Job Opportunity - Port Operations Manager

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Babcock International Group is one of the leading support services businesses in the UK delivering its services across five continents.

In New Zealand, Babcock operates one of the country’s leading mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering facilities, managing the Devonport Dry Dock on behalf of the Royal New Zealand Navy and providing engineering support services to the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) and the commercial shipping industry.

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance and leading a team, you will have responsibility for Port Operations at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. Associated activities include managing fuel operations, warehousing, transport and rigging services which deliver services to the Port as well as general maintenance operations within the Dockyard.

Your substantial experience as a senior Sea-going Officer, Port Manager or Harbour Master will enable you to safely direct port movements for both Navy and commercial vessels. A working knowledge of statute and local body legislation applicable to a maritime Port facility in New Zealand will be essential, as will your qualification as an Approved Handler of Hazardous Substances for oversight of fuelling operations.

Critical to your success will be your ability to manage conflicting priorities, make good decisions in a timely manner, and successfully lead a team focused on service delivery.

You will ideally have management experience with full accountability for financial performance.

We are recruiting professional and support staff at a time of significant change and growth in our NZ business and can offer challenge, opportunity, recognition and reward for the right people.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

For further information on this position, please visit our website or contact Kristine Elliott on +64 (9) 446 1999. Confidential applications should be sent to or Human Resources Manager, PO Box 32903, Devonport, Auckland 0744, New Zealand.

Please submit your application by Monday, 8 December 2014.