Project manager - coastal/marine engineering
Seattle, WA 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description
Project manager - coastal/marine engineering

Regular (US only)

Full time

Seattle, WA

Job Description

Mott MacDonald offers an opportunity to have a career with the premier employer in the ports, coastal, offshore wind, and water resources engineering industries. We are currently hiring a coastal/marine project manager to join our Seattle engineering team. Mott MacDonald is a full-service engineering company focusing on the restoration and protection and of coastal areas and habitats, improving coastal resiliency, the development of port and harbor infrastructure, and development of renewable energy projects. Typical projects include harbors and marina infrastructure design, offshore wind development, marine terminal development, civil engineering, and habitat/shoreline protection and stabilization.

Working within the west coastal practice and alongside our established Maritime group, primary job responsibilities include:

  • Assist and/or lead the management of projects that may include the analysis of coastal processes such as currents, waves, storm surge, sediment transport, and coastal/estuarine morphology
  • Assist and/or lead the management projects that may include engineering analysis, preliminary, and detailed design of coastal and/or marine structures
  • Assist and/or lead the management of projects that may include civil engineering design, review of geotechnical assessments, hydraulics and hydrology, and other miscellaneous civil engineering tasks
  • Assist and/or lead in the development of scopes of work and proposals for our clients
  • Assist and/or lead project performance baseline management (scope, budget, schedule) and work with sub-consultants and team members and assure quality control of work throughout project execution and delivery
  • Provide effective interface with clients, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other Mott MacDonald offices in collaboration with PCO leads
  • Assist with developing data collection plans for surveying, assessments, geotechnical exploration, and environmental data
  • Perform engineering design projects with a focus on coastal, port, and water resource design
  • Assist in the performance of cost estimating on projects during the design phase
  • Collaboration with Mott MacDonald practices across North America and abroad
  • Review work by and assist with training younger engineers

Candidate Specification

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Coastal, Civil, and/or Ocean Engineering or related field
  • 5-8 years of engineering design experience
  • P.E. License, or equivalent required
  • Experience with development of statements of qualifications and proposals
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including technical writing and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with industry standard analysis and design software
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Flexibility to travel regionally
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Communication and collaboration skills in a team setting to execute and manage project staff and subconsultants
  • Post-graduate degree in Coastal, Ocean, or Civil Engineering with a focus on Coastal, Ocean or Port Engineering
  • Engineering design experience in coastal or port engineering industry
  • Experience with coastal engineering design in urban settings such as shoreline protection, waterfront parks, shoreline restoration, flood control, navigation facilities, bulkheads, dredging, and recreational boating facilities
  • Experience in habitat creation and/or protection projects, and the application of coastal resiliency principles
  • Experience in offshore wind or marine renewable energy development
  • Experience in working on teams of multidisciplinary, urban-focused flood protection and resiliency projects
  • Experience managing complex coastal and waterfront engineering projects

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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Recruiter Contact

Max Landau


United States




Civil, Environment, Maritime, Project programme and commercial management



Website Region

North America

Website Sector

Environment, Project management, Transportation

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 8 years
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