Port Director

Company Name Quonset Development Corporation
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted September 3, 2019
Job Type Full-time


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 Port of Davisville offers four berths and five terminals.  Davisville is one of the top auto ports on the East Coast; berthing 225 ships unloading 241,851 cars so far this year.

  • The incumbent directs the port manager 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.   Military/Veterans encouraged to apply.

Please send letter of interest and resume by September 30, 2019 to:

Port Director Selection Committee Quonset Development Corporation 95 Cripe Street North Kingstown, RI  02852 Fax (401) 268-9885 or e-mail: employment@quonset.com

 No phone calls please.

QDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity.  Registered with the Department of Homeland Security as an E-Verify Employer