NQBP has a talented workforce of over 120 employees based predominately in our Brisbane and Mackay corporate offices. We also have a small number of employees located across the Ports of Hay Point, Bowen and Weipa. NQBP employs a variety of disciplines across our four operational sites. These roles support key functions of the business and include:
  • Marine pilotage services (pilots and commercial management);
  • Maintenance staff (including trades and land care personnel);
  • Port commercial management (including property);
  • Port planning and environment;
  • Engineering (project, asset and GIS); and
  • Legal, human resources, IT (including records), finance, risk, administration and corporate relations.


Only Australian citizens/residents may apply.  We are unable to offer international sponsorship placements.

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Sharone Carter – Senior Property Officer
“I love that my job is varied – my role works across the whole organisation providing support internally and interacting with many external stakeholders. The people, diversity and career opportunities afforded to me make NQBP a really enjoyable place to work.”


Jeff Sadler – Works Coordinator
“It’s not only the variety of tasks that I do, but it’s also the ones which are more challenging which I enjoy and which means no day is the same. NQBP is an important part of the community where I live. With the great people I work with, I feel like I have an important role helping to maintain the port’s assets. And I feel like I am giving something to the Mackay community.”


NQBP prides itself on providing a working environment that enables employees to excel.  This is achieved by providing opportunities to gain and build on existing knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the achievement of NQBP’s goals and objectives. NQBP is committed to providing and maintaining a supportive working environment for all employees.  This is promoted at NQBP by offering a range of initiatives, some of which include:

  • flexible  working arrangements, including rostered days off and support of flexible working hours;
  • promoting individual personal development programs including tertiary study assistance;
  • a health and wellbeing program including flu vaccinations, subsidised gym memberships and annual health checks;
  • an employee assistance program that provides for confidential and independent counselling for employees and their immediate families; and
  • social clubs that run a variety of events throughout the year.  Examples include monthly lunches and morning teas, race days, games nights, bowling and family Christmas parties.

Please note that NQBP is the port authority at the ports of Abbot Point, Weipa and Hay Point and does not recruit operational employees for these ports.  Please contact these Ports directly for enquiries about these roles.  Visit Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal’s website if you are enquiring about employment at that terminal. To enquire about potential vacancies at the existing Abbot Point Terminal only,  please visit Glencore’s website.