This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most of this work can be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.
OUR ORGANIZATION: Every year, Port employees serve millions of people, generate billions of dollars for the economy, and support thousands of well paying, family wage jobs in the maritime and aviation industries. Work at the Port of Seattle is as diverse as the region we represent. What we have in common is a commitment to public service and pride in working for one of the region's most integral economic engines.
This position is within the Engineering Design Services department, which serves the needs of the Aviation, Maritime, and the Economic Development operating divisions. The department’s offices are located at Pier 69, on the waterfront in downtown Seattle.
PURPOSE: Provide overall leadership to and management of the Civil and Structural Engineering Design team. As the point of contact for technical and corporate knowledge, this position is responsible for resolving highly complex, challenging and controversial issues related to the design, permitting, construction, rehabilitation, and asset management of Port infrastructure and facilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead and manage a team of civil engineers, structural engineers, and design technicians at all experience levels. Responsibilities to the team include budgeting, resource-planning, and staff performance reviews.
Represent the Port as an owner on technical issues, executing authoritative decisions and recommendations that are complex and have a significant impact on the Port in coordination with other public agencies, contracting partners, and industry organizations.
Act as the primary point of contact for internal customers requesting project support, promoting the Engineering Design team’s services.
Provide quality review and occasional Professional Civil and Structural Licensed Engineer’s stamping of design and construction documents prepared by direct reports.
Make technical recommendations for Seaport and Aviation emergency responses, incidents and accidents, including leading the Port’s Damage Assessment Plan.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to lead, manage, and direct the Civil/Structural Design team to deliver design programs of critical importance and complexity to accomplish the objectives of the Port.
Skills in supervision, mentoring, training, motivation, and conducting equitable performance reviews, with demonstrated ability to apply those skills to a multidisciplinary engineering team.
In-depth knowledge and demonstrated analytical skills in budgeting, scheduling, and resource management.
Advanced skills to develop new or improved techniques, systems, processes, standards, and guidelines for the organization.
Ability to make authoritative technical decisions and recommendations with broad influence on the activities of the Port, including resolution of complex design and construction issues.
Ability to represent the Port of Seattle in negotiating most complex, critical and controversial technical issues with top-level engineers and officers of local, federal and state agencies, customers, tenants and communities.
In-depth knowledge and expertise of local, state, and federal laws and regulations, contract laws, environmental regulations, local and national building codes, permits and permitting processes, local and national design standards, material standards, construction methods, and construction management requirements.
Ability to gain and apply advanced knowledge of available Port contract procurement processes, including small works, major construction, and best value, including Minority & Woman-Owned business requirements.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
Strong, proven interpersonal skills necessary to manage disparate concerns and viewpoints to efficiently deliver programs and projects within a highly complex organization.
In-depth knowledge of engineering and architectural principles as related to aviation and maritime industries.
Skills and experience in engineering document quality control review and/or permit review.
In-depth knowledge of CAD systems and design software applications.
Ability and experience to lead, manage and coordinate with FEMA, local permitting agencies, consultants, and internal Port staff in a post-disaster event (earthquake, storm, flood, etc.) for facility inspection, obtaining FEMA funding, obtaining building permits, and implementation of repair and reconstruction.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field;
Fifteen (15) years of management experience in design, permitting and construction as well as project management of multiple large, highly complex capital improvement or public work programs;
Five (5) years of supervisory management and leadership experience;
Licensed Professional Civil and/or Structural Engineer in the State of Washington; and
Ability to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300 400 and 700 training within one (1) year of hire date.
Master’s degree in Civil Engineering;
National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300, 400 and 700 training.
The Port of Seattle is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, knowing decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulations and ordinances.
About Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The Port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the nation’s 18th busiest – handling more than 31 million passengers in 2007. The Port’s passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Terminal 30 handled 190 ship calls and nearly 755,000 passengers during the 2007 season.