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Port Engineer - Washington State Ferries
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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Port Engineer - Washington State Ferries
**Please note: This position is open until filled.**
**The Opportunity:**
The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) is looking for a Marine Port Engineer to join its team. Port Engineers manage the day-to-day engine department operations and maintenance, including facilities and personnel, to assure vessel system reliability and efficiency. They maintain the vessels for the safety of the passengers and crew in accordance with all applicable regulations and safety rules. They schedule the vessel maintenance at the WSF Repair Facility or commercial shipyards, and direct the routine vessel maintenance programs.
In this role you will directly supervise and provide leadership to licensed and unlicensed engine department professional marine engineers and coordinate regulatory agency interaction with vessel engine departments. You will also be responsible for management of vessel personnel and maintenance scheduling and overseeing vessel maintenance, scheduled and emergency repairs, and refits. The position has a vital role with WSF's ability to successfully maintain vessel safety, schedules, and budgetary requirements.
The ferry system is fortified by a team of accomplished Port Engineers who support the largest ferry system in the United States. Serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada the system has 10 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 22 vessels and approximately 1,800 amazing employees.
*At WSDOT, **we honor diversity** in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented organization and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a **great deal of career stability and growth**, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.*
**This position will perform the following work:**
* Coordinate emergency vessel repairs; ensuring that all repairs are completed properly and within budget. Directly interface with USCG for vessel causalities and emergency repairs; conduct vessel casualty investigations and draft subsequent reports.
* Manage the day-to-day engine room operations and maintenance for assigned WSF vessels. Coordinate and schedule vessel maintenance and repairs with the WSF Repair Facility or commercial shipyards.
* Serve as point-of-contact for regulatory agency interaction with vessel engine departments.
* Maintain vessels' Safety Management System compliance for engine crews and machinery spaces.
* Directly supervise and provide leadership to all licensed and unlicensed engine department professional marine engineers and ratings.
* Assist HR with personnel issues, including, but not limited to, crew discipline and reviews.
* Interface and communicate with other inter-departmental personnel.
* Assist with negotiation and settlement of CBA grievances for engine room personnel.
* Review and maintain vessel relieving schedules.
* Audit engine room crew timesheets to verify the accuracy and compliance with the CBA.
* Work with and assist the Attorney General's Office with Jones Act, vendor litigation, and tort claims. Serve as expert witness for the defense.
* Other duties as assigned.
** An ideal candidate for this position will have:**
* B.S. in Marine Engineering or closely related field of study.
* (Required) Valid USCG license as a Chief Engineer or military equivalent.
* Experience as a port engineer.
* (Required) Five years sailing experience of which three years' experience is in full charge of the engine department of a ferry or off shore vessel.
* Extensive vessel engine room experience aboard diesel and diesel-electric powered vessels.
* Significant technical knowledge of vessel repair, maintenance, preservation and project management, including but not limited to capital expenditure/purchasing.
* Knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard, Labor and Industries, WISHA , OSHA, International Maritime Organizations, EPA, and Department of Ecology regulations as they relate to the operation and maintenance of vessels.
* Knowledge of SMS policies and procedures.
* Ability to be available 24/7 for on-call coverage of vessel operations, maintenance; and causalities.
* Familiarity with Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations and proposal review.
* Strong personnel and labor management skills.
* Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
**_This position is currently under review. In 2018, this position will transition out of the WMS Band compensation classification and be represented by the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA). The person holding the position at that time will be required to be a member of the MEBA_**.
**How to Apply:**
Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted electronically. You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State's automated tracking system, NeoGov. **To be considered for this position you will need to provide a letter of interest and resume in the attachments section.**
**Contact us:**
For inquiries about this position, please contact **Peter Asai**at**.** Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-9W028.
*Salary:* $93,648.00 - $120,096.00 Annually
*Location:* King County - Seattle - Belltown, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Dept. of Transportation
*Job Number:* 17DOT-WSF-9W065
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.
*Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact

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