Vacancy for Operations Officer

Vacancy for Operations Officer

Vacancy for Operations Officer

Irish Lights is recruiting for an Operations Officer for a challenging and rewarding role on board their multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile.


Granuaile is an Irish Flagged 80 meter multi-purpose DP1 vessel with a 20 tonne crane and significant mooring handling capabilities. She is a diesel electric ship powered by 5 x MAN gensets with total power of 3700kW driving 2 x Schottel Azi Pod propellers and a Gill Jet Azitumth Bow Thruster. She is classed by Lloyds and has UMS notation. Primary duties involve maintenance of floating and fixed Aids to Navigation. Over the ships 20 years in operation she has successfully completed a wide range of offshore contracts including subsea operations.


The Operations Officer keeps navigational watches and provide support to the Master and Senior Operations Officer in all aspects of the ships administration and operational tasking. As well as undertaking these duties, the role involves maintaining Aids to Navigation including Lighthouses, and Buoys and surveying the Irish Coast utilising the latest surveying technology. 


Candidates must have offshore experience and hold a minimum valid STCW II/2 (Chief Mates) certificate. Valid Dynamic Positioning certification is desired but not essential and previous experience on similar vessels (Lighthouse and Buoy Maintenance Operations) will be an advantage.

This role will require a person who is energetic, articulate, self-motivated, a problem solver who is keen to take responsibility. The role involves plenty of variety so the successful candidate must be flexible and have a willingness to acquire new skills and knowledge. The ability to work with new technology is also important as are good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.

An attractive salary, time on time off roster and pension scheme is available.

Please click here to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for further information on the role and requirements.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 30 October 2020

Please apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Susan Murdock at

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