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Senior Port Engineer

Job ID: 106867
Location: USA Staten Island
Salary: $100,000.00-$117,500 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: NYC Department of Transportation
Contact: Human Resources

Job Description
Senior Port Engineer
NYC Department of Transportation
Civil Service Title: Administrative Project Manager
Level: M2
Title Code No: 83008
Salary: $100,000.00-$117,500.00
Work Location: 1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Division/Work Unit: Ferry/Ferry Operations Number of Positions: 1
Job ID: 153061
Hours/Shift: 35 hours/Monday-Friday

Serves as the Senior Port Engineer for the Staten Island Ferry, under the administrative direction of the Director of Ferry Operations. With wide latitude for independent initiative, judgment and decision, manages the day-to-day engine department operations and maintenance, including licensed and unlicensed engine personnel, to assure vessel systems reliability and efficiency. This is a managerial class position.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL TASKS: Manage day to day below deck operations and assist in daily operations of the Ferry Operations unit. Maintain engine department operations, crewing schedules and vessels within the framework of a Safety Management System. Supervise engine department personnel and staffing on a 24-hour-a-day basis. Supervise all aspects of budget management, including but not limited to such tasks as approving labor, materials, supplies, equipment and parts within vessel engine department operating budgets. Evaluate routine engine department work orders, store requests and labor expenditures to assure they comply with budgetary constraints. Manage vessel regulatory compliance. Oversee fuel facility operations. Serve as technical advisor to the Chief Operating Officer for marine engineering matters. May perform as contract/project manager for unit procurements and activities. May represent the Staten Island Ferry at internal and external meetings, when appropriate. In absence of supervisor, may assume duties Director of Ferry Operations.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or
2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
1. Strong background in all aspects of maritime management including operations, maintenance and repair, personnel management and regulatory issues.
2. Marine engineering and maintenance and repair experience in diesel and/or diesel/electric engines/motors and auxiliary marine equipment is highly preferred.
3. Experience with implementation and/or operation of Safety Management Systems in accordance with ISM code is strongly desirable.
4. Experience with passenger ferry systems in a managerial capacity is not required, but is preferred.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential, with endorsement as Chief Engineer of Motor Vessels of Any Horsepower.

TWIC REQUIREMENT: 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 not required for this position

To Apply
Please visit and search for Job ID Number: 153061.For current City employees, please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnetand 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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