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Senior Port Planner

Los Angeles, California, US
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Jul 13, 2022

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Requisition ID:67126

Job Category:Infrastructure

Location:Los Angeles,CA,United States

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining , energy , and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff , with experience in over 150 countries , to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!

Hatch is currently seeking aSenior Port Planner, to join its dynamic Ports & Terminals team. In this role, the candidate will coordinate all planning engagements and pursuits across the US region.

It is expected that the candidate will provide professional planning and engineering services to effectively manage and coordinate the preparation of long-range port master plans and terminal expansion/ optimization plans. A focus on the container market is preferred.

Preferred locations: LA, NYC or Houston, though other locations will be considered.


  • Serve as Engagement Manager and Lead Planner on port and terminal engagements.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Carry out peer reviews of ongoing technical packages as required
  • Estimate level of effort for tasks and manage to budget
  • Promote and support technical excellence and quality of work
  • Support constructability and safety reviews of projects
  • Develop client relations
  • Track and follow markets and opportunities in the region & sector
  • Promote Hatch’s extensive project design and delivery services with clients
  • Provide input and strategy to proposal preparation
  • Be aware of industry technical requirements, trends and opportunities
  • Connection and visibility with industry business and technical leaders
  • Lead and participate in professional excellence groups
  • Identify and develop knowledge of junior staff
  • Assist with staff development and recruitment


  • University degree in transportation planning, or a degree in civil, marine, or mechanical engineering.
  • 15 years’ experience with similar engagements.
  • Experience in executing planning and layout assignments, terminal capacity assessments, debottlenecking and optimization studies as well as familiarity with business improvement and optimization engagements.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals across multiple concurrent engagements.
  • Deep familiarity with the maritime industry, common cargoes (e.g., containers, Ro/Ro, bulk, breakbulk, and project cargo), and a variety of marine facilities (e.g., container terminals, cruise terminals, bulk material handling facilities, offshore wind support facilities, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience with the US freight transportation and logistics networks, including, specifically, the interconnection between North American ports and marine terminals and steamship lines, Class I railroads, and trucking companies.
  • An entrepreneurial “can do” attitude with an ability to work toward solutions despite real world constraints of limited time and information.
  • Fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint, with basic ArcGIS familiarity.

Why join us?
  • Work with great people to make a difference
  • Collaborate on exciting projects to develop innovative solutions
  • Top employer

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles
Job Segment: Mechanical Engineer, Engineer, Engineering, Aviation
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