State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MARINE PROJECT ENGINEER
In the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries, terminal design office, supervises a marine engineer design team responsible for the design of marine terminals and seals with a professional engineer’s stamp the engineering work of self or the design team.
Assumes responsibility for the design work done under his/her direct supervision and stamp engineering drawings, specifications and reports as prepared by subordinate staff;
Manages ferry terminal design projects from the problem statement/prospectus stage, through environmental/permitting, preliminarily design and final PS&E;
Coordinates reviews with other disciplines, such as civil, structural, architectural, electrical and mechanical engineering;
Supervises a marine design team consisting of marine engineers, consultants or WSDOT employees; responsible for hiring, performance evaluations and corrective/disciplinary actions;
Administers the development of design development schedules and budgets; monitors expenditures and progress; determines construction schedules and phasing to minimize impact to Operations; Coordinates with Port Captains, Port Engineers and other key personnel for WSF;
Represents WSF to local, federal and other state agencies responsible for environmental documentation, permitting and funding approval;
Develops and implements project scope and phasing strategies optimizing program delivery within environmental and permitting constraints;
Develops and implements public involvement programs for projects;
Assures appropriate and optimum use of the organization’s resources and enhances the effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities;
Performs other work as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: engineering principles, practices and methods; transportation planning; environmental laws/documentation/permitting; public involvement; civil/structural design engineering; mechanical/electrical design engineering; architectural design; storm and sanitary sewer design; geotechnical design; marine environment; marine construction; public agency contracting; consultant agreements; construction engineering; ferry system operations; workplace safety issues; the principles of management and supervision; applicable codes (Uniform Building Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act, AASHTO publications and WSDOT standard designs).
Ability to: effectively communicate both orally and in writing with internal and external customers and management; plan design team work assignments; coach, mentor and train staff; manage consultants; negotiate consultant agreements; resolve disputes; develop project phasing; and make effective decisions.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Professional registration as a Civil Engineer in Washington State, or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington State (Applicants qualifying through the licensure equivalency option must achieve professional registration as a Civil Engineer in the state of Washington.
One of the following:
- Two years of experience as a Senior Marine Engineer performing design work as a lead engineer on project teams for civil/marine/transportation projects;
- Two years of experience within the Washington State Department of Transportation as a Transportation Engineer 4 or higher;
Note: Possession of a valid state of Washington driver's license may be required
Class Specification History
New class: 12-11-98 (emergency adoption) 2-12-99 (final adoption)
Revised minimum qualifications effective: 7-13-01
Revised class code: (formerly 69913) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.