This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most of this work can be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.
THE ORGANIZATION: Every year, Port employees serve millions of people, generate billions of dollars for the economy, and support thousands of well paying, family wage jobs in the maritime and aviation industries. Work at the Port of Seattle is as diverse as the region we represent. What we have in common is a commitment to public service and pride in working for one of the region's most integral economic engines.
This position is within the Engineering Design Services department, which serves the needs of the Aviation, Maritime, and the Economic Development operating divisions. The department’s offices are located at Pier 69, on the waterfront in downtown Seattle.
PURPOSE: The Structural Design Engineer supports Seaport and Airport projects under the guidance of a Professional Engineer in the Port of Seattle Engineering Department. Working through the planning, design, permitting and construction phases, the Structural Design Engineer furthers the capital development of the Port and acts as a technical representative of the Port. The Structural Design Engineer develops evaluations, designs, drawings, analyses, specifications, and other work as needed on multidisciplinary engineering teams.
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:
Design and evaluate systems under the guidance of a Professional Engineer to facilitate operations within Aviation, Maritime, and Economic Development divisions, Environmental, Maintenance, and other business units.
Support engineering design team on medium to large projects and lead small projects by conducting design activities including but not limited to field inspections, asset management, product selection, site visits, research, data entry, plan development, detailing, calculations, quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, process organization & improvements, and code analysis.
Coordinate with other structural and multidisciplinary design team members, internal customers, and consultants throughout design and construction phases on basic design elements.
Develop and annotate drawings, provide direction to CAD Technicians, and assist with AutoCAD drafting work when required.
Write and edit engineering specifications.
Develop design calculations under the guidance of a Professional Engineer.
Develop technical documents, reports, and/or presentations, and present recommendations to Design Engineers, Senior Engineers, and/or Project Managers.
Assist with field inspections and observations, including engineering construction support.
Act as the Owner's Representative on technical issues, including assisting in selected permit reviews.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and standards of Structural Engineering, design, engineering, and construction of Public Works projects including steel concrete, masonry, and wood construction, building systems, retaining walls, and piers & wharves.
Basic knowledge of local, county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations relating to construction activities, stormwater regulations, and the environment.
Knowledge of engineering research, analysis and problem-solving methods.
Knowledge of construction inspection, testing procedures and ability to interpret their results. Knowledge of best practices for construction methods used by building trades for implementation of engineering design.
Knowledge of standard drafting design workflows and legal requirements of engineering design documents.
Basic knowledge of engineering disciplines other than one’s own, with a general understanding of the requirements for multidisciplinary engineering design.
Interpersonal skills needed for integrated teamwork and communication with Professional Engineers under whose stamp work is being performed.
Leadership skills that are necessary for providing direction to a small group of engineering staff to accomplish project objectives.
Ability to act as discipline lead on small capital projects.
Ability to work semi-autonomously, providing problem definition, root cause, and recommended solution options.
Skill in using AutoCAD (2018 or newer preferred) software during project development.
Ability to use RISA3D, SAP2000, Enercalc and/or other structural design software.
Ability to learn use of Bluebeam software for document review process.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor of Science in Structural or Civil Engineering or closely related field; and
Three (3) years of relevant work experience in design engineering.
Master of Science in Structural or Civil Engineering, Business or closely related field;
Three (3) years relevant work experience in design engineering with work focused on airports, seaports, and/or terminals;
Successful completion of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam; and/or
Ability to obtain licensure as a Professional Engineer in Washington State within one year.
The Port of Seattle is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourages 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.
About Port of Seattl
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 18th busiest – handling more than 31 million passengers in 2007. The Port’s passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Terminal 30 handled 190 ship calls and nearly 755,000 passengers during the 2007 season.