The function of the MSO of the Department of Transport is to ensure the implementation of national and international legislation relating to safety of life at sea, maritime security, maritime living and working conditions and prevention of pollution of the marine environment from ship related sources. Surveyors work under the direction of the Chief Surveyor, Deputy Chief Surveyors and Surveyors-in-Charge and may also be required to work closely with officials of the Department in the provision of advice to the Minister or other Government Departments on matters relating to maritime safety, security, working conditions, pollution prevention and related issues.
Surveyors will be involved in the initial survey and inspection requirements of new ships and the renewal survey requirements for existing vessels leading to the issue or renewal of statutory certificates including registration on the Irish Flag. The work will include plan and design approval relating to all ships machinery, hull, structure, boilers, shafting, steering gear, anchoring equipment, electrical power generation and distribution, pollution prevention equipment, safety and security management systems, crew accommodation etc.
It will be necessary to attend meetings at national and international level with statutory and non-statutory organisations. Surveyors will be involved with the enforcement of maritime safety, security, living and working conditions and pollution prevention legislation. Surveyors will also be involved with marine casualty investigations and the enforcement of legislation.
The work will include carrying out inspections on Irish and foreign vessels of different types. Surveyors will be required to work closely with shipbuilding and repair yards and various equipment manufacturers. Travel abroad and throughout Ireland will be required.
The successful candidate will have:
- Possess or have held in the past five years a Certificate of Competency as Chief Engineer (Steam and/or Motor) STCW III/2 for vessels of power in excess of 3,000 kW in the unlimited trading area, valid for service or eligible to be endorsed for service, on Irish flagged ships;
- Have satisfactory watch keeping experience in a senior capacity, preferably on vessels of power in excess of 3,000 kW operating in the unlimited trading area;
- Have satisfactory experience in ship operation, repair, maintenance and management;
- A degree in a relevant engineering discipline at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications or an Extra First Class Certificate of Competency
- Experience in a management capacity ashore, e.g. as engineering superintendent;
Closing date: 9th September 2021
For more information and how to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/Imarest_Ad_EngShipSurv
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.