The Facility Engineering group assures that facilities, utilities, systems, and equipment are provided, maintained, upgraded, expanded, or retired in a reasonable manner. The Marine Terminal Facility Engineer maintains these services by providing mechanical/civil/structural engineering skills and related functions for the modification, maintenance, and/or construction of Marine berth structures, ship fender systems, and associated wharf berthing systems. The Marine Facility Engineer participates in projects to ensure the viability of engineering designs and extended utilization of Port facilities and assets.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide mechanical/civil/structural engineering services for Marine facilities to support day-to-day facility operations and maintenance, and construction projects. Assist in capital asset and expense budget planning. Provide extensive technical background and guidance in the operation and maintenance of marine structures including; fender systems, pavements, buildings, rail, marine terminal utilities, complex mechanical systems and equipment. Provide engineering support in the planning, development, and implementation of projects with complex scope and high degree of technical difficulty. Produce comprehensive documents including systems drawings, and specifications for maintenance and operation of Port facilities. Act as lead on assigned projects. Work within the scope of cost, quality, and time parameters established; apply professional judgment and experience to understand the broader business context and the associated implications for engineering decisions. Provide engineering design, technical direction, and administrative skills in the planning, development, and implementation of maintenance projects. Prepare cost estimates and time schedules for proposed maintenance activities and projects at the budget phase and through construction. Coordinate the use of external consultant resources; provide in-house Marine mechanical/civil/structural engineering expertise and owner's perspective/overview of consultant services performed for the Port. Provide alternatives when analyzing and evaluating maintenance and operations impacts for specific Port facilities systems and situations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:BS degree in mechanical, civil or structural engineering field is required; advanced degree is desirable. Professional Engineering license (required). 6 plus years' experience in an engineering capacity; experience as project and/or personnel lead is desirable; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. Ability to obtain and maintain valid Oregon or Washington driver's license (required). Experience working with mechanical/structural heavy equipment type maintenance and operations; machinery types include container cranes, whirly cranes, bulk unloaders, and DC or AC type electrical/mechanical machines drives and control systems is preferred. Knowledge of pavement asset management programs and experience in pavement systems life cycle is preferred. Knowledge of railroad rail asset management programs and experience in the rail track, rail bed, ties and switches life cycle is preferred. Knowledge of Marine berth maintenance dredging, building roof management; asset management or building maintenance/management programs. Must be knowledgeable with current vessel berthing practices including marine fender systems, piles, breasting dolphins, other structures and vessel berthing components. Experience in the operation, maintenance and/or construction of marine terminal facilities including bulk handling, auto importing/processing facilities and container handling facilities. Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and other software applications. Excellent communications skills both written and oral. International Building Code (IBC) and other construction codes. Must obtain and maintain security clearance for unescorted access to secure Port facilities, which may require a criminal background check.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Must be skilled in project management, project delivery and interactive CAD design. Ability in negotiation and consensus building for problem resolution. Ability to weigh the short and long-term implications of alternate engineering solutions when making decisions. Skilled at working with clients to develop project plans and participate with project managers/sr engineers in the development of plans for complex projects. Ability to accurately and concisely provide and document technical information to maintenance and operations staff, peer engineers and project team members. Skilled at providing work direction to engineering consultant organizations and their support personnel. Ability to demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.