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Pilot Job

Requisition Id:  14428
Country/Region:  QA
Department:  COO Office
Category:  Technical: Established Indefinite


POSITION NAME  : Pilot (Dockmaster)

Job Summary and Purpose
The Pilot / Dockmaster, is an experienced sailor who will be responsible for maneuvering of vessels and rigs of all sizes. He will liaise with RLIC/QP Port and clients to maneuver vessels through RLIC waters and harbor to N-KOM docks, vice versa and within NKOM waters. As a navigational expert, with ship handling experience combined with detailed knowledge of the waterway depth, direction and strength of the wind and their impact on vessels movement. He will gainfully apply this expertise to the job to enable safe and efficient movement of vessels in the yard in accordance with the yards stemming plans.


Key Accountabilities:

1) Strictly follow yards safety and quality standards and SHEQS regulations.
2) Responsible for safety of people and team working under his command.
3) Responsible to ensure that existing system procedures, department work instructions and risk assessments are adhered to strictly and in most efficient way.
4) Carry out risk assessments and put control measures as deemed appropriate for safe execution of his duties and responsibilities.
5) Responsible for maneuvering of vessels and rigs of all sizes and liaising with RLIC/QP Port and clients to maneuver vessels through RLIC waters and harbor to N-KOM docks, vice versa and within NKOM waters.
6) Plan courses, passage and speeds of vessels and rigs based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, current and hazards. Discuss with vessel’s master and keep port authorities appraised of same.
7) Prevent ships under navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
8) Advise ships master on yard rules and regulations pertaining to vessel’s maneuver and stay at NKOM.
9) Maintain required pilot log sheets.
10) Train junior pilots and dock masters.
11) Report to authorities any violations of federal, state or local pilotage laws.
12) Stewardship and full responsibility for safe navigation of their vessel, including exercising authority for halting operations if safety is jeopardized in anyway.
13) Appraisal, risk assessment, planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of the entire marine maneuvers.
14) Coordinate with external parties (i.e. Surveyors and port authorities) in terms of planning and scheduling of vessel movements.
15) Responsible for allocated departmental duties such as Load testing of LSA and lifting appliances, floating dock operation and phase 5 operations.
16) To carry out any other duty as instructed by department head.


Key Result Areas
• Productivity - Set & drive KPI
• Safety - foster zero harm culture
• Quality - implement zero re-work principles
• Cost - reduced rework and enable timely delivery


Interactions and Working Relationships
Internal: All Sections in NKOM
Purpose: Safe docking and un-docking of vessels

External: Port, Clients, Sub-Contractors, Service Engineers
Purpose: Safe docking and un-docking of vessels


• Valid Certificate of competency Mates / Chief Officer or above.
• Valid STCW certificate and CDC


• Required Sea Going experience in conjunction with above certification
• Minimum 2 years pilotage experience at reputable international Port or Oil Terminal
• Pilotage experience should cover all types of vessels with unlimited tonnage

Job Specific Competencies:

i. Generic
1) Commitment to NKOM Core Values
2) Verbal and Written Communication Skills
3) Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office/Excel/ PowerPoint)
4) Performance Appraisal Skills
5) Leadership Skills
6) Knowledge of Shipyard Operations


ii. Functional
1) Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
2) Fluency in English. Arabic is an advantage
3) Decision making skills in critical situations
4) Negotiation Skills
5) Change Management Skills
6) Delegating and Empowerment Skills

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