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Project Manager


Project manager or developer of unique, state-of-the-art projects requiring a large degree of diverse multi-discipline experience, contract administration, scheduling, vendor oversight, team building, customer interaction and ingenuity to complete successfully.


2003 to Present

Position: Principal/Owner, McGrew & Associates, LLC

A sole proprietorship providing consulting services to the maritime community, assisting in vessel employment changes, state flag changes, regulatory compliance audits, vessel management services, new construction, conversion, repair and refit. Significant recent projects include a flag state change requiring congressional action, Owner technical representation for Titan Corp. X-Craft (262’ x 72’ high speed catamaran) for the US Navy, built by Nichols Brothers, new product testing and trials director for US Marine, builder of Meridian, Maxum, Bayliner and Trophy recreational boats and a member of a three person team representing the San Francisco Water Transit Authority in their efforts to acquire two new passenger only fast ferries for service in San Francisco Bay by reviewing specifications, recommending builders, evaluating bids, qualifying builders, providing construction oversight, training operators and accepting vessels.

2003 to 2004

Position: Project Manager, Northern Marine, Inc.

One of two project managers for a world-class recreational yacht builder specializing in infused FRP expeditionary yachts to 154’ and mega-trawlers to 84’. Simultaneously managed new construction projects for three mega-trawlers, 76’-84’, valued at more than $12.5 million. Tracked production labor and materials to insure compliance with budgets and schedules. Specified and purchased all major vessel components. Supervised test and trials.

2001 to 2003

Position: Project Manager, Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

One of a team of four project managers for a commercial aluminum boat builder. Simultaneously managed multiple new vessel construction contracts valued at more than $6 million including the nations first CG inspected passenger hovercraft. Developed construction schedules using Microsoft Project. Monitored projects to ensure contract compliance, customer satisfaction and profitability.

2000 to 2001

Position: Project Manager, Olympic Tool & Engineering, Inc.

Project manager for a $10.7 million luxury personal recreational submarine construction project for a company new to submarine construction.

1999 to 2000

Position: Estimator, Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Sole estimator for a commercial aluminum boat builder. Company builds oil spill recovery, military, fishing, patrol, fire, pilot, research, passenger, ferry and municipal boats from 16' to 80' on fixed price contracts.

1993 – 1999

Position: Chief Engineer, DeepSea Submarine Technologies, Inc.

Directed all aspects of construction, design changes, regulatory agency approval, testing, sea trials, and delivery/post delivery commissioning of a fleet of 48 passenger, electric powered tourist submarines.

1981 - 1997

Position: Principal Surveyor/Owner, McGrew & Associates Marine Surveyors

1967 - 1993

Position: USCG, Chief Warrant Officer 4, Naval Engineer.

Port Engineer, Major Coast Guard Cutters 270 - 327’, 3 years.

Marine Inspector, Engineering and Deck disciplines, 4 years.

Engineer Officer (Ship’s Chief Engineer), Coast Guard Cutters 82’ to 180’ (diesel-electric), 8 years.

Assistant Engineer Officer, Coast Guard Cutters 210’ to 270’, 6 years.

Station Engineer, Major Coast Guard Coastal Search & Rescue station, 3 years.

General Naval Engineering Duties, afloat and ashore, 3 years.


Marine Engineering: Diesel and gas engine mechanics; air conditioning & refrigeration; A/C & D/C electrical systems; pumps; hydraulic system design, troubleshooting & repair; diesel governors; diesel fuel systems; welding; outboard motor repair & overhaul; marine reduction/reverse gear repair & overhaul; controllable pitch propellers & propeller shaft repair & overhaul.

Engineering Specialty Training: Cummins Diesel, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar Diesel, Woodward Governor, Controllable pitch propeller, Active fin stabilizer and Waste heat recovery systems troubleshooting and repair.

Professional Training

Marine Corrosion, ABYC. NDT, Radiography, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current and Dye Penetrant, American Bureau of Shipping. Certified Weld Inspector, American Bureau of Shipping. MS Project advanced course.


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Engineers License, Motor and Gas Turbine, 1988

U.S. Coast Guard Masters License, 50 ton, 1992

Accredited Marine Surveyor, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, 1994

Member, American Bureau of Shipping, Special Committee on Underwater Vehicles and Hyperbaric Systems


I have an extensive and diverse knowledge of management and team building. Served more than 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, specializing in marine engineering. For the last twelve years I have been engaged in custom commercial and recreational new vessel design, construction, testing, repair and operation. I am also a lifelong recreational boat owner and operator.


Seattle, WA,
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