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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Port of Seattle
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Some of what you'll be doing:
In this role, you will provide expert level mechanical engineering by leading the design of large, medium, or small projects in planning, design, permitting and construction phases for Maritime and Airport facilities. This work could include Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Energy Analysis and Conservation, Plumbing & Piping and/or Baggage-handling systems.

  • You will serve as the technical specialist in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods of mechanical engineering design, including development of project design drawings and specifications for construction.

  • You will provide engineering support and technical knowledge to stakeholders such as other Port Departments and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) as well as solicit and obtain work from project management groups.

  • You will assist project and program managers in developing scope, design and construction budgets, design and construction schedules, permitting requirements for multiple projects, including both simple and highly complex capital projects.

  • You will lead project design teams, at times including management of consultant support.

  • You will provide coaching, mentoring, and training to engineers on how to successfully design and deliver projects.

  • You will establish and manage project work plans for design teams based on project scope.

  • You will coordinate and collaborate with Project Managers to monitor the evolution of design to ensure target scope and budget are not exceeded.

  • You will provide Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) functions within the mechanical design team throughout the life of projects.

  • You will oversee, review and provide professional license stamping on engineering bid documents, reports and studies.

    Who you are:
    Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

    • Experienced - You have ten (10) years of engineering experience in design and construction, including four (4) years of leading project teams in resolving complex design and construction issues.

    • Educated - You possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and are a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State.

    • Desired - We hope you have a Master's degree in Engineering or a related field and have experience in HVAC design and construction of marine and airport facilities.

    • Committed to Equity - You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.

    • Engineering Design Expert - You have extensive knowledge of engineering design and architectural principles. You also are well versed in industry design development and construction practices, including methods, standards, contract documents, and compliance related issues.

    • Great Communicator - You know how to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing to various audiences of both technical and non-technical staff. You are skilled in pulling in the right people to enhance collaboration and gain buy-in on projects as needed.

    • Adaptable - You have the ability to think quickly and critically, analyze issues and present innovative solutions to problems.

    • Innovative - You have the ability to develop new and improved techniques, systems, processes, standards and guidelines for the department. You provide technical expertise to both internal and external stakeholders, providing solutions to challenging issues.

      What else you need to know:

      • Driver's License - You will need a valid Washington State Driver's License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.

      • 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 - This work will take place in a hybrid remote/in-office setting at Management's discretion.

      • 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.

      • Security Requirements - As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.

      • Security Requirements - As the successful candidate, you must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within the first three months of employment.

        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.

        • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - The Port of Seattle values diversity as a source of innovation and strength. We are actively working across the organization to create a culture where all employees - regardless of race, gender, and other identities - succeed and reach their fullest potential.

        • 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.

          Please note if your position is represented by a union, please reference your " Collective Bargaining Agreement " or call your Union Representative for specific information related to benefits and eligibility, as they may differ from the above.
          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. Find out more here . IND123
          Our vision is to create a Port that mirrors - throughout its breadth of operations and services and within its leadership - the diversity of our communities, instill principles of equity into its culture, and ensures a fair and intentional distribution of opportunities to expand economic develop and quality of life for all in our region. Find out more about how our values RAISE us up and our commitment to equity .
          Location: Downtown Seattle
          Organization: Design Services
          Employee Status: Regular
          Schedule: Full-time
          Posting Expires: Ongoing
          Minimum Salary: 104,603.00
          Midpoint Salary: 156,894.00
          Req ID: 001233
          The Port of Seattle is an equal opportunity employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, knowing decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulations and ordinances. To help comply with all state and federal requirements, we appreciate you voluntarily answering the questions below. The information on this form will be kept confidential. Click for definitions and descriptions of the categories referenced below regarding Ethnicity and Race. Click for information and definitions of the categories referenced below regarding Protected Veterans status.

Keywords: Port of Seattle, Seattle , Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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