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Waterfront Facilities Engineer more...
Location:New York, NY
Company:New York City DOT
First posted:April 26, 2017

Under general supervision, performs responsible and difficult marine project work on various waterfront facilities and structures such as ferry landings and racks, piers, bulkheads, seawalls, heavy marine foundations, marinas, and other coastal structures for the Staten Island Ferry. Provides engineering expertise and services to include preliminary/final design and review, new construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and repairs of infrastructure. Performs related work. Reports directly to the Deputy Director of Engineering. EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL TASKS: Serve as project manager on small to large scale, complex, waterfront, marine structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering projects and programs, in all phases of engineering design and construction including field investigations, preliminary designs, regulatory approvals, final design, development of contract documents, and construction administration. Plan, assign and review the work of consultants. Manage consultant and construction projects and contracts, ensuring design and construction projects remain on schedule and within budget. Develop project scope of work and structural design criteria; lead design projects; conduct field inspections, conditions surveys, assessments, background research, and feasibility studies; evaluate field conditions and structural and system deficiencies; estimate remaining useful design life of structures and systems; prepare engineering reports; develop creative design solutions; prepare task orders, work assignments, requests for proposals/bids, contracts, drawings, specifications and cost estimates for new facilities and for the repair of existing structures and systems; review consultant and contractor submittals; and ensure that consultant designs and contractor work conform to the scope of work, codes and DOT standards. Provide detailed reports and presentations on the procurement, progress, budget and schedules of projects. Coordinate project-specific interagency issues, such as procurements, permits, filings and approvals. Conduct field inspections before and during design and construction, through turnover. Perform Resident Engineer and Inspection (REI) services on small to medium scale projects. Provide engineering assessments, opinions and services, as requested. Actively participate in the training and development of junior staff. Serve as the agencys liaison and expert on waterfront structural design and construction. The Staten Island Ferry carries over 23 million passengers annually between the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The Ferry Division exemplifies DOT's mission in providing for the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in New York city. The Staten Island Ferry is a critical link in the City's transportation infrastructure and ensuring that the division's facility and waterfront engineering needs are effectively executed is the prime function of the division's Engineering unit, as well as creating resiliency by preparing our waterfronts and communities for ongoing climate change. This position offers opportunities for career growth and the ability to work on challenging and diverse projects in a positive and collaborative work environment. DOT offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

1. A valid New York State Professional Engineer (PE) License. 2. 10 years related project-based engineering experience, with an emphasis on waterfront and coastal design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of structures and systems in a marine environment; 3. Experience, education or both in either one or more of the following specialties: Marine (Civil) Engineering, Port or Coastal Engineering, Offshore Structures, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Construction Engineering/ Construction Management of these disciplines. 4. Expert knowledge of design codes and technical standards; knowledgeable in principals of design as related to the design of marine structures and systems. 5. Experience in contract management and cost estimating. 6. Well-developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision making, and time management, and verbal/written communication skills.

TWIC REQUIREMENT: Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit:

Please visit (please use the apply button below) and search for Job ID Number: 268803. For current City employees, please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at (please use the apply button below) and follow the Careers link. Most public libraries have computers available for use. Your resume must include a chronological work history. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Residency must be established within 90 days of appointment. Appointments are subject to OMB approval. For more information about DOT, visit us at: (please use the apply button below)

35 Hours/Monday-Friday

1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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