Snr Mgr Prop, Enviro & Plan

Port of Newcastle

Location: Newcastle

Job Type: Full time


  • Lead a team and provide significant input at a strategic level
  • Grow and maximise revenue from property & environmental initiatives
  • Superior benefits, waterfront office, supportive culture, hybrid work model

There’s never been a better time to consider a change and be part of a region undergoing transformational change.

About the Port

The Port of Newcastle (PON) is Australia’s deepwater global gateway, the largest on the nation’s East Coast. With its annual trade already worth in excess of $25 billion to the NSW economy, the Port enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, the PON is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future.

About the opportunity

This role is a highly visible and interactive role that requires a high level of leadership, communication and influencing skills. The Senior Manager Property, Environment and Planning (SMPEP) assists in the management of the PON’s Property, Environment and Planning function (PEP). Leading a team of 5 you will ensure day-to-day PEP activities are on track, whilst providing significant input at a strategic level, including managing PON’s existing property portfolio, assisting in the negotiation and documentation of property business development opportunities, developing PON’s planning and environment strategies, processes and systems and implementing PON’s property and environmental compliance programs.

You will also lead strategic programs on behalf of the General Counsel, including growing PON’s revenue from its existing property activities and optimising PON’s new property arrangements. There will certainly be a focus on managing relationships with external stakeholders.

About the benefits
In addition to a diverse and exciting work portfolio, PON also offers employees outstanding benefits, including 14 weeks paid primary carer parental leave, income protection insurance and salary-sacrifice superannuation co-contribution. PON also offers employees an opportunity to be a part of an agile workplace, with individual agile plans in place across the organisation to assist and support individuals to work from both the office and home.

About you

We will be looking for someone who has extensive experience in property and planning with experience leading a team. You will have the ability to cultivate productive relationships with customers, Government authorities, investors and other stakeholders

Essentials include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, and current Australian practicing certificate ( or capacity to obtain)
  • 10 years+ post admission legal practice experience
  • Extensive experience in property planning or related areas of law
  • Demonstrated ability to grow property revenues (preferably with large scale infrastructure or a complex industrial tenancy portfolio)
  • Experience in planning and implementing land use strategy
  • Fluency in reviewing and interpreting financial statements and models

For further details please refer to our website and download a Success Profile Pack which includes a full Position Description and team structure

Next steps :

Application close date : Sunday 4th December. Confidential enquiries can be made to Wendy Donovan on 02 4927 2015 or or Sally Bartley on 02 4927 2016 or Alternatively, you can apply by clicking "Apply" to submit your application.

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