When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.
The Port is currently recruiting for the position of Maritime Public Works/Rail Safety Specialist. Under direction, the Maritime Public Works/Rail Safety Specialist performs inspection and contract administration work on the Port of Oakland maritime public works contracts, ranging from routine to advanced and complex projects. The work involves contract administration duties, from preliminary engineering work on contracts, preconstruction meetings, inspection, through to signing off on a job and preparing final payments.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Receives requests for projects requiring Purchase Order contract work; investigates job sites to establish scope of work and clarify work requirements; performs survey of project areas as needed; makes cost estimates; provides comments and recommendations to requesting departments regarding projects.
Writes job specifications, including complete descriptions of work, methods of work, materials, code and permit requirements, safety and Cal-OSHA requirements, environmental issues to be addressed, etc.
Solicits bids, including locating qualified contractors from the standpoint of EO women, minority, and local business requirements; reviews contracts experience and references; schedules, coordinates, and conducts tours for contractors to view job sites; reviews bids.
Prepares requisitions for P.O. contracts, including listings of all bids received, recommendations, and work specifications.
Schedules and conducts pre-construction conferences with contractors and affected tenants and maritime departments to answer questions and ensure that all have a clear understanding of all issues and port requirements; provides all parties with work schedules, names of contact persons, types of work operations, and the impact of the work on the berth.
Requires and instructs contractors to pick up required City building permits and pay for them; arranges for Port reimbursement to contractors for costs, on an as-needed basis.
Coordinates the work with affected tenants, maritime departments, and contractors; notifies affected tenants and maritime departments of each event.
During construction phase, manages, administers, and inspects projects, including conducting daily inspections, keeping accurate daily logs, ensuring that all work is done in accordance with City building codes and other local and state regulations and job specifications; ensures that work is done in compliance with Cal-OSHA requirements; resolves/clarifies work issues; issues/approves change orders; processes progress payments; reviews submittals; discusses submittals with tenants.
Performs final inspections; prepares punch lists and reviews punch lists with contractors; follows up to ensure all items have been completed; signs off on completed jobs; prepares final payments.
Conducts inspections of different harbor facilities to evaluate condition; writes engineering request for purchase order contract work; performs general condition inspections and monitors the condition of Harbor Facilities' Hazmat Storage Unit and railroad tracks for maintenance and safety purposes.
Provides information to the harbor Facilities Maintenance Manager in preparing the fiscal year budgets by providing data from the field regarding upcoming major maintenance projects, including cost estimates, monthly expenses, cost-to-date and remaining funds on Purchase Order contracts.
Provides direction and coordination to assigned staff, and on a project basis, to other maintenance crews in their performance of work in support of contract work.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: College coursework in any of the following: surveying, drafting, civil engineering and college mathematics through trigonometry.
Experience: Seven years of related experience, including at least two years of experience in construction inspection at the Senior Engineering Assistant level.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Licenses: Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of and for the duration of appointment.
Additional Requirements:This classification requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position. This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Port of Oakland.
The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave. The Port offers retiree medical benefits for employees and dependents after 10 years of CALPERS service (including 5 years at the Port).