Navigational Port Captain (Houma, LA or Channelview, TX)-00074W
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Enterprise Products is ranked 104th on the FORTUNE 500 and has approximately 6,900 employees. Enterprise’s large, integrated portfolio of operationally and geographically diverse assets, highlighted by its approximately 49,000-mile pipeline network, serves as the foundation for organic growth opportunities. The partnership’s service offerings include pipeline transportation and gathering, natural gas processing, storage, fractionation, terminalling, import/export capabilities and marketing. Enterprise also has a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. Additionally, energy professionals are discovering rewarding opportunities with Enterprise Products by putting their skills to work in exciting new growth areas, developing markets and pursuing innovative solutions for meeting the needs of customers and promote energy security for the country.
Make the most of your talents in a fast-paced environment driven by people who strive for achievement. Enjoy corporate strength, stability, and a rewarding career at a growing industry-leading and diverse operating company with a track record for success. Tap into the professional possibilities of Enterprise Products Company.
The Navigational Port Captain will be responsible for a group of vessels and barges, as directed by the Director of Marine Operations, and will serve as the primary liaison between vessel management and shore side personnel. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain good working relationships with all vessel employees.
Assure vessel is compliant with all government regulations and company policies.
Monitor river conditions and make available information necessary to support navigational decisions.
Make frequent on-board vessel inspections to ensure safe and efficient vessel operations are maintained.
Represent and articulate Company positions in response to US Coast Guard, regulatory agency incentives, proposals impacting navigation, or vessel operations.
Ensure good public relations are maintained with local, state, and federal agencies.
Assist in development and implementation of policies and procedures to enhance safety and efficiency in the operation.
Interface with other Company personnel including marketing and logistics, maintenance and repair, sourcing, personnel crewing, human resources and safety departments.
Improve job knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking practices, and participating in professional and industry groups.
Work with vessel crews to stay within budget.
Respond to vessel accidents/incidents and assist in investigations as required.
Routinely inspect barges to ensure safe and efficient operations are maintained.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
10+ years of vessel operations experience on the inland waterways and supervision of marine vessel crews is preferred.
Possession of a US Coast Guard Master of Towing license is required.
Tanker/Barge experience is required.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
A self starter and have the ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks with moderate supervision is required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook are required.
Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time to vessels is required.
Well versed on regulatory requirements and vessel inspections is required.
Demonstrated skills in supervising a large group of employees, training and employee development are required.
Willingness and ability to stand weekend/evening duties is required.
Proven history of problem resolution skills is required.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with vessel crews, management, field staff and other personnel is required.
Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers and interface customers is required.
Strong analytical skills, effective decision marking, good problem solving capabilities, and excellent troubleshooting skills are required.
Primary Location: USA-Louisiana-Houma
Other Locations: USA-Texas-Channelview
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Organization: Marine Services
Job: Marine Services
Job Level: Individual Contributor