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Marine Vessel Project Engineer - Washington State Ferries

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State Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago


Please Note: This position is open until filled.

The Opportunity:

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has a fascinating opportunity for a professional with notable marine vessel engineering/maintenance/construction skills to serve the important role as a Vessel Project Engineer. You will be responsible for multiple key tasks including the management of marine vessel renovation, serving as the technical design coordinator, and the on-site construction contract manager during the shipyard construction phase.

As you can see you will be a key player in the success of our Vessel Engineering and Maintenance group ensuring the successful operation of our ferries to continue to serve the great communities of the Puget Sound and beyond!

The ferry system is represented by a dynamic Vessel Engineering and Maintenance team that supports the largest ferry system in the United States. Serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada the system has 10 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 22 vessels and approximately 1,800 amazing employees.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, ethnicities, genders, individuals with disabilities, and lifestyles while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.

This position will perform the following work:

  • Direct and administer the preservation and improvements of existing ferries and the construction programs for new ferries.

  • Oversee the inspection program.

  • Approves contracted work payments.

  • Negotiate Contract change orders.

  • Direct design revisions.

  • Monitor all pre-contract functions ensuring work is completed on schedule.

  • Mitigate any problems related to contractor work.

  • Serve as liaison in contract price negotiations,

  • Provide technical interpretation of contract specification and drawings, providing final review.

  • Ensure compliance with Local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

An ideal candidate will have the following:

A Valid USCG license as Chief Engineer or Second Assistant Engineer or 4 years of experience in charge of a machinery plan on an ocean going steam or motor vessel. and 5 years of experience as an employee of a shipyard or an owner's representative with project level responsibility for related marine vessel repair, renovation, or construction.

Or Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field of study with 5 years of experience managing the planning and execution of renovation of marine vessels.

Or 8 years of experience as an owner's representative or shipyard project-level supervisor responsible for renovation of marine vessels.

Or 4 years of State experience as a Vessel Construction Inspector or 3 years of experience as a Marine Inspector Specialist.

  • Exceptional working knowledge of marine engineering construction principles, mechanical, and electrical systems.

  • Experience in price negotiation and budgeting.

  • Ability to mitigate problems effecting marine vessel construction and renovation.

  • Strong skills with modern business applications and systems (Microsoft Office, computer, printers, etc)

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

How to Apply:

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to attach a resume and letter of interest to your electronic application.

Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Contact us:

For inquiries about this position, please contact Peter Asai at Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-WSF-90174.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Office of Human Resources at

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