Port Engineer - City Ferry - Pierce County

Hornblower Steilacoom , WA 98388

Posted 2 months ago

City Experiences is seeking a Port Engineer for our City Ferry operation in Pierce County.

About Us:

City Experiences' passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40-year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you're an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The Port Engineer coordinates, supervises and documents maintenance and repair functions associated with the operation of project vessels. This position establishes departmental procedures and ensures associated training and compliance while managing the preventative maintenance program and capital planning activities. The Port Engineer is responsible for vendor and contractor relationship development. Additionally, this position establishes and manages critical spares and consumable inventories, reviews and monitors work requests and ensures machinery history is maintained. The Port Engineer also assists with departmental budget development and tracking while striving to achieve the highest level of cost efficiency, all while supervising the Engineers.

About You:

This person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences' RESPECT Service System.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remain true to and champion the Company's Core Values and Code of

  • Safety First - Safety shall remain the highest priority at all times. Be an active advocate of, and participant in, the HMS Safety

  • Consider reliability and efficiency with regard to Company

  • Ensure vessel(s) is operated within all pertinent laws, regulations and guidelines mandated by federal, state or local agencies as well as the dictates of prudent marine practice

  • Ensure safety of guests and fellow-workers is maximized through careful and vigorous administration and enforcement of safety policies and guidelines

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of all phases of shipboard safety procedures and knowledge of location and use of all firefighting and safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, life preservers, work vest).

  • Use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Handle and dispose of all chemicals and other types of hazardous or caustic materials in compliance with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) (as required).

  • Report safety related

  • Implement and monitor the client provided Preventative Maintenance Program (HELM).

  • Know and utilize the Company SMS (Safety Management System). Ensure that engineer qualified deck hands do as well.

  • Periodically inspect machinery spaces for cleanliness, environmental, safety and health

  • Monitor the completion of maintenance and repair tasks by Company personnel and outside

  • Continually evaluate engineering personnel proficiency and provide instructions/guidance for areas of Encourage and monitor shipboard engineering staff for career advancement.

  • Investigate machinery casualties to determine Where appropriate, incorporate findings in engineering and machinery procedures.

  • Lead and motivate shipboard crew and personnel to perform their duties with professionalism, accuracy and

  • Monitor uniform standards of maintenance personnel and shipboard

  • Assist with candidate sourcing, interviewing, hiring and orientation of crew designated to work in the machinery

  • Know and adhere to the contents of the Employee Handbook and adhere to those

  • Develop and promote engineering management systems at the project

  • Support and maintain consistency among engineering training programs at the project site and throughout the

  • Ensure engineering training and drills are conducted in accordance with company policies, regulatory requirements and best management

  • Conduct appropriate testing and trend

  • Assist other project site managers to ensure vessels and facilities are in compliance with applicable regulations and all inspections and certificates are current and available for inspection

  • Provide guidance and assistance in the vessel overhaul process, to include: project planning, definition of work, assistance with technical specifications, definitions of ship's force projects, and assist with materials/vendor sourcing.

  • Work with regulatory bodies during drills and

  • Develop positive working relationships with the client, vendors, contractors and regulatory

  • Develop and manage work orders in HELM and issue maintenance and repair assignments.

  • Maintain machinery history in

  • Develop and maintain standards for engineering logs and vessel maintenance

  • Assist with budget development and responsible for M&R expenditures, cost control and budget trac.

  • Communicate deficiencies of environmental, safety and health to the General Manager and Vessel Master

  • Monitor corrective actions until

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Travel for meetings, conferences, training, and operational support as requested

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent of experience, from an accredited institution preferred

  • U.S.C.G. license endorsed as C/E Unlimited Horsepower or equivalent industry experience

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card), and/or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certification, and/or ability to obtain and maintain

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Copy of DD214, if Veteran status

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to effectively interact with the passengers, guests, and fellow employees.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, quickly-changing environment

  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to develop and execute innovative solutions to crew management and morale issues

  • Demonstrated ability to bring increased value to task through efficiencies and cost-control

  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • 10 years' experience in the passenger vessel industry demonstrating the ability to handle growing levels of responsibility

  • 3 years' experience as Senior Engineer or above on large passenger vessels or equivalent experience

  • Specific training and experience in management of major on-board systems by type and brand

  • Excellent career record in marine industry.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

The RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences' mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, City Experiences participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

We encourage qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records to apply.

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