Graduate Engineer - Channel Upgrade Project

  • Exciting time to join our growing port during a period of expansion
  • Competitive salary package and benefits
  • Enjoy a work/life balance in tropical Townsville – residential, Monday to Friday roster


Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) owns and manages the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda in North Queensland which are vital trade gateways for Northern Australia, handling around $10 billion worth of cargo each year.  POTL is the country’s largest sugar, molasses, zinc, lead, copper and fertiliser port, and the largest container, general cargo and automotive port in Northern Australia.

This is a unique time to join POTL, with Stage 1 of the Port expansion now underway. The $193 million Channel Upgrade project is the Port’s largest infrastructure investment to date. The project involves widening of the Platypus and Sea channels to allow access for larger commercial, cruise and defence ships.

Townsville is the 13th largest city in Australia, and by far the largest population base in Northern Australia. The region has one of the most diverse economies in regional Australia, is widely recognised as the commercial hub of Northern Australia and maintains an enviable lifestyle for residents and a stunning natural environment.

We offer many benefits. Our Health and Wellbeing Program includes free annual flu vaccinations and skin checks, discounted gym memberships and access to, special private health offers. We also provide an Employee Assistance Program to employees and their immediate family members and offer Flexible Working Arrangements, making this a fantastic family friendly career opportunity. 


This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual who is newly graduated or has graduated within the last three years, who is ready to take on their next professional challenge whilst working in a dynamic team-based culture. Reporting directly to the Project Director you will assist with delivering professional services for the Channel Upgrade Project.

To be successful in the role, you will require:

  • Relevant degree qualification recognised by Engineers Australia as eligible for membership as a professional engineer, newly graduated or graduated within the last three years
  • A desire to work in a marine environment
  • Demonstrated experience working within teams
  • A current class C drivers’ licence
  • Commitment to maintain POTL’s professional standards, meeting company objectives in relation to budget targets, service quality, company reputation, QA/QC, OH&S and environmental standards.

Further details on the position can be found in the Position Description.


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Applications close COB Monday 9th December 2019.

25/11/2019 $0 Townsville & Northern QLD 1 Engineering
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