I am changing careers. Forty years building large construction projects. Up to $90 million in P&L responsibility with supervision of over 200 men per day.
Always wanted to work on the water so I went to Sea School and acquired a 50T Inland Masters and a 50T Near Coastal Mate and OS.
I have age against me (58) and understand that I’ll spend some time as a deckhand and mate to prove my worth and wash off some green. On the other hand, I’ve had a lot of responsibility. The annual dollar volume of one of those projects is bigger than 99% of the businesses in the U.S. and they don’t turn you loose on one of those unless you’ve demonstrated the requisite leadership, responsibility etc. (Not patting myself on the back, btw, just taking an assessment.)
Quickest career path looks to be offshore rather than tug/barge.
Apart from the normal approach of knocking on doors, any recs on how to approach the operators? Will the ratings help or is this a true start from scratch operation?
Thanks in advance.