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Deputy Marine Operations Manager/ Pilot

Orion Group
United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Transport / Distribution / Logistics
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

On behalf of our Client we are recruiting for a Deputy Marine Operations Manager/ Pilot to support their Ross-shire based marine management operations on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Marine Operations Manager, the successful post holder will be responsible for:

  • Planning the safe and expeditious berthing and departure of vessels
  • Assisting with the planning of new marine projects
  • Assisting with conservancy and environmental duties
  • Assisting with planning the safe and expeditious berthing or departure of vessels
  • Responsible for the safe piloting of vessels and structures into, out of and between locations
  • Responsible for passage planning of vessels in conjunction with the Master
  • Responsible for record keeping as required for the arrival, departure, shifting or piloting of vessels and conform to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Marine Safety Code
  • Responsible for the written reporting of all collisions, groundings, near misses and incidents
  • Responsible for reporting any navigational or equipment defects
  • Assisting with emergency operations and meeting company requirements under the Civil Contingencies Act
  • Working within the Marine Operations Department with planning, data gathering, policy review and updating procedures as required
  • Working with the Finance team to ensure billing information is accounted for and recorded accordingly
  • Working as part of the on-call rota to support the marine department/ pilotage
  • Maintaining such records and documentation as required to ensure company policies and practices are administered and maintained
  • Complying with HSEQ requirements
  • Participating as part of the out of hours emergency on-call system
  • Supporting the Marine Operations Manager and General Manager as required

In addition, they will be working towards Class 1 pilotage status, with a focus of the role on the pilotage aspect of the business.

Skills/ Competencies:


  • OOW (STCW II/2 (Masters unlimited) Certificate of Competency - applicants with lesser qualifications may be considered based on relevant experience
  • Previous pilotage experience
  • Valid ENG1 (or equivalent)


  • Experience in Emergency planning - Exercise and Incident planning
  • MCA Oil Spill Contingency certification
  • Knowledge of management systems/ CRM/ SharePoint

Personal qualities/ attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven people management experience
  • A great team player, being flexible and adaptable, paying attention to details, having drive and ambition.

The position offers competitive salary, training and development with further benefits including: pension, healthcare, life insurance, holidays.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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