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Chief of Design and Construction

Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Salary: $98,716.80 - $162,905.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 2021-00102
Closing: 9/24/2021 11:59 PM Central
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Department: Engineering - Construction Management

Job Summary
Base Salary Target: $140,000

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic engineering professional to join our team! We are looking for an exceptionally talented, growth-oriented leader, with a special combination of multidisciplinary engineering and technical experience, along with a passion for exemplary customer service.

The PCCA's Engineering team is responsible for the successful completion and delivery of projects, including design of PCCA facilities and infrastructure, construction program management, and development of the PCCA's capital improvement program.

This particular position will assist the Director of Engineering in leading and executing the program while ensuring timely, quality delivery of projects.

This position covers a broad range of functions including providing engineering technical support, design leadership, construction management, and oversight for expansion and improvement of infrastructure at one of the nation's largest ports, while providing support to the Director of Engineering Services.

We take pride in being a great place to work. If you want your next step in your career to be at the convergence of engineering and leadership in a growth organization, please review the details below and consider applying.

  • Develops and reviews technical requirements for design and construction project scopes, deliverables, schedules, and budgets
  • Oversees in-house and outsourced design projects for multidisciplinary, intermodal infrastructure and facility capital and maintenance projects
  • Manages engineering projects; holds architects, engineers, designers and contractors accountable to ensure projects are on schedule, on budget, of quality, and meet the overall needs of the PCCA
  • Coordinates, oversees, and reviews design consultant deliverables and contractors work to provide high quality projects
  • Understands and incorporates sound safety and environmental protection principles in design and construction and fosters safety and environmental stewardship in construction projects and other PCCA activities
  • Follows PCCA operational security requirements and procedures, and see that security requirements are properly implemented and maintained on assigned projects
  • Participates in selection of professional services consultants
  • Coordinates with architects, engineers, and other specialists
  • Reviews proposed design of projects to ensure uniformity and consistency in effort and effect
  • Reviews construction documents to ensure they are complete, comprehensive, and technically sound to provide an effective basis for construction and project completion
  • Prepares plans, specifications and bid documents for selected projects; directs and supervises production of plans, specifications and bid documents by consultants for assigned projects and ensures uniformity and consistency with standards and procedures
  • Supports the bidding process, selection of construction contractors, and provides technical support during construction including coordination of consultant support
  • Prepares and reviews contract amendments and change orders; negotiates contractor claims and corrective action measures
  • Oversees the annual facility and infrastructure inspection program to ensure projects are identified for inclusion into annual and long-term planning budgets
  • Interfaces with PCCA Commission, individuals, and organizations throughout the community
  • Assists Director of Engineering Services in reviewing and coordination of construction plans submitted by PCCA tenants and easement/franchise holders; provides technical guidance to PCCA tenants for planned improvements and reviews technical documentation for tenant projects to ensure PCCA requirements are consistently applied and design standards are met
  • Advocates continuous focus on workflow process improvements
  • Prepares correspondence, exhibits, and presentations for PCCA Commission, staff, working groups, and committee meetings as needed; prepares written reports, letters, and other materials as necessary to support work activities
  • Evaluates new technology and procedures and incorporates acceptable systems into PCCA designs
  • Supervises, plans, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned personnel
  • Coaches, mentors, and evaluates performance and provides feedback to assigned personnel
  • Adheres to PCCA policy and holds supervised staff accountable
  • Facilitates creative problem solving, collaboration, and productive troubleshooting among the team
  • Maintain good employee relations while encouraging and fostering a helpful environment where teamwork prevails
  • Assists senior management and office staff where appropriate
  • Assists the Director of Engineering and performs other duties as assigned
  • Drives vehicle as necessary to complete assigned tasks, courteously and safely and follows applicable procedures for vehicle use, and works required hours/shift necessary to fulfill facility objectives
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply state/federal laws and all PCCA policies, and promote and adhere to the PCCA's SEAPORT values
  • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
  • Tier 1 status designation as part of the Incident Management System

The preferred candidate for this position should have a history of effective partnerships, creative problem-solving and consensus building, as well as the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team, and should be organized, thorough, and self-disciplined with a focus on maintaining optimal integrity in support of the PCCA. The preferred candidate should have the ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, with tight deadlines and a multitude of projects and changing priorities; they should also possess high-level organizational and planning skills and the ability to set priorities, take initiative, and exercise sound independent judgment. They must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (preferred in civil, structural, marine or ocean) from an ABET accredited college or university
  • Registered professional engineer in the State of Texas or ability to obtain registration in Texas
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
  • Valid driver's license

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in engineering design and project and program management, with fifteen years preferred
  • Experience in port and waterfront design, construction management, program management and budgeting preferred
  • Strong multi-disciplined knowledge of engineering techniques and theories
  • Experience in knowledge of local, state and federal codes and requirements

  • Skilled in the application of engineering concepts
  • Ability to supervise the work of project engineers, draftsmen, and technical staff
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook, TEAMS, and other related applications
  • Experience in contract administration and negotiation preferred
  • Strong focus on customer service

  • Facilitates innovative and creative problem solving
  • Willingly accepts and provides meaningful feedback; is coachable
  • Fosters team collaboration
  • Has a growth mindset
  • High critical thinking skills

  • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in a general office environment, and on a work site with exposure to adverse weather conditions, fumes and /or air particulates, working in high precarious places, risk of electrical shock and moving mechanical parts, moderate noise levels and working at heights, ability to wear personnel protective equipment, including hard hat, steel toed footwear, eye and hearing protection when performing work functions
  • Communicating verbally, in writing and over devices such as phones and mobile phones
  • Ability to operate mechanical and electrical equipment and light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed

Please submit cover letter and resume to Susan Shey Dvonch, Shey-Harding Executive Search: [email protected] , (562) 252-8516, www.shey-harding.com .

Interested and qualified candidates must apply on or before September 24, 2021, 11:59 PM CST.

If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a physical examination, drug test and alcohol screening, as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.

Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary paid bi-weekly
  • Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS)
  • 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Low-cost, high quality benefit package including health, dental & vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
  • Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off, Wellness Program & Health Club benefit
  • Salary commensurate with experience
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Posted: 2021-09-01 Expires: 2021-10-03

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