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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Other
United States
Not specified
Job description

Primary Location


Security Clearance: NAC-I

Job Summary

The Port Engineer is responsible for the development, design, specification, and services related to floating offshore vessels including mooring systems, marine systems, and marine equipment.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Engineering support for floating production and riser systems, marine construction vessels, floating drilling units, offshore support vessels and other trading ships
  • Responsible for technical solutions of marine installation and removal phases of offshore structures and mating operations and for related marine construction services including; load-out, transportation, lift, launch, and float-over
  • Provides support with regard to equipment inspections, vessel surveys, repairs, dry-dockings and yard periods
  • Maintains and follows comprehensive maintenance schedules for all marine vessels and equipment assigned
  • Formulates an estimate to execute the repairs and finalize the actual costs after repairs are made
  • Manages the engineering, operation, repair, and dry-docking of vessels
  • Responsible for marine engineering, repair, dry dock package budgets
  • Ensures safety program compliance
  • Manages the operation, maintenance, & repair of the syncrolift ship lift dry dock & electronic load management system
  • Manages marine engine shop, machine shop, electrical shop, carpenter shop, marine department welding shop, & paint & blast yard
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to keep records and prepare written reports
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills are required
  • Experience working as a port engineer and/or surveyor
  • Must be prepared to be called out at all hours

Experience & Education

  • Minimum of five (5) years of sailing experience in the merchant marine or twenty (20) years of engineering experience in the Navy
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering or a related field; ten (10) plus years in an engineering related field may be substituted in lieu of the educational requirements
  • USCG Third Assistant Engineer License required; USCG Second Assistant Engineer License or higher is preferred

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be physically able to enter confined spaces (i.e. tanks and voids), climb ladders, and masts aboard their assigned ships while in port or at sea in order to validate maintenance requirements
  • Must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and moving surfaces
  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions