Executes the Port's facilities design and construction programs. Develops a schedule for the design and construction of projects approved by the Port Director and Port Board of Commissioners. Serves as the Port's Technical Representative within the scope of the incumbent's professional capabilities and provides project management on construction and maintenance projects. • Stays current on industry developments and trends in dredging, engineering and project management through reading and through industry contacts locally, regionally and nationally. • Actively participates in community, industry and trade associations, commissions and organizations with the purpose of furthering the interests of the Port. • Is responsible to organizing the available technical resources and control the day- to-day operations of the program or project of medium to major importance. Reviews milestones with leadership. Manages budget control based on planned expenditures. • Consults internal and external resources and directs the work of contracted outside consultants/contractors. • Writes periodic reports or oral presentations to management and customers on specific projects. • Provide engineering support function for the facility as needed to sustain safe, efficient and reliable Port operations. • Ensures that ongoing maintenance plan is adequate and being followed. • Provide required engineering to recommend and implement modifications to existing facility including scope, estimate, procurement, construction/installation and start up troubleshooting. • Participates in the development of a clearly defined project scope and deliverables or objectives. • Provide timely cost estimates for budgeting purposes on all Capital Improvement Projects. • Solicits construction contractor bids in accordance with the law, reviews bids and makes recommendations for award of construction contracts. • Reviews or inspects and recommends acceptance of the quality of work on behalf of the Port. • Reviews and recommends appropriate payments to the contractor based on completed work.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve technical problems. • Demonstrated ability to handle project of major importance in a cost effective manner. • Demonstrated use of applying novel solutions to solve problems and complete projects. • Demonstrated ability to supervise personnel in a team environment. • Knowledgeable of applications of various quality principles and has applied to projects. • Proficient in a wide variety of software programs including CAD and project management scheduling tools.
• Engineering degree, BS in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Structural Engineering. • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a technical or engineering field. • Minimum of 1 year of experience in maritime industry • Knowledge of Best Practices and Industrial Standards such as OSHA PSM, NFPA, API, ASME, and ANSI. • Ability to function in a self-directed work team. • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing • Motivated self starter, hands on approach, and detail oriented. • Able to successfully maintain effective relationships with external vendors • Knowledgeable of Health, Safety, and Environmental practices as it affects area of responsibility. • Able to successfully manage and troubleshoot unforeseen problems related to external vendors as well as internal team members. • Proficient in a wide variety of software and database programs including the Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, etc.) and computer-aided design.
About Calhoun Port Authority
The Calhoun Port Authority was established in 1953 by the 53rd Legislature Regular Session under Chapter 195, S.B. No. 302 as a Navigation District with powers of government and rights of a navigation district. It became the non-federal sponsor of the Matagorda Ship Channel which began construction in 1961. The channel is approximately 24 miles in length with an authorized dredge depth of 36 feet.
From 1988 to 1995 the Port went through a major expansion and now consists of 3 ship docks and a pier that will accommodate 2 ships, one on each side. There are 6 barge docks. With the expansion, the Port became a net export Port in high value petrochemicals. A storage tank facility was built in 1998 that consists of 4 storage tanks.
Along with high value petrochemicals the Port also handles fertilizers, break-bulk, needle coke and crude oil. The Port handled 5 million tons of product in 2019 and expects growth to continue.
In anticipation of the growth, the Port has developed plans for additional docks and barge berths and has begun the permitting process for a wider and deeper channel. The Port is strategically located on the Texas Gulf Coast and is excited about the future! Equal Opportunity Employer