Port Engineer, Moran Miami

Are you looking to join one of the most well-known companies within the Maritime industry? If so, Moran Towing Corporation (www.morantug.com) has a new opportunity available for a Port Engineer, for Moran Miami. This is full-time, salaried, position reports to the Vice President/General Manager, and is the lead engineer responsible for the operation and maintenance of the floating and support assets of the Division, including providing direct support to the tug engineers. 

Moran Towing Corporation is one of the oldest companies in America. Moran has survived and prospered by continuously reinventing itself for over 160 years. Starting in 1860 as a tugboat company, we have grown from those roots to become a dominant provider of towing services, bulk marine transportation, LNG support operations, and environmental recovery services. While economies, cultures, markets, and technology will always continue to evolve, our steadfast commitment to partnering with our employees and customers to solve our customers marine transportation needs has enabled us to stay the course year after year. 

The Port Engineer, Moran Miami, position includes the following responsibilities: 

Manage Local Engineering Activities: 

  • Ensure adherence to company policies and processes, including Moran’s Safety Management System (SMS) and actively pursue safety improvements per Moran’s Mission Statement. 
  • Implement and monitor the Preventive Maintenance Plan. 
  • Manage and complete vessel repairs, complete capital improvement projects, and ensure regulatory and class requirements are met. 
  • Oversee Engineer department development, training, and qualifications and lead troubleshooting efforts as needed for vessel systems. 
  • Manage Direct Reports and Oversee Shoreside Engineering Facilities: 
  • Delegate tasks to the Shoreside Engineering team, ensure required tasks are successfully completed, and provide guidance and career development opportunities for Shoreside engineering personnel. 
  • Maintain and track inventories as required and ensure readiness of support equipment (i.e., forklift, crane, etc.). 

Maintain Internal and External Relationships: 

  • Interface with internal corporate departments to seek guidance and approval relating to major repairs, modifications, or equipment overhauls and share information relevant to Moran’s comprehensive fleet. 
  • Vet and select external vendors, coordinate and schedule vendors, and review and approve vendor invoicing. 


  • Minimum high school diploma or GED. 
  • 5+ years of years of relevant engineering experience in a licensed capacity, including current or past USCG engineering licensure. 
  • Must possess or be able to obtain TWIC documentation (including meeting the physical requirements of the USCG 719K physical exam). 
  • Valid Driver’s License. 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs. 
  • Demonstrated good judgment, work flexibility, and high level of initiative and organization. 
  • Physical demands include the ability: Sit or stand for long periods of time; Frequently reach, bend, stoop, and crawl; Frequent walking and navigating stairs, ladders, and uneven surfaces; Occasional tool use to include wide range of combined physical motions; Occasionally lift 75 lbs.; Speak, hear, and see (color vision required). 


  • Advanced marine engineering expertise evidenced by at least a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering. 
  • Moran offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. To be considered, apply online at https://www.morantug.com/careers-at-moran/ by submitting a cover letter and resume with the subject line, Port Engineer, Moran Miami. 

Moran Towing Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. 

By Kim Norton