DIRECTOR, GATEWAY OPERATIONS & PLANNING


DIRECTOR, GATEWAY OPERATIONS& PLANNING


The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants, and coffee shops. A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery. Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

Watch video clip of Prince Rupert at:  https://vimeo.com/259248722

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director, Gateway Operations & Planning takes a leadership role in ensuring a safe, secure and efficient operating environment at the Port of Prince Rupert through effectively optimizing all aspects of gateway operations and planning including terminal, rail, road and marine components. Through effective collaboration with stakeholders such as CN, terminal operators, proponents, service providers and other relevant agencies this leadership role is accountable for ensuring the development and implementation of the organization’s gateway logistical operation strategies and planning, as well as responsibilities pursuant to the Port’s Operating Regulations and security protocols.  

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive gateway operations plan that aims to optimize gateway performance and maximize road, rail and terminal infrastructure capacity and efficiency creating value and advantage for terminal operators, transportation service providers and shippers of the Port.
  2. Works in collaboration with current and future terminal operators, CN and other port service providers in gateway infrastructure planning to ensure the necessary capacity and operational resiliency to support the growth and expansion of an efficient gateway for the future through innovation, technology and planning in common to create alignment between port stakeholders.
  3. Leads initiatives to ensure gateway competitiveness working with drayage providers, terminal operators, Pacific Pilots Association, tug operators, transload operators and other service providers to ensure the Port of Prince Rupert is cost competitive with other gateways.
  4. Works collaboratively with PRPA’s IT department in the development and implementation of a Port Community System and supply-chain visibility initiative that aims to provide port users with data to better inform supply chain decision making and provide port stakeholders with data to optimize their operational effectiveness.
  5. Works with proponents and internal stakeholders in their assessment and planning of new terminal developments and related logistics service developments to design, optimize, and ensure effective integration into the gateway.  Advises the VP, Operations, Planning & Infrastructure on potential land conflicts to ensure that current and planned Port developments maximize throughput of the Port.
  6. Leads the Port’s Gateway Operations Committee and uses the platform to build trust and partnership amongst the operators of the Port through sharing of knowledge and teaching of best operational practices.
  7. Oversees the Port Security Operations Center (PSOC), Gateway Operators and contracted security personnel. Maintains oversight of the UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) program and policies.
  8. Leads the Port’s security program in partnership with tenants and other agencies to ensure a world-class security regime that meets the expectations of our stakeholders and customers and meets the Marine Transportation Security Regulations. Ensures the maintenance of the ISO 28000 program, credentialing office, and chairs the Port Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Represents PRPA on regional/national security committees such as CMAC, ACPA, and the National Port Security Committee.
  9. Ensures compliance with the Canada Marine Act, Canada Port Authority Operating Regulations, Marine Transportation Security Regulations and Prince Rupert Port Authority Practices and Procedures.
  10. Oversees that the port has the highest level of disaster preparedness to protect the continued operation of the port and its facilities and assets through the Emergency Contingency and Recovery Plans. Works collaboratively with PRPA’s Commercial & Regulatory Affairs department to integrate service levels, performance monitoring, data exchanges and other operational considerations into our leases with tenants.
  11. Serves as a rotational Director of PRPA’s Emergency Operations Centre and works with terminals and gateway partners to support development and training of their EOC and Emergency preparedness programs.
  12. Coordinates and leads Port stakeholders in an annual Security/Emergency Preparedness training exercise.
  13. Working with internal and external stakeholders facilitates the 30% carbon intensity reduction strategy for operations within the Port.
  14. Remains on call after regular office hours to respond to Port Marine Operations requirements and/or emergency callouts.
  15. Develops and monitors land and security related operating budget and performance.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned by the VP, Operations, Planning & Infrastructure.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works predominantly in an office environment
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week) with occasional on call coverage and/or emergency callouts
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1-hour lunch break (unpaid)
  • Some travel required

SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of the Canada shipping and marine industry.

Related Experience

7 to 10 years of Managerial and Leadership experience

Other Requirements

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Strong consultation, facilitation and coaching skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Superior judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information
  • Excellent relationship building skills. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with peers and superiors
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment
  • Creative and intuitive thinker
  • Strategic and visionary thinker. Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission
  • Resilient. Embraces and thrives on change
  • Thrives in high-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Possess valid Passport for international travel
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program
  • Possesses or is capable of obtaining a Federal Level II (Secret) security clearance

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

Monday, November 29, 2021 to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax:     (250) 627-8980
Email:  careers@rupertport.com

No telephone inquiries please.

DIRECTOR, GATEWAY OPERATIONS& PLANNING

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Monday, November 29, 2021

APPLY NOW

Other career opportunities

Position

Posting Date
Closing Date

Director, Regulatory Compliance   

Reporting to the Vice-President, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs, the Director, Regulatory Compliance is responsible for providing leadership and strategic regulatory oversight for PRPA and third party projects, ensuring that the applicable requirements and standards are met and all conditions are adhered to, and for the development and implementation of programs and processes to ensure PRPA’s regulatory compliance under applicable legislation including the Canada Marine Act and its regulations,  the Impact Assessment Act, Official Languages Act, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, and others as required.
2023/02/01
2023/02/15
+

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Managing a vital trade gateway on Canada’s west coast, the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) operates within the territory of the Ts’msyen people who have lived and traded in the area for thousands of years.

Over the past decade, the volume of goods moving through the Port of Prince Rupert and the number of people employed in Port activity have doubled, making it Canada’s third-largest port. The Port of Prince Rupert drives economic growth across northern British Columbia, with 3,700 people working in jobs that directly support the movement of goods, generating $360 million in annual wages.

PRPA is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing, and management of the commercial port facilities within the Port of Prince Rupert. This includes ensuring competitive, efficient, and timely responses to customer needs and business opportunities. It also means ensuring that PRPA facilitates these opportunities in a manner that is safe, responsible, and sustainable.

Through careful stewardship, PRPA creates sustainable prosperity for its communities, partners, province, and country. The result is a growing gateway that supports an extensive workforce, a robust system of environmental safeguards and marine safety, and maintains its commitment to building stronger communities in northern British Columbia.

PRPA’ s Values

Integrity – We are ethical, transparent, and accountable in creating value for our customers, stakeholders, and organization. We build trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.

Teamwork – Our individual talents allow us to reach great heights when we join forces with our coworkers, customers, and community to effectively solve some of the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing international trade together, building a better Canada by growing trade.

Innovation – Finding new solutions to old problems has always been what sets us apart. We are committed to continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence through creativity and ingenuity, and effectively manage the risk that may come with innovation.

Sustainability – The north coast of Canada is our home. We vigorously pursue a long-term vision that recognizes the importance of balancing environmental stewardship, economic vitality, social responsibility, and safety in our development and operations, contributing to our shared success and prosperity for generations to come.

Diversity – We are committed to an inclusive organizational culture that connects us closer to our community, customers, and coworkers. We celebrate diverse perspectives of all stakeholders to make us more effective as an organization and essential to our sustainability today and for the future.

Learn more about Prince Rupert Port Authority at: https://www.rupertport.com/

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice-President, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs, the Director, Regulatory Compliance is responsible for providing leadership and strategic regulatory oversight for PRPA and third party projects, ensuring that the applicable requirements and standards are met and all conditions are adhered to, and for the development and implementation of programs and processes to ensure PRPA’s regulatory compliance under applicable legislation including the Canada Marine Act and its regulations,  the Impact Assessment Act, Official Languages Act, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, and others as required.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Has expertise and authoritative knowledge of applicable legislation, policies, and regulatory obligations impacting PRPA, including the Canada Marine Act, the Port Authorities Management Regulations, the Port Authority Operations Regulations, Prince Rupert Port Authority Letters Patent, Impact Assessment Act, Official Languages Act, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, Prince Rupert Port Authority By-Laws, and others as required;
  • Develops and implements effective regulatory compliance programs and proactively audits regulatory compliance processes, practices, and documents related to our project review and authorization process, access to information, privacy, official languages and other regulatory obligations as required;
  • Develops, arranges, and presents training programs and materials, including policies, manuals, and guidelines to train and educate PRPA employees regarding PRPA’s regulatory obligations in order to continually reduce risk of non-compliance;
  • Leads the Project Review and Authorization process, liaises with other departments as required to develop and prepare all PAOR authorizations, and act as chair of the Project Review Committee;
  • Participates on multiple project teams and acts as the regulatory lead to ensure that activities are conducted in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and guidance;
  • Provides advice and guidance to project teams on the interpretation and application of relevant regulatory requirements and review processes;
  • Ensures compliance by PRPA and third parties of PAOR authorizations and other regulatory authorizations as required, tracks performance, changes or amendments and identifies and manages risks of non-compliance;
  • Ensures PRPA’s compliance with the Privacy Act, conduct Privacy Impact Assessments as required, monitor for compliance, responds to requests and complaints from the public and other government agencies, completes required reporting, and supports the organization in meeting its privacy requirements;
  • Ensures PRPA’s compliance with the Access to Information Act, complete required reporting, responds to access to information requests and complaints from the public and other government agencies, and supports the organization in meeting its access to information requirements;
  • Ensures PRPA’s compliance with the Official Languages Act, complete required reporting, responds to complaints, liaises with the communications department to develop and implement an Official Languages strategy, and supports the organization in meeting its Official Languages requirements;
  • Ensures that PRPA’s policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements;
  • Monitors changes to legislation, case law, guidelines and policies that impact PRPA’s regulatory obligations, provides assessments of the impact of new and changing regulations to PRPA’s business, and ensures awareness of such changes to the specific departments impacted and across the organization as required;
  • Liaises with other departments and provides expertise and support to the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures to ensure regulatory requirements are met;
  • Responds to requests for input and feedback regarding proposed legislative or policy changes related to Canada Marine Act, the Port Authority Operations Regulations, the Impact Assessment Act, Official Languages Act, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, and others as required;
  • Accountable for budget tracking and forecasting;
  • Provides inputs into the development of the organizations strategic plan;
  • Prepares submissions and presentations for the Board of Directors;
  • Completes projects and other research assignments at the direction of the Vice-President; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice-President, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs

Candidate Profile

Experience

  • Regulatory compliance professional, preferably with experience in legal, marine, natural resources, construction, and/or engineering industries.
  • Experience or understanding of developing and implementing regulatory compliance programs.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation including: the Canada Marine Act, the Port Authority Operations Regulations, the Impact Assessment Act, Official Languages Act, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, and experience in legislative review and implementation
  • Experience with or understanding of Indigenous consultation and accommodation
  • Ability to interact with external business partners and Regulatory Agencies.
  • Able to foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Engineering, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience in a regulatory compliance role.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert observation, analysis and judgement.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to think creatively and develop creative solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to build trust and respect within the organization.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills, fostering open communication.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Listens to and facilitates discussion.
  • Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records.
  • Excellent judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead, plan, direct, manage and implement.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Resilient and embraces change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Licence.

Please note that proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada is required.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application to:

Jessica Raso 517.899.0268 jessica@myivy.coEmily Murgatroyd 604.377.9255 emily@myivy.co 

Real Estate Associate

Reporting to the Manager of Real Estate, the Real Estate Associate is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of PRPA’s property portfolio and acts as the primary liaison between PRPA and its tenants.
2023/01/25
2023/02/08
+

Real Estate Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager of Real Estate, the Real Estate Associate is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of PRPA’s property portfolio and acts as the primary liaison between PRPA and its tenants.

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Administers PRPA’s electronic property management system to maintain PRPA’s real property corporate records in MFiles. As the subject matter expert on PRPA’s real property management system, coordinates with other departments to ensure records are accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Working with the support of GIS technician, ensure accurate mapping of PRPA real property and tenants in PRPA’s GeoPort GIS web mapping application.
  • Administers and liaises with PRPA tenants to ensure compliance with lease provisions, maintenance, construction, and other lease matters in coordination with the Asset Management, Operations, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs, Project Engineering, Finance and Sustainability departments.
  • Understands and supports the Canada Marine Act, Prince Rupert Port Authority Letters Patent, Orders in Council and other historical documents with respect to property matters in order to ensure compliance and accurate record keeping.
  • Supports the preparation and filing of relevant documents for property acquisitions and rights, updates to PRPA’s Letters Patent, and registration of other property covenants. Undertakes research, preparation memos and correspondence in the administration and correction of land title records.
  • Supports and prepares a variety of land reports including appraisals, surveys, property condition assessments, and feasibility studies. Prepares simple internal property and rent valuations and recommendations for senior staff.
  • Prepares annual updates for the Directory of Federal Real Property and BC Assessment. Tracks key performance indicators for the organization’s property.
  • Supports the administration and requests for information of PRPA’s PILT obligations and property tax files.
  • Through research, data collection and analysis, supports the Manager of Real Estate, senior leadership, and internal and external stakeholders with information requests related to property and tenant matters.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works predominately in an office environment.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

Post-secondary diploma or University degree in a related field or one of the following designations, or equivalent work experience: paralegal, property management, real estate or appraisal license

Related Experience

Minimum 2 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: real estate or property law, planning and development, conveyancing, surveying, or appraisals.

Other Requirements

  • Experience in conducting research, data collection and maintaining data integrity.
  • Superior judgement and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving with the ability to exercise independent judgement.
  • Strong writing, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Experience working with lease documentation and related legal work.
  • Ability to calculate valuations on real property, reviewing property drawings and maps.
  • Effective communicator, working well in a team environment and able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all employees and external parties.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Thrives in high-paced environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission.
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

                                                Manager, Human Resources

                                                Prince Rupert Port Authority

                                                200 – 215 Cow Bay Road

                                                Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2

                                                Fax:     (250) 627-8980

                                                Email:  careers@rupertport.com     

No telephone inquiries, please.

Business Analyst

The Business Analyst plays a key role in delivering business intelligence to internal and external users.  The position supports decision making and creates awareness of the organization’s competitive position by working closely with other functions to develop, design and produce reports related to the business environment, cargo volumes, market share, supply chain performance and other aspects of gateway competitiveness across all lines of business.
2023/01/19
2023/02/06
+

Business Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY

The Business Analyst plays a key role in delivering business intelligence to internal and external users.  The position supports decision making and creates awareness of the organization’s competitive position by working closely with other functions to develop, design and produce reports related to the business environment, cargo volumes, market share, supply chain performance and other aspects of gateway competitiveness across all lines of business.

The Business Analyst is required to undertake research collaboratively with both internal and external parties to support the development of proactive, credible and actionable insights, options and recommendations to management and supply chain partners. 

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Monitors and reports changes in the macroeconomic and business environment that have the potential to create business opportunities or risks for the organization, its terminals as well as its supply chain partners.
  2. Performs market research and analytical support in identifying new cargo opportunities.
  3. Assists with the investigation of changes to trade patterns, industry dynamics and supply chain configurations that could impact existing and potential terminal operators and service providers.
  4. Coordinates the research and preparation of a collaboratively developed, multi-case cargo volume forecast for the Port, informed by input from supply chain partners and internal users.
  5. Performs research and analysis activities in support of strategic planning process and the development of the Port’s 5-year Business Plan, including review of the business environment, opportunity identification and assessment, development of SWOT analysis, volumes forecasting, and tracking of progress towards reaching the organizational goals and objectives.
  6. Assesses business competitiveness by measuring, monitoring and benchmarking gateway performance and market share against competing ports, terminals and services providers at other gateways.
  7. Coordinates the timely and accurate fulfilment of decision support reporting along with data and statistics reporting enquiries from internal and external stakeholders.
  8. In conjunction with IT, enhances reporting for all PRPA departments requiring business intelligence with respect to port volumes, markets, shippers and cargo performance.
  9. Represents the Port at various meetings, conferences, seminars and other functions as prioritized and in consultation with the Director, Business Development, and provides Port management with a record of the proceedings. Builds and fosters effective working relationships with key external agencies such as Transport Canada. 
  10. Performs other related duties, as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works predominantly in an office environment.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Logistics and Transportation, or Economics.

Related Experience

2 to 3 years related experience.

Other Requirements

  • Strong ability to organize and present data in support of decision making
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Strong statistical and empirical analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience with technical report writing and requirements analysis, business process modelling/mapping, methodology development, and data modeling.
  • Ability to understand the uses, needs and data requirements of an existing or new report and work collaboratively with IT to develop improved products.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; some exposure to MS Project
  • Knowledge of the transportation and logistics industry is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and acquire industry knowledge
  • Good consultation and facilitation skills
  • Superior judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information
  • Good relationship building skills. Comfortable working with stakeholders from multiple disciplines and across multiple product lines
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively handle changing priorities
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Works well individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Creative and intuitive thinker.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision.
  • Resilient. Embraces change and thrives on change.
  • Thrives in high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Monday, February 6, 2023.

                                                Manager, Human Resources

                                                Prince Rupert Port Authority

                                                200 – 215 Cow Bay Road

                                                Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2

                                                Fax:     (250) 627-8980

                                                Email:  careers@rupertport.com     

No telephone inquiries, please.