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Port Controller


We want you to join us in this exciting and challenging role where you will be responsible for coordinating incoming rail and port logistics, plan and execute Thermal Coal exports, manage Thermal Coal’s stockpiles at Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and ensure effective coal movements and optimal coal quality is loaded into vessels.

By looking after our assets, you'll become an asset too.

At Anglo American we are committed to making lasting positive change for our colleagues, host communities, consumers and our planet. We are working towards extraordinary outcomes, always searching for better ways to do things, questioning the status quo and innovating with purpose. 

Coal South Africa

Coal, providing heat to make electricity and steel, remains the great driver of the industrial world. We are a leading global supplier, with our select group of high performing Mpumalanga-based assets delivering millions of tonnes of thermal coal a year to export markets across several continents.

Job Description:

As a Port Controller you take on the responsibility for inputting port requirements into the wider integrated plan and executing port related activities.  Execute standardised and aligned planning processes and tactical optimisation to deliver maximum value.  Secure and balance all assets, functions and obligations across the value chain to maximize margins, achieve higher asset utilisation with appropriate capacity, lower operating costs based on greater value chain visibility, transparency and utilisation. 

You will be required to coordinate all day to day operations related to the management of the Anglo American Thermal Coal South Africa company activities related to the port, identify risks and opportunities and ensure all in line with the Richards Bay Coal Terminal rules and regulations.

Part of your responsibilities will be to collect and analyse in-port intelligence, provide advisory services to the marketing and trading teams through the Integrated Planning process on market intelligence and identified market trends.

This role is in the Marketing department at a Band 6 level and reports into the Head of ISOP & Domestic Market.

  • Grade 12. 
  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the role will be advantageous
Additional information:
  • Extensive experience in logistics in Port Operations in dry bulk essential
  • In-depth knowledge in dry bulk logistics and stockpile management with experience in rail, freight and shipping logistics, preferably in coal industry
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of the Maritime regulations
  • Understanding of Supply Codes of Practices, policies and procedures and the Mining and Metallurgy Value Chain
  • Hold a valid South African Driver’s license.

What we offer  

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, but more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We are a large, successful multinational company – and we are still growing all the time. 

Who we are? 

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives. 

Background checks  

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.  

Inclusion and Diversity  

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.  

How we are committed to your safety  

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.  

How to apply  

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.


Closing date:  12  March 2021

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