The Port Engineer provides professional engineering expertise in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Commonwealth-operated marine and intermodal terminal facilities in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth's Capital Outlay Program. He/She ensures projects are accomplished on time, within budget and in the highest degree of quality available; utilizing resources effectively and efficiently.
Provides complete supervisory, administrative and budget control over the projects in the Port of Virginia's Capital Outlay Program (CO); provides indirect supervision to outside consulting Architectural/Engineers (A/Es) and construction contractors (KTRs).
Performs long range planning and establishes priority for work to be followed within the framework of policies established by higher authorities.
Maintains constant awareness of progress of work performed inside and outside the unit through spot checks and/or thorough review (depending upon importance and complexity of work) of outgoing documents and reports received concerning status of work.
Responsible for the execution of all CO projects with coordination as appropriate with involved organizations and concerned parties; determine the preferred methods of accomplishing acquisition of all elements of CO projects; monitors individual projects through the planning, design and construction phases; determines CO projects priority; decides which CO projects will be designed in-house or by an A/E firm; selection and negotiation procedures for selection of A/E firms; serves as Chairman of the A/E Selection Committee, reviews project funding and makes all final decisions regarding funding changes.
Acts as an expert consultant advisor of marine and intermodal terminal facilities engineering matters for The Port of Virginia; provides highly technical guidance and information to top level administrators in the port and to other technical personnel in Commonwealth government, A/E firm, and other outside organizations in the City and Federal governments; maintains a current status and understanding of projects, processes, methods, techniques, statutes and regulations pertaining to Port Development and the Capital Outlay Program; maintains a current and working knowledge of the port's Capital Outlay budget.
Approves expenditure of all planning, design and construction funds for CO project development; requests approval and provides justification for expenditures of internal budget; responsible for procurement of units collateral equipment; approves all CO project plans for financial feasibility; assists the port's financial department in development CO project cash flows; provides cost and method analysis to support marketing efforts; determines problem areas involving CO project scopes and funding difficulties and initiates actions to resolve problems; reviews all proposed construction contract change orders to ensure they are necessary and within funding levels and make recommendations for approvals.
Ensures compliance with all security, safety and environmental regulations and policies within work area at all times. This includes properly addressing issues through action or reporting issues and concerns to Manager.
Position is designated mission essential for the purposes of extreme weather and other all hazard preparation and recovery activities.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, port or architectural discipline)
8 years’ experience in engineering
Registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Thorough knowledge of engineering principals, theory and management techniques
Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation
Leadership, business acumen and technical competence
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently with limited direction
Knowledge of industry operations, policies, practices and processes
Exhibit sound judgment and professionalism in all aspects of the position
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively
Work closely with employees at all levels and within all divisions of the Port as well as external stakeholders and customers
Experience in port-related engineering disciplines
Experience in construction administration
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Proficiency with AutoCAD software
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs
Ability to design, plan and implement a broad range of agency programs
Selected applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment background check which may include any of the following: Academic record and verification of education and/or certifications; Employment history (including references); Criminal history; Driving record; Fingerprinting; drug and alcohol testing, Fit for duty Physical, Other records or information related to the candidate's suitability for the position.
Selected applicant must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card).
The cargo carried by ships, trucks, and trains hold the lifeblood of our economy. Our nation’s ports, including The Port of Virginia, are at the center of it all. The fifth largest port in America, The Port of Virginia is a catalyst for commerce. A recent economic impact study found that over 374,000 jobs in Virginia – nearly 10% of Virginia’s workforce - have ties to the port. Additionally, more ...than $60 billion is spent on port-related goods and services each year. The Port of Virginia operates five marine terminals, has a sixth under development, and operates an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal, Virginia. Learn more at www.portofvirginia.com.