Marine Pilot

17 Jul 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Marine Pilot within the Marine Department, based at the Port of Sheerness. Travel will be required in this role.

Role Purpose: To facilitate the safe and efficient conduct of the navigation of vessels, within the Medway Pilotage District and by agreement the PLA District, in accordance with Harbour regulations.

This role will include the following responsibilities:

-Pilot all classes of vessel; with or without the use of tugs; within the Medway Pilotage District and by agreement the PLA District, in accordance with the Marine Management Safe Systems and Standard Operating Procedures
-Prepare and agree passage plans to allow vessels to perform their operations and to leave safely upon completion
-To obtain first authorisation and progressing to full Class 1 qualification within an agreed timescale
-Develop effective working relationships with other Pilots, Marine Managers, Tug Crews and Boat Crews, working as part of a team to ensure all safety & operational requirements are met
-Attend training courses, work alongside Senior Pilots and gain experience on larger vessels, for progression through the Pilotage class system
-Assist, support and advise within the Ship's Bridge Management Team in the safe navigation and pilotage of vessels

Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience:

-STCW Master Unlimited II/2 is essential preferably with an ECDIS endorsement or equivalent
-A valid ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate or equivalent
-Command experience would be advantageous
-Piloting or ship handling experience would be advantageous, or possession of a local pilotage exemption certificate
-An understanding of ship manoeuvrability, ship handling and berthing is preferable
-Experience of sailing as Master or Chief Officer
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-A full valid Driving Licence is essential

In return you will receive:

-Competitive Salary
-Excellent Holiday entitlement
-Generous Flexible Benefits Package
-Company Pension with matching contributions of up to 10%

Peel Ports Group
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Marine Pilot
Competitive Salary plus Benefits