June 30, 2022 — The following opportunities for marine industry professionals have been posted by Shey-Harding Executive Search:

  • Director of Labor Relations, Marine Terminal (Terminal Island, CA)
    Summary:  Reporting to the COO, The Director of Labor Relations serves as the company’s lead and representative on all labor relations matters. This position provides expert advice to all tiers of management on both a tactical and a strategic level.  The Director of Labor Relations is responsible for the following:

    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) locals 13, 63 (including Office Clerical workers) and 94
    • Negotiate and administer labor agreements with unions on behalf of management, and providing guidance, consultation, and assistance on a variety of labor relations matters.
    • Analyze collective bargaining agreements to develop interpretation of intent, and terms of contract.
    • Prepares and distributes contract settlement summaries to management.
    • Performs regular audit reviews of operations management hiring practices (gang structures and manning) and verifies compliance with the governing collective bargaining agreements. When applicable, provides the COO with possible cost saving and/or production increase options as it relates to the various applicable collective bargaining agreements and associated contracts.
    • Advise management and union representatives on development, application, and interpretation of labor relations policies and practices.
    • Investigate and resolve grievances between workers, union, and the company.
    • Prepares statistical reports, using records of actions taken concerning grievances, discipline, arbitration, and related labor relations activities to identify problem areas.

    Additional responsibilities outlined in complete job description.
    Terminal Island, CA (Port of Los Angeles Complex)

  • Executive Director, Port of New Bedford
    ***CLOSING DATE: JULY 8, 2022***
    The New Bedford Port Authority (NBPA) is an independent agency created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to advance the economic development and manage the public resources of the Port of New Bedford–the economic engine of the city and surrounding region–which generates annually more than $11 billion in economic activity.A historic seaport that once dominated the 19th century global whaling industry, today the Port of New Bedford hosts America’s top commercial fishing fleet, with more than 500 commercial fishing vessels operating from its waterfront.  The Port also enjoys rising prominence as an epicenter of the nation’s burgeoning offshore wind energy industry, with America’s first industrial scale offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, staging from the Port starting in 2023.   Working with public and private partners, the Port Authority is committed to ensuring New Bedford’s future as a vital center of maritime activity on the East Coast by maintaining its current dominance in commercial fishing, expanding its existing marine enterprises, and capitalizing on new opportunities in offshore wind, project cargo, aquaculture, tourism, and recreational boating.

    The New Bedford Port Authority is seeking a qualified, motivated individual to serve as the Executive Director.  Under the direction of the NBPA Commission, which is chaired by the mayor and includes six members who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, the Executive Director (Director) shall be responsible for the economic development and management of the Port of New Bedford.

  • Director of Operations, Port of Redwood City
    ***CLOSING DATE: JULY 8, 2022***
    Job Summary
    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations, plans, organizes and directs the programs and personnel of the operations for the Port, including cargo operations, maritime industrial properties management, commercial/recreational properties management, and associated capital improvement programs.  Participates in the development and implementation of Port programs, strategic goals and objectives for the enhancement of the Port’s commerce; plans, directs and reviews the Port security programs, staff and contracts; combines business and technical acumen to support critical decisions; serves in acting capacity for executive director during absences. He or she will provide recommendations to deliver the highest quality service possible to our customers and the community.
    Location: Redwood City, CA
    Experience: At least 15 years of professional experience managing progressively responsible administrative and technical activities in the operation and maintenance of large, complex maritime facilities and personnel.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the following: principles and practices of strategic business planning, practices and methods of maritime trade development, knowledge of state and local laws, regulations, and court decisions applicable to port operations, principles and practices of public administration including budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records.  Additional experience requirements provided in complete job description.