every part of the world that can be reached economically by barge.  Our greatest strength is in long-haul towing along the inland waterways between the Gulf Coast and mid-America, but we trade along the entire breadth of the Inland Waterway System.  Additionally, using our oceangoing deck barge fleet, we have made voyages through the Great Lakes, along the East and West Coasts, to Nigeria, Spain and throughtout the Caribbean.


    Dedicated to long-term partnerships and tailor-made customer service, Canal Barge enjoys relationships with several Fortune 500 chemical and oil companies, as well as refineries, construction companies, fabricators, public utilities, engineering companies, and the United States Government.  Canal Barge Company is in full compliance with the American Waterways Operators' Responsible Carrier Program.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/AA/M/F/D/V) Employer offering competitive wages and benefits and the opportunity for a career.


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