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Location: South West England, United Kingdom

Deputy Harbour Master

South West England, United Kingdom
£25.00 - £30.00 per Hour

Job Description

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.

Deputy Harbour Master
PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave).

Are you a developing harbour master or junior with existing port operations experience? Are you looking to drive your career towards full harbour master status? We have an incredible opportunity on one of the biggest construction projects in Europe that could take your career all the way.

Job Purpose / Overview
To facilitate import of dry bulk and other construction materials to be used in the construction of the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station (HPC), a 500 metres jetty has been constructed on the foreshore of the HPC site.

The Deputy Harbour Master is to assist the Harbour Master in the day to day management of marine operations at HPC.

Principal Accountabilities

The Deputy Harbour Master role is one which will evolve throughout the project; the following activities are seen as key tasks and responsibilities:
•To deputise for the Harbour Master as required.
•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 the Harbour Master at meetings as required and provide cover for periods 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. Plus, 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 of HPC marine infrastructure.
•To assist the HPCHA Harbour Master to lead marine operations relating to the planning and execution of importing and offloading specialist project cargo (AILs) via a Muster Port and Combwich Wharf in the Port of Bridgwater. Review risk assessments and method statements for marine operations a Combwich Wharf to ensure that works are conducted safely and in line with best practise and industry guidance.
•Become familiar with the wider objectives, targets, expectations and management / reporting style of the HPC project.
•To work afloat onboard vessels and have oversight of harbour and marine operations.

Nature and Scope

•Day to day overview of marine operations within HPCHA waters and approaches.
•Assisting the Harbour Master by overseeing marine operations in compliance with the HPCHA 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 top ensure marine operations are conducted safely and that navigational risk are reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable.
•Problem solving including responding to marine incident, emergencies and enforcement requirements within the Harbour and for the issue of directions to shipping as necessary under such conditions.
•The Role will require regular liaison with external stakeholders and regulators.


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. Proven, effective interpersonal skills are required to ensure effective liaison, both internally and externally. An ability to work under pressure and make decisions within agreed delegation of authority.

The role requires work at HPC, remotely and afloat on board vessel within the Bristol Channel in support of harbour and marine operations. The Deputy Harbour Master will be on call to attend to any problems or emergencies outside of office hours. They will attend meetings and events with local, regional and national stakeholders and regulators.

The role will report directly to the Harbour Master as a function of the Hinkley Point C Harbour Authority and within the HPC Health Safety & Environment Team.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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