Current Employment Opportunities:

Port Technologist 

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is a seeking energetic, team-player to join our Design & Construction Team as the Port Technologist.


Reporting to the Manager, Design & Construction the Port Technologist requires an extensive set of technical and analytical skills, and the use of AutoCAD, MS Project, MS Office and other software. 

In addition, this position is required to provide technical support through the preparation and management of AutoCAD drawings and related CAD files; site investigations, surveys, design and analysis; tendering and construction inspection; and providing detailed schedules for key capital projects using Microsoft Project software.

The position requires a familiarity with civil, architectural and structural drawings, reports and related technical information, as well as a detailed knowledge of AutoCAD software Autodesk Revit, and GPS surveying equipment and a familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project).


Under the guidance of the Manager, Design & Construction, specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  providing technical support in the implementation of the capital and major maintenance projects, including estimating quantities and costs for budgeting purposes, field surveys using land-based GPS and aerial drone technology, liaising with HOPA stakeholders, drafting, designing, tendering and construction contract administration
  • providing technical support to internal departments through preparation of sketches, and 3 dimensional digital models
  • assisting with the preparation of reports, technical memos, and information papers; collection of historical costing/design data, as well as staying abreast of current design specifications, construction standards, building codes, and health and safety regulations


  • Technical / Community College – Civil Engineering or Architectural Technology and/or a combination of work-related work experience
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project)
  • Detailed knowledge of AutoCAD software Autodesk Revit, and GPS surveying equipment
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required


May be exposed to inclement environmental conditions while conducting surveys and/or inspections of piers/properties; exposure to open water, noise and dust during construction inspections; required to access construction sites where health/safety hazards may exist; office environment – may be required to sit for extended periods of time, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use; may be required to work at heights and travel (driving) to various sites and Ports.

HOPA offers interesting and challenging work, within an empowered culture, where we endeavor each day to ensure our employees know they are valued members of the HOPA Team.  Permanent employees enjoy a competitive compensation package, including comprehensive medical, health, dental, hearing and vision care benefits; entitlement to enroll in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan; paid vacation based on years of service; flexible learning opportunities; post-retirement benefits; reimbursement for mileage; and more.  Remuneration commensurate with experience. 

Please forward resumes by  August 14th , 2020 including salary expectations to

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

About the Port of Hamilton

The Port of Hamilton is the largest marine port in Ontario, receiving approximately 600 vessel visits per year, both North American and international. The cargo that transits the Port of Hamilton is valued at approximately $2 billion, and is connected to $6 billion in economic activity and 38,000 jobs in Ontario.

About the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority is one of 18 Canada Port Authorities, designated as stewards of critical national transportation infrastructure, and governed by the Canada Marine Act. Port authorities are mandated with helping to develop Canada’s regional and national economy. The Port of Hamilton provides cost-effective transportation for key industries and serves as a gateway to global markets. HOPA is financially self-sufficient, and reports to its own Board of Directors. As a government-business enterprise, profit from HOPA’s real estate and shipping-related functions is reinvested into port infrastructure for the benefit of port users and the wider community. 

The HOPA is guided by our Mission, Vision and Values.


We are responsible stewards of the Port and its robust marine, road and rail network.  We create prosperity by facilitating commerce and providing sustainable solutions that offer value to our port community and benefit to other stakeholders


Create and lead and integrated port network on the Great Lakes


Safe, empowered and positive team

Collaboration to create long term value

Accountability for our decisions and actions

Respect and inclusivity

Continuous improvement and learning

Opportunities with Port of Hamilton Companies

Hamilton Port Partners: The Port of Hamilton is home to many companies, in a variety of sectors. Please visit their websites to explore career opportunities:


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