Towage Operations Manager

Job Responsibilities

Towage Operations Manager Job In Bahrain



• Management and administration of Marine Operations within the Gulf Cluster assigned operations.

• Management and control of vessel maintenance and deck-side technical matters

• Ensure compliance with all Class, Flag and Statutory Certification for all vessels, liaise closely with the Technical Manager for technical/engineering side of surveys.

• Management of Masters, Skippers, team leaders, line handlers and Chief Officers to ensure compliance with Svitzer processes and procedures at all times

• Management and oversight of Crew Administration to ensure vessel are properly manned at all times

• Ensure all crews have appropriate training to meet Svitzer OVMSA requirements and deliver training required to meet OVMSA compliance

• Management of crew to ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times

• Work closely with Client’s representatives to ensure a full understanding of tug capabilities is maintained across operations and address Client concerns on delivery of the service

• Provide and maintain a high level of customer service

• Conduct regular safety drills and exercises to ensure the required standards are maintained on all vessels

• Conduct simulator exercises with Deck Officers to ensue competence standards are met and maintained

• Ensure all incidents and accidents are reported and investigated as appropriate

• Ensure vessel and crew compliance with Marine Standards requirements.

• Act as Svitzer Representative when it comes to exchanges with the Bahrain Port and Maritime affairs regarding vessel certificates and manning documents.


• Coordination of day to day crew and line handlers’ management including crew rostering

• Coordination of the recruitment, selection and training of vessel Masters, Skippers and Chief Officers in compliance with Svitzer ROAM processes and procedures; Control of the recruitment, selection and training of Deck Ratings in consultation with the Country Manager and other relevant functional managers in accordance with company guidelines

• Ensure employee records including crew certification and inductions are up to date and captured in Crew Inspector.

• Develop a succession plan for the deck officer positions within the operation, including designing and implementing adequate training plans for existing and newly recruited crew members


• Provide Crewing and Operational Budget inputs for annual budgets and forecasts

• Initiation of local purchases to approved financial limits

• Control and optimisation of operational costs including but not limited to over time when applicable

• Implement operational efficiencies to reduce day to day operational costs


• Other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, including provide coverage for other Management positions during periods of absence as delegated by the Country Manager


• Strong knowledge of marine towage operations

• Strong knowledge of ISM, OVMSA and offshore marine standards.

• Marine Qualifications, preferably Master Class 1, unlimited.

• Good diagnostic skills

• Budget formulation, monitoring and cost management skills

• Effective communication skills, including negotiation and project
management skills

• Excellent prioritization and time management skills with the ability to delegate tasks and follow-up as required.

• Computer literacy in Word, Excel and MS Project

• High level of awareness of HS&E management.

• Must remain up to date with Industry advances, technology and legislation.

• Resilient, pro-active, self-starter

• Minimum of 5 years of shore experience in managing towage and terminal operations

• Have an ability to make decisions and prioritize

• Work well under pressure

• Fluency in both oral and written English, local language (Arabic) preferred


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