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Port Houston

Business Process Analyst

Port Houston - Posted 2 months ago
$74k-92k/year  + Equity


Houston, TX

Career Level
Senior, Mid-Level
Company size
56k employees

Deadline:  November 29, 2022

Port:  Houston

Analyst Job description

Port Houston is the advocate and strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.

Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.

The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.

Who you are:

You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

Sound like the place for you?

Position Summary:

Delivers support to other departments through specific projects and programs developing analytic business cases, action plans for opportunity capture, and facilitating organizational and process performance improvements. Performs project management including consultative situation assessment, problem definition, solution design, development of studies, project scope, specifications, cost estimates, action plans and other work products, and active facilitation required to deliver value in addressing such opportunities and challenges. Addresses diverse business and technical needs with an efficient methodology with ability to multitask. Leads by influence and listens well to incorporate and enable positive team performance.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

• Manage and execute a wide range of projects using an efficient methodology, strong time management and organizational skills, and overt goal orientation Assigned challenges may include, but not limited to developing business plans and/or project proposals; transportation modeling and planning; benchmarking; business process documentation and improvement; benefit-cost analyses; maritime related market analysis and business planning; and other general technical and business-related questions.

• Work with supervisors, peers, and others to prioritize workload in the context of business goals and strategic objectives

• Be able to provide subject matter depth in at least one (1) technical or functional discipline – Engineering, Telecommunications, Construction Management, Environmental Science or Business Process Re-Engineering, LEAN, 6-Sigma, Management or Technical Consulting, Organizational Change, etc.

• Be knowledgeable of other disciplines and functions at the port and provide insight for connecting multiple perspectives in solving complex issues

• Participate and advise cross-functional teams focused on specific opportunities and challenges. Lead teams where appropriate. Provide technical or business consultative support where needed. Perform project management activities on all assigned port infrastructure projects

• Review the work of project team members for technical adequacy and completeness

• Coordinate and communicate with others within or outside Port Houston for the assigned work

• Make high-quality written and verbal presentations to stakeholders to convey goals and objectives, technical direction, and general status of projects

• Prepare technical documentation and final reports covering various aspects of projects

• Act in accordance with Port Houston's core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)

• Perform other duties as required


• Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Science or Mathematics discipline, Construction Management, Business Analytics, Economics, Architecture or related major from a public or accredited private academic institution required

• Advanced degree in a technical or business area preferred

• Project Management Professional (PMP), Black Belt or other related discipline credential preferred

• 3+ years of technical analytic, project management and business analysis experience required

• Experience with consulting processes and best practices

• Texas Professional Engineer License or on track to obtain is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

• Knowledge of the design and preparation of plans and technical specification writing for engineering projects

• Knowledge of construction techniques and sequences

• Organization, time management and prioritization skills

• Ability to read technical documents and evaluate product technology by reviewing trade journals, manufacturer’s recommendation of materials and other research

• Ability to concentrate and observe details while being interrupted

• Ability to meet deadlines on routine basis

• Ability to clearly communicate, and articulate issues at an appropriate level, with Engineers, consultants, surveyors, Port Houston executives and other Port Houston personnel, outside government entities, and members of the public

• Ability to perform written calculations and produce project documentation

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

·     Ability to work without extensive direction or supervision in managing aspects of a project

Key Competencies Required:

• Spreadsheet analysis and effective graphical representation of data

• PowerPoint, WORD storyboarding, and report authorship

• Business Acumen and Business Planning

• Critical thinking

• Customer Focus

• Effective Communication

• Focus Upon Quality

• Managing Work

• Safety

• Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities.  Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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