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Deputy Harbourmaster

Port of Napier from Bluff Hill lookout

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a Deputy Harbourmaster to join the team. This role will be based in the Port of Napier office and reports to the HBRC Harbourmaster. HBRC can offer you a professional, stimulating and challenging working environment, alongside a lifestyle and region that few have the opportunity to experience fully.


About you:

You will have significant knowledge and experience in the maritime and/or shipping industry. You will be a capable individual who can play a leading role in advising and assisting in the management of the Council’s maritime safety and navigation responsibilities. This includes marine oil spill contingency planning and response.

To be successful in role you must have a Certificate of Competency as Master (unlimited) of a Foreign-Going Ship, as you will also act as relief harbourmaster for the Napier Pilotage area, including the Breakwater Harbour managed by the Port of Napier Limited. 

Ideally you will also:

  • Be a self-motivated and reliable team player with the ability to work unsupervised. 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and must be computer literate.
  • Be able to remain calm in high-pressure situations and effectively communicate to others to achieve positive outcomes.

The annual salary range for this role will be between $97,000 and $105,622 dependant on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principals of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here

 Applications close 12 May 2021


15 April 2021

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