Duties / Accountabilities
Oversees and organizes the safe and efficient operation of the fleet. This includes daily problem solving and troubleshooting on operational issues.
Provides leadership by motivating employee performance, which includes conducting training and assessments. Builds strong team morale and opens up communication lines between the corporate office and the seagoing personnel.
Builds safety culture by coordinating and conducting training, leading safety meetings, providing regular written and verbal communications, and participating in vessel visits.
Provides guidance to vessel crews on company policy and procedures.
Assists in the development of the Marine Operations Manual (MOM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Safe Working Procedures (SWP).
Ensures compliance with applicable regulations including Canada Labour Code Part II, Marine Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (MOSH), and all applicable regulations under the Canada Shipping Act.
Provides operational expertise and support to other internal departments. Conducts terminal inspections and condition reporting of loading facilities.
Organizes and supervises specialty barge and large project loading and un-loading ensuring all operational health and safety measures are in place.
Conducts incident investigations to identify root cause and assigns corrective actions.
Leads shoreside emergency drills, including environmental and security. Ensures personnel and gear readiness for emergency and salvage response by conducting regular exercises and drills.
Acts as the Assistant Incident Commander during emergency and salvage response situations. Incident Command System (ICS) and the organization of salvage crew and specialty equipment, as required by the nature of the incident.
Education and Experience
5 Years Shipboard or Marine Operations Management experience or a combination there of
Preference will be given to candidate who’ve completed post-secondary education in Nautical Sciences or Maritime Studies
Preference will be given to candidates with Officer experience, holding a Certificate of Competency. However, those with strong HSEQ and Operations backgrounds will be considered.
Skills and Knowledge and Required Competencies
Navigational knowledge of the Washington and B.C. Coasts
Knowledge of relevant Canadian and International Marine Regulations
Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
Knowledge of the marine industry on the West Coast of North America and understanding of West Coast Port and Terminal Operation
Understanding of the operations of a tug and barge fleet
Good communication and supervisory skills
Self-starter with the ability to work both alone and in a team environment
Strong problem solving abilities
Ability to handle emergency response effectively and efficiently. Able to lead and perform under high pressure.
Advanced Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Ability to develop towing and voyage plans
This role requires excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work with a diverse workforce and strong problem-solving capabilities within a high-pressure environment.