Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic engineering professional with a special combination of engineering and technical experience in the planning, design, and construction of navigation projects to join our team!
The Channel & DMPA Development team is responsible for the administration of all construction and maintenance activities related to the PCCA’s navigable waterways, dock slips, dredge material placement areas, and beneficial use sites.
Under the supervision of the Director of Channel & DMPA Development, this position will focus on the execution of projects and department initiatives. This position will cover a broad range of functions including, planning, design, technical support, and construction management.
We take pride in being a great place to work. If you want your next step in your career to be at the convergence of engineering and leadership in a growth organization, please review the details below and consider applying.
Develops and reviews technical requirements for design and construction project scopes, deliverables, schedules, and budgets
Oversees in-house and outsourced planning and design projects for capital and maintenance projects
Manages engineering projects; holds engineers, designers and contractors accountable to ensure projects are on schedule, on budget, of quality, and meet the overall needs of the PCCA
Coordinates, oversees, and reviews design consultant deliverables and contractors work to provide high quality projects
Lead and mentor team members in performing their duties and assist in training new engineering staff in engineering principles
Understands and incorporates sound safety and environmental protection principles in design and construction and fosters safety and environmental stewardship in construction projects and other PCCA activities
Participates in selection of professional services consultants
Coordinates with engineers, consultants and other specialists
Reviews proposed design of projects to ensure uniformity and consistency in effort and effect
Reviews construction documents to ensure they are complete, comprehensive, and technically sound to provide an effective basis for construction and project completion
Prepares plans, specifications and bid documents for selected projects; directs and supervises production of plans, specifications and bid documents by consultants for assigned projects and ensures uniformity and consistency with standards and procedures
Supports the bidding process, selection of contractors, and provides technical support during construction including coordination of consultant support
Prepares and reviews contract amendments and change orders; negotiates contractor claims and corrective action measures
Oversee or perform annual department facility inspections as required & assists in formulating, compiling projects for inclusion into the annual budget
Processes 3rd party dredge material placement area licenses
Assists with management of PCCA dredging and DMPA services
Assists Director of Channel & DMPA development in reviewing and coordination of plans submitted by PCCA tenants to ensure PCCA requirements and design standards are met
Prepares correspondence, exhibits, and presentations for PCCA Commission, staff, working groups, and committee meetings as needed; prepares written reports, letters, and other materials as necessary to support work activities
Evaluates new technology and procedures and incorporates acceptable systems into PCCA designs
Advocates continuous focus on workflow process improvements
Facilitates creative problem solving, collaboration, and productive troubleshooting among the team
Maintain good employee relations while encouraging and fostering a helpful environment where teamwork prevails
Assists the Director of Channel & DMPA Development and performs other duties as assigned
Coordinates with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) local and district office staff as required
Assists with initiating, monitoring or performing tasks associated with Channel & DMPA Development Department goals and objectives of the PCCA's Strategic Plan
Coordinates with other PCCA staff and departments, as required
CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
Tier 2 status designation
The preferred candidate should have the ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, with tight deadlines and a multitude of projects and changing priorities. The preferred candidate should also possess high-level organizational and planning skills and the ability to set priorities, take initiative, and exercise sound independent judgment. They must possess the following:
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor's degree in engineering (preferred in civil, structural, marine or ocean) from an ABET accredited college or university
Registered professional engineer in the State of Texas or ability to obtain registration in Texas within the first six months of employment
Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
Valid driver’s license
EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in engineering design and project management preferred
Design and project management experience on port, waterfront, and navigation projects preferred
Strong multi-disciplined knowledge of engineering techniques and theories
Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and requirements
Skilled in the application of engineering concepts
Ability to supervise the work of project engineers and technical staff
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook, TEAMS, and other related applications
Experience in contract administration and negotiation preferred
Strong focus on customer service
Facilitates innovative and creative problem solving
Willingly accepts and provides meaningful feedback; is coachable
Fosters team collaboration
Has a growth mindset
Strong critical thinking skills
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
Ability to work in a general office environment, and on a work site with exposure to adverse weather conditions, fumes and /or air particulates, working in high precarious places, risk of electrical shock and moving mechanical parts, moderate noise levels and working at heights, ability to wear personnel protective equipment, including hard hat, steel toed footwear, eye and hearing protection when performing work functions
Communicating verbally, in writing and over devices such as phones and mobile phones
Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed
Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before November 7, 2023, 11:59 PM CST.
If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a drug test and alcohol screening as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.
People Move Our Port!
Port Corpus Christi (PCC) is currently seeking an energetic individual to assist with the long term strategic mission and succession planning efforts of the PCC relative to engineering & construction. The qualified individual will join a team of engineers dedicated to leading and managing PCC’s construction initiatives.
It is the mission of Port Corpus Christi to leverage commerce to drive prosperity. The Port’s vision is “To be the energy Port of the Americas.” As the 4th largest Port in the United States in total tonnage, Port Corpus Christi, handles the goods of the world, from petrochemical to agriculture, and from wind components to iron. PCC is protected by a state-of-the-art security department, with a full police force and PCC operations are guided by the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, providing environmental awareness and protection of assets. PCC is governed by a seven member board with appointees from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.
Who We Are
• Over 100,000,000 tons of Cargo in 2014 & 2015
• 66,000 Port related jobs with 200 + Employees
• $319 Million State and Local Tax Revenue
• ...22,000 acres
• Public Corporation and Texas Political Subdivision
• 10-Year $1 Billion Capital Investment Project
In the Last Decade
• Diversification of Cargo
• Operating Revenues of Nearly $90 Million
• Total Assets $435 Million
• Capital Expenditures in Port Infrastructure
• Environmental Investments $20 Million
The Corpus Christi Region
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in South Texas with a temperate climate and friendly people. The region, affectionately referred to as the Coastal Bend, features miles of shoreline and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Cultural and culinary delights abound with numerous festivals, entertainment venues and fresh seafood! The Corpus Christi area hosts millions of visitors annually. A strong local workforce is bolstered by exceptional higher education opportunities at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and through the Del Mar College System. With a metropolitan area of nearly half a million people, Corpus Christi is a city packed with modern amenities and traditional comfort.