There are two (2) positions available for this posting. Interviews may be conducted while the position continues to accept applications.
PURPOSE: The Resident Engineer II serves as the owner representative, independently managing multiple straightforward major construction projects or one moderately complex project at the Port of Seattle. This position will support primarily airfield or maritime related projects. Airfield projects are generally located on the ramp and Movement Area of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Maritime related projects support Port of Seattle properties, structures, and buildings along the Seattle waterfront from the lower Duwamish to Shilshole Bay Marina.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide simultaneous management of multiple construction projects or one complex project. Serve as principal point of contact (designated as “Engineer” in contracts) for all construction issues related to assigned major construction projects that range from $300K to over $400M. Supervise the work of Port contractors. Manage project teams that operate on varying shifts and work schedules. Perform constructability reviews and provide comments on design drawings and contract documents. Compose Contract Division 1 documents to align with project procurement strategies and constraints. Manage, coordinate and facilitate the day?to?day activities of construction projects ensuring that projects are constructed within the scope of the project, on schedule, and within budget. Continually assess and determine priorities of tasks related to project construction issues that vary from known and planned impacts (e.g. planned utility outages, holiday travel, etc.) to unexpected (underground obstructions, broken utilities, riot, etc.). Provide immediate responses in situations where there is little time for evaluation and consultation. Review and enforce contract requirements, issue contract changes, negotiate change orders and cost/time impacts, provide direction on change issues.
Manage and minimize risks and impacts to Port operations, costs, schedule, etc. Ensure timely execution of construction documents from contract award through project closeout. Coordinate construction activities by ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and Port regulations and guidelines. Provide project leadership with regard to all construction activities including project development, bidding, execution and closeout. Be a champion for safety in the workplace. Responsible for contract documentation, and oversight, and determining contractor payments. Demonstrates a continual learning culture for improvement of self, processes, and others.
Provide constructability reviews/comments of design drawings. Oversee and lead the creation of construction bulletins. Negotiate and resolve basic payment related disputes. During constructability reviews, identify potential risks/issues and advise customer and project manager of needed changes to construction plans and details; discuss alternate solutions with Capital Project Manager, Design Engineer, or other construction management staff, monitor implementation and provide status and final reports as needed. Provide lead direction to Assistant Resident Engineers and Resident Engineer I including assigning work, reviewing work products and monitoring work. May supervise the activities of a Construction Inspector, Assistant Resident Engineers or Project Assistant. Manage construction contingency budget on moderately size construction projects; assist with budget management of large more complex projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Working technical knowledge of a variety of construction operations, methods, materials, costs and equipment. Working knowledge of project construction management and inspection practices, procedures, and techniques. Working knowledge of project management and procedures including cost estimating and managing project budgets and schedules. Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and related regulations, guidelines and procedures as they related to Port major Construction projects.
Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal including negotiation and presentation skills. Advanced research and analysis skills. Demonstrated effective leadership skills to effectively influence people with or without direct authority. Dedicated to meeting all feasible customer expectations and requirements. Skilled at being innovative to meet the needs of the organization and changing priorities.
Ability to quickly analyze issues from more than one perspective. Evaluate risk related to each perspective. Develop solutions based upon risk. Be prepared to reevaluate on a continual basis as situation develops. Ability to manage multiple straightforward construction projects simultaneously. Ability to identify potential construction issues at the design level and facilitate discussions with appropriate Engineering and Project Management staff to recommend, determine and implement resolution. Ability to address and resolve ethically questionable situations. Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal Port customers and stake holders as well as local, state and federal agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural), Architecture, Construction Management or related field; and
Five (5) to eight (8) years of experience in construction project management, contract management, inspection, cost estimating, and/or scheduling;
Internal Only Or;
Three (3) to five (5) years as a Port Resident Engineer I or five (5) to six (6) years as a Port Construction Inspector II or III and demonstrated ability to successfully perform at the Resident Engineer II level for both referenced positions.
Experience in a formal lead or supervisory role providing leadership and coaching to others;
Professional certification, to include: Professional Engineer (PE) license, Registered Architect (RA), and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM); and/or
Advance Microsoft Project and Primavera scheduling experience.
Internal Number: 982BR
About Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett. The port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - the nation’s 15th busiest – handling more than 34.7 million passengers in 2013. Sea-Tac's Air Cargo operations rank 21st in the U.S. Our passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Terminal handled 202 ship calls and an estimated 934,900 passengers during the 2012 season. State-of-the-art cargo handling facilities helped rank Seattle as the nation’s 8th busiest U.S. seaport in 2012, serving 18 international steamship lines moving more than 1.88 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers). The port also operates four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and broad economic advantage. Our tagline, “Where a sustainable world is headed” to communicate our goal to be a national leader in sustainable port operations, and the Port’s man...y award-winning environmental programs provide measurable benefits to the community and a competitive edge for our customers. The Port of Seattle’s economic impact is strong. Seattle’s Seaport and Airport generate nearly 200,000 jobs throughout the region with payroll in excess of $6.8 billion. Five commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, Washington, serve four-year terms and establish Port of Seattle policy. The chief executive officer, in carrying out these policies, leads 1,700 employees in five divisions. The Port of Seattle began creating a “Century Agenda” vision and strategic plan that focuses on the port’s next quarter-century of business and operations. The goal of the Century Agenda is to build upon the accomplishments of the past century with a visionary look forward to the emerging challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.