Deputy Deputy Harbour Master

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The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on one of the largest and most significant construction and infrastructure projects in Europe.
The Deputy Harbour Master is to assist the Harbour Master in the day to day management of marine operations at Hinkley Point C (HPC). The role will have delegated powers of the Harbour Master in respect of navigational safety and at a wider level when deputising for the Harbour Master.

Operating Environment
A temporary jetty has been constructed on the foreshore of HPC to facilitate the import of dry bulk and other construction materials (including containers) to be used during construction.
The Hinkley Point C (Nuclear Generating Station) Order 2013 confers responsibility to establish a Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) to assume responsibility for marine operations at the jetty, the statutory harbour waters and approaches. To this end, the Hinkley Point C Harbour Authority (HPCHA) has been duly constituted as SHA. Marine operations within the approaches to HPCHA waters include construction and installation of four intake and two outfall head forming part of the HPC cooling water system.
Framework & Boundaries
The Deputy Harbour Master will assist the Harbour Master by overseeing marine operations in compliance with the HPC Harbour Authority (HA) Marine Safety Management System, the Port Marine Safety Code and the Guide to Good Practice. This will include providing advice and guidance to mariners in relation to navigation and safety.
The role will require working alongside contract partners to ensure marine operations are conducted safely and that navigational risks are reduced to 'as low as reasonably practicable'. The post holder will also be required to solve problems including responding to marine incidents, emergencies and enforcement requirements within the Harbour

Principal Accountabilities

  • Exercise the Harbour Master's statutory powers of direction, prohibition, removal and regulation of vessels within the Harbour, plus assisting the Harbour Master with incident investigation
  • To represent and deputise the Harbour Maters at meetings as required and provide cover for period of leave or unavailability of the Harbour Master
  • Assist with the implementation of the Oil Spill Contingency Plan, the Port Waste Management Plan and the Port Facility Security Plan
  • Review contractor documentation including Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS), towage plans and emergency arrangements
  • Assist with reviewing the suitability of contractor vessels for the construction and operational use of the HPC marine infrastructure
  • Engage and liaise with external stakeholders and regulators as required

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • Effective interpersonal skills to enable the effective liaison, interaction and negotiation with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Ability to work under pressure and make decisions within agreed delegation and authority
  • Ability to deputise for the Harbour Master and act with authority when required
  • STCW 95 Basic Safety Training
  • VHR SRC Operators Certificate
  • IT/computer skills to support with reporting and incident investigation
    Candidates must undertake and pass a ML5 or ENG1 medical

Qualifications & Experience

  • Demonstrable marine operations experience
  • Practical vessel operating experience
  • Demonstrable experience of PMSC compliant marine operations
  • Qualification in Oil Spill Response & Control Experience
  • Demonstrable maritime incident response experience


  • Harbour Master Qualification - Diploma/Certificate
  • Port Facility Security Officer Qualification
  • Safety Leadership Qualification e.g. IOSH Managing Safely

PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave). Closing date 18/10/18
For more information, please contact Louise McEvoy on 0203 201 1208 or Kay Hemsley at Rullion on 0203 201 1215.

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