Harbour Master

Job reference: 000802

Location: Larne

Closing date: 19/07/2019

Salary: £65,000- £71,600 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Port Operations

Division: Short Routes

Hours per week: 37.5

Larne Harbour Ltd (LHL) is seeking an exceptional individual to be the Harbour Master for Larne & Cairnryan Ports which handle over 9000 calls annually.


Based in Larne reporting to the General Manager, the Harbour Master will: 


  • Be responsible for full compliance with PMSC, ISPS & VTS management to deliver the highest standards of safety, environmental security & efficiency.
  • Ensure deliver of safe & secure services to LHL’s customers.   
  • Have excellent knowledge of navigation, VTS, pilotage & pollution response.    
  • Develop excellent relations with LHL stakeholders, including P&O Ferries, third-party customers, the MCA and Mid & East Antrim Council.  
  • Be a key member of the management team planning strategic development and implementation of operational & commercial initiatives.


The successful applicant must have or be able to obtain within eighteen months   one of the following set of qualifications:


  • STCW 95 II/2 (Masters Unlimited) CoC or equivalent or:
  • STCW 95 II/2 or II/1 qualification combined with a relevant port management qualification or a Harbour Master Certificate.


Experience as a Marine Pilot, Assistant Harbour Master or of VTS is advantageous.


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:


  • Thorough knowledge of relevant marine, safety, security & environmental law.
  • Ability to manage H&S, Security & a clear understanding of ISPS application.
  • Excellent team, people & multi-location management skills.
  • Good knowledge of RoRo, General Cargo and Oil Tanker operations.
  • Commercial acumen, ability to work with customers & deliver agreed services.
  • Ability to deliver and manage budgets with good finance skills. 


This is unique opportunity to join a forward-thinking company that has been a key element of Northern Ireland’s infrastructure & economy for over one hundred years.


A competitive package will be offered contingent on Qualifications, Skills & Experience. LHL is part of the P&O group of companies.


If you wish to be considered for this role, please click on the link below to apply.


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