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Dock Pilot

Job Requisition No.:  20962
Category:  Shipyard

Reporting structure

Reports To    

Manager Shipwright

Direct Reports    

Dock Master/Asst Dock Master/ Foreman

Job Summary and Purpose

Assist Department manager in overall operations of the marine maneuver function ensuring the vessels are maneuvered and berthed within Safety, Quality and budgetary targets.


Key Accountabilities:

1.    Management of the day-to-day operations of the marine department function to ensure that work processes are implemented as required complying relevant procedures. 
2.    Ensure vessels move safely in and out of the port facility and responsible for the safe and efficient running of the port. 
3.    Review the scope of works and establish production objectives, standards and docking schedules to ensure timely delivery of all the projects undertaken.
4.    Assistance to the master of vessels during the passage of vessels in and out of docks and providing local knowledge of navigational and operational matters combined with Ship-Handling.
5.    Dry docking of vessels in cordination with the Marine Dock team. To check and approve the conditions and the requirements, stability, and all other issues related to safe docking and undocking of vessels.
6.    Use of multi tugs for complex towing operations as well as manual handling of vessels in restricted waters. 
7.    Dry Docking, anchoring and use of multiple tugs for complex towing operations as well be able to manually handle vessels on conventional mode in restricted waters, close quarters to other vessels and fixed structures.
8.    To ensure the vessel movements are carefully planned, closely monitored and safely executed8
9.    Oversee the marine section manpower, equipments and various other resource requirements and ensure optimum use of the same by ensuring cost control is exercised.
10.    Identify talent and engage them to drive continual improvement efforts and training of staff.
11.    Ensure that all activities are captured for billing purposes .
12.    Ensure all reports are prepared and reported  to management
13.    Ensure compliance to all relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the section in order to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude.
14.    Perform other related duties or assignments as directed on order to contribute to the continuous operations of the department
15.    Employee should prioritize wellbeing of themselves and their colleagues while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Adhere to all health & safety protocols, participate in wellbeing & wellness programs, and promptly report any concerns regarding the wellbeing of oneself & others in order to foster a culture of best practice

Accountabilities - 2

Accountabilities - 3

Accountabilities - 4


Drive Vision
Interactive Communication
Customer Centricity
Solution Oriented
Empower & Nurture Talent
Collaboration & Teamwork
Achievement Oriented

Key Result Areas

  • Adhere to health safety security and environment policies, procedures, instructions, and controls for the safety of self and others. To ensure zero LTI & recordable incidents.
  • To ensure Maneuvers and docking undocking activities are carried out safely and within scheduled timelines.

Interactions and Working Relations

•    Shipwright Section
•    All Sections in  Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions
•    To engage Team towards Safety, Health, Environment , Quality &Security
•     Compliance to SHEQS Requirements with in the Team
To Ensure  the completion of Assigned works to Department
•    Clients / Vessel owners / masters
•    Sub Contractors 
•    Service Engineers
•    Port authourities
•    To Plan safe docking operations
 Highlight the client/Sub contractor/ Service Engineer Requirements to Section Engineers

Financial Authorities

•    As per TOFA.

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

Be able to handle tugs of various propulsion and be a certified Marine Pilot.
Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency & Proficient in ISGOTT procedures, MARPOL and SOLAS convention.


8 to 10 years working experience in Ship Yard or Port as Pilot / Dock Master.
Working experience in Docking / Undocking vessels.

Job Specific Competencies:

i. Behavioral
•    Drive Vision
•    Interactive Communication
•    Customer Centricity
•    Solution Oriented
•    Empower & Nurture Talents
•    Collaboration & Teamwork
•    Achievement Oriented

ii. Technical:
•    Proficient in ship handling, precision pilotage, mooring / unmooring of different types of ships.
•    Must have sailed on ocean going vessels in the capacity of a Master.
•    Experienced in Stress and Stability calculations, ballast control for docking operations.

Dock Pilot

Department:  Operations
City:  Ras Laffan

Job Segment: Facilities, QA, Quality Assurance, Operations, Quality, Technology

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