First listed on: 21 February 2024

Environmental Officer


  • Join our dynamic and rapidly expanding team as we embark on an exciting journey of organisational growth and innovation, working towards our vision of becoming Australia’s Port for the Future. 
  • Work on meaningful initiatives that will help create prosperity for the North Queensland’s communities. 
  • Enjoy an environment that provides attractive benefits including flexibility, true work-life balance and generous opportunities for professional development. 

About the Port

The Port of Townsville Limited (the Port) has been actively shaping the future of Townsville and North Queensland for almost 160 years. 

Today, we are Australia’s largest port for zinc, lead, copper, sugar and fertiliser. Additionally, we handle more motor vehicles and containerised goods than any other port in Northern Australia. The goods that flow through our ports are grown, mined, manufactured and used to better the lives of more than 800,000 people across a vast catchment area, spanning from Hinchinbrook to the Burdekin and west to Mount Isa. 

On average, more than 7.5 million tonnes of goods, worth more than $11.4 billion, cross our wharves each year. Thanks to our customers, we are one of the country’s most diverse ports, linking more than 30 different commodities to 130 ports in 44 countries. 

The Townsville port is also an increasingly strategic forward mounting location in Australia’s Defence capabilities, as well as an important tourism enabler due to its modern dedicated cruise ship terminal. 

Working with us

The Port of Townsville is expanding its team of passionate and innovative professionals as we undergo a period of significant and sustainable growth. 

We are currently undertaking the biggest port expansion in our history, trade volumes are expected to triple by 2050 as new projects in rare earth, critical minerals and renewable energy come to realisation and demand for Defence and cruise shipping capacity is rapidly increasing. 

In the coming years we will be challenged to continue to deliver highly competitive day to day port operations, drive improvements in sustainability across all areas of the business and deliver major capital works projects that will ensure our capacity to facilitate the trade demands of the future. 

We are currently looking for exceptional talent to join our team as we embark on this journey. Are you a proactive and ambitious individual with a passion for making a real impact? This is your chance to be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking environment where your ideas and contributions will be valued. 

The Port provides a supportive workplace culture that is committed to improving diversity and fostering inclusivity. With a strong focus on nurturing growth and continuous learning, you'll have the resources and guidance to excel in your role and beyond. 

About the role and you

Reporting to the Environment Strategy Lead, this role sits within the environmental strategy stream of the business unit to deliver strategic environmental management. The purpose of the Environmental Officer role is to analyse, validate and present environmental and climate related data in dashboards and reports to support data-driven business decisions.  Additionally, the role will provide support in strategic environmental management relating to our Ports, including the implementation of Planet initiatives as part of Port Vision 2050 to ensure that the Port achieves its corporate objectives, including decarbonisation, industry leading practices and partnerships for healthy reefs and ecosystems.

  • Provide support in the implementation of Planet programs of work, including monitoring, evaluating and reporting in accordance with established frameworks.
  • Responsible for data collation and validation for multiple data streams for the Climate and Environment Department.
  • Create reports and dashboards using Power BI or similar program to present accurate, coherent and useful information.
  • Assist with integrating data management of climate and environmental datasets into the Integrated Management System (IMS) empowering staff with relevant training, process and tools.
  • Provide project support for assigned environmental projects, contracts or consultancies.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on the unit’s corporate requirements, including key performance indicators and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including key customers, community groups and government, to progress positive outcomes for the Port.

Experience you’ll need

To be successful in the role, you will require: 

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Business or other discipline relevant to the position.
  • Possession of a current Queensland Open Driver’s Licence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of environmental management and/or sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience using and maintaining databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in data visualization in Power BI or similar program.
  • Well-developed analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify opportunities and solutions in complex issues and monitor performance over time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, demonstrating self-motivation, problem-solving skills, time management and scheduling skills and a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and an understanding of strategies to shape a culture of leading environmental practices and sustainability.
  • Advanced skills in MS suite, particularly excel.
  • Experience with geographic information system (GIS), either ArcGIS, Mapinfo or QGIS. 

For a more comprehensive understanding of the position's requirements, please refer to the Position Description available on our website. 

Application process

  • Click apply and follow the prompts 
  • Attach your current resume and a cover letter to your application 
  • Applications close 11pm Sunday, 10 March 2024

For enquiries, please contact, noting that applications must be submitted via our recruitment site - email applications will not be accepted. 

At the Port of Townsville, we value and celebrate the diversity of our community and recognise that it enriches our workplace. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to come forward, confident that you will be met with respect and consideration. We are committed to ensuring our working environment is safe and welcoming. 

If you are an applicant who faces challenges due to cultural barriers or disabilities, please know that we are here to support you throughout the application process. We strive to create a welcoming and accessible recruitment experience for all candidates, and we encourage you to approach us if you require any assistance or accommodations. 

Together, let's build a workforce that thrives on inclusivity and embraces the strengths that everyone brings to our team. 

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