A key element of the success of Dublin Port Company is the commitment and experience of the Company’s workforce.  The contribution of Dublin Port Company’s employees to the day-to-day running of the company continues to ensure that this organisation and natural resource plays a hugely positive role in the life of the city and the State’s economy.

There is currently 1 vacancy in Dublin Port Company:


Assistant Harbour Master


The Position

The position of Assistant Harbour Master is key to ensuring the Port’s marine activities operate safely and efficiently. The Assistant Harbour Master is a member of the Harbour Management Team, reporting to the Harbour Master and/or Deputy Harbour Master, managing the maritime related activity within the associated boundaries of Dublin Port.

Under the direction of the Harbour Master the Assistant Harbour Master shall assist with all managerial responsibilities for operations in a number of key areas including pilotage, towage, berth allocation and VTS. Given the location of Dublin Port, the Assistant Harbour Master also has a wider responsibility for leisure and other craft in Dublin Bay and in the River Liffey.

The role requires an in-depth understanding of ship operations in all modes including Ro-Ro passenger and freight ferries, container ships; bulk carriers of all types, oil tankers and cruise ships.

The Assistant Harbour Master is responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Port’s Harbour Function including the management of a skilled staff of 60 and the support management of a large financial budget.


The Person

To qualify for consideration, candidates must have a valid STCW II/2 Certificate of Competency as Master, (unlimited) valid for service in the Irish Mercantile Marine. Candidates should have at least three years satisfactory sea time experience as Master or Chief Officer of a merchant vessel(s), trading in unlimited waters. Alternatively, three years experience as a Harbour Master, Deputy Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master in a comparable port.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate the required high level of expertise in the operational dimensions of the role, the ability to motivate and manage a skilled workforce operating around the clock on every day in the year, financial and commercial acumen in respect of both the Company’s business and that of our customers, the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both nationally and internationally and the ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively both verbally and in writing.


To apply please send full personal, career and current remuneration details to:

Mr. Pat Ward,
Head of Corporate Services,
Dublin Port Company,
Port Centre,
Alexandra Road,
Dublin 1.


Closing Date 24th February 2017