Port Operations Specialist
Requisition ID: 28493
Location(s): Boston, MA, US
Work experience: Specialist
Type of position: Full-Time
Job Family: Engineering
As a Port Operations Specialist you will be responsible for commercial, technical and operational interfaces with port operators, vessel operators and heavy lifting operators for the land base pre-installation and service scopes of offshore wind projects. You will coordinate efforts among other Subject Matter Experts to assess port infrastructure, pre-installation concepts and equipment, and inbound and outbound transportation concepts for suitability and commercial favorability in the pre-project bidding and planning phases. You will participate in commercial contracting and negotiation efforts for these facilities when they are in Vestas scope or be a primary interface to the customer when port facilities are provided.
Preparation of technical requirements and procedures for port leases and operations
Preparation of port studies and project proposals
Prepare Port lay-outs in 2D Auto Cad for pre-installation operations
Primary point of contact for the Construction Bid Management organization to the Pre-Installation Execution organization, aligning requirements and specifications between the two functions
Assessment of onshore cranes for offshore wind turbine lifting operations
Assessment of onshore buildings and warehouses for commissioning and service operations
Participate in interface meetings with clients, port operators and other contractors to ensure that information and assignments are exchanged and distributed between parties
Pre-assembly port and O&M port area capacity and workflow evaluations
Department project planning and regional assessments
Engage with customers to optimize construction proposal and provide clarifications
Review and mark-up of client or supplier documentation and prepare relevant contract schedules
Implement lessons learned from previous projects
Engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders on best practices
Collaborate with port operators and customers on the pursuit of public or private funding for purposes of port development
Bachelor's degree in relevant engineering discipline (civil, mechanical, marine) or marine transportation/logistics
5 or more years of work experience in the offshore wind, offshore oil & gas, marine civil or maritime/terminal industries
Core understanding of technical matters involved in port operations such as marine operations, heavy lift equipment and crane operations, logistics, and construction site HSE
Experience with sales, negotiation, procurement or bidding and proposals
Flexibility with travel-based on the overall company goals (up to 35%).
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Experience influencing and participating in motivated, cross-functional teams.
Ability to recognize, differentiate, and direct a response to technical issues.
Great written, and verbal, and presentation skills.
Solid critical skills and ability to make business case comparisons for internal and external presentation.
Ability to perform under high priority and innovative work environment handling multiple deliverables.
Good attitude for teamwork.
Maintain high standards of ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity.
English communications skills (verbal, active listening, written, meeting management, presentation)
Valid driver's license, passport and ability to travel as needed to meet business milestones
Ability to influence across organizational boundaries with a solid focus on working with and understanding different cultures.
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable candidates with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Boston, Massachusetts is the preferred work location but remote work within the Northeast corridor and occasional travel to Boston may be considered for the right candidate.
You will be expected to travel 20-30% of working days within your first year to receive On The Job Training and hands on experience with existing offshore wind projects and colleagues in Europe or Asia. After initial training, travel requirements will reduce to 10-15% and be primarily within North America.
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