Marine Operator
Associated British Ports
Lowestoft, GB
6d ago

Company

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.

5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.

Here at Associated British Ports (ABP) we are recruiting for a Marine Operator to join our team in the Marine team in Lowestoft, East Anglia.

The marine department in East Anglia has recently expanded to create new opportunities and career progression routes as we prepare for future growth in the offshore wind farm industry and other large infrastructure projects.

It’s an exciting time to enter the port maritime profession and we look forward to welcoming a new team member with a positive attitude, willingness to learn new skills and take on the challenge and variety of work within the port.

Based in Lowestoft you will be an essential member of the marine team working in port control, operating the bascule bridge and providing relief cover as deck hand on the pilot cutter.

As a port control operator, you will act on behalf of the Divisional Harbour Master to ensure the safe operation of the port.

This involves activities such as handling port VHF radio and telephone communications, and maintaining records and documents related to port and vessel activities.

As part of your duties you will report any unsafe situations and damages and, if necessary activate the port emergency response plans.

You will also be fully trained to operate the bascule bridge, considering the safety of vessel, vehicles and pedestrians.

For this role we offer a competitive salary and a range of great benefits - including private medical insurance, bonus scheme, an excellent pension and shift allowance.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive training package with many courses done through our in-house training academy.

Essential skills

  • Have good understanding of ports and shipping, ideally with you have completed a Marine Operations Apprenticeship or have previous seagoing experience.
  • IT skills familiar with MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and preform under pressure.
  • Ability to work on a rostered shift pattern which includes unsociable hours, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Ideal

  • Knowledge of Port Operations and Port Emergency Plans.
  • Short-Range VHF Radio certificate.
  • Experience with boat handling.
  • Additional Information :

    When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

    Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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