Vessel Manager

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Our client is a large international shipping business who have ships such as LNG, chemical and bulk. They have offices in nearly every core shipping country in the world and with their international presence they are considered a highly sought after business to work for. They uphold a core set of values which revolve around safety, people development and a strong team effort to draw a healthy profit.

The role our client is seeking to fill is a Vessel Manager where you will be overseeing the technical management of a small group of LNG ships. This will require you to be in daily contact with the ships in your charge to ensure that the engineering crew on-board are keeping the ship in a consistent state of good repair. You will deal with budgets for repair work and oversee remotely repairs completed to ensure they are up to your standards. You will negotiate with yards and suppliers to try and gain services and parts at the best possible price. You will review crew performance and deal with all marine accidents that may occur during the course of everyday sailing. Obviously, you will be involved in planning and overseeing all dry dockings of your ships and do routine inspections and audits of them.

To fit this role you will possess the below:

  • Holding a Class One Certificate of competency (Engineer side)
  • Previous service as a 2nd Engineer or Chief Engineer on board either LNG or LPG ships plus
  • 3 years’ service on shore in a similar role of Superintendent/Vessel Manager OR
  • Previous service as a 2nd Engineer or Chief Engineer with Liquid cargo plus 3 years’ service on shore with LNG or LPG ships in a similar role of Superintendent/Vessel Manager
  • Experienced with DFDE would be very useful.
  • Able to live and work in the UK.

You will be offered a healthy salary plus a benefits package which includes private healthcare for you and your family as well as a non-contribution pension and 25 days holiday. Our client also looks to offer training and development to those they employ to ensure progression is offered to the right people; they always aim to develop those they have in place rather than hire externally if they can. 

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