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Drogheda Port Company Recruiting for Marine Officer/Relief Pilot

4th September 2023
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To meet its increased growth capacity, Drogheda Port is seeking a full-time Marine Officer/Relief Pilot

Drogheda Port is Ireland’s premier regional port. Established under the Harbours Act 1996, this commercial semi-State multi-modal port has a tonnage throughput of circa 1.5m tonnes and 800 ship movements per annum. Vessels are typically in the range of 4,000-5,500dwt.

To meet its increased growth capacity, Drogheda Port Company is recruiting for a Marine Officer/Relief Pilot.

The role of the Marine Officer is to assist with regulation of shipping, cargo operations, hydrographic surveys, port security, environmental controls, pilotage operations, pilot boat maintenance, port estate maintenance, statutory compliance and reporting, port projects, development and planning.

In addition, the Marine Officer is also responsible for the provision of relief pilotage services to ships’ masters accessing/egressing Drogheda Port during the operation tidal window. The pilotage service is tidal year-round with a roster system shared with full-time licensed pilots.

Candidates must have as a minimum qualification a valid Chief Mate Unlimited STCW Regulation II/2. Sailing in the position of Mate or Master and or Pilotage Exemption Certificates with small boat handling advantageous but not essential.

Other requirements include:

  • Competent knowledge of vessel operations and technical requirements including safety procedures (previous port experience advantageous but not essential)
  • Good financial knowledge of budgets and maintaining cost control whilst maintaining the company standards of safety and quality
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills

This position will be full-time. Further details of the position and application process are available from [email protected].

Applications must be received by the closing date of Friday 22 September.

Published in Drogheda Port, Jobs Team

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