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  • Job reference: RMS0153952

Vessel Operator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/02/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/02/15)
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The Company:
A large oil and gas operator.

The Role:
The position is a key enabler for client's group providing the primary communications link with the vessel’s Master in order to direct, monitor and continuously seek to improve the operational efficiency and onboard performance of the post fixture contract execution of each vessels voyage.
The role has a material HSSE aspect in terms of identifying hazards and risks; that may have the potential to impact the vessels voyage and operations in port whilst seeking opportunities to improve efficiency and rationalize ship movements in optimizing cargo schedule.
The position provides support and first line assistance to the Compatibility Superintendent with regard to all aspects of vessels ship-shore compatibility


Key Responsibilities:
-Accountable for the efficient ordering and monitoring of vessel movements, cargo transfer operations, and other marine related activities including, but not limited to the issuing of voyage orders, nomination of agents and surveyors, procurement of bunker fuel, and effective recording of all portions of the voyage.
-Reporting to the relevant regional Fleet Operations Manager, provide support to client's Supply & Optimization group in proactively responding to potential opportunities to maximize revenue, providing the primary link between client’s trading activities, the vessel and the functional support network within Global Shipping.
-Responsible as Duty Officer to provide out of hours expertise, on a rotational basis, for vessels that require real-time commercial operational support or additional clarity on voyage instructions and/or parameters;
-Responsible for providing effective stakeholder relationships, with the vessels, third party owners and/or technical managers and Hub and Port Agents such that issues are reconciled in the most expeditious manner;
-Administrate Charter Party terms in order to optimize financial returns within the post fixture voyage execution space;
-Procure bunker fuels to ensure safe voyage execution and regulatory compliance;
-Support the formulation of solutions to problems and issues and subsequent delivery of initiatives within the region on behalf of the Marine Operations group;
-In consultation with the relevant Fleet Operations Manager provide leadership and direction to continuous improvement initiatives in support of continuously improving the commercial operations customer service offer in the region;
-Assist in vessel performance analysis and preparing vessel and departmental activity reports by gathering information from various sources and analyzing the data
-Assist, and provide cover for, Compatibility Superintendent with all aspects of ship-shore compatibility studies.
-Support selective Contractor Management Plan(s) in line with client standards

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Demonstrable experience in a Vessel Operator, Ship Operator and/or Voyage Manager role within an integrated supply and trading organization is essential
-A thorough knowledge of the post fixture commercial operations process;
-Demonstrable skills in optimization of vessel movements within the terms of standard Charter Parties;
-An ability to independently manage tasks and problems in a fast paced and dynamic environment;
-Sound leadership capabilities and the ability to work independently;
-Key relationship and stakeholder management skills;
-An ability to openly communicate with a broad stakeholder network whilst maintaining focus on task and deadlines;
-Strong computer literacy including MS Word, Excel and Power Point competencies;

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
-Previous marine experience, although not essential, is desirable
-Previous experience in managing post fixture operations of LNG and/or LPG vessels is desirable
-Previous experience running small high performing teams is desirable
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