Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI)

Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI) Job Description:

A Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI) inspects locations on board vessels primarily for hot work operations and certifies those locations safe for hot work prior to the start of hot work. The PAI performs safety inspections of vessels and hot work locations throughout the day to ensure compliance with housekeeping and fire prevention requirements and work with the Safety Department by assisting with inspecting various work areas, ensuring compliance with safety/health regulation, company policies, procedures and customer requirements. Areas of concern include but are not limited to: Life and safety codes, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, fall protection, fire protection, confined and enclosed space entry, hazardous communication standards, electrical safety, lock-out tag-out, etc.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
One (1) year of experience as a PAI or two (2) years in other positions that require knowledge of hot work procedures and regulations.
Certified Shipyard Competent Person a plus

  • Must be able to obtain and retain DBIDS card. Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to board all ships and enter all spaces regardless of size to complete inspections and ensure compliance of safety rules
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Must have knowledge of NAVSEA regulations regarding hot work.
  • ust be able to interact with a variety of people in a variety of settings. Previous experience in the field of Safety or related field.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • Must comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
  • Must be physically able to access and tour all spaces on board vessels and within BAE Systems facilities.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and other co-workers in both one-on-one and small-group situations.
  • Ability to fill out forms and keep detail records of activities.