Applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews may be conducted while continuing to receive applications.
In this role, you will lead the Port of Seattle’s environmental, sustainability and planning programs for the Maritime Division and Economic Development Division projects and properties in support of the our vision of being the greenest Port in North America.
You will develop, implement, and oversee strategies to improve the Ports' environmental sustainability and stewardship while also looking for revenue and cost recovery opportunities to support programs.
You will serve on the Maritime Leadership team and work closely with senior management in the development, implementation and oversight of environmental strategies, policies, and programs.
You will provide direction, develop, and coach a multi-disciplinary team of professionals in the areas of facility and land use planning, permitting and environmental reviews (NEPA and SEPA), hazardous materials, air quality, climate and energy, contaminated soils and groundwater, habitat restoration, water quality and stormwater.
You will develop strategies to move projects forward, in the face of controversy and conflicting interests.
You will develop and support equity, diversity and inclusion practices and culture within the team and the Port as well as engage near port communities.
You will create strategies and lead negotiations with industry, regulators, and other stakeholders, both internal and external.
You will collaborate with External Relations on environmental education and awareness efforts, and on political messages related to environmental and sustainability aspects of maritime and industrial issues as well as support responses to media inquiries.
You will team up with other Ports nationally and internationally to achieve our environmental agenda.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced – You have fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible environmental and/or planning work, including supervision and large program management.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Policy, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.
Desired – We hope you have twenty (20) years of experience with environmental program management and national or international environmental policy development and implementation. We also hope you possess a planning or environmentally focused Master’s degree.
Team Leader – You have demonstrated leadership and management skills that includes an ability to direct and facilitate long-range initiatives and objectives in collaboration with others. You create a strong team culture that motivates and inspires your team as well as supports efforts to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Strategic Thinker – You think critically, assess situations, solve problems and make independent judgments and decisions based on knowledge and professional experience
Environmental Expert – You possess a strong understanding on a variety of environmental issues, regulations and policy that allows you to effectively analyze issues and direct sound decisions.
Effective Communicator – You are skilled both in verbal and written delivery of information. You are a dynamic and persuasive presenter who can effectively communicate with elected officials, senior leadership, and external stakeholders.
Asstute Manager – You have experience setting and attaining business goals and objectives including developing and managing complex budgets, and reporting on performance.
Flexible – You are able to operate in an ever-changing environment and support a focus on innovation and creative problem solving.
What else you need to know:
Reporting - This position is part of the Engineering, Environment and Sustainability Center of Expertise and reports directly to the Sr. Director Engineering, Environment and Sustainability.
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.
Work Environment – You will primarily work remotely during the continued Covid-19 pandemic and likely transition to a full time office or hybrid office/remote environment longer term.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
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.
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest. The Port provides maritime and airport operations for the greater Seattle area. Forty percent of the state of Washington’s economy is impacted in some way by the Port. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are currently working to create the historically innovative Seaport Alliance, unifying the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions to continue our leading role in international trade.
The Port of Seattle manages two cruise terminals that make Seattle the preferred choice for Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruises. Nearly 960,000 visitors are expected during this year’s cruise season with 203 ships calling on Seattle. The Port also manages Fisherman’s Terminal, the headquarters of the North Pacific Fishing fleet, as well as three recreational marinas and the Maritime Industrial Center.
The Port of Seattle operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) serving nearly 42.3 million passengers and more than 332,636 metric tons of air cargo in 2015. For the sixth straight year, Sea-Tac served a record number of passengers in 2015, one of the fastest growing large hub airports in the United States.