Director, Project Services


The Director, Project Services oversees the Department project development planning processes related to terrestrial and marine engineering design and project risk management for projects by PRPA, tenants or proponents. In fulfilling the duties of this role, the incumbent supports the Port’s long-term strategic capital projects and infrastructure development objectives.


• In collaboration with gateway operations and business development teams, works with project proponents in their project investigation and development activities including site selection, project feasibility planning, gateway master plan integration, and project construction coordination.

• Works closely with V.P.s, Operations & Planning and Trade Development & Communications, in the development of start-up plans for all Port projects and ensures that projects during the planning phase stay on track and meet the intended strategic objective.

• Oversees the engineering design of the Port’s Master Gateway Rail, Road and Infrastructure Plan with tenants and project proponents.

• Leads the review of development projects within the Port of Prince Rupert to ensure the planning, design, engineering and operations meet appropriate building codes, standards of safety, risk management parameters and comply with all applicable Port Policies, laws and regulations necessary to meet the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s authorization.

• In conjunction with Director, Environmental Planning & Compliance, ensures that engineering design is based upon environmental sustainability objectives and project authorization mitigation requirements.

• Manages in conjunction with the Director, Infrastructure & Delivery, the tendering and bid evaluation activities required to seek Board and or Executive approval for award of contract(s).

• In conjunction with the Director, Infrastructure & Delivery, ensures that all projects are costed and scoped appropriately given the nature and timing of the project; ensures appropriate engineering design, site and environmental risk allowances are captured in budget contingencies.

• In conjunction with Vice President, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs and Director, Infrastructure & Delivery, assists with Construction Contractor contract price and terms and conditions negotiation.

• Negotiates consultant service contracts.

• Ensures that consultant service contracts track budget and schedule.

• Directs the selection process of engineering and risk assessment consultants engaged by the Port.

• Supports and encourages safe works practices and ensures employees have required training and certification. Supports environmentally conscious development and construction. Proactively addresses any issues that arise.

• Provides inputs into the development of the Strategic Business Plan.

• Develops and implements policies, strategic initiatives, and budgets for the Infrastructure & Engineering and Asset Management Departments.

• Prepare submissions for presentation to Board of Directors by executive management.

• Trains, develops, and motivates employees.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Civil or Geotechnical

• Registered with EGBC as a P. Eng.


• 7 to 10 years’ of related experience in development of major infrastructure projects, ideally in a marine-related environment

• Demonstrated track record of success in a broad-based engineering, construction, or consulting management role


• Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

• Strong consultation, facilitation and coaching skills

• Excellent spoken and written communication skills

• Strong leadership skills and attention to detail

• 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

• Demonstrate commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission.

• Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

• Able to obtain clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program
• Possess valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License

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