Director of Engineering
Maryland Port Administration - Maryland

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Director of Engineering

SALARY: $110,000 - $121,560

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (First review of resumes commences January 30, 2013)

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) is an agency of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Its mission is to stimulate the flow of waterborne commerce through the State of Maryland in a manner that provides economic benefit and homeland security to the citizens of the State of Maryland. As the public port authority in Baltimore, the MPA not only owns and operates marine terminals, but also interfaces with stakeholders across the entire public and private spectrum, including but not limited to: shipping lines, cargo interests, agents and forwarders, stevedores and terminal operating companies, the International Longshoreman Association, private terminals, federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and city, county and state governments. The MPA is committed to retaining and expanding our work force through career growth and development.

POSITION DUTIES: The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) is recruiting for the position of Director of Engineering. This is an executive service position serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The Director of Engineering provides leadership, direction and management over the MPA's Engineering Division. This position provides oversight of transportation engineering work which must apply engineering theories, principles and standards to a variety of complex engineering projects and processes in the port/maritime environment. The Engineering Division is responsible for managing and performing the inspection, design, contracting, construction and/or rehabilitation of all structures, facilities and operating equipment within the Port of Baltimore; dredging of wharfside and approach channels; and the issuance and enforcement of harbor construction permits to private port operators and local government agencies. Some travel may be required.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in Engineering, of which four (4) years must have been in a managerial capacity. Port or maritime experience preferred.

Licenses, Registrations, and Certificates: Professional Engineer (PE) license is highly desirable.

TO APPLY: You must submit a resume, cover letter, and MDOT (DTS-1) Employment Application for this recruitment. You may apply on-line at If applying online, please ensure that you include your cover letter and resume in the appropriate sections of the application.

For an MDOT (DTS-1) application, go to, or call 410-385-4446. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks.

You may also mail your application materials to:
Human Resources Department
Maryland Port Administration
401 East Pratt Street, Suite 253
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Attention: Director of Engineering Recruitment

Appropriate aides and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please notify the Human Resources Office at 410-385-4446, Toll Free 1-800-638-7519, or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258.

The selected candidate must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card. A TWIC card is required of all maritime personnel. To obtain information on how to apply for a TWIC card, please go to or call the MPA Human Resources office.

Note: The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 1/08/2013

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