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    Port Houston is a cornerstone of the region’s growth and has people who deliver exceptional results. We have created a work environment that attracts talented, driven people ready to continue our long tradition of excellence. We hold ourselves accountable to reach and exceed our goals and to continually improve everything we do. These are the core pillars, shared by the employees that make up Port Houston. They are what brings us together. They are the foundation of everything we do. How we meet our commitments and fulfill expectations will define our success.  

    Port Houston is largest port on the Gulf Coast, the biggest port in Texas and the only port in Houston. Port Houston is an economic engine that produces jobs and economic prosperity for the local and state economy. We are the proud sponsor of the Houston Ship Channel, and we facilitate and accommodate commerce and navigation.  

    Long Range Planning Manager

    Houston, TX 

    The Long Range Planning Manager will prepare and collaborate with staff towards the development and maintenance of a comprehensive master plan and facility development plans for all Port facilities--including demand forecasts, capacity analyses, needs assessments, and alternative development options for Port Houston facilities and supporting landside infrastructure developments.  These long-range planning efforts will work to align preferred development plans with viable funding strategies and form the basis for implementable projects to ensure that Port facilities properly support the growth of Port Houston as a multi-modal distribution hub serving global markets. This position also supports development and implementation of the Port’s Capital Improvement Program.


    • Support development of the Port Houston Master Plan and other planning documents as necessary to generate a comprehensive plan to guide the development of all Port Houston facilities and supporting infrastructure to meet the needs of existing and future Port operations, to include container terminals, break-bulk and general cargo facilities, cruise ship terminals, rail networks, road access, storage areas and all ancillary functions critical to efficient Port operations
    • Collaborate with Port Houston Commercial and Operations departments, to retain a full understanding of Port development needs, to ensure that growth ambitions and initiatives are not constrained by inadequate capacity or facilities
    • Collaborate with the Manager of Freight Mobility to coordinate Port Houston infrastructure required to optimize connectivity with regional highways, rail links and freight corridors to promote expedited freight flows to and from Port Houston facilities
    • Define, schedule and cost specific facilities and infrastructure projects to facilitate progressive implementation of the Port Houston Master Plan
    • Assist to develop and manage the Port Houston Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to ensure that capital projects are defined, scheduled, funded and resourced to ensure effective implementation
    • Manage and schedule a “pipeline” of defined and implementable projects to meet the development needs of Port Houston; ensure all permits are obtained and other requirements met to enable implementation
    • Coordinate, review and approve all tenant development plans to ensure compliance with the Port Houston Master Plan, applicable codes and permitting requirements
    • Maintain effective relationships with all federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that Port projects can be permitted and approved expeditiously
    • Provide advice and information as required to Port Houston senior management concerning infrastructure development, projects and funding
    • Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
    • Perform other duties as required


    • Bachelor's degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Business Administration, Maritime Administration, Economics, or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution required
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • 5+ years of related facility planning experience required
    • AICP certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

    • Knowledge of project planning and management
    • Knowledge of marine terminal engineering and infrastructure
    • Knowledge of Port Houston operation and financial aspects
    • Knowledge of transportation and terminal capacity modeling
    • Knowledge of regional planning and federal highway funding programs
    • Knowledge of GIS and visual arts applications
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of employees, management, and customers
    • Tactical critical thinking skills
    • Project management skills
    • Collaboration skills
    • Public speaking and delivering presentation skills
    • Ability to implement achievable objectives and action plans
    • Ability to motivate staff

    When you take the first step with the Port Houston, you’ve taken the first step in the right direction in your new career path. Get READY

    In return for your hard work and dedication, we will provide you a career with great pay and benefits, training, advancement potential and a whole lot more, including: 

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance immediately
    • Life insurance
    • Career paths
    • Defined contribution retirement plan
    • Paid time off
    • Paid holidays
    • Sick time 

    How to apply: 

    • Apply through our Careers page at
    • All applications must include current resume 
  • Starts On: Dec. 4, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

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