Port of Coos Bay Welcomes Jake Jacobs as Director of Infrastructure Support Services
Coos Bay, Ore. – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to welcome Jake Jacobs to serve as the new Director of Infrastructure Support Services. This position is new to the Port, and will entail oversight of procurement processes, contract management, grant management, and overseeing the Project Management Department.
Grants are a key component in the Port’s infrastructure maintenance and development. Since 2000, the Port has secured and invested approximately $67 million into projects to improve the infrastructure on the Coos Bay Rail Line. In addition, another $52 million in projects are funded and scheduled to take place over the next few years. Effective management of these funds is critical in ensuring the Port stays in compliance with required State and Federal regulations and maintains its competitive advantage for acquiring funding in the future.
Jake will also manage procurement processes at the Port, overseeing all activities and procedures associated with acquiring needed goods and services from external parties. As the Port and Coos Bay Rail Line are consistently engaged in infrastructure improvement projects at the Charleston Marina and along the Coos Bay Rail Line, his oversight and experience will ensure that projects are completed in an efficient manner that maximizes investment.
Jake comes to the Port with a broad knowledge base and experience in logistics, contracting, program management, transportation, and sales. Prior to his position with the United States Army, Jake worked with the United States Army Corps of Engineers as Branch Chief of Supplies and Services, Procuring Contracting Officer. Jake graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Science and holds a Certified Acquisition Contracting Professional certificate. Prior to his position at the Port, Jake worked as the Supervisory Contracting Specialist at the United States Army Mission Installation Contracting Command in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he planned, directed, and administered assigned procurement programs.
“I am excited for this new opportunity at the Port of Coos Bay and looking forward to making a positive impact by supporting economic development in southwestern Oregon,” states Jake.
The Port welcomes Jake to the Port team and the community.