Positions Vacant

AMPI has introduced a positions vacant section on our web site, organisations wishing to advertise for Marine Pilotage positions in their port are invited to post their add on our website.

To advertise on our website please contact admin@ampi.org.au

Note: AMPI does not act as an agent for employers or as a medium for candidates seeking pilotage positions. 


 POTL Advertisement - Manager Pilots.pdf

Please see website link and offical advertisement above for all the details regarding the advertised role


Port of Townsville Limited 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.  The Port of Townsville 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.  The Port is currently completing a significant program of capital investments to increase capacity and efficiency, with plans for further major expansions to cater for the next 30 years of trade growth in the region.  

Reporting to the General Manager Operations the primary function of the Manager Pilots is to manage and deliver pilot services in the Townsville region, including the Ports of Townsville, Lucinda and Abbot Point. The position leads a highly skilled professional team that works a 24-hour 7 day a week roster and while based in Townsville some travel within the Region may be expected.

The motivated professional we are seeking will have:

  • The holder of a valid Master Class 1 Certificate, (STCW95) recognised by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), held a pilot’s licence or the ability to obtain a pilot’s licence in Queensland.
  • Experience in a senior position on a seagoing vessel, and/or an experienced Marine Pilot.  
  • Minimum five years of leadership/managerial experience, preferably within a port or operational environment.
  • Demonstrated abilty to successfully lead and manage a highly skilled professional team to deliver safe and efficient services within agreed priorities and budgets;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully liaise with external regulatory agencies, customers and internal and external stakeholders

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual that enjoys professional challenges and working in a dynamic team-based culture. An attractive remuneration package applies.

Further details including Position Description and how to apply can be located at our website.  

Please note applicants who do not address the relevant selection criteria will not progress through the recruitment process – this is MANDATORY to ensure a successful application.

If you have the necessary experience and personal attributes to fulfil this role, please submit your application (addressing the Selection Criteria) by 5.00pm on 14th September 2018.

For general enquiries please contact Mr Drew Penny (General Manager Operations) on (07) 4781 1611 or email hr@townsvilleport.com.au .

Applications close on 14th September 2018.





AMPI Australasian Marine Pilots Institute Limited
PO Box 576 Albion Qld 4010 Australia (view on map)
Note: AMPI does not act as an agent for employers or candidates seeking pilotage positions