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Director of Facility Development - Marine Terminals

Company: Ports America Group
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary:-- At Ports America, the Director of Facility Development for Marine Terminals, working under the Head of Terminal and Infrastructure Development, will oversee and direct the planning, design, permitting, contracting, and construction related to Ports America terminal facility capital improvements and development at a national level, and will support the operating Business Units, as well as the Finance and Sustainability groups, with comprehensive engineering expertise as needed and directed. Essential Duties:

  • Prepare conceptual and/or working plans for terminal improvements, modifications, and developments.
  • Prepare operating capacity models for storage, traffic, and equipment utilization.
  • In coordination with the Terminals' Operation groups, lead the preparation of Preliminary Design & Performance Criteria along to ensure compliance with the enterprise and BU goals in terminal development projects.
  • Prepare Requests for Proposals for engineering services covering all aspects of marine terminal improvement, at all levels of execution.
  • Prepare Requests for Bids for construction services covering any aspect of marine terminal improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts for design and construction services using Ports America's standardized tools.
  • Prepare, update, and maintain Standard Practice Manuals and Guidelines related to the engaging, execution, monitoring and governance of all planning, engineering, and construction-related activities for Ports America.
  • Oversee all aspects of design by consultants, and support communication between consultants and internal management.
  • Oversee all aspects of construction, including directing Owner's Representative/CM, ensure integration between construction and operational activities, assure quality in the constructed product, and ensure that all regulatory and permitting requirements are being met.
  • Engage with Port Authority Engineering staff, acting as an informed communication bridge for facility management.
  • Engage with Port Authority Environmental personnel, to assure that all permits are properly prepared, enacted, and enforced.
  • Engage with Business Units operation and management staff, to communicate potential engineering solutions to operational problems, and to garner support for necessary engineering projects.
  • Engage with Business Development staff to conduct due diligence and operational analysis on potential new investments, domestically and abroad.
  • Engage with the larger maritime engineering community, bringing new development, equipment, and operational improvements to the attention of appropriate internal management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel Domestic - up to 50% --Minimum Qualifications:--
    • 4 year ABET or equivalent college degree in Civil or Industrial Engineering.
    • Professional Engineering registration from one of the United States.
    • 8+ years of demonstrated expertise in directing engineering planning and design in the maritime facility sector, focused on upland operational improvements.
      • Must have a working knowledge of Discrete Event Simulation.
      • Must be familiar with operational and facility engineering parameters for all common types of container handling equipment.
      • Working knowledge of the design parameters for heavy wharves, dredged channels, heavy marine operating pavements, terminal operating buildings, and dock gantry cranes.
      • Working knowledge of factors influencing marine terminal operating capacity and productivity and be able to model these factors against real-world data.
      • Working knowledge of essential environmental permitting practices and procedures in the major port areas of the United States and be able to communicate the effects of those practices for operational and executive management.
      • Deep understanding of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
      • Proficient in CAD (AutoCAD, Civil3D and/or Trimble Sketchup) and understanding of BIM. -- Preferred Qualifications:
        • Excellent management, written communication, and professional presentation skills to provide site managers and corporate executives with balanced, informed engineering judgment as to capital cost, durability, risk, and operational performance.
        • Must be self-sustaining, able to produce quality technical information, in clear and concise format, without reliance on a "production" engineering staff.
        • Desirable to have experience with heavy duty and industrial construction.
        • Ability to program in Python (or other scripting language) -- Financial Responsibility:
          • Prepare reliable conceptual cost estimates for construction of marine terminal infrastructure.
          • Prepare reliable conceptual cost estimates for the operating and maintenance costs for marine container terminals.
          • Engage closely with financial professionals to develop comprehensive business models for new or heavily modified terminal facilities.
          • Judge the accuracy and acceptability of consultant, vendor, and contractor invoices, against services performed, work executed, and deliverables provided. -- Supervisory Responsibility:
            • Oversee the work of the Owner's Representative or equivalent during the execution of on-site construction projects.
            • Oversee and judge the work of consulting engineers providing civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering services.
            • Oversee and control the work of contractors engaged for all manner of potential site improvements, including, civil, structural, waterfront, power/electrical, utility, architectural, and instrumental projects. Physical Working Attributes:
              • Move freely and safely around an operating marine terminal without assistance, and to climb equipment access ladders and stairways.
              • Tolerance for heights is recommended, including work on open gratings and work near high openings up to 200 feet above ground level. NOTE:-- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Ports America is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.-- If you require additional information about our comprehensive data privacy policy (), we invite you to contact us via email at . Our dedicated team at Ports America will be pleased to address any specific inquiries or concerns you may have regarding the handling, protection, and security of your data. We are committed to ensuring the utmost privacy and confidentiality of your personal information and will gladly provide you with the necessary details to help you better understand our practices and protocols.

Keywords: Ports America Group, Baltimore , Director of Facility Development - Marine Terminals, Executive , Baltimore, Maryland

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