MITCH HAWKINS

–  a manager in container port terminals and logistics with 13 years’ experience on projects across Australia and the Middle East.

I’m currently living and working at NEOM in Saudi Arabia, developing the world’s first fully automated and integrated container terminal at Oxagon.

This website is a personal portfolio, showcasing my career, education, personal development, and other topics of interest.

CAREER

My career has been elevated through inter-personal relationships built upon trust and respect. I thrive on achieving outstanding results and seeing others also reach their potential, and prosper.

My competencies cover design, project management, strategy, operations and maintenance. I’m currently based in Saudi Arabia, working for NEOM to design and deliver the world’s first fully automated and integrated port and supply chain network.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

My ongoing personal development includes activities such as online seminars, micro-credentials, reading and writing articles, listening to podcasts, and learning Arabic and Russian languages.

My personal time is largely spent continuously learning; having graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) from University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College

WELLBEING

To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, gym, walking and sauna; and stimulating my creative mind through rich and diverse experiences.

I maintain my health through regular exercise, chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy exploring urban areas, beaches, sunsets, coffee, chocolate, and the occasional Netflix series.

ABOUT

Born in Australia and raised in UK, I’ve always had an international mindset.

With interests in computers and electronics, I concurrently pursued an electrical trade apprenticeship and AutoCAD 2D design course. 

Post-apprenticeship I took some time for backpacking through SE Asia and Australia.

On my return to England, I continued as an electrician, and was fortunate to be offered a contracting role in Dubai. 

With little knowledge of the Middle East, I took up the supposedly 2 month role and ended up extending to 5.5 months in Dubai and 6 months in Spain as part of delivery and after care. 

I went on to work on a project in Abu Dhabi and then permanently migrated back to Australia.

Having worked on container crane projects and  around Australia, I moved to 

My career has been elevated through inter-personal relationships built upon trust and respect. I thrive on achieving outstanding results and seeing others also reach their potential, and prosper.

My competencies cover design, project management, strategy, operations and maintenance. I’m currently based in Saudi Arabia, working for NEOM to design and deliver the world’s first fully automated and integrated port and supply chain network.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

My ongoing personal development includes activities such as online seminars, micro-credentials, reading and writing articles, listening to podcasts, and learning Arabic and Russian languages.

My personal time is largely spent continuously learning; having graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) from University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College

WELLBEING

To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, gym, walking and sauna; and stimulating my creative mind through rich and diverse experiences.

I maintain my health through regular exercise, chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy exploring urban areas, beaches, sunsets, coffee, chocolate, and the occasional Netflix series.

About Mitch

CAREER

My career has been elevated through inter-personal relationships built upon trust and respect. I thrive on achieving outstanding results and seeing others reach their potential and prosper within the industry.

My competencies cover design, project management, strategy, operations and maintenance. I’m currently based in Saudi Arabia, working for NEOM to design and deliver the world’s first fully automated and integrated port and supply chain network.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

My ongoing personal development includes activities such as online seminars, micro-credentials, reading and writing articles, listening to podcasts and audio books, and managing multiple websites.

My personal time is largely spent continuously learning; having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management).

WELLBEING

To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, gym, walking and sauna; stimulating my creative mind through rich and diverse experiences.

I maintain my health through regular exercise, chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy exploring urban areas, coffee, chocolate, and the occasional Netflix series.

Ongoing Contribution to Maritime and Logistics

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the impact of maritime trade and logistics is felt by everyone, without discrimination. To navigate the complex challenges posed by social, economic, and environmental disruption, it requires experienced leaders who are resilient and adaptable.

Mitch Hawkins is one such leader with a wealth of diverse experience across disciplines including electrical, automation and management. With this background, he is uniquely skilled at translating complex technical information into practical insights that inform critical decision-making at every stage of a project and operations.

Over the course of his career, Mitch has held various positions in technical, project, and program management, acquiring valuable domain knowledge and transferable skills that are essential for organizations undertaking large-scale projects and change initiatives.

As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, Mitch is committed to supporting social projects that promote equity and inclusion. He has participated and lead initiatives focused on graduate talent acquisition, community engagement, mental health awareness, and digital volunteering for Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

Services

CONSULTING

Services include consulting on port and terminal projects covering design reviews, technical specifications, conceptual layout design, throughput modelling for business case development.

I also provide advice to companies on attracting and retaining young talent in an increasingly competitive job market.

EDUCATION

Experienced in presenting to students and delegations to increase awareness of container freight logistics and careers in ports and terminals. Audiences include:

  • TAFE
  • Burnie High School
  • Wynnum High School
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Vietnam trade delegation (RMIT)

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Integrated web development services with experience using many popular low-code tools including:

  • WordPress
  • Elementor
  • WooCommerce
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp

Organisations I've Worked For