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About Port Of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions.

With trade worth approximately $71 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets.

The port currently handles 4,697 ship movements and 166 million tonnes of cargo annually. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia.

As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future.

Behind every ship movement, every tonne of cargo, are the people that keep the port operating. Our people are the engine room of our port. Port of Newcastle’s values influence how we develop our strategy, how we measure performance, how we treat our colleagues and how we approach our work at PON.

The Opportunity

Port of Newcastle’s Data Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining data pipelines and platforms using the Microsoft Azure stack. They will work as part of the IT team and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure data quality, security and compliance across a range of fields. This role is integral in supporting the data and analytics strategy, providing technical advice and guidance and will be a key contributor to the overall reliability and security of the organisation.

What You Will Bring

To be effective in this role, you will possess a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in data engineering or a related role will demonstrate your working knowledge in this area. Proficiency in SQL, Python, or other programming languages is required, as is hands on experience with Azure cloud services. Your effective communication and collaboration skills will be well utilised and your commitment to delivering high quality solutions will be key to your success.

What We Offer

Port of Newcastle provides many benefits for our valued employees, a few of which are:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Work from home options
  • Focus on professional growth
  • 26 week paid Parental Leave for primary carers
  • Optional workplace giving program – supporting employees in giving back to the Newcastle community
  • Work180 endorsement – PON is recognised as a top 101 employer for women in 2024
  • Opportunity to be involved in the development of PON’s Reconciliation Action Plan (Innovate stage)

How To Apply

Introduce yourself by submitting your cover letter and resume, outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you would like to join our team. If you have any questions about the role, please contact P&C Business Partner, Lisa Moore at

The Port of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Lisa Moore on 0482648114, quoting Ref No. 1171084.

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