Salary: $95,316- $116,304 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry fleet in the US is looking for a Senior Port Engineer.

Responsible for: Engine Department Oversight: Manages the day-to-day engine department fleet operations and maintenance activities for 21 vessels to assure propulsion system reliability and efficiency.

Responsible for: Human Resource Planning: Directly supervises both licensed and unlicensed engine department professional marine engineers. Oversees vessel engine department manning, operations, and maintenance program on a 24/7 basis.

Responsible for: Maintenance Planning: Supervises the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Project Engineer. Develops, implements, and monitors vessel preventative maintenance, machinery history, and work requisitions systems.

Responsible for: Risk Mitigation: Oversees the department’s hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs for effectiveness, compliance, and continuous improvement.

Responsible for: Budgeting: Coordinates the development, implementation & execution of the Vessel Maintenance, Preservation & Engineering (VMPE) Operating Labor and non-Labor Budgets.

  • Knowledge of all applicable federal US Coast Guard and state Department of Ecology regulatory requirements, corporate policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Significant technical knowledge of vessel repair, maintenance, and project management.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid U.S. Coast Guard license as a Chief Engineer limited near coastal and unlimited horsepower.
  • 8 years engine room experience aboard diesel and / or diesel electric powered vessels.
  • 3 years experience in full charge of the engine department watch on a ferry or offshore vessel.

    Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Previous Port Engineer experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Course work in leadership.
  • Collective Bargaining experience

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