First listed on: 20 June 2024

Environment Manager


About Port of Newcastle: 

Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions. 

With trade worth approximately $71 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets. 

The port currently handles 4,697 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo annually. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. 

As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future. Behind every ship movement, every tonne of cargo, are the people that keep the port operating. Our people are the engine room of our port. Port of Newcastle’s values influence how we develop our strategy, how we measure performance, how we treat our colleagues and how we approach our work at PON.  

The Opportunity: 

The Environment Manager will provide significant input on Port of Newcastle’s environmental management issues. They will lead the environment program to achieve thoughtful and appropriate environmental outcomes enabling PON to meet the needs of future generations and continue its journey of diversification.  

Your main responsibilities will include:  

  • Development, implementation and management of all environmental compliance programs and plans 
  • Providing accurate, commercially, astute, and timely advice on environmental issues 
  • Coordinating and leading internal and external audits 
  • Developing detailed implementation plans for the environment strategy 
  • Maintaining effective relationships with PON's partners, government and port user stakeholders  

What you will bring: 

To be effective in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in engineering, science or a relevant area. You will possess previous experience working with contaminated land and asbestos management, as well as experience in the development and implementation of policy, procedures and management systems. Prior involvement in managing project consultants and dealing with regulatory agencies is essential. 

Your strong customer focus, and ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders is crucial. Your excellent communication skills, ability to build rapport and manage diverse stakeholders will aid you in your success. Knowledge of port operations and port development is advantageous.  

What We Offer: 

Port of Newcastle provides many benefits for our valued employees, a few of which are: 

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually 
  • Agile work environment 
  • Focus on professional growth 
  • 26 week paid Parental Leave for primary carers 
  • Optional workplace giving program – supporting employees in giving back to the Newcastle community 
  • Work180 endorsement – PON is recognised as a top 101 employer for women in 2024 
  • Opportunity to be involved in the development of PON’s Reconciliation Action Plan (Innovate stage) 

How to Apply:  

Introduce yourself by submitting your cover letter and resume, outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you would like to join our team. If you have any questions about the role, please contact P&C Business Partner, Lisa Moore at  

The Port of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees.

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