Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a detailed individual to support the Engineering Services team. The qualified individual will assist with the administration of design and construction of capital and maintenance projects by providing engineering and project management support and oversight for the expansion, upgrade and ongoing operations at one of the nation’s largest ports.
SR PROJECT ENGINEER:
»Formulates project requirements, develops priorities, produces, and reviews detailed plans and specifications, and coordinates and supervises other construction projects as assigned
»Develops and recommends annual administrative, maintenance, capital, and professional services projects program in conjunction with the department’s Chiefs and project managers, other PCCA staff, and customers
» Serves as Project Manager and prepares or oversees in-house and/or outsourced plans, specifications, and bid documents for assigned major and special projects of a complex and critical nature. Assists in the inspection and acceptance of completed projects
» Prepares technical requirements and develops scopes of work for professional services contracts for consultants
»Develops planning and budget level cost estimates for professional services, construction and related project costs to support budget and capital program planning
» Coordinates with PCCA’s Real Estate & Commercial Development groups to provide engineering support in development of real estate agreements
» Coordinates with & assists PCCA’s Environmental Department with planning and preparation of Corps of Engineers regulatory permit applications
»Interfaces with PCCA’s Risk Management Department in assessing damaged facilities and identifying appropriate repairs
» Assists with the preparation and periodic updates of the PCCA ’s Master Plan charts, maps and graphs
» Manages assigned projects to ensure quality and overall needs of PCCA are met. Regularly monitors project progress, conducts technical quality reviews and ensures adherence to quality control processes, codes, standards and government regulations.
»Formulates and prioritizes projects and project requirements following the guidelines outlined in PCCA strategic plans, approved budgets, the PCCA’s Project Manual and to respond to port growth and operational needs
»Interfaces with dock operators, pipeline owners PCCA tenants and refinery engineers
» Prepares reports, letters and correspondence in an accurate, comprehensible, and professional manner maintaining confidentiality as appropriate
»Presents to the PCCA Commission, Port Industries, and general public on plans and programs
»Collaborates and keeps open lines of communication with key personnel to ensure continual, safe, environmentally responsible operations are performed. Keeps Chief Engineer informed of project progress, problems met, and remedies implemented
» Assists in training new engineering staff to the systems and procedures used by the PCCA to include coaching, mentoring and guiding
» Adheres to PCCA policy including safety and environmental programs, and ensures employees assigned to projects do the same
» Promotes a culture cultivating PCCA SEAPORT values, maintains good employee relations and assists with problem resolution
» Follows and promotes proper safety precautions when operating vehicles, equipment, and handling of any materials
» Drives vehicle to project sites as needed; climbs or descends ladders to elevated or lower work levels as necessary to inspect infrastructure and construction progress; works required hours to fulfill position objectives
» Functions in pre- and post-disaster preparedness as a Tier 2 employee
The preferred candidate for the Sr. Project Engineer position should be a results-oriented professional with a demonstrated record of project management and/or design. He/she must possess:
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
» Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferably in either Civil, Structural or Ocean Engineering) and can demonstrate a wide range of experience in multiple disciplines
»Preferred Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas or ability to obtain registration in Texas.
» Valid, current driver’s license required
» Eligible to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) during course of employment
EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE
»Practicing multi-disciplined knowledge of engineering techniques and theories.
» Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and requirements; prior Port experience desired
» Knowledge of budgets and cost containment controls preferred
» Effective collaboration, partnership and problem-solving skills with extensive interpersonal and public communications techniques
» Hands-on management and leadership approach with effective business communication utilizing correct English (spelling and grammar)
» Proficiency with personal computers, including word processing, scheduling and spreadsheet applications. Experience in AutoCad and GIS systems desired
»Knowledge of principles and practices of contract administration and compliance preferred; effective negotiation principles and techniques
» Demonstrated knowledge and experience on Port facilities preferred including but not limited to waterfront docks, wharfs and bulkheads, ship channels and waterways, dredge material placement areas, warehouses, railroads, parking lots and roadways preferred.
» Minimum ten years of experience in civil, structural, or ocean engineering design, construction and project management or duties outlined
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL AND MENTAL SKILLS
» Strong analytical skills, solid customer service orientation, history of effective partnerships, problem-solving and consensus building, and ability to fit well within an energetic, adaptable, and dedicated team
» Skills in the application of engineering concepts
» Strong manager of people who is capable of motivating and energizing staff, and with a hands-on approach and willingness to lead by example
» Ability to prepare and present clear, concise financial, technical and non-technical reports, notes, correspondence and other written materials and to review, revise and edit materials
» Ability to define issues, perform research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations
» Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and a multitude of multi-discipline projects and changing priorities
» Ability to participate in planning activities, set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment
» Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply PCCA policies and state and federal laws related to all aspects of assigned areas of operations
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
» Ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation, including but not limited to regularly sitting, standing, walking, speaking, reading or hearing, using hand to finger movements; frequently reaching and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, climbing or descending ladders to elevated or lower work levels to inspect Port infrastructure and construction progress
» Ability to withstand some exposure to adverse weather conditions when visiting worksites, ability to wear personnel protective equipment, including hard hat, steel toed foot wear, personal floatation devices, eye and hearing protection when performing work functions
» Ability to work in a general office environment with standard office equipment and ability to communicate verbally, in writing and over devices such as phones
» Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:
» Competitive salary paid bi-weekly
» Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) retirement plan
» 457 deferred compensation plans
» Flexible Spending Account
» Low-cost, high quality benefit package, health, dental & vision plan with on-site wellness program
» Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)
» Eleven paid holidays
» Volunteer Time Off
» Health club benefit
» Tuition reimbursement
» Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
Salary commensurate with experience, anticipated range $90,000 - $120,000
Interested and qualified candidates may apply online at www.portofcc.com or by contacting Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at (361) 882-7491. Applications and resumes must be submitted to the PCCA Human Resources Department on or before September 14, 2018 4pm CST.
PCCA leadership will review submittals and only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for a meeting to further discuss the Sr. Project Engineer position. The successful candidate will undergo a background investigation and must be ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) in accordance with 33CFR101.514.
PCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
ABOUT PORT CORPUS CHRISTI
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.” It has already achieved that status as the 4th largest Port in the United States in total tonnage.
WHO WE ARE
» > 100 million revenue tons in 2017 (4th in nation)
» > 85,000 Port related jobs with 200 + Employees
» > $335 Million State and Local Tax Revenue
» Over 25,000 acres under management
» Public Corporation and Texas Political Subdivision
» 10-Year $1 Billion Capital Investment Project
IN THE LAST DECADE
» Significant Diversification of Cargo & Customers
» Operating Revenues of Nearly $100 Million
» Total Assets in Excess of $700 Million
» Capital Expenditures in Port Infrastructure exceed $100 Million annually
» Environmental Investments > $25 Million
PCCA facilitates goods movement all over the world; from petrochemical to agriculture; from wind components to hot briquette iron.
PCCA is a recognized leader in environmental initiatives and stewardship.
PCCA's Engineering Services Department is responsible for execution on over $700 million in capital projects over the next decade.
PCCA is protected by a state-of-the-art security department, with a fully sworn police force
PCCA operations are guided by an Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, providing environmental awareness and protection of assets.
PCCA is governed by a seven-member board with appointees from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI REGION
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in South Texas with a temperate climate and friendly people. The region features miles of shoreline and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, numerous festivals, entertainment venues and culinary options. 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, the city is packed with modern amenities and traditional comfort.
About Port of Corpus Christi Authority
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.