Ship Operator

Job Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, offering support and providing guidance to ensure the safe, compliant and reliable planning and execution of voyages, while maximizing commercial value. Partnering with:
  • The wider BP Group
  • Teams within Shipping (Vessel Managers, Vetting & Clearance, Chartering & Commercial)
  • Functional teams (BP Shipping Legal, Finance, Demurrage)
  • External bodies (such as owners, brokers and agents)
  • The Masters of the vessels
  • Provide commercial expertise and marine awareness to manage risks associated with transportation of hydrocarbons, chemicals and dry bulk.
  • Management of all non-scheduling activity including day-to-day operations of allocated voyages for owned, time chartered and spot-chartered vessels in accordance with the charter party terms and internal policies, such as:
  • Management of vessel, port and berth clearances
  • Generation and issue of Voyage Orders (including load and discharge instructions).
  • Intakes optimization and UKC compliance
  • Appointment of port agents
  • Management of Charter Parties terms
  • Identify opportunities for optimum bunker procurement
  • Make innovative commercial interventions to maximize voyage earnings and opportunities for cost savings. Drive dashboard insights that analyse these savings and learned opportunities.
  • Provide pre-fixture advice to Charterers.
  • Provide BPs Trading business with commercial expertise and marine knowledge that informs and aids their activity.
  • Support out of hours and weekend duty cover for relevant benches. Including support to the BP Shipping Incident Management Team (IMT) and Business Support Team (BST) where needed.

Essential Education

  • Higher education or equivalent Marine qualification preferred

Essential Experience And Job Requirements

  • Previous commercial experience (in a Shipping environment or Company)
  • Marine experience
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills leading to effective decision making
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and complete tasks in fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage across multiple interfaces and stakeholders

Desirable Criteria

  • Strong bias for action
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Managing time and pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to make a quick decision, sometimes without all the facts
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to proactively manage day to day issues
  • Ability to foresee potential problems and engaging others as necessary in resolution
  • Commercial acumen aptitude


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