As a Resident Engineer (RE) III, you will serve as a principal point of contact and expert level Engineer at the Port of Seattle. You will independently manage concurrent multiple straightforward and/or moderately complex major construction projects at all Port of Seattle properties. Projects will include multiple disciplines that occur concurrently but are primarily focused on infrastructure improvement. In this position, you may have full supervisory responsibilities for Inspectors and lower level Engineers.
There are several distinct opportunities and work groups that we are recruiting for. As part of our application, you will be asked to identify the specific group(s) that you are interested in. Below is a brief summary of each group:
One positions will be working out of the Port’s Waterfront offices in Seattle. Work will involve projects of varied types including heavy civil and marine construction as well as remodel/renovations of current Port properties. Projects include alternative delivery methodology (Design/Build, GC/CM Heavy Civil) as well as standard Design-Bid-Build. The Waterfront area of operations involve projects from Shilshole Bay Marina to South Park, Seattle.
Two positions will be working out of SeaTac Airport Port offices in Seatac, Washington. These positions will be responsible for day to day management of major construction projects which remodel, expand and provide other improvements of airport facilities and terminals. The work will include seismic improvements, buildout of additional retail and dining shell spaces, and other necessary improvements to structures, mechanical, electrical, and other building systems, and facilities. The work will likely include GCCM and Design Build alternative delivery methods in addition to standard Design Bid Build work.
In each role:
You will serve as principal point of contact (designated as “Engineer” in contracts) for all construction issues related to assigned major construction projects that range from $300K to over $200M.
You will provide project leadership regarding all construction activities including project development, bidding, execution, and closeout.
You will manage, coordinate, and facilitate the day-to-day activities of major construction projects ensuring that projects are constructed within the scope of the project, on schedule, and within budget.
You will review, negotiate and process contract pay requests for general contractor and a significant number (more than 15) of subcontractors; ensure timely and accurate payment for work actually performed; and negotiate and resolve the most complex payment related disputes that may involve involvement of senior level Port managers or directors.
You will plan, schedule, assign and direct the work of assistant resident engineers, construction coordinators or construction inspectors to ensure the smooth and coordinated accomplishment of projects.
You will partner with stakeholders to review, evaluate, and respond to contractor Requests for Information (RFI), and provide a consolidated response that provides contractual direction to the contractor.
You will perform full supervisory responsibilities including assigning work, reviewing work products, hiring, evaluating performance, and awarding performance increases, determining, and administering discipline.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced – You have eight (8) years of experience in construction project management, contract management, inspection, cost estimating, or scheduling and some experience in a lead/supervisory role.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field.
Desired – We hope you have a Master’s degree in business, public administration or related field and prior construction project management experience at an airport or seaport.
Knowledgeable – You possess an expert level knowledge of project and construction management principles, practices and procedures including cost estimating, managing project budgets and schedules, and an expert level knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they relate to major construction projects.
Collaborator – You demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with leaders; project stakeholders; local, federal, and state officials; and the general public to present and explain program information. You are able to proactively respond to and resolve highly politically sensitive or controversial issues.
Leadership – You're able to provide sound judgment and help create and lead successful solutions, while managing through conflict, change, and a variety of leadership styles and priorities.
Effective Communicator - You are very skilled in both verbal and written communication techniques and can effectively work with clients at all levels of the organization.
What else you need to know:
Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.
Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role. You may be required to work during emergencies.
Work Environment – You will generally work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to areas of high noise, various hazardous materials, work at heights and/or in confined spaces.
Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
Safety Requirements – You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance (Aviation Only).
Security Requirements – You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire (Aviation Only).
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within the first three months of employment (Waterfront Only).
Why you'll love it here:
Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
Bringing international trade and transportation to the Pacific Northwest for 100 years, the Port of Seattle supports diverse business activities from tourism to commercial fishing, and is a key builder of transportation infrastructure. The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle’s seaport with state-of-the-art cargo and grain facilities, two cruise ship terminals, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for broad economic advantage.The Port is working to be the cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port in the nation. With the Puget Sound region already in attainment of federal air quality standards, the Port’s many environmental programs create real benefits for the local community and a competitive edge for our customers.The Port of Seattle: Where a sustainable world is headed.The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.