Careers at HPC

Shape the Future of Global Logistics

Are you at the start of your career? Or are you looking for a change in the form of a new professional challenge? Are you looking for a career that will ignite your passion for port and logistics solutions in a global context? Welcome to HPC Hamburg Port Consulting - your gateway to exciting challenges and innovative projects worldwide.

We invite you to visit our website to get a comprehensive picture of our career opportunities and our international team. Consult our colleagues from People Management or ask other team members for additional insights and testimonials. You are welcome to contact us if you have further questions or would like to have further discussions!

What We Do

At HPC, everything is about global port and logistics consulting at the highest level. Our team not only supports port projects, from planning an investment to creating port master plans and decarbonising the industry but also helps shape the sustainable operations of cargo handling facilities and hinterland transportation - physically and digitally.

We work with renowned clients from port authorities, transport ministries, terminal operators and logistics providers. The multifaceted nature of our clients' concerns spurs us to use our broad expertise to offer custom-fit consulting services and develop innovative solutions.

How We Work

Project work is teamwork. And teamwork welds us together. Collegiality is lived - in the office, during projects or after work. It is particularly important to us to treat each other with sincerity, respect and support. This is the foundation for the reliability with which we pursue our tasks. Every team member and every customer should be able to rely on us to give our best. Together, we rely on cooperative collaboration to achieve the goals we have set ourselves.

We stand for modernity in logistics with a clear vision for our project work: digital, efficient and with attention to detail. Our working culture is increasingly data-based. We use mobile apps for smartphones and laptops and automatic electronic data exchange to make work more accessible. That enhances working remotely - whether from home or at the client's facility around the globe.

Impressions of Our Activities

Where We Come From

We are proud of our roots and the impressive journey we have made since our foundation in 1976. As a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), we were formed with the aim of optimizing terminal operations worldwide and helping to bring innovation to the port industry. 

Our consultants are at the heart of our success. With diverse backgrounds as terminal developers, equipment engineers, economists, data analysts, data scientists, mathematicians, simulation experts, IT consultants, software engineers and project managers, they bring a wide range of skills to the table. People from almost 20 different countries work for us. This diversity of content and culture enables us to offer consulting services that understand and drive the dynamics of the modern port and logistics industry.

We Share a Common Goal 

We see the challenges faced by individuals as a shared task for the entire team. In our view, it is natural to seek support from colleagues if you are unable to complete a task alone - whether due to professional advice, lack of time, spontaneous personal absence or illness. We attach great importance to a balanced relationship between give and take. We are actively committed to ensuring that tasks are not permanently passed on to others but see cooperation as a mutual exchange characterized by fairness and team spirit.

What You Can Expect
Mobile Working

Enhancing work-life balance, and empowering individuals to work where they thrive, delivering impactful results.

High Level of Personal Responsibility

Propels individual growth, fuels accountability, and cultivates a culture of ownership

Attractive Mix of Office Work, Remote Work and Travel

A dynamic work environment allowing individuals to thrive in diverse settings

Individual Development

Feedback culture as a door opener for personal growth and promotion of lifelong learning.

Variable Remuneration Model

Recognizing performance and fostering continuous development

Joint Events

Celebrate summer parties, Christmas parties, after-work Thursdays, team runs etc. with us

What Our Team Says About HPC

The change in our organization over the last few years is also reflected in what our colleagues say on the anonymous employer review platform Kununu. By moving the office to the new location near the Hamburg Fischmarkt, we have implemented one of the major suggestions for improvement, which has boosted accessibility for many colleagues and thus promoted a more sustainable commute.

Find out what else our colleagues value.

Get to Know
Your Future Team

We are HPC

We Would Like to Get to Know You

Hiring Process for Consultants

01 Show us your interest

Are you passionate about the port and transportation industry? Would you like to respond to a current vacancy or send us an unsolicited application? Signal your interest by sending us your application. We will see how we can support you and activate our network for you, so that your desire for a career in the world of ports is a complete success.

02 Let's talk

We want to get to know you. We want to better understand how you like to work, what inspires you, and how you want to contribute. Where do you want to develop? We would like to get a vivid impression of who you are. On the other hand, you will get a first impression of our organization in the one-hour interview with our People Managers.

03. Allow us to dig a little deeper

In order to provide you with the best possible support, we need to understand your current situation. Therefore, in the next step we would like to take a closer look at the processes using a testing software. When you are invited to the Assessment Center, you will receive a link to a personality and cognitive test. However, the test results are only one component of our holistic assessment.

04 The audit

We start the assessment center with a joint review of your test results. Since the work of consultants is often associated with deadlines and communication with all stakeholders, we want to better understand how you navigate in "rough seas". To this end, we have prepared two exercises - a case study and a communication situation, which we will go through with you in a final discussion.

05 Get to know the Captains

No visit to the ship is complete without a visit to the bridge, to use a nautical metaphor. Get to know our two CEOs in a 30-minute conversation to get a sense of the spirit in which our organization is run and developed. The best ideas usually come from a lively exchange. This is where your story with us begins.