BC Ferries

  • Senior Master, Major

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2019 5:29 PM)
    Number of Positions
    Location City
    North Vancouver
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Category
    Closing Date
  • Job Description

    With 47 ports of call, 35 vessels, and more than 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.



    Shipboard Management Position

    Senior Master, Major

    Horseshoe Bay


    We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for the Shipboard Management position of Senior Master, Major at Horseshoe Bay.


    As a Senior Master, Major, you are responsible for the overall management of employees and the vessel, including managing and leading the Shipboard Management Team. The Senior Master, Major coordinates the effective performance of the vessel and its personnel in providing safe, efficient, economic, and timely transport of passengers and vehicles. The Senior Master, Major is responsible for creating, forecasting, and balancing the deck and overall budget for the vessel. You will also participate in ensuring high standards of employee engagement and customer service in accordance with company objectives.


    As a Senior Master, Major, you:

    • ensure regulatory compliance with a high level of importance on overall safety;
    • hold a Transport Canada-approved Master’s Certification (Near Coastal or Master Mariner);
    • hold relevant post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience;
    • have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Master of a vessel over 350 GRT, including management of the activities of deck and shipboard employees;
    • must successfully clear on a BC Ferries vessel within 180 days of appointment;
    • have 1 year of experience in shore-side management experience - in a marine business setting;
    • are computer proficient with a good working knowledge of current software programs;
    • are an innovative leader with a strong focus on customer service and Company objectives; and
    • ensure high standards of mariner professionalism and employee relations at all times.  


    Please apply by October 18, 2019.

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted


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