Port of Grays Harbor

Employment Opportunities

Director of Environmental & Engineering Services

Located on Washington's Pacific Coast, and the closest deep-water U.S. mainland port to the Pacific Rim, the Port of Grays Harbor is recruiting a dynamic individual to join its senior management team and lead our environmental and engineering efforts.

The Director of Environmental & Engineering Services (DEE) will operate from the Port’s headquarters office in Aberdeen, Washington, and is responsible for maintaining and improving facilities in all locations owned by the Port.


• Heath plan – Port pays 100% of the medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance premium for employees and their eligible dependents.
• Life and disability insurance is provided, as well as coverage through the State worker’s compensation program.
• Port employees are covered by the WA State Public Employees Retirement System.
• PGH employees have access to 457(b) savings accounts for personal retirement savings.
• Leave benefits – Sick, vacation and holiday leave plans are provided.

Minimum Requirements:

Education - Bachelors Degree with emphasis in civil engineering, environmental studies, land use planning, resource management, architecture, or related discipline. Masters of Science, MBA or other related graduate degree preferred.
Experience - 10 years previous job experience in project engineering as it relates to the design, permitting and construction of Port or related large capital projects.

How to Apply:

A Port application form and resume are required. Applications received on or before November 20, 2014 will be reviewed immediately and may be given priority over applications received after this date. Target start date is January 5, 2015. Mail application to: Director of Finance and Administration, PO Box 660, Aberdeen, WA 98520, or email to mnelson@portgrays.org.

Download an Employment Application.

DEE Information Brochure
DEE Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the leadership of the Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director, the Director of Environmental and Engineering Services (DEE) is responsible for all Port environmental and engineering activities, and is a member of the Port’s senior management team. The position is responsible for environmental assessment and compliance efforts, provides leadership formulating policies and plans, and works closely with industry and agency stakeholders. The DEE is also responsible to collaborate with Port staff and customers on development plans, and oversee Port facility and infrastructure planning and improvement projects.

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

The Port is seeking a candidate who will bring a collaborative and team-oriented approach to managing people and processes. Candidates should demonstrate strong environmental policy background, project engineering and management success, and financial and business acumen.

The Port is interested in candidates who not only demonstrate leadership and applicable technical skills, but are also a strong working manager. Candidates who can show a history of success in environmental analysis and permitting, leading large project planning and management efforts, and working effectively with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and management staff are preferred. The Port values an individual who displays an impeccable work ethic, is honest and models a high level of integrity.