Opportunities at
Port Houston

As a strategic advocate for the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway, Port Houston plays a key role in driving economic growth, maximizing the flow of goods and commerce, and strengthening our local and broader communities.

Why Work for Port Houston

Port Houston offers challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a work environment that recognizes contributions while helping employees reach their career goals.

Port Houston is a 2023 Best-in-Class employer, recognized by Gallagher & Co. for our commitment to our people and our strategic approach to benefits, human resources, and compensation practices. Be a part of a collaborative team that works every day to deliver prosperity, diversity, a healthy environment, and enables Port Houston to chart a course towards economic opportunities for all. Come see what Port Houston has in store for your career.


Mission: To move the world and drive regional prosperity.

Vision: Be America’s distribution hub for the next generation.

Values: Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Diligence, You.

Our Commitment to DEI

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion are principles interwoven with Port Houston’s core values, becoming a part of our fabric and foundation.

The Port is also firmly committed to fostering a positive culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as innovation and open communication. We take our responsibilities seriously, and strive to invest in a vibrant, high-performing, and diverse workforce that embraces our core values.


Additionally, as a Port Houston team member, you will experience firsthand how expanding regional, national, and global trade contributes to a stable local economy and enhanced quality of life for the communities we serve. Our employees have the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, and apply their unique talents to help build the Port Houston of tomorrow.

Employment Application Process

Applications for employment are accepted online. View all current openings in our Application Portal, which includes additional information about each opportunity. When you apply with the Port, you’ve taken the first step in the right direction towards your new career path. Great pay and benefits, a diverse culture, and a long tradition of excellence are just the beginning of an outstanding future with Port Houston.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications received, Port Houston is unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will be notified by email or phone when individual statuses change. For all other questions, please contact Human Resources.


Career Questions?

You may check your application status by signing in to your Careers portal account and clicking on the Hiring Dashboard.

All applications must be submitted through the Job Application Portal.

Port Houston’s internship program is a unique 12-week program that takes place each summer from May to August, and is designed to give students a hands-on approach to exploring the maritime industry. The internship also gives students the opportunity to experience the full scope of how a successful workplace operates, and provides exposure to knowledge, work environments, and potential career interests not available on a college campus.

Port Houston is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, innovation, and open communication. We are creating a positive social and economic impact that improves the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Port Houston is an E-Verify employer. Human Resources is responsible for compliance with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and participates in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), which is used in its hiring practice to achieve a lawful workforce. For more information, visit the USCIS’ website.

Need to know more?

For more information about connecting with someone in the HR department, explore Port Houston’s directory to find the right contact.