26 days old

Senior Manager Mechanical/Electrical Design

Port of Seattle
Seattle, Washington
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Port of Seattle is hiring a Senior Manager to develop, lead and manage the mechanical and electrical engineering design staff that provide “in-house” engineering and design services for capital projects.
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:

  • Direct, oversee and manage all aspects of engineering design services within Engineering’s Mechanical and Electrical Design group.
  • Hire, mentor and coach a design team of talented engineers that are a highly motivated team, capable of providing quality in-house design projects.
  • Serve as the Port’s most-senior level technical expert and advisor to Capital Development on programs/projects that are extremely complex, ensure public safety and have significant economic impacts on the Port. 
  • Function as a Port of Seattle mechanical and electrical technical representative for marine and aviation industry and serve on technical/professional committees.
  • Provide recommendations on Port contract procurement processes, including project types such as small works and major construction,  contract delivery methods including design/bid/build, design build and general contractor construction manager (GCCM), and contractor selection process.,
  • Utilize Port document control systems such as Open Text, and SharePoint
  • Effective implementation of Port policies, procedures and resources for corporate and divisional support such as ICT, Legal, Accounting, Purchasing, Labor Relations, Human Resources and Project Management services
  • Master and project specification preparation and technical report writing, field inspections and testing
  • Preparation and management of budgets, schedules and staff resources

Knowledge of principles of supervision, mentoring, training and performance evaluation with leadership to apply concepts to coordinate, lead and manage multi-discipline engineering and construction staff and consultants on projects that are complex and critical to the business requirements of the Port.  In-depth technical knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles.  Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations, environmental regulations, local and national building codes, building permits and permitting processes, local and national design standards, alternative public works delivery methods such as design/bid/build, design build and general contractor construction manager, W/MBE procedures and requirements. Knowledge of computer design applications, CAD standards and 3D modeling systems. Knowledge of document control systems such as Open Text and SharePoint. Knowledge of project and department financial systems, resource scheduling and staff performance management.  Knowledge of Port emergency response/declaration process and procedures.
Skills to manage and supervise a diverse workforce consisting of Full-time employees, Limited Duration Full-time Employees and consultants for Economic Development, Maritime and Aviation Capital Development programs. Strong human relations and interpersonal skills necessary to manage and design highly complex multi-disciplined projects.  Demonstrated leadership skills for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers both internal and external to the Port.  Conflict resolution skills to negotiate with contractors, professional services providers and interest groups. Skills to serve as a technical expert in meetings to negotiate and resolve technical design and construction issues.  Technical analysis software skills including the use of various computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Revit and design applications for HVAC, piping systems and/or electrical distribution and short circuit analysis. 
Communication skills to perform as a Port technical expert in meetings with City of Seattle to negotiate and resolve technical design and construction issues that provide significant economic benefits to the Port, its customers and surrounding communities. Technical skills to negotiate and obtain waivers to building permit requirements for unique construction in the marine environment not covered under standard building codes.
Ability to build, coach, mentor, maintain and continue to motivate a highly effective team of engineers and designers and conduct performance reviews. Ability to lead, manage and direct the Mechanical/Electrical Design team to deliver design programs of critical importance and complexity.  Ability to make technical decisions that influence Portwide operations.  Ability to execute a high degree of creativity, foresight, and judgment in planning, organizing and implementing technical programs and activities. Ability to represent the Port of Seattle in negotiating complex, critical and controversial technical issues with internal staff and leaders of local, federal and state agencies, customers, tenants or affected communities. Ability to lead, manage and coordinate with FEMA, local permitting agencies, consultants and internal Port staff in a post-disaster event (earthquake, storm, flood, etc.) for inspection, safe evacuation, applying and negotiating funding and building permits for repair and reconstruction of facilities.
Ability to cultivate and apply knowledge of Commission Resolutions, delegation of authority, Capital Development Division, Central Procurement Office  and other applicable Port policies and procedures and the Port’s financial system, project costing system and tracking tools/methods. 


Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field;
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience with all facets of design and construction with the ability to lead in resolving complicated design and construction issues;
  • Five (5) years of supervisory management and leadership experience; and
  • Licensed Professional Mechanical or Electrical Engineer in the State of Washington; and
  • Ability to obtain National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300 400 and 700 training within one (1) year of hire date.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related field;
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300 400 and 700 training. 


EEO Statement

The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Posted: 2019-05-23 Expires: 2019-06-22

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