This position under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer leads the Channel & Dredge Material Placement Area (DMPA) Development team in the planning, organizing and administration of all maintenance and construction related to PCCA’s ongoing channel improvement projects. Responsible for the development, maintenance and marketing of existing and new dredge material placement areas.
Working together with their team and executive leadership, this person is a key interface with the US Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) on issues affecting regulatory and civil works projects within PCCA. This position will frequently engage with customers and other stakeholders who have an interest in the ongoing strategic importance of the Port of Corpus Christi ship channel. This role is vital for the ongoing viability of the Port.
Initiates and implements effective management policies and procedures for Channel Development and manages the daily functions of the department.
Conducts strategic planning for the department in alignment with POCCA goals and objectives
Hires, develops and supervises a high achieving, professional department
Develops operational and capital budgets as well as capital planning tools which provide executive leadership one, five and ten-year views of dredging demand and supply and aligns strategies to such
Leads efforts with USACE to deepen and widen the PCCA ship channel to its approved depth and width
Works to reduce PCCA cost share burden and exposure on all ship channel improvements
Meets with existing and potential Port industries to discuss dredging needs and markets PCCA Dredge Material Placement Area (“DMPA”) solutions
Ensures PCCA DMPA customer pricing is consistent and competitive with non-PCCA alternatives
Plans and executes construction and engineering contracts, federal agreements, licenses and processes dredge material disposal agreements with various customers
Works jointly with the Environmental Department as they lead the pursuit of new and existing USACAE permits
Inspects DMPAs on a consistent basis and ensures PCCA execution of strategies and needs for each placement area are addressed
Works in conjunction with various stakeholders to resolve issues and create solutions for dredging/pipeline items
Keeps CEO, COO and relevant staff informed of departmental issues and initiatives
Performs other duties as assigned
Adheres to Port policy and ensures supervised staff does the same
Supervises, plans, assigns and reviews the work of assigned personnel in coordination with Port’s objectives and goals
Coaches, trains, evaluates performance and performs disciplinary measures as needed on department staff; makes recommendations regarding hiring, promotions, terminations, work assignments and increases
Maintains good employee relations, assists with conflict resolution process and assists subordinates in day-to-day work issues; initiates plan to motivate staff to achieve work goals
Drives vehicle as necessary to complete assigned tasks and works required hours/shift necessary to fulfill facility objectives
Functions in pre or post-disaster preparedness as an essential employee
Tier 1 status designation
The preferred candidate for this position should be strong in analytical skills, exceptional leadership experience, be customer friendly, flexible in problem solving, proactive, and collaborative. Has demonstrated history of results-oriented leadership and sense of urgency. The successful candidate must possess the following:
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Professional Engineer’s license preferred
Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
Good driving record with valid driver’s license
EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE
At least 10 years progressively responsible experience after receipt of license in the type of functions outline above
Must have through knowledge of Port-related facilities and dredging design and construction methods as well as working knowledge of real estate, environmental and regulatory issues affecting Ports
Demonstrated knowledge about USACE policies and contracting procedures
Experience in executing projects in a time-sensitive and cost effective manner with USACE, preferred
Ability to prepare written reports, make presentations to community groups and governmental organizations
Interface effectively with diverse groups, strong written and oral communication skills or acceptable equivalent experience
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to sitting, speaking, hearing, hand & finger movements, standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation
Ability to work in a general office environment, with some exposure to the elements when visiting work sites. Occasionally must wear eye and hearing protection when performing job
Use of personal computer, standard office equipment, and lightweight highway vehicles
Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before November 15, 2019, 11:59 PM CST.
The successful candidate will undergo a background investigation.
PCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Port Corpus Christi Authority
Port Corpus Christi (PCC) is currently seeking an energetic individual to assist with the long term strategic mission and succession planning efforts of the PCC relative to engineering & construction. The qualified individual will join a team of engineers dedicated to leading and managing PCC’s construction initiatives. It is the mission of Port Corpus Christi to leverage commerce to drive prosperity. The Port’s vision is “To be the energy Port of the Americas.” As the 5th largest Port in the United States in total tonnage, Port Corpus Christi, handles the goods of the world, from petrochemical to agriculture, and from wind components to iron. PCC is protected by a state-of-the-art security department, with a full police force and PCC operations are guided by the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, providing environmental awareness and protection of assets. PCC is governed by a seven member board with appointees from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.
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