Pacific Coast Terminals – Berm Construction & Dredging

This project aided in decreasing the amount of marine traffic in the Burrard Inlet to Pacific Coast Terminals by making room for larger carriers. The purpose of the project was to enlarge the turning basin for these larger carriers. To achieve this, a rock berm was placed in the harbour to contain the material removed from the current turning basin. The material was dredged utilizing both hydraulic and mechanical methods and placed behind the berm.

FRPD acquired the services of an engineering team to collaborate on the design based on the preliminary containment berm concepts provided by Pacific Coast Terminals. The scope of work included:

  • Design of berm
  • Supply of 160,000 tonnes of berm core, and slope protection material
  • In water transport of the core and slope protection material
  • 152,000 tonnes of Core material (6” minus) placement
  • 8,000 tonnes of Slope material (3” x 30”) placement
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • PAH impacted dredging
  • 400,000 m3 of Dredging
  • In water transport of dredge material to berm

This project involved tight tolerance placement and dredging, which took advantage of FRPD’s state of the art survey software systems.


Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent

Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent

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 to the far north and eastward all across the country.

FRPD is a growing, award-winning company with opportunities for advancement. We focus on the development of talented professionals looking to take advantage of the diverse scope of our many exciting projects and offer a very strong compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package and a company paid pension plan.

This is a Senior Position requiring extensive marine derrick and clamshell dredging operations experience.

We are currently seeking a Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent with a good understanding of marine equipment positioning methods and grade controls to supervise day to day field operations to ensure that projects are completed in a safe and efficient manner. Based out of our head-office and with extensive out of town travel as required, the Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent will be responsible to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead site work teams in accordance with company Health & Safety and Quality Control Plans
  • Delegate work to field staff, subcontractors and trades people in accordance with project plans & designs
  • Work closely with equipment and yard teams to efficiently schedule the maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Drive the construction schedule to ensure project milestones and completion dates are met
  • Work with project team to issue material requisitions & confirm safe delivery to site for incorporation into the work
  • Mentor project team members in order to contribute to their development and career growth
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external stakeholders to monitor and support project progression
  • Maintain thorough daily reports accurately tracking site progress, events, inspections, and other relevant information

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Technical training in an marine industry-related trade certification and/or education program
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience as a Clamshell and/or Marine Superintendent combined with a minimum of 10 years overall marine project site experience
  • Solid working knowledge of hydrographic surveying methodologies and bathymetric plans
  • Clear communication skills enabling collaboration with project stakeholders to interpret needs & identify solutions
  • Strong understanding of various aggregate materials properties and their use in a marine environment (structural fill, slope protection, rip rap)
  • Capable of identifying constructability issues in moderately complex situations and creating solutions within the required construction plan and schedule
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental protection practices and procedures as they apply to common marine construction processes
  • Working knowledge of construction documents such as technical drawings, contracts and budget documents
  • Skilled at promoting teamwork with project teams and stakeholders to reach collaborative outcomes
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities

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.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application by sending an Email to: careers@frpd.com (please state job title in email subject line)

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Company DPA & Marine Compliance Superintendent

Company Designated Person Ashore & Marine Compliance Superintendent

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 looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Marine Compliance Superintendent. The ideal candidate will be a 4th Class Marine Engineer or have solid marine technical experience.

Overview

The Company Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Marine Compliance Superintendent 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 Marine Technical Superintendent in coordination of marine equipment maintenance and repairs

Responsibilities

  • 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) requirements for their ship “FRPD 309” (a trailing hopper suction dredge working the waterways of the Fraser River)
  • Responsible for maintaining all ISM related documentation
  • Assist the Marine Technical Superintendent with the maintenance and refits of the marine dredging fleet
  • Responsible for ensuring that the FRPD fleet of vessels is compliant with the latest safety regulations, and in addition is operated according to changing environmental restrictions and regional guidelines.
  • Provide annual audits of all FRPD manned vessels (including dredges) to ensure regulatory compliance
  • 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 and Experience:

  • A 4th Class Marine Engineer or individual with solid marine technical experience
  • Have been in a leadership role for a minimum five years
  • Holder of a class endorsed DPA certificate
  • Training and certification in Auditing
  • Level 2 First Aid, or willing to obtain
  • Hold a class 5 drivers’ licence (abstract meeting FRPD’s motor vehicle policy)

Skills, Knowledge and 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
  • A solid understanding of Transport Canada, Canadian Labour Code Part II and MOSH Regulations
  • Individual must have thorough understanding and 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.


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Watchkeeping Mate

Watchkeeping Mate (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger)

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 the Northwest Territories, and FRPD is a growing award-winning company.  This is a unionized position for our Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger FRPD 309.

We are seeking a Watchkeeping Mate with a demonstrated ability to manage assigned duties promptly and efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Remain on the Bridge and not leave until properly relieved
  • When the Watch is changed, the Officer being relieved shall remain on the bridge and be responsible for the vessel until the relieving Officer acknowledges that he/she has taken charge of the vessel

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Take charge of a navigation watch
  • Handle / manoeuvre / navigate the vessel
  • Supervise dredging operations and optimize production and the continuity of the vessel
  • Verify the vessel’s position
  • Enter all pertinent details into the Bridge Log as they occur
  • Check operation of all navigational aids – radar, depth sounder, GPS, radios
  • Monitor depth of water when approaching land or dredging
  • Maintain a good lookout for traffic or dangers
  • Give sufficient traffic warning to other vessels and check traffic conditions in confined and/or restricted areas
  • Be responsible for all elements of the dredging operation
  • Monitor the stability characteristics of the vessel during the dredging operation
  • Ensure day shapes and navigation lights are properly displayed as per the COLREGs
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Required Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Competency
    • Preferred – Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate
    • Minimum – Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal
  • Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC)
  • Marine Medical Certificate, Transport Canada
  • MED with respect to STCW basic safety
  • MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;
  • MED in advanced firefighting
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • Eligible to be added to Pacific Pilotage Authority Coastal Waiver from Compulsory Pilotage

Working Conditions:

  • Three-week rotation will typically be two weeks on and one week off
  • 12-hour days with overtime as required
  • Unionized position with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to:

Email to: careers@frpd.com (please state job title in email subject line)

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Chief Mate

Chief Mate (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger)

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 the Northwest Territories, and FRPD is a growing award-winning company.  This is a unionized position for our Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger FRPD 309.

We are seeking a Chief Mate with a demonstrated ability to manage assigned duties promptly and efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Master and be responsible for duties of Watchkeeping Mate, as well as duties outlined below
  • Familiarity with the Master’s responsibilities and duties in the event he/she is required to assume command

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Take charge of a navigation watch
  • Supervise dredging operations and optimize production and the continuity of the vessel
  • Instruct crew in all aspects of their work
  • Ensure that the vessel is clean and necessary maintenance is carried out
  • Ensure the deck equipment is properly maintained
  • Inspect, care for and maintain the lifesaving and firefighting equipment
  • Initiate orders for deck stores as required
  • Input/update information into electronic maintenance management system
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Required Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Competency
    • Preferred – Transport Canada Chief Mate
    • Minimum – Transport Canada Chief Mate, Near Coastal
  • Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC)
  • Marine Medical Certificate, Transport Canada
  • MED with respect to STCW basic safety
  • MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats
  • MED in advanced firefighting
  • MED for senior officers
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • Eligible to be added to Pacific Pilotage Authority Coastal Waiver from Compulsory Pilotage

Working Conditions:

  • Three-week rotation will typically be two weeks on and one week off
  • 12-hour days with overtime as required
  • Unionized position with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to:

Email to: careers@frpd.com (please state job title in email subject line)

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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FRPD Wins 2018 VRCA Silver Award of Excellence

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (FRPD) and its joint venture partner, BEL Contracting, were recently awarded for their work on the Fairview Container Terminal – Phase 2 North Expansion project in Prince Rupert, B.C. The two companies won silver in the over $50 million category of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) 30th Annual Awards of Excellence. “This year, we received a record-setting 205 nominations with a total construction value of more than $2 billion dollars.” said Tony Everett, chairman of VRCA’s Awards of Excellence Committee. “As judges, we were impressed by how companies overcame a range of challenges, from engineering and design firsts to building in difficult weather conditions.”

The project scope, undertaken in 2015, included the development of a new berth expansion, upgrades to the existing caisson wharf, new mooring dolphin, new empty container stacking yard, and new container storage yards. Despite challenging ground conditions and ongoing operations at the terminal, the project was completed on time and on budget. No small accomplishment, as noted by the VRCA award judges in their remarks and recognized by Maksim Mihic, general manager of DP World (Canada) Inc. which operates the terminal. “We have successfully completed expansion projects with this team in the past.” said Mihic. “They are all premier companies in their category — and not surprisingly, they delivered a quality product this time too.”

“FRPD and our partners at BEL Contracting and Kingston Construction are very proud of winning the silver award and of our involvement in the Fairview expansion project,” said FRPD CEO Sarah Clark in an emailed statement. “This project was a success due to the collaboration with DP World and the Prince Rupert Port Authority, the tremendous support from the community and the commitment from our suppliers and subcontractors. We look forward to working in Prince Rupert again.”

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Maintenance Dredging and Sand Management

The lower reaches of the Fraser River are surrounded by the greater metropolitan area of Vancouver with the waterways and foreshore area forming an integral part of Port Metro Vancouver and British Columbia s economy. Every year the river dumps 20 million tons of sediment into the ocean with the majority of the deposition occurring during the Spring freshet.  As the flow rate subsides the suspended sediments settle in the river system including the 34km long deep sea navigation channel.  In order to maintain the depth required for the deep sea vessels to navigate the channel safely the settled material needs to be dredged.

Since the contract was awarded to FRPD, FRPD has met the challenges in annually maintaining channel grade in a dynamic river system as well as selling a large portion of the sand to the local construction industry.  Each year both FRPD and the Port Authority have worked close together to ensure that dredging is carried out in the priority areas as well as staying within the Port Authority s operational budgets.


FRPD Wins Gold Award of Excellence

On October 25, 2017, Fraser River Pile & Dredge GP (FRPD) was recognized for being a standout in B.C.’s construction industry as one of only 15 Gold Award winners at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) 29th Annual Awards of Excellence held in Vancouver, B.C. “VRCA’s Awards of Excellence showcase the best of the best,“ said Fiona Famulak, President of the VRCA. “BC’s construction industry is the most progressive in the country and the Awards allow us to recognize the collaboration, innovation and professionalism that our members bring to their projects – the complex, state-of-the-art infrastructure that we use every day,” she continued.

Sarah Clark, Mike Bevan-Pritchard, Brent Bevan-Pritchard, and Mike Scott, on behalf of FRPD, alongside Harald Kullman, Kim Stegman-Lowe, Robert Crompton, and Karen Denis were on hand to accept the Gold Award in the category of “General Contractors – $20 to $45 Million” for the recently completed Squamish Terminals – Berth 1 Reconstruction project.

As Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor, FRPD was thrilled to have been contracted for the project by Squamish Terminals in 2015, after fire had destroyed their Berth 1 dock. The project scope included demolition, construction & densification, and installation of steel and concrete replacements and was successfully completed in August, 2016.

Kim Stegeman-Lowe, President, Squamish Terminals had this to say about the project, “Thank you to our marine contractor Fraser River Pile & Dredge (FRPD), and our marine engineer and project manager Advisian – WorleyParsons Group for ensuring this complex dock rebuild was on-time and on budget. The great cooperation between FRPD and Advisian, as well as the support and patience of our employees, customers, partners, and community was the key to completing the dock and opening it back up to operation in 10 months.”

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DP World opens the expanded Fairview Terminal

FPRD in partnership with Bel Contracting and Kingston Construction completed the $200 million expansion on time in July 2017.  The Joint Venture was awarded the contract in 2015 to build the expansion designed for a capacity increase from 850,000 TEUs to 1.35M TEUs per year.   FRPD also successfully completed the first phase of this terminal.  Congratulations to the Port of Prince Rupert, DP World and CN Rail for their commitment to seeing the vison for this facility through.


Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project

FRPD with their partner Milestone Environmental Contracting were awarded the contract for the Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project.  This project is in the southwest corner of Hamilton Habour, the Randle Reef site is approximately 60 hectares (120 football fields) in size. The site contains approximately 695,000 cubic meters of sediment contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and other toxic chemicals – the largest PAH-contaminated sediment site on the Canadian Great Lakes. The contamination is often described as “a spill in slow motion” due to the continuing slow spread of contaminants across the Harbour floor and uptake into the food chain of the Harbour ecosystem. PAH contamination at Randle Reef is a legacy of a variety of past industrial processes dating back to the 1800s. There were multiple sources of contamination including coal gasification, petroleum refining, steel making, municipal waste, sewage and overland drainage.

Watch Environment and Climate Change Canada’s animated video describing the clean-up of the Randle Reef contaminated sediment site, the largest Canadian contaminated sediment site on the Great Lakes. The video provides an overview of how the clean-up of Randle Reef will take place over a 7-year period.