This position leads and advises on all aspects of the of the QDC Port Department and is the principal point of contact between the Port of Davisville and port customers, tenants, and government agencies.
The incumbent directs other managers and staff, including but not limited to performance management, hiring, development, engagement, disciplinary action, attendance, scheduling.
The Incumbent manages new business development for the Port; in this capacity she/he performs research, provides data, conducts business analysis et al.
The Incumbent is required to analyze this data to provide input to the Managing Director for the formulation of strategic plans for the development and utilization of the Port of Davisville.
The Incumbent is also required to manage various real estate development projects ancillary to the Port and located within the broader Quonset Business Park. Due to the nature of this position, the incumbent may be called upon 24/7.
Requirements: Hands on Port Operations management experience, including market research analysis to support grant proposal funding for a comparable trade center with waterfront facilities. A working understanding and know how to apply all regulations in a Port Environment. Knowledge of the Maritime Transportation Security Act. Working knowledge of development of comprehensive reports and proposals and ability to present to a diverse audience. Proven ability to conduct independent research and to analyze and interpret results. Proven ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt workload to changing corporate priorities. Proven ability to communicate professionally through writing, phone conversations, and oral presentations to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders. Skilled in creating policy, procedure documents and training to support Port operations. A Bachelor’s degree in maritime and/or port security is required, a Master’s degree would be preferred.
About Port of Davisville
The Port of Davisville is Rhode Island’s premiere public port and gateway to markets throughout Southern New England. Strategically located near the mouth of Narragansett Bay, Davisville offers four berths and five terminals with 58 acres of laydown and terminal storage. Davisville is one of the top auto ports and frozen seafood ports along the East Coast of the United States.
In February 2016, Governor Gina Raimondo announced a proposal to modernize and expand Quonset's Port of Davisville. The initiative calls for the state to modernize and reconstruct Pier 2 at Quonset's Port of Davisville, which is consistently one of the Top 10 auto ports in North America. A fact sheet about the proposal can be found here. You can also review a power point presentation about the proposal, by clicking here.
Quonset's Role in Off-Shore Wind
As off-shore wind projects begin to advance across the East Coast, Quonset, the Port of Davisville and Narragansett Bay as a whole are uniquely positioned to have a major role in their development. To learn more about our role in current and future off-shore wind projects, click here.
To learn much more about the Port of Davisville, including access and availability, click here.