Port Manager (Brisbane)

Job Responsibilities

Port Manager Job In Australia (Brisbane) 



  • The day-to-day management of office employees and crew including rostering, recruitment & selection, performance management, injury management, and providing coaching and feedback
  • Accountable for the operational and business performance of the port (in conjunction with the General Manager), which includes the management of employees and vessels;
  • Ensuring the vessel fleet is maintained and operationally fit for purpose, and assisting with maintenance and technical matters
  • Monitoring and controlling the annual operational budget, and preparation of budgets and forecasts;
  • Maintaining and enforcing a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, visitors and customers;
  • Accountable for safety performance and statutory compliance with all relevant legislation and Svitzer HMS standards in all areas of the port;
  • Responsible for the implementation and execution of performance management and planning, absenteeism management and injury management process across the port with the support of HR and Marine Standards functions
  • Review port operations procedures to ensure they facilitate effective roster management and crew optimisation; and
  • Liaising and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders and other regulatory bodies as required


  • Management experience in a leadership position responsible for the oversite of people, assets, safety and operations within mature markets and industries;

  • Management experience in leading an operational workforce in a highly unionised environment;

  • Tertiary qualifications in management or a business-related discipline;

  • Demonstrated experience leading a safety culture;

  • Substantial experience in the management of a business unit with responsibility for driving cost efficiencies and maximising revenue opportunities;

  • Leadership and influencing ability;

  • Ability to remain composed working under pressure or to deadlines, particularly in emergency situations;

  • Exposure to Maritime, shipping or transport industries alike is highly desirable;

  • Flexibility to travel as required;

  • The right to live and work in Australia


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Job location

Brisbane, Australia