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Vessel Construction Manager

Job ID: 106767
Location: USA New York
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Executive
Company: NYC Department of Transportation
Contact: Human Resources

Job Description
Vessel Construction Manager
NYC Department of Transportation
Civil Service Title: Port Marine Engineer
Level: 00
Title Code No: 06772
Salary: $69,417.00/$74,859.00-$97,893.00
Work Location: 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Division/Work Unit: Ferry/Ferry Engineering
Number of Positions: 1
Job ID: 145995
Hours/Shift: 35 hours/Monday-Friday; plus overtime

Under varying levels of direction from the Director of Ferry Engineering and Deputy Director of Ferry Maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry, with some latitude for independent judgment, is responsible for the planning, control and execution of structural, mechanical, and electrical marine engineering projects on municipal ferries, barges and marine vessels operated by the Department of Transportation. Performs related work such as serving as the Agency lead and project manager for design and construction of new ferry classes as well as all other new vessel construction. Responsible for the management of vessel design and construction contracts on behalf of the Agency, working independently in the field with decision-making authority.

Researches and advises on the preparation of specifications and on projects connected with vessel (ferry/barge/etc.) dry dockings, conversions, modifications, and new construction. Provides cost estimates and monitors budgets for projects. Performs field surveys of assigned projects from prior to inception through completion to monitor progress, including, but not limited to: research of drawings/technical manuals, classification surveys, regulatory agency compliance and vessel reports. Incorporates required items into specifications. Ensures contractor compliance with project specifications. Prepares final/completion reports for projects. Tracks and monitors vessel/barge preventive maintenance systems, machinery and hull conditions for maintenance issues that may need to be addressed during dry dockings/projects. Monitors, updates, files and distributes all vessel/barge survey, certificate and regulatory requirements. Plans and schedules inspections of vessels and submission of reports and documentation to insure completion by required due dates. Assists with Root Cause and follow-up inquiries of any vessel-related non-conformities, observations, near-misses and accidents. Monitors and documents dry dockings, new construction, miscellaneous projects, and specification submission time lines. Supervises and reviews the work of subordinate staff. Coordinates with ferry staff to ensure all design considerations are included in new construction or dry docking specifications and projects. Works closely with DOT ferry safety and security department to ensure strict adherence to safety standards and environmental protection guidelines for all projects. Reviews contractors(designers and construction/shipyard contractors) work for compliance with contracts specs; reviews and approves contractors requisitions for payment; identifies problems in construction and seeks resolutions; prepares and negotiates change orders, maintains contract files and written records of job progress; performs other related construction project management work as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A Baccalaureate Degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture from an accredited college and five years of full-time paid experience in marine engineering operations, maintenance, design and repair, including writing contracts and maintenance specifications for the maintenance, design and repair of marine vessels and managing major marine projects including dry dockings; or closely related experience; or
2. Seagoing experience as a Chief Engineer or 1st Assistant Engineer with a United States Coast Guard Engineering License of Steam or Motor Vessels of any horsepower may be substituted for up to three years of the experience described in 1 above, but all candidates must possess at least a Baccalaureate Degree in an engineering discipline or Naval Architecture.

Preferred Skills
1. Experience in construction and repair of marine vessels, with on-site shipyard experience, is highly desirable.
2. Thorough knowledge of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) & US Coast Guard (USCG) shipbuilding rules & regulations strongly desired.
3. Design and specification writing and review strongly preferred
4. Experience in the design process and construction of marine vessels, from concept through final construction, and in the management of large marine projects is desirable.
5. Knowledge in the use of automated design software is desirable.

Additional Information
Moderate travel to extensive travel, including out of state, will be required. May include travel periods of long duration.

Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit:

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

To Apply
Please visit search for Job ID Number: 145995.
For current City employees, please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet and follow the Careers link. Most public libraries have computers available for use.
Your resume must include a chronological work history and salary earnings summary.
No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
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The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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