Project Lead

February 2024



Full Time

Dales Marine Services is a well-established national Ship Repair, Fabrication, and Engineering service provider for the marine, off and on-shore oil, gas and renewable industries. Our commitment to delivering excellent services in ship repair, fabrication, and engineering has propelled us into new territories and projects. As a well-established and successful company, we are expanding our team due to continued growth, long-term contracts, and increased demand for our services.

We are seeking a dynamic Project Lead with a background in the maritime sector or similar to join our busy Greenock dry dock and fabrication facility. This role is ideal for a fabrication workshop or ship repair foreman/supervisor aiming to transition into an office-based position. The successful candidate must possess experience in pricing and estimating small to medium-sized work tasks and fabrication projects. Reporting directly to the Operations Director and the Site Operations Manager.

As part of this role you will:

  • Read complex engineering drawings.
  • Compile, complete, and present pricing estimates to clients.
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with existing clients, identifying opportunities for selling services.
  • Planning and overseeing projects both onsite and in Port, this may necessitate the requirement to travel.
  • Agree contract/project objectives and scopes of work with clients.
  • Supervise large squads of multiple trades in the completion of complex scopes of repair works, including steelwork, piping & general engineering. While also organising, various sub-contractors carrying out on site works. .
  • Organise various sub-contractors for on-site works.
  • Understand other trades within the ship repair environment, such as outfitting, painting, engines, hydraulics and electrical as these can often form minor parts of the project scopes.
  • Ensure project time and budget requirements are met.
  • Produce completed project reports in different formats.
  • Understand pricing structures and price scopes of work in the required formats.
  • Liaise with the customer to find solutions to problems within the time constraints of the refit periods.
  • Demonstrate a high commitment to Health and Safety on all our sites and those of our clients

The successful candidate should ideally meet the following requirements:

  • A background in Oil & Gas, Renewables, Large Fabrication Projects or offshore vessels would be advantageous
  • Service Company Experience, ideally, you've worked with service companies, particularly those dealing with vessels, marine equipment, maintenance, or overhauls. Knowledge of steelwork, and marine engineering systems would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with the renewable aspects of the marine industry will give you a competitive edge.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word at an intermediate/advanced level.
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Ability to work in a busy and challenging repair shipyard/dry dock environment.
  • Weekday overtime and weekend working during the yard’s normal hours of operation.
  • Willingness to travel to other yards operated by the company or remote locations dictated by the customer.

What We Offer:

What we offer:

  • 25 days holiday per year plus an additional 9 local/public holidays.
  • Private health insurance with added dental and optical benefits.
  • Company life assurance
  • The package contains an attractive salary, car allowance, and pension.
  • Ongoing professional development.

To apply for the above position, please submit a copy of your CV along with a cover letter to

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