NC 08595 OSP Rev. 2/91 MARINE DESIGN ENGINEER II This is advanced level marine design engineering work in planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and participating in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for the construction of new passenger and vehicle ferry vessels, and for the modification or repair of existing ferry and support vessels. Employees supervise, plan, assign and evaluate the work of subordinates including performing the associated administrative functions such as interviewing and recommending applicants for vacant positions, providing on-the-job training, approving leave requests, counseling and disciplining employees, and making major adjustments to methods, procedures, schedules, assignments and project priorities. Employees plan and design the most complex marine projects including researching the operational and design requirements for new vessels or for modifications to existing vessels; designing and developing hull lines; calculating the hydrostatic and stability properties of hulls and preparing data to be drafted into curves and graphs to meet architectural, engineering and regulatory standards; and calculating, designing, reviewing and approving the general layout, structural design, propulsion, piping, fire control and electrical systems to comply with standards and regulations. Employees review, approve or reject technical data, plans and working drawings prepared by contractors; evaluate and review proposed sub-contractors; and design equipment and machinery for both on-board and shore installations. Work may also include researching equipment and maintenance problems, researching and recommending maintenance schedules and maintenance levels for ferries, making budget and manpower recommendations, and recommending private firms to supplement staff when design or testing services must be let to contract. Work may include other duties and responsibilities as assigned. I. DIFFICULTY OF WORK: Variety and Scope - Work includes developing and writing specifications and estimates; evaluating and selecting interior and exterior corrosive protection systems; interpreting marine design technical data and requirements published by the Coast Guard and other regulatory agencies; and making the most complex or controversial design decisions based on safety, construction and cost considerations. Employees write contract specifications, terms and conditions, system requirements and testing standards; interpret and administer contract plans, specifications and provisions; suggest or approve alternate materials, methods or procedures in discussions with contractors; and negotiate differences and resolve disputes with the contractor, and determine if contract terms and specifications are being met. Intricacy - Work includes the design and major redesign of ferry and support vessels; design of buildings, including all systems; research of design concepts; and interpretation of technical data and regulatory requirements. Subject Matter Complexity - Employees must apply a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of marine engineering, and of the equipment, materials, and practices of shipbuilding trades. Guidelines - Guidelines include rules and regulations published by the United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping; National Electric Code; standards of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Society of Testing and Materials; id Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction. Employees must research material to cover gaps in the guidelines and generally apply professional engineering methods and techniques. NC 08595 OSP Rev. 2/91 II. RESPONSIBILITY: Nature of Instructions - Assignments are broad and general and usually in the form of objectives with some large projects having a specified time frame and a budgeted amount. Nature of Review - Some work is reviewed technically by the United States Coast Guard; however, internal administrative review is only to ensure that objectives and schedules are met. Scope of Decisions - Decisions directly affect the Division's marine maintenance facility, contract shipyards, and material suppliers. Ultimately, they affect the operational crews and passengers. Consequence of Decisions - Design errors could cause vessel construction or repairs to cost more than the contract amount, delay operating schedules, and could possibly result in bodily injury and loss of life for passengers, crew or shipyard maintenance personnel. III. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS: Scope of Contacts - Contacts range from officials and employees of the department, to contractors, Coast Guard representatives, and vendors. Nature of Purpose - Most contacts are for the purpose of discussing, explaining, any interpreting regulations and policies concerning the design and construction of vessels. Employees must also use persuasion and negotiation in the administration of contracts wit, shipyards. IV. OTHER WORK DEMANDS: Work Conditions - The major portion of work is performed in an office; however, considerable time is also spent at shipyards and on board vessels. Hazards - Work at shipyards exposes employees to the hazards of a heavy construction site. V. RECRUITMENT STANDARDS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Thorough knowledge of marine engineering and shipbuilding practices. Considerable knowledge of naval architecture and electrical systems. Working knowledge of metallurgy, protective coatings, and welding procedures. Writing skills to produce clear, descriptive contract documents. Ability to communicate and negotiate with contractors in controversial situations; ability to develop projects and to direct and evaluate the work of others; and physical ability to perform inspections of vessels which requires climbing ladders and crawling through close spaces. Minimum Training and Experience Requirements - Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in mechanical engineering, marine engineering or naval architecture and five years of experience in the design and development of plans and specifications for new vessels and conversions and repairs to existing vessels; or an equivalent combination of training and directly related experience.
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