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Deputy Harbourmaster

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About the Opportunity:

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but we're proudly one of them! We are looking for a Deputy Harbourmaster to join the team! Based between our Port of Napier office and the HBRC building in Napier city, this role will give you the opportunity to engage in a range of diverse and rewarding work. You will be a vital part of our team, reporting directly to our Harbourmaster.  

Being part of the HBRC team means you gain access to both the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle and a workplace with a values-driven culture. We are committed to offering you a professional, stimulating and challenging working environment, where you will have the opportunity to develop and grow within your role.


About you:

We are looking for someone who has significant knowledge and experience in the maritime and/or shipping industry and can play a leading role in advising and supporting the management of the Council’s maritime safety and navigation responsibilities. This includes marine oil spill contingency planning and response. You will demonstrate an ability to build strong, collaborate relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and utilise your excellent inter-personal skills to ensure the delivery of quality outcomes.

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 a high degree of computer literacy
  • Confidence to step up and take a leadership role
  • Show a willingness to learn and develop
  • Be able to remain calm in high-pressure situations and effectively communicate to others to achieve positive outcomes.

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. Check out a full range of our staff benefits here:

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

If you are successful in your application, in order to enter Port of Napier facilities, you will be required to confirm you are fully vaccinated

To view the job description click here

Applications close 29 April 2022


6 April 2022

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