Provide overall leadership, management and supervision to Civil and Structural Design team. As the single point of contact for technical and design knowledge, this position is responsible for assisting or resolving highly complex, challenging and controversial issues related to the design, permitting, construction, rehabilitation and asset management of Port infrastructure and facilities.
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:
Responsible for team’s work load, resource planning and management. Provide overall mentorship, coaching and training to staff at all levels. Supervise up to (18) direct reports including Senior Engineers, Design Engineers, Senior Design Technicians, Design Technicians and interns. Perform quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) review and staff performance reviews.
Responsible for establishing and managing Civil and Structural Design team and all in-house project/program design budgets. Primary point of contact for customers requesting project/program design support.
Implement design decisions and recommendations that are conclusive and have a significant impact on the Port. Lead appropriate risk analysis and develop contingency plans for unexpected problems that can have a large effect on projects. Lead the development, negotiation and management of complex consultant design contracts and amendments, service directives, budgets, schedules and phasing for design and construction.
Represent the Port as a technical expert in professional and technical organizations. Lead and implement design support for the Port Emergency Response Program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
In-depth technical knowledge of engineering design and architectural principles as related to aviation and maritime industries. In-depth knowledge and expertise of local, state, and federal laws and regulations, contract laws, environmental regulations, construction methods, local and national building codes, permits and permitting processes, local and national design standards, material standards, and construction management requirements. Knowledge of available Port contract procurement processes, including small works and major construction. In-depth knowledge of alternative public works delivery methods such as design build and general contractor construction manager, W/MBE (Federal) procedures, and Port small business initiative requirements. Knowledge of Port emergency response/declaration process and procedures. In-depth knowledge of principles of supervision, mentoring, training and performance evaluation with demonstrated ability to apply those concepts to coordinate, lead and manage multi-discipline engineering staff and consultants. Knowledge of CAD systems and computer design applications. In-depth knowledge of port processes and procedures for budgeting, scheduling, and resource management.
Must have strong human relations and demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to manage design teams on complex multi-disciplined projects, and manage complex programs consisting of multiple projects, tasks and project sites. Demonstrated leadership and skills in developing and maintaining effective relationships with customers internal and external to the Port. Demonstrated leadership and conflict resolution skills to negotiate with contractors, professional services providers and interest groups. Advanced and proven skills to advise, consult, make decision recommendations to Port leaders for use of innovative and unconventional design solutions. Demonstrated skills to serve as the Port’s technical expert in meetings to negotiate and resolve major technical design and construction issues. Advance technical analysis software skills including the use of various computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, SAP (the structural analysis program), L-pile (geotechnical analysis) in conjunction with various major building codes and standards such as the Seattle Building Codes, ASCE-61 Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves by American Society of Civil Engineering and Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS). Proven skills in effectively participating and leading technical code committees to affect adoptions of new and innovative design technologies. Advanced skills to develop new and/or improved design techniques, system, processes, materials, products, standards, and guidelines for the organization.
Ability to build, coach, mentor, maintain and motivate a highly effective team of engineers and designers and conduct annual performance reviews. Ability to lead, manage and direct the Civil/Structural Design team to deliver design programs to accomplish the objectives of the Port. Ability to execute a high degree of leadership, creativity, foresight, and judgment in planning. Ability to organize and guide extensive technical programs and activities. Ability to represent the Port of Seattle in negotiating complex technical issues with engineers and officers of local, federal and state agencies, customers and tenants. Ability to utilize the Port’s financial, tracking, standard project management tools, and reporting tools.
QUALIFICATIONS:Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering;
Fifteen (15) years of management experience with all facets of 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 or Structural Engineering;
National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300 400 and 700 certification.
Internal Number: 1206BR
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.