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Pilot Vacancy – Perth, Scotland

Perth Harbour Authority
11 November 2019
20 December 2019
Perth, Scotland
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a freelance Marine Pilot to work alongside Perth Harbour Authority. The Perth Harbour Authority is operated by CalMac Harbours, a division of CalMac Ferries Limited, on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council. Pilots are engaged on a freelance basis but are authorised by the harbour authority. Role Purpose: The Marine Pilot’s role is to facilitate the safe and efficient conduct and navigation of vessels within the Perth harbour limits, in accordance with harbour regulations. Full training will be provided. This role works to a 24/7 rotational shift pattern This role will include the following responsibilities:- • Pilot all classes of vessel up to 100m, with or without the use of tugs, in accordance with the SMS, • Prepare and agree passage plans, • Develop effective working relationships with other Pilots, and Marine Operations department including Tug and Boat Crews, • Work as part of a team to ensure all safety and operational requirements are met. Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills and experience: - • A recognised STCW Certificate • Piloting or ship handling experience would be advantageous • Ability to direct actions in a calm manner at all times, particularly in contingency situations • The position requires the post-holder to successful hold a valid ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate or equivalent In addition, the applicant should demonstrate a flexible approach to challenging environments, an understanding of ship manoeuvrability, handling and berthing, able to use initiative and is experienced in making quick and informed decisions. Applicants should forward their CV to : Cameron MacPhail, Head of Ports & Harbours, Perth Harbour Master Office, Friarton Road Perth PH2 8BB
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