Marine Technical Coordinator / DPA
Fraser River Pile & Dredge
New Westminster, BC
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor. The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching across the country.

FRPD is a growing, award-winning company with significant opportunities for advancement. We know that our success is through our people and we focus on developing talented individuals looking to take advantage of the diverse scope of our many exciting projects. We offer a strong compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package and a company paid pension plan.


The Marine Technical Coordinator / DPA will be responsible to ensure the company’s marine fleet is meeting or exceeding all applicable marine regulations. This position will also include supporting the Senior Marine Technical Superintendent in coordination of marine equipment maintenance and repairs


As the company DPA you will be responsible to ensure FRPD is meeting all aspects of the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) International Safety Management (ISM)
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the Safety Management System through review of records drills, minutes of onboard Safety Meetings, Incident Investigations, Non-Conformities, and Requests for Change
Monitoring of the safety and pollution-prevention aspects of the operation of the ship and ensuring that adequate resources and shore-based support are available, as required
Ensuring that annual shore management and vessel officer reviews of the SMS are conducted
Arranging and supporting internal and external audits of the SMS ashore and on the vessel
Ensuring suitably qualified internal auditors conduct physical and baseline audits of the shore-based facility and the ship to meet the requirements of the International Safety Management Code
Ensuring that Corrective Actions noted for non-conformities and observations are implemented and reviewed to verify their effectiveness
Assist the Marine Technical Superintendent with the maintenance and refits of the marine dredging fleet
Work with marine crews to develop marine specific operational safety procedures
Manage marine dredging equipment records and filing systems to improve timely and orderly retrieval of information
Assist in directing the work of mechanical, hydraulic, electronic and electrical maintenance, repair and installations on FRPD dredging equipment

Education & Experience

An individual with solid marine technical experience
4th Class Marine Engineering Certificate is an asset
Must have sea going experience on a domestic Canadian vessel
Holder of a class endorsed DPA certificate
Training and certification in Auditing would be an asset
Hold a class 5 driver’s license (abstract meeting FRPD’s motor vehicle policy)

Skills, Knowledge & Required Competencies

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Excellent organizational skills
Understanding of Transport Canada, Canadian Labour Code Part II and MOSH Regulations
Experience working with Classification Societies
General knowledge of fleet management/maintenance systems
Experience working in a unionized environment considered an asset.

We offer a top-level compensation package including an industry leading comprehensive benefits package and a company paid pension plan. Come join our growing, award winning company!

This position is challenging, interesting and will be well suited to an individual looking to further expand their existing skill set and build an exciting career within a strong and healthy work environment.