In this edition of Marine Log’s Listen Up! podcast, we talk to Matthew Dobson, new construction manager at C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse, La.
Since starting at C&C in 2013, he has been involved in the design and oversight of various types of vessels, including OSVs, inland towboats, and dredges. He has since played a role in a number of C&C’s groundbreaking projects. Listen in to hear more!
In 2018, Dobson was instrumental in C&C’s design and construction of the largest indoor robotic barge blasting facility in the United States. His role at C&C requires him to manage projects from start to finish, including estimating, engineering, creation of production packages, and technical support of new construction.
Dobson says he takes pride in creating an environment where engineering, fabrication, and vendor groups all collaborate throughout a project to create a streamlined workflow.
A graduate of the University of New Orleans, with a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, his marine industry career began in 2002 at Tidewater Inc. where he provided engineering support for OSV operations in South America and the West Coast of Africa, as well as overseeing new construction projects around the globe.
Dobson’s next adventure took him to Trinity Yachts as a project engineer, managing engineering and production packages for Trinity’s series of 60-meter mega yachts. The experience he gained in the level of detail required in the finishing of a mega yacht, is still ingrained in his work today.
He leads his group at C&C Marine and Repair with a focus on the importance of the understanding and implementation of details in every phase of a project.