Portland Depot Marine Plant Manager

Portland, Dorset
Operation Delivery
Job Description


Reporting to the Depots Manager, the Portland Depot Marine Plant Manager will be accountable for Portland Cable Depot marine plant and associated equipment storage and movements.  Manage the safe and effective loading and discharging of all vessels in accordance with contract KPI’s.

To maintain a high-quality work environment offering the most effective use of space and managing infrastructure services associated with cable working.

Key Deliverables:

  • Responsibility for all staff, equipment and site areas associated with the provision of Cable Depot marine plant and associated equipment storage and movements.
  • Manage RQHSE in accordance with company policies and procedures, which incorporate ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environment), ISM (International Safety Management) and Health & Safety systems
  • To act as the customers contact point for any general reporting and enquiries relating to their plant.
  • Organise and manage required the personnel (Contractors/Depot Personnel) and equipment to ensure safe and effective loading and discharging of all vessels in accordance with Contract KPI’s. Responsible for cable movements within the Depot.
  • Ensure that customers’ plant is stored in line with manufacturers recommendations at all times
  • Provide and participate in an out of hours response service for emergency and in support of the business.
  • Instigate cable working processes and procedures, their implementation, control and updating. 
  • To maintain a database for control of Portland Depot based stocks. .Generate and distribute customer stock reports and storage invoices as required.  Provide vessel load & discharge plans and maintain a communications link between vessels and the Marine Support Facility during all operations.
  • Responsible for the effective line and performance management of all direct reports, as well as their motivation and development
  • Assist the Depots Manager in managing the Portland Depot Building and Facilities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Degree, HNC or HND, BTEC or equivalent an engineering discipline or suitable experience considered.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with customers, ship personnel and contract staff.
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications including computing skills required in database management
  • Experience in providing accurate cost and logistical analyses
  • Experience in managing small multi-disciplined teams.
  • Proven team leadership skills, persuasive nature and good communicator.
  • Knowledge of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management requirements
  • Flexible approach to working times and duties and the ability to operate pro-actively and autonomously with an attention to detail


  • Practical experience of cable operations, including: cable movement and handling practices, cable jointing and testing
  • Experience with regard to plant storage criteria
  • Experience in operation of lifting equipment and mechanical aids including Forklift Trucks
  • Sound knowledge and experience of legislation covering all facets of depot operations

About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering and consists of three business units; CWind delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities market, Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets and Global Offshore delivering trenching and power cable lay services to the oil & gas industry.

The company has two successful joint ventures in China, SB Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine, demonstrating the true global reach of the company.  The combined experience and knowledge has led to significant embedded intellectual property and an enviable track record.

GMG has an outstanding health & safety record, completing 1.65 million hours worked in 2016, without injury and stands by a core value of safety first.

The company is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets. The company has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea cable, which is around 21% of the total installed worldwide.

The Group aspires to achieve its vision ‘Engineering a clean and connected future’.