Marine Manager
Glasgow

Marine Operations Manager

Ref: 672| Posted: 11th May 2020

We are recruiting for a Marine Operations Manager for our global shipping client, based in Glasgow.
 
This role is responsible for Navigational, Cargo and Mooring, Security and Vetting standards with authority to implement controls and initiatives to drive and maintain fleet standards. The role also supports the Fleet Operations and requires active engagement with Fleet personnel, ashore and afloat as well as other Business Units, corresponding customer contacts and industry bodies on an ongoing basis.
 
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
  • Sailing experience (preferably on Oil / Gas Tankers) to a Senior Rank; minimum Class 2 (Unlimited) CoC.
  • Several years experience in a shoreside role, with proven experience and competence in completing marine investigations.
  • Sound knowledge in international maritime regulations and industry standards and HSEQ practices.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise critical work; work quickly and in high-pressure environments.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in the marine and vetting industry including OCIMF Sire inspection process, and other relevant industry processes including software applications, web pages and questionnaires.
  • Adept people-management, analytical, problem-solving, time-management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to respond positively to customers in an effective manner, and to represent the company effectively in external meetings and forums.
  • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Develop and promote continuous improvement initiatives and strategies.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
  • The Marine Operations Manager role includes two main areas of responsibility:
    • Supporting Fleet operations teams in all aspects of the vessel’s daily operations.
    • Leading management and support for all Marine, Safety, Security and Vetting items.
  • Treat Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance as Top Priority.
  • Build and maintain the company’s reputation for operational excellence with all parties and display/ promote Company Values and Leadership Behaviours at all times.
  • Establish and maintain constructive professional relationships with customer and oil major vetting and assurance teams, and flag states acting as the focal point for the company and attending key meetings and conferences as required.
  • Act as a member of the Emergency Response Team as marine subject matter expert.
  • Work closely with Fleet Teams leading as the focal point for navigation, cargo, mooring, commercial and safety aspects and providing support with all marine issues.
  • Oversee STS operations; liaise with all parties and attend STS operations where required.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of time charter party requirements.
  • Lead marine related tasks within the team including support during TMSA, internal/external audits and inspections.
  • Manage the process of Navigation, Cargo & ballast, Mooring and bunker audits and undertake necessary analysis/ trending to proactively identify and communicate areas of risk/ leading indicators with Fleet Operations.
  • Monitor and analyze audit and inspection results; develop, implement and lead plans/campaigns to drive improvement and operational excellence.
  • Participate in, develop, deliver and support training.
  • Perform MTMSAs, compatibility assessments, Due Diligence and Safe Port Assessments.
  • Lead incident investigations for Navigation, Cargo & Mooring incidents and support HSEQ as required. Liaise with key stakeholders for follow up and close out of inspection reports in a timely manner.
  • Visit vessels and provide guidance. Instruction and clarity to ship’s staff as appropriate.
  • Manage the vetting and assurance process for designated area of responsibility.
  • Work closely with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure operations are effectively and efficiently conducted and promote operational leadership.
  • Cost Demonstrate and drive Cost Leadership in Marine projects and annual budgets.
  • Respond effectively to customers on all marine and terminal compatibility matters to ensure consistent delivery of first-class service
  • Meet with customers to build professional relationships and promote company interests.
  • Provide any other operational marine support as required.
 
REMUNERATION PACKAGE ON OFFER 
 
Competitive Salary and benefits package.