Vessel Manager – Mumbai

Location: Mumbai | Job code: TS001

Purpose of the position

The Vessel manager is designated by the Head of Fleet management to manage all technical matters for safe operations at all times.   The vessel manager is authorised to allocate budget resources keeping all stakeholders appraised in order to achieve primary targets.

Responsibilities & duties

  • Implement the HSE management system within respective area of responsibility;
  • Ensure that maintenance and operational standards are compiled to enable the vessels to operate safely without any incident or detention;
  • Ensure that procedures are compiled to evaluate and manage changes in operations, procedures, vessel equipment or personnel and to ensure that Company’s safety, quality and environmental standards are not compromised;
  • Monitor the development and upkeep of the planned maintenance programs and its records on board the vessels and in the shore office
  • Conduct shipboard and shore-based verification of operational and maintenance records and reports of vessels;
  • Monitor the physical condition of the vessels through shore-based verification and periodic structured inspection of the vessels;
  • Ensure that necessary improvements are tracked to completion, for the vessels;
  • Conduct shipboard and shore-based verification of all applicable certification and class documentation of vessels;
  • Ensure that necessary surveys and inspections are conducted in a planned and timely manner;
  • Ensure and monitor shore-based support to vessels for timely availability of appropriate spares, materials,
  • Prepare vessels for inspection/audit by PSC, Flag, RightShip and similar bodies; follow up deficiencies arising out of the preparation and inspection until final closure;
  • Monitor the implementation of the SMS on the vessels and ensure that timely attention and feedback is provided for reports originating from the vessels;
  • Identify and verify training needs of shipboard personnel whose work may cause a significant impact on safety, environment, and operations and provide feedback regarding such training needs through appropriate remarks in the Appraisal Report and other reports to the Company’s management;
  • Approve vessel expenses/purchases as per limits set by the Company & in accordance to budget approved by Management;
  • Monitor purchasing and where necessary, provide input to negotiate central purchasing contracts for the assigned vessels;
  • Participate in the assessment of operational status of vessels prior to entering into management contracts; be responsible for budgeting for the vessels;
  • Monitor the overall reliability and cost effectiveness of performance including actual cost against budgets;
  • In liaison with the Financial Controllers, verify periodic statement for Ship Operation Cost prior to submitting to Owners;
  • Ensure that periodic reports to Owners regarding ship’s technical/operational status and cost development, as applicable, are provided in a timely and appropriate manner;

 

Professional experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, marine engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • Experience in maintaining maritime vessels and a supervisory background is essential with minimum 3 years experience in a corporate company as a superintendent/vessel manager for an international shipowner/operator
  • Sea based experience having ideally worked at Chief Engineer level
  • Extensive knowledge of ship engineering and operating systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of dry-dock procedures.

 

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