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Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Corpus Christi, Texas (US)
$109,449.60 - $180,627.20 Annually
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Waterways
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Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic engineering professional to join our team! We are looking for an exceptionally talented, growthoriented leader, with a special combination of engineering and technical experience in the planning, design, and construction of navigation projects to support movement of goods and services related to waterborne commerce.


The Channel & DMPA Development team is responsible for the administration of all construction and maintenance activities related to the PCCA’s navigable waterways, dock slips, dredge material placement areas, and beneficial use sites.


Under the supervision of the Director of Channel & DMPA Development, this position will focus on the execution of projects and department initiatives. This position will cover a broad range of functions including management, planning, design, technical support, and construction management.


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 planning and design projects for capital and maintenance projects
  • Manages engineering projects; holds 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
  • Participates in selection of professional services consultants
  • Coordinates with engineers, consultants 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 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 annual department facility inspections as required & assists in formulating, compiling projects for inclusion into the Annual Budget
  • Oversees 3rd party dredge material placement area licenses
  • Assists with management of PCCA dredging and DMPA services
  • Assists Director of Channel & DMPA development in reviewing and coordination of plans submitted by PCCA tenants to ensure PCCA requirements and design standards are met
  • 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
  • Advocates continuous focus on workflow process improvements
  • Supervises, plans, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned personnel
  • Coaches, mentors, and evaluates performance and provides feedback to assigned personnel
  • 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 Channel & DMPA Development  and performs other duties as assigned 
  • Coordinates with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) local and district office staff as required
  • Assists with initiating, monitoring or performing tasks associated with Channel & DMPA Development Department goals and objectives of the PCCA's Strategic Plan
  • Coordinates with other PCCA staff and departments, as required
  • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
  • Tier 1 status designation 



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. The preferred candidate 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 management preferred
  • Design and project management experience on port, waterfront, and navigation projects
  • Strong multi-disciplined knowledge of engineering techniques and theories
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal codes and requirements



  • Skilled in the application of engineering concepts
  • Ability to supervise the work of project engineers 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 
  • Strong 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 
  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined, climb stairs, ramps, ladders and work stands. Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp/handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders
  • 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 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



Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at on or before June 2nd, 2024, 11:59 PM CST.


If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a 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.


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