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Marine Pilot Job

Date: 28-Jul-2022

Location: Sheerness, GB, ME12 1RS

Company: Peel Ports

Vacancy - Marine Pilot


Already one of the UK’s leading port and logistics companies, we have ambitious plans to grow and transform the supply chain to benefit our customers. With multiple settings across the UK and a huge choice of career paths, our business offers exciting opportunities to expand and develop your career.  Much of our success depends on our unrivalled facilities and technology. But in our sector, it comes down to having the right talent to enable our organisation to grow. So, if you want to join a thriving and ambitious place to work, where you will be able to broaden your knowledge and progress in your career, a future with Peel Ports could be for you.




The Marine Pilot role, within the Marine Department, will facilitate the safe and efficient conduct of navigation of vessels, within the Medway Pilotage District and, by agreement, the PLA District, in accordance with applicable regulations.


Responsibilities will also include:


- Pilot all classes of vessels with or without the use of tugs, in accordance with the Marine Management Safe Systems and Standard Operations Procedures

- Prepare and agree passage plans to allow vessels to perform their operations and leave safely upon completion 

- Obtain first authorisation and progress to full Class 1 qualification within an agreed timescale

- Support the Marine Management with any adhoc projects

- Attend training courses, work alongside Senior Pilots and gain experience on larger vessels, for progression through the pilotage class system up to Q-Max LNG Carriers

- Work as part of a team to ensure safety and operational requirements are met


Skills and Experience


- STCW II/2 Master Mariner Unlimited Certificate

- Piloting and/or extensive ship handling experience

- Possession of a Medway Pilotage Exemption Certificate

- A valid ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate, or equivalent

- A flexible approach to challenging environments

- An understanding of ship manoeuvrability, handling and berthing

- Able to use initiative and experienced in making quick and informed decisions

- A full, valid driving licence

- Team player with a keen eye on results and delivering value to the business


What we can offer you


By joining Peel Ports, you will be part of an ambitious organisation who has invested over £1billion into key projects to future proof our business, creating 1000s of jobs for local communities along the way. These investments mean we are decarbonizing our operations, which in turn is helping us work towards our goal of having Net Zero Port Operations by 2040. Its not only our infrastructure we are investing in, we are big believers in investing in our people. We are constantly looking for opportunities to help our people grow and develop by offering training, development and apprenticeship opportunities in a range of areas including; Operations, Marine, Engineering, HR, IT, Accountancy, plus many more!

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