Are you looking for an opportunity to join a company that allows you to combine your passion for learning with the chance to develop your skills and grow your career? Challenge, reward and opportunity; PAL Aerospace is committed to offering them all. PAL Aerospace is accepting applications for motivated and energetic Offshore Ice and Environmental Observers to join our team based in St. John’s, NL for the 2019 ice season.

As an Offshore Ice and Environmental Observer, you will provide 12-hour coverage on an offshore facility, including the completion of observations of weather, ice and marine mammal/seabird. Observers will also maintain constant RADAR watch offshore. Personnel will be required to complete internal and external training required to meet the specifications of the job role and will be responsible for interacting with senior client management offshore in making critical decision to ensure safe operations.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Travel offshore for three week durations during ice season

  • Work 12 hour shifts

  • Interpret data, analyze results and provide ongoing report

  • Liaise with clients and senior representatives offshore

  • Ensure that all data is collected and analyzed in a manner consistent with the quality assurance procedures

  • Provide ice and weather updates as required, and participate in ice meetings

  • Make recommendations regarding ice surveillance and ice management actions

  • Liaise with support vessel bridge crews on ice management activities

  • Other duties as required


  • Post-secondary education or experience in a marine related field would be an asset

  • Proficiency in marine navigation or chart work

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-starter with the ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Previous experience working with Meteorological and Oceanographic data would be an asset

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet requirements for ice season

  • Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Valid BST and H2S Alive Certificates (please submit certificates with job application)

  • Marine Radar Certificate (i.e. SEN-1, Sigma-6 training)

  • Marine mammal and seabird training or experience

  • Previous experience in weather and/or ice observation

  • Previous experience using radio communication (ROC-M or ROC-A certificates)


PAL Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.