Harbour Infrastructure Specialist

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Our marine based client requires an Harbour Infrastructure Specialist for a full-time, permanent position to be based in Gourock. This role will assist the Harbour Standards Manager to ensure Harbours compliance with the relevant legislation, the Port Marine Safety Code, the ISPS Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO45001 and other standards to which the company subscribes.
The Harbour Infrastructure Specialist will also assist the Harbour Standards Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of a management system designed to embed a safety and compliance culture with a focus on the Harbour operations of the business.
In addition, the Harbour Infrastructure Specialist will carry out Assessment of proposed infrastructure maintenance and upgrades and designs for new or life expired infrastructure developments and improvements, as well as supporting the delivery and handover of new or upgrades infrastructure and support harbours oversight of such works.
  • Experience in harbour operations and management.
  • Understanding of engineering principles and ability to interpret technical drawings.
  • A good understanding of ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Port Marine Safety Code, International Ship and Port Facility Security Code Ability to interpret and apply legislative requirements and company standards in an agreed and pragmatic way.
  • Proven competency in risk assessment and risk management.
  • Experience in working with external agencies such as enforcing authorities, auditors, harbour authorities and trade unions.
  • Experience of working on small to medium scale projects and programmes in a similar role.
  • Professional with a track record of exercising sound judgment in a pressured environment.
  • Skilled in report writing, ensuring they are accurate, concise, informative, easy to understand and written in plain language.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Experience of new build harbour infrastructure introduction.
  • Experience in following quality management systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Incident investigation skills with the ability to establish root cause and make suitable recommendations.
  • Nationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Qualification, e.g. Nebosh Certificate; SVQ Level 3 in Occupational Safety & Health.
  • Harbour Master certification.
  • Port Facility Security Officer qualification.
  • Monitor the incident reporting system and process for incidents originating from Harbours ensuring that incidents are followed up by Operations and are escalated where required.
  • Liaise with appropriate enforcing authority, such as HSE and Fire Service, when required Review shore incident reports to identify trends and patterns.
  • Assist in production of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual Harbour Performance reports.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise to infrastructure projects (new, repair and maintenance, harbour works requests) and support during delivery, providing assistance to projects within the Strategy & Change programme.
  • Presenting and reporting internally or to stakeholders on the impacts to the company, including written papers/reports where necessary.
  • Conduct assurance activities including audits and site visits in Harbours to assess compliance with the PMSC and the ISPS Code.
  • Assist the development, implementation and maintenance of Harbour Policies, Processes, and standards.
  • Work closely with the other members of the Standards and Performance Team and the wider business to deliver the Safety Strategy in a consistent and cohesive manner.
  • Willing to travel around the network and stay in overnight accommodation.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • Assessment of Harbour Infrastructure Proposals.
  • Infrastructure Delivery Management.
  • Infrastructure Handover Management.
  • Assurance Responsibilities.
Salary £50,000 - £55,000 DOE plus excellent benefits