Port Engineer

OSL Concrete
Texas, United States
  • 1
7 + Years Experience


Company: OSL Concrete
Skills: Marine Engineering, Port Operations, Ships Engineer
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US


OSL Concrete Inc,

OSL is the first ready-mix concrete (RMC) production and delivery company that is entirely marine based. Our projects are located along coastal or inland waterways in North America and Canada. OSL's patented technology delivers RMC directly from a ship advancing the land-based construction industry by increasing efficiencies and altering the economics on how projects are delivered.

Port Engineer Position Summary

The Port Engineer is responsible to plan and oversee the ship operations and maintenance and to ensure a timely and cost effective (performance) outcome. This includes budgeting, organizing, implementing and scheduling of the ship maintenance. Ensuring that ships are maintained in a safe manner and in compliance with all ABS Class, USCG, federal, state, and local laws. This role reports directly into the Chief Operation Officer and works closely with the Management Team. This team can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the particular ship projects, which in turn will affect the number of responsibilities the Project Engineer will be involved in.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

• Responsible for the safety of all assigned employees and subcontractors to ensure the execution of all activities, including the strict adherence to company safety policies and programs through the communication and enforcement of the OSL Safety and Health Management Program, including the ability to independently stop work for a safety violation or suspected safety violation

• Procuring, hiring and recommend termination of contractors / vendors including negotiations, sub agreements, material agreements and PO's

• Management of contractor and vendor schedules, performance, and payments, including the exercise of decision-making to schedule and/or coordinate work to ensure compliance with applicable ship schedules

• Complete understanding of the contracts including OSL's contractual obligations.

• Identify risks and independently develop mitigation plans

• Ensure timely notices as required to the Supply Customer to protect OSL's interests regarding extra work, delays, impacts, etc., which requires independent contract analysis

• Manage claims in collaboration with OSL's Management and Legal team.

• New Design development trial and error

• Project submittals, process and develop RFP's, work scope specifications, as required, reviewing and editing fabrication shop drawings

• Develop logistics plan with staff

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the Port Engineer assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

Skills & Abilities

• Extensive experience with Regulatory, Class, USCG requirements and periodic dry docking, inspections and retrofit of vessels

Excellent technical writing skills required

• Highly collaborative and functions effectively as part of a team

• Computer proficient in MS Excel, MS Project, Power Point, Word, data entry programs for PM schedules

• Comfortable in a high-paced dynamic environment

• Adaptable to new processes and programs

• Strong written, verbal communication, and problem-solving skills

• Experience estimating complex projects with multiple variables

• Experience in management and leadership

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Analytical thinker with strong math/accounting skills

• Deep understanding of the marine industry

• Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

Education, License and/or Experience Required**

• Bachelor of Science, in Marine Engineering preferred, however, a minimum of 10+ years marine engineering experience may be considered in lieu of same.

**Minimum 7 years of marine industry experience required as 1st A/E, C/E or Port Engineer

**Active USCG license as Chief Engineer unlimited horsepower - motor vessels, all certifications for STCW compliance, TWIC, valid DL, US Passport (Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship).

**Experience with latest generation Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV's) is required

**No applicant with less than experience listed will be considered.

**No relocation required as position is 50% traveling and attending to vessels and 50% office, which can be your remote/home office. The vessel is shoreside nightly.

Work Environment/Job Conditions

This job is performed both in office and in the field onboard vessels. Field work requires experience and confidence working onboard ships and travel is required approximately 50% of the time. Activities and responsibilities require frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent driving, flying, walking, standing, light lifting, bending, and reaching.

EEO Statement

OSL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.