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  • Job reference: RMS0183397

Operations Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/08/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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The Role:
Our Client is currently seeking Operations Managers in multiple countries, for their projects across the CIS region.

Job Purpose:
* To ensure that all vessels are manned and operated in line with current legislation, flag state, class and company requirements and that all charter parties are serviced in line with agreed terms.
* To liaise with the other departments within the company to ensure a safe and effective operation.

Key Accountabilities:
* Manage all vessel contracts from the point of on-hire up until the point of off-hire in line with applicable charter party. Ensure that Commercial is advised of all down time days and other problems/deviations that may affect the charter party, invoicing or our good working relations with the client. The Operations Manager will be the principal point of contact for the client during the term of any charter.
* Ensuring compliance with the company's procedure and policies in accordance with the ISM Code and any other standards that the company may elect to follow. Actively promote Safety Awareness amongst all Operations and Vessels Personnel
* Ensuring that Discipline is enforced in a fair and controlled manner in line with the company policies and that any disciplinary action taken is likewise in line with policy.
* Providing for the development and training of all department and sea staff through liaison with HR.
* Providing timely Daily, Weekly and Monthly reports as and when required by Management and or the clients.
* Ensure that a structured system of inspections is implemented to ensure that vessels are being run in line with requirements.
* Monitoring and accounting for all vessels down time including the implementation of plans to reduce down time to a minimum.
* Liaison with Crewing department to ensure that all Sea Staff employed are suitably qualified and experienced for the position that they hold. Monitoring the performance of all sea-staff and implementation of a competence assurance scheme as applicable.
* Ensure that all sea staffs are relieved on time every time and that suitable handover time is given for sensitive positions.
* Ensure that Annual Appraisals for all Masters in the fleet is done. Follow up with interim reviews of tasks set and ensure adequate progress.
* Ensure that a suitable Communications package is fitted to all vessels and that costs associated with same are controlled and regularly benchmarked for value. Ensure that suitable controls exist on board our vessels and that same are enforced.
* Ensure that a suitable Catering Company is contracted for the fleet and that same is monitored and benchmarked on a regular basis. Contract to be negotiated by Procurement.
* Ensure that Masters Accounts are run in a controlled and professional manner and that all vessels remain at all times in funds.
* Ensure that all Deck Equipment are maintained in a planned fashion and that a planned maintenance regime exists on the vessel. This regime will be checked on a regular basis by inspection and follow ups by the Operations team.
* Ensure that the company is kept appraised of changing legislation / requirements ahead of time in order that steps can be taken for implementation.
* Ensure that all Insurance Claims are lodged in a timely fashion and that they are closed out with the maximum benefit to the company and as quickly as possible.
* Ensure that all clients are visited on a regular basis and that the company is well represented within the Energy / Marine Community.
* Establishing the Operations Budget for the coming year and maintaining operating costs within approved budget levels.

The Company:
Our Client is a leading offshore marine company providing solutions to the Oil & Gas industry.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
* Must have either Chief Engineer Licence or Masters Licence or Educated to Degree level in Navigation and Maritime Science, Marine Engineering or equivalent.
Minimum Experience:
* Must have minimum 3 years' experience in managing offshore fleet operations.
Job-Specific Skills:
* Offshore Vessel Owning Management
- Assert authority to meet deadlines and make decisions in timely manner
- Influence and motivate others and create a sense of trust within and outside the team
- Demonstrate an active approach and be willing to get involved if necessary
- Apply a systematic and logical approach to tasks

This job requires a person who has drive, self-confidence, accuracy and the ability to achieve profitable results. This position needs a person who is prepared to keep pressure on others to meet deadlines in an environment which has variety and interruption. This individual must be self-starting, competitive, imaginative, enthusiastic, self-confident

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.