Who we are:
Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.
Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.
The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.
Who you are:
You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.
Sound like the place for you?
Manager HSC Project Position Summary:
Assists the Channel Operations Director and senior management representatives to provide technical and analytical business support, short- and long-range planning, and coordinates projects to further develop and enhance the Houston Ship Channel.. Works with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Coast Guard, Houston Pilots, Beneficial Use Group, and other agencies and groups to ensure Port Houston support to federal or Port Houston project tasks. Manages Port Houston dredging activities.
Key Responsibilities & Duties:
- Manage ongoing channel improvement projects, including project plan, project management, project execution and completion, etc.
- Direct plan development, specifications and procurement requirements for specified projects to develop and enhance Houston Ship Channel
- Lead team studying environmental and economic for permit approval
- Coordinate with outside agencies, United States Corps of Engineers, Houston Pilots and other agencies, to ensure their support of Port Houston with federal or Port Houston projects tasks
- Manage external engineering consultants in development of scopes of work, conducting selection processes and contract negotiations
- Review invoices prior to approval and verifies expenses
- Lead briefings and prepares written reports regarding assigned projects; give presentations to organizations regarding dredging and environmental beneficial use projects
- Prepare technical status reports weekly for Port Houston an external agencies
- Manage dredging program for Port Houston by identifying areas for dredging, create plans and specifications and monitor project activities until final closeout
- Manage Disposal Area Management Program scope, cost and schedule
- Manage FEMA claims where dredging is involved; provide recommendations and backup information
- Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
- Perform other duties as required
Education & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Coastal Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution required
- Master’s degree preferred
- 5+ years of related professional engineer experience required
- 5+ years of related professional project management experience preferred
- Texas Professional Engineer (PE) preferred or an equivalent 15+ years of engineering or project management experience
- Project Management Professional (PMP) or related project leadership credential preferred
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Knowledge of deep and shallow draft navigation principles, theories, laws regulations and requirements
- Knowledge of dredging and dredged material placement techniques
- Knowledge of professional mechanical, electrical and civil engineering concepts to direct, coordinate and design marine structures.
- Knowledge of planning, permitting, design, and construction documents related to the maintenance and deepening of state- and federally authorized navigation projects
- Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and groups
- Knowledge of methods, practices, and processes of surveying, remote sensing, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design/Geographic Information Systems
- Proficiency in Primavera P6, as well as, Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint
- Organizational, research and analytical skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Project management and coordination skills
- Presentation and presentation software skills
- Synthesis and abstract skills
- Ability to lead governmental agency and industry groups to accomplish Port Houston goals
- Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and direct groups and group members to achieve the stated mission
- Ability to supervise or lead diverse staff professional and technical personnel
- Ability to develop scopes of work, contract conditions and requirements for projects
- Ability to maintain historical records
- Ability to review, and interpret hydrographic and land survey data and make recommendations
- Ability to use a spreadsheet and word processor programs
- Analytical writing and technical reporting skills
Key Competencies Required:
- Achieving Results
- Creates External Strategic Alliances
- Planning & Organizing
- Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity. Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.