Job vacancies

Port Engineer

Salary: Circa £45 - £50K DOE

Newhaven Port & Properties Limited have an exciting opportunity for a Port Engineer to help us to continue with our plans for further growth and development, and the delivery of our long-term strategy.

We are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual who is looking for an opportunity to continue their career development and wants to establish a long-term career with a successful team.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering maritime and /or river engineering projects from inception to handover
  • Preparation of calculations and project documentation including technical notes, specifications and reports
  • Assisting with business development and the preparation of bids and tenders
  • Ensuring that all plans and works are delivered to the highest standard and are aligned with current legislation and codes of practice
  • Overcoming both day-to-day engineering problems and developing long term solutions in line with operational and budgetary constraints
  • Identify and manage environmental matters
  • Working with supplier resources to deliver projects to the time, quality and budget requirements
  • Liaising with all departments on completion of routine tasks across the Port’s infrastructure
  • Managing the fault and default reporting system and action plans
  • Conducting routine Port infrastructure inspections and compiling reports
  • Staff supervision of the engineering, mechanical, maintenance and general port ops teams.
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the positive public image of the Port


Candidate Experience & Personal Specification:

  • Experience in engineering design, contract documentation and construction supervision, with strengths in water related civils, river and/or maritime engineering
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of current codes of practice and industry standards, including consents and the approvals process for all aspects of the role.
  • Motivated towards improving team and individual performance
  • Flexible approach to working hours which may include weekends, bank holidays and unsociable hours
  • Previous staff supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent user of all Microsoft IT packages


Qualification Requirement:

A Chartered/Professionally qualified engineer or approaching chartered/qualified incorporated status

Alternatively a degree qualified civil and/or maritime engineering (MEng level in an associated subject would be advantageous)


In return you will receive:

A competitive salary

Relocation cost assistance

28 days annual leave plus all bank holidays

Training and development

Generous pension contribution scheme


Please apply today by sending your C.V. to


Closing date for applications 30 September 2017.



Site Security Officer

Salary: £17,766


We have an immediate vacancy for a Site Security Officer to be based at The South Gate, East Quay, Newhaven, East Sussex.

Working on a shift rota basis you will be working 12-hour shifts including days, nights, weekends and bank holidays (4 x shifts on, 4 x off).

Your role is to ensure that all reasonable efforts are made to protect the Port and that staff and visitors are able to go about their business in a safe and friendly environment.


Main duties will include:

  • Assisting customers
  • Reporting incidents
  • Dealing with confrontational situations and respond to them in a professional manner
  • Maintaining visitor records
  • Site patrolling
  • To act within the authorities set out by Management and the company’s working procedures


Candidate Requirements:

Reliable with excellent time-management skills

  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate clearly with people at all levels
  • A Confident and professional manner
  • Conflict management aware
  • To be able to observe and accurately record incidents as they occur.
  • Able to prioritise workloads and be flexible in the approach to varied tasks


Please apply by sending your C.V to


Closing date for applications 27 August 2017.