• Senior Project Engineer

  • Port of Corpus Christi Authority
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    Hiring Range: $96,033.60 - $126,526.40/Year D.O.Q.
    Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic engineering professional to join their team.  Working within the Engineering Services Department, the Senior Project Engineer will have the opportunity to lead a variety of multidiscipline engineering projects.

    PCCA’s Engineering team is responsible for the successful delivery and completion of projects, including design of PCCA facilities and infrastructure, construction program management, and development of the PCCA’s capital improvement program at one of the nation’s largest ports.  The Senior Project Engineer will play a key part in growing our engineering team and in providing overall successful stewardship on a variety of multi-discipline projects.


    • Manage and coordinate multi-discipline engineering and construction activities to ensure project is executed in a safe, efficient, cost-effective and timely manner
    • Prepare technical requirements, develop scopes and negotiate fees for professional services contracts
    • Monitor and track project control metrics and activities
    • Provide technical expertise and support to ensure project objectives are met
    • Coordinate and manage design consultants in the preparation of plans and specifications for simple to complex construction projects
    • Oversee or prepare designs, plans, estimates, specifications and bid documents and administer construction projects
    • Lead and mentor team members in performing their duties and assist in training new engineering staff in engineering principles
    • Prepare technical reports, letters and correspondence
    • Provide excellent customer service and establish effective partnerships, with a problem-solving and consensus building attitude
    • Develop planning and budget level cost estimates for professional services, construction and related project costs to support budget and capital program planning
    • Perform annual facility inspections; recommend and formulate projects for inclusion into the annual budget
    • Assist with initiating, monitoring or performing tasks associated with the goals and objectives of the PCCA's Strategic Plan
    • Coordinate with other PCCA staff and departments
    • Prepare presentations, correspondence and exhibits for Commission, staff, working groups and committee meetings as needed
    • Function in pre- and post-disaster preparedness as an essential employee
    • Enter and work in secure areas requiring Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) credentials
    • Follow PCCA security, environmental and safety requirements and procedures, and ensure they are properly implemented and maintained on assigned projects  
    • Adhere to PCCA policy and maintain good employee relations; work with other PCCA staff to achieve work goals and initiatives
    • Drive PCCA vehicles to complete assigned tasks courteously and safely and follows applicable procedures for vehicle use
    • Work required hours to fulfill position objectives
    • CPR certified or ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
    • Tier 2 status designation


    The preferred candidate for this position should be a detail-oriented professional with a demonstrated track record in planning, design and construction administration. The successful candidate should be a creative problem-solver with a collaborative style of effective project management who has the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team. They must possess the following:


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, ocean, or structural preferred, mechanical and electrical considered) from an accredited college or university
    • Registered professional engineer in Texas (preferred) or Engineer-in-Training registration in the state of Texas (preferred) with ability and desire to pursue Professional Engineering registration
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
    • Valid driver's license


    • Minimum ten years of experience in engineering design, construction administration and project management preferred
    • Port, civil, rail, waterfront and design experience preferred
    • Practicing multi-disciplined knowledge of engineering techniques and theories
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and requirements
    • Effective business communication utilizing correct English (spelling and grammar)
    • Knowledge of budgets and cost containment controls preferred


    • AutoCAD and design application experience preferred
    • Skills in the application of engineering concepts
    • Ability to write and create reports/presentations and give formal presentations
    • Strong analytical and detail orientation skills, with a focus on customer service
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, PowerPoint, and other related applications
    • Familiarity with PowerBI, ArcGIS, and TEAMS preferred


    • Has a growth mindset 
    • Exemplifies high critical thinking skills
    • Willingly accepts feedback; is coachable
    • Fosters team collaboration


    • Strong analytical skills, with a solid customer service orientation, a history of effective partnerships, problem-solving and consensus building
    • Ability to define issues, perform research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations
    • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and a multitude of projects and changing priorities
    • Proven organizational and planning skills; ability to set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment
    • Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply PCCA policies and state and federal laws related to all aspects of operations


    • 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; ability to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed


    Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before December 1, 2022, 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.

    Candidates with greater qualifications may additionally be considered for higher grade positions.

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