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PWSSC currently has two positions and one RFP available. Addendums to any of these opportunities will be issued via the links on this page. It is incumbent upon any interested party to check this page and all relevant links for any updates.

Request For Proposals

Design-Build Bridging Documents

Date Issued: Oct. 18, 2019

Date Due: 9am AK Dec. 2, 2019

Overview: The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC;, a non-profit research and education institution located on the shores of Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska is seeking competitive proposals from highly motivated individuals or companies (“the Consultant”) to serve as an Owner’s Design Consultant, or bridging architect. The Consultant will prepare bridging contract documents, inclusive of design to roughly 35% for a campus containing three buildings, that will be used to advance the campus construction project. In addition to generating said bridging documents, the Consultant will develop the Request for Statements of Qualifications/Request for Proposals to aid in selection of a design-build contractor and, after participating in pre-qualifying selection of preferred respondents, coordinate and assist in evaluation of design-build proposals. The consultant will report to the President & CEO of PWSSC and will engage as requested by the President & CEO with the organization’s Facilities Committee, which serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, as well as with an Owner’s Project Manager, who reports to the President & CEO.

For full information on the Request for Proposals and instructions for proposal submission please see the Owner's Design Consultant RFP. Addenda, Q&A, and supporting materials are provided to assist interested parties in generating a response. Any conceptual renderings provided here are not intended to be final nor should they restrict a respondent's proposal in any way.

PWSSC Owners Design Consultant RFP

Owners Design Consultant Addendum 1

Owners Design Consultant Addendum 2

Updated 22 Nov 2019 Owners Design Consultant Q&A

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ASLS 2001-5 Plat Feb 2018

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ASLS-2001-5 flood map

Deep Culverts III ROW Map Exhibit

Facilities Cost Estimate v6

Hippie Cove PWSSC Master Plan

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New facilities space allocation

New facilities space program v6

PWSSC draft space relationships

PWSSC Existing Conditions

PWSSC Prelim Geotech Engineering Report_Nov 2018

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PWSSC-Alt Site Conceptual Design


Position Announcement

Owner's Project Manager

 Date Issued: Oct. 18, 2019

Position Title: Owner's Project Manager for PWSSC: Shelter Cove Campus Construction

The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) seeks an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) who will act as the PWSSC’s representative and point of contact for the planning, design and construction of our Shelter Cove Campus. We seek a candidate willing to take our project from start to finish, and who will assure that the years of planning and visioning that have created this opportunity are fully realized. This ~$19 million project will develop a full range of service facilities for science and education, including: a main building that incorporates offices, laboratories, classroom and public engagement space; a warehouse that contains maintenance, storage, and research space; and a dormitory/bunkhouse structure. The OPM will be the voice connecting the PWSSC President & CEO, Facilities Committee, and Board of Directors with the architects, planners, engineers and contractors responsible for the success of the project. Services will commence in November 2019 and extend through completion, estimated to be December 2021, as well as any commissioning that follows. The OPM will be under contract to or employed directly by PWSSC and reports directly to the President & CEO. The OPM shall engage with municipal, state, federal, and other entities for purposes as required by the project. The job requires frequent and consistent oversight of contractors and subcontractors. It is preferred that the candidate will reside in Cordova for the duration of the project. For full details please see:

PWSSC Owner's Project Manager position announcement

Position Announcement

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Date Issued: Oct. 15, 2019

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate—Fisheries Ecology

Location: Cordova, Alaska

Position Description: The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC; is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. PWSSC desires applicants who are interested in and capable of building a successful program of research over time by seeking funding from a variety of sources. The successful candidate, after demonstrating exceptional scholarship through a record of publication, collaboration, and grant seeking, will ideally be invited to transform the role into that of a full-time Principal Investigator.

The successful applicant will join the Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) team and work in partnership with supervisor Dr. Mary Anne Bishop. The Herring Research and Monitoring program is a long-term research effort studying Pacific herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The long-term goal of the program is to improve predictive models of herring stocks through research and monitoring. The program is funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council and coordinated by the Prince William Sound Science Center. The program has completed five years of research that focused on overwintering success of age-0 herring, and is three years into a second, five- year phase with a focus on the connection between herring and environmental conditions. The applicant will work on the Pacific herring migration study that uses acoustic telemetry to clarify the annual migration cycle of Prince William Sound adult herring, as well as other projects and proposals. The successful applicant must be willing to go to sea at least twice a year for 6-12 d research cruises in PWS.

Review of applications begins: 1 November 2019. The position is open until filled.

Full position announcement available for download as a PDF here.