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Senior HR Advisor at North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Marine Pilot

(Permanent/ Full Time Contact)

Mackay based

Professional atmosphere with strong focus on training and development
Relocation available for you and your family
NQBP is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages employees from diverse backgrounds to apply
NQBP Is looking for Martine Pilots to join its Mackay Based team


NQBP is one of Australia’s largest port authorities by tonnage throughput. More than half of Queensland’s trade, by tonnage, passes through our ports at Weipa, Abbot Point, Mackay and Hay Point.


An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated Marine Pilot to join NQBP’s pilotage service. Reporting to the Pilot Manager, the main responsibility of this role will be conducting safe and efficient pilotage of vessels in Hay Point and later Mackay port through utilising a high level of ship handling skills, port knowledge and general maritime expertise.

Other responsibilities are:

Undertake training to gain progress a valid pilot’s licence and area endorsement to perform the duties of a pilots to meet the operational demands of the region;
Conduct safe and efficient pilotage of vessels in regional ports through the direct application of a high level of ship handling skill, local port knowledge and general maritime expertise;
Continually progress through the program to Marine Pilot Grade 3.
Undertake safety training, including updating and familiarisation of ports and marine emergency training;
Liaise with ships’ masters, operations, agents, port authorities, regulatory bodies and providers of marine safety services concerning shipping;
Utilise computer technology as it relates to the effective delivery of pilotage services;
Assist in the overall tasks of port pilotage management, including completion of appropriate documentation and logs in a timely manner;
Demonstrate a personal commitment to understanding and complying with NQBP’s workplace health and safety and environmental policies and procedures
Promote and contribute to teamwork, knowledge and skill sharing, and
Seek to provide a quality, cost-effective and customer focused delivery to services.

To be considered for this opportunity you should hold a valid unrestricted Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency or Master unlimited Certificate recognised by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA); a valid Australian driver’s licence (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate

Experience as a competent mariner ideally with ship handling experience as Master or Pilot;
Knowledge of the regulatory framework pertaining to Pilotage in Queensland;
Ability to utilise Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Outlook;
Demonstrated willingness to employ new technology and adapt working methods to utilise technology safely and efficiently;
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and communicate professionally to a wide range of internal and external clients, both verbally and in writing;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, resolve conflict and participate equitably in positive and successful teams; and
Experience working effectively with minimal supervision, controlling workflow and organising work tasks to meet deadlines and achieve quality work outcomes.

A full role description is available below on this advert and enquiries can be sent to using the job title as the header.

Note: all roles include a pre-employment medical and candidates must be able to pass maritime security requirements/criminal history check as part of the process.

NQBP Culture

NQBP is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages those with diverse backgrounds to apply, our workplace is dynamic, flexible and interesting. We have a team of diverse professionals who are committed to our values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Unity. Our staff pursue a high standard of environmental guardianship, performance and management, both of our own activities and those of commercial partners.

NQBP also offers and encourages employees and their families to join our social club.

Application Process

If you are interested in this permanent role, based in Mackay office, please click Apply Now with your current resume and a covering letter outlining why you are best candidate for the role. Applications close by 9am Wednesday, 5 February 2020


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