Head Office, 17-27 Queen's Square
17-27 Queen's Square
North Yorkshire

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 4th March 2022

The Company

PD Ports is a leading UK ports business offering end-to-end supply chain solutions, employing over 1,300 people in the UK. With headquarters based in the North East of England, PD Ports owns and operates the UK’s third largest port by volume.


The Role

Reporting to the Conservancy Operations Manager, the Marine Operations Superintendent is responsible for the day to day management, planning and monitoring of vessels and crew.

The role has a high level of accountability whereby The Marine Operations Superintendent is responsible for ensuring that budgetary requirements are adhered to, they are accountable for the control of high value resources, as well as being responsible for ensuring that dredging quantity targets are met. The Marine Operations Superintendent will manage all responsibilities in line with safe working practices and legislative requirements.


Hours of Work:

A rota system of 12.5 hours per day from 07.00 a.m. to 07.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, followed by a week off (Monday to Monday).

The Marine Ops Superintendents are on a 24-hour call out during their respective shifts.



 25 days (Pro-rata) holiday plus Bank Holidays (subject to shift pattern)

  • Internal training and Safety Passport Training/ On-going training and assessments
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme for personal support (health, finance, etc.)
  • Company pension scheme up to 6% company contribution


The Candidate

The Marine Operations Superintendent will have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organisation and develop good rapport with both internal and external relationships. The role requires the ability to prioritise tasks in order of importance and possess the ability to present written and numerical data using Microsoft Office.

Additionally, the Marine Operations Superintendent requires a good knowledge of Dock Regulations as well as MCA regulations, ISM Safety Management System and an understanding of the Company’s health and safety procedures. There will also be a requirement to develop an understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation relevant to the role, including an understanding of risk assessments and safe systems of work.


Essential Criteria:

 At least 2 years minimum Technical Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years Port and Marine Industry Experience.
  • A full driving licence is essential and the use of your own car
  • Educated to GSCE/O Level standard and/or OND in recognised discipline
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of managing HSEE
  • Experience of managing and developing operational teams
  • Understanding of Marine Environmental Management


Desirable Skills:

  • Foreshore DM system
  • DPA Course
  • Certificate in management studies or similar
  • Knowledge of Marine and Coastal Access Act requirements
  • Decision making including emergency responses (pollution and marine)
  • High level of problem solving skills
  • Logical thinking and a reasoned approach
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Confidence to take accountability for budgetary requirements and dredging quantity targets



If you are interested in joining the team at this exciting time, please submit a detailed C.V. outlining your relevant skills & experience along with a covering letter to:

For more information and to apply please contact the Group HR Department

Group HR Department
17-27 Queen’s Square


Closing date: Friday 4th March 2022

Award Winning

PD Ports awarded Gold Status from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its commitment to health and safety excellence for the third consecutive year.

PD Ports - RoSPA Award Winner 2023