Weeks Dredging - Port Engineer


Houma, LA, US

Requisition ID: 172429 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Weeks Marine - Dredging 

Department: Equipment 

Market: Marine 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

This position is responsible for managing all maintenance, repairs, and modifications for assigned equipment. Ensures assigned personnel and equipment are in compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies. 

District Overview

Weeks Marine’s vast reach and deep expertise, combined with the sheer size and diversity of its equipment fleet, enables the company to serve as a one-stop shop for clients in both the private and governmental sectors, providing exceptional customer service, environmental sensitivity, operational efficiency, and a long-standing commitment to safety. Weeks Marine is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, and manages a network of regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, Guam, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.


This position is located at our Houma Yard in Houma, Louisiana.


•    Promote company safety culture.
•    Establish and implement preventative and routine maintenance procedures.
•    Act as a technical advisor to ensure maintenance and repairs are completed correctly and safely.
•    Supervision of all assigned maintenance personnel.
•    Evaluate maintenance personnel and develop their technical skills.
•    Monitor schedule and budget on active equipment work.
•    Collect and maintain equipment records.
•    Assist Sr. Equipment Superintendent to prepare and submit maintenance and capital budgets for assigned equipment to Equipment Manager.
•    Work with Equipment Manager and Sr. Equipment Superintendent to continually develop the company’s maintenance procedures and standards. 
•    Coordinate maintenance work with Yard Supervisors and outside vendors.
•    Generate purchase requisitions for parts and vendor services.
•    Generate work orders and AFEs (Authorization for Expenditure).
•    Frequent jobsite visits and inspections.



•    5 + years of experience in heavy construction equipment field.
•    3 + years of experience with cranes.
•    3 + years of supervisory experience.
•    Working knowledge of the following is preferred:
    Diesel engines
    Hydraulic systems
    Air systems.
    Crane controls.
    Friction and hydraulic hoists.
    AC/DC generators and electric motors.
•    Ability to read and understand technical drawings and schematics.
•    Proficient skills in standard office software packages.
•    Ability to work flexible schedule with additional hours as needed.
•    Ability to travel as needed.
•    This position requires fluent use of the verbal and written English language and an understanding of crane hand signals.
•    Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
Required Certifications or Licenses 
•    Driver’s License
•    TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential
Physical Requirements
•    Must be able to tolerate working on the water, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels.
•    Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
•    Ability to stand, walk, bend, squat and lift for long periods of time. 
•    Ability to work at heights, climb ladders and stairways and work from platforms.
•    Must be capable of working outside in the elements including, but not limited to the heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind; and must be able to work for periods of up to 12 hours a day.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Weeks Marine. With marine construction and dredging projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Weeks Marine, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of marine infrastructure construction, waterway maintenance and creation, tunneling and other environmental coastal protection projects — all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

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