Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:52

Base Operations - Supervisors - Vancouver Island

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is a Transport Canada certified Response Organization, whose mandate is to ensure there is a state of preparedness in place and to mitigate the impact when an oil spill occurs. This includes the protection of wildlife, economic and environmental sensitivities, and the safety of both the responders and the public.

WCMRC is recruiting for Base Operations Supervisors for our new bases on Vancouver Island, located in Sidney, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Sooke, B.C.  These are regular full-time positions and will report to the Base Operations Manager at each location.

Our operations team is comprised of professionals with diverse skills and experience. Their ability to effectively manage and direct spill response procedures within the first few hours after response activation significantly reduces the negative impacts oil can have on the surrounding environment. On a spill site, WCMRC personnel work to ensure that the situation is thoroughly assessed, response strategies are carefully devised, and resultant countermeasures are quickly deployed.

The Base Operations Supervisors will be responsible for organizing, planning, scheduling and supervising day-to-day operations to support spill response activities as required.  The position will also plan and coordinate training and response readiness exercises, including training of contractors and new operations personnel on the proper use of equipment and vessels.  In addition, this position will work closely with other departments to ensure operational and spill response training needs are met.

To be successful in this role you will possess a minimum of five to seven years of marine experience, power equipment maintenance, and working knowledge of local coastlines, along with the completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  The role also requires a minimum certification of Master 60GT and proficiency with MS Office applications.  Previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred. In addition, you are a collaborative team player with great communication and planning skills, and the ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple deadlines. Other marine certificate, education or experience would be an asset.

At WCMRC we value open and honest communication that fosters a climate of trust, integrity in all our business practices, success through competency, creativity and teamwork, and being a steward of the environment.  We believe that putting our values into practice creates long-term benefits for our employees, shareholders, stakeholders, suppliers and the communities we serve.

If you share our company values and believe that you have the necessary knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to succeed in this position, then we would like to hear from you.  To apply, send a cover letter and detailed resume. Please do not forget to include which location you would prefer.

Closing Date: End of day October 31, 2017

We thank you in advance for your response and regret that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To find out more about us, visit our website at www.wcmrc.com.

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