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HPA Job Opportunities

Business Development Analyst

The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is seeking an individual for the newly created position of Business Development Analyst.

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, and working with a high degree of autonomy, the Business Development Analyst will proactively support the organization’s growth through research, analysis and industry engagement including investigation, evaluation and implementation of new business opportunities.


  • Research, analyze and recommend new business initiatives; solicit, present and promote to prospective customers
  • Identify opportunities to develop new and expanded existing services within the Port
  • Observe and analyze trends in all modes of shipping; monitor economic changes/trends
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to market and promote the Port facilities as well as grow domestic and international cargo volumes
  • Initiate contact with potential customers through cold calls and referrals
  • Receive and manage customer and cargo inquiries; comprehend client’s specific requirements to ensure a reasonable solution is presented
  • Support the process leading to the creation of a Foreign Trade Zone Point within the City of Hamilton

Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration, Commerce or a closely related field (focus in supply chain logistics considered an asset)

Two to three years’ professional level experience in similar role; experience within logistics/cargo movement considered an asset

Proficiency with MS Office Suite of products

General office conditions
May be required to travel
Exposure to working near/around water

Please forward resumes by Friday, August 17th, 2018, including salary expectations to Remuneration commensurate with experience.

“We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted”

Marina Gas Dock Attendant

The Hamilton Port Authority is currently looking for a seasonal Marina Gas Dock Attendant.   This position will run approximately to the end of October.  The Marina operates seven days per week, 8am – 8pm.  Attendants are expected to work on a shift rotation basis and must be available for all shifts (approximately 30 hours per week).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance to customers arriving at fuel dock with fueling and pumping out boats; accurately processing customer payments made by either debit, credit card and/or cash; balance transactions at end of day producing daily remittance/activity reports
  • Report fuel spills; understand and adhere to the Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental regulations regarding clean-up of fuel spillage, etc.
  • Perform regular general clean-up of fuel dock area including fuel hoses properly stored and ready for use, dock clear of debris and unnecessary items and equipment, trash emptied on a regular basis, etc
  • Perform daily ‘dock walks’ ensuring docks boards are in good condition, and dock/water are free of debris; report any issues/concerns to Marina staff; as required, extract debris from water (may include garbage, logs, dead fish/animals)
  • Perform regular general clean-up of Marina facilities including washrooms, BBQ area, etc.
  • Assume responsibility for additional tasks which may occur such as light general maintenance (i.e. painting, gardening, etc.), assisting transient boaters with slip rental


To apply for this position, please forward your resume to  Resumes should be forwarded on or before August 11th, 2018.

“We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.”

Seasonal Employment Opportunity

The Hamilton Port Authority is currently looking for three seasonal employees to assist the Harbour West Marina with the recreational boat haul out activities.

Reporting to the Marina Manager, the position will commence on or about September 10th, 2018 and run for approximately 6 weeks.  Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 – 4 with potential for overtime.

This position is physical in nature, working in an outdoor environment, and requires candidates to be in good health.  Duties include:

  • Assisting with the haul out procedure boats
  • Yard clean up
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates must possess good communication skills, work well in a team environment and hold a valid driver’s license.  Preference will be given to candidates with boating/marina experience.

To apply for this position, please forward your resume to  Resumes should be forwarded on or before August 17th, 2018.

 “We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.”

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