Vessel Manager, LNG

Job Responsibilities

As the Vessel Manager, LNG you will be responsible for deploying specialist Shipping knowledge to manage safe & efficient operations and protect the BP Shipping business from risk through leading on a range of approval, logistics, inspection, assurance and vessel management activity.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage and oversee all activities directly related to the management and operation of assigned vessels, including HSSE performance and procurement of spares and services. Ensure timely approvals, reviews, responses and archiving of/to all risk assessments, HSSE meeting minutes, hours of work, handover management of change process and manning issues
  • Operations: Ensure assigned vessels and are operated and maintained in accordance with all BP, Flag, Class and Industry requirements. That all change is formally managed under MoC process, including asset modifications and re-assignment of line accountabilities. Vessel specific technical, commercial and HSSE records are appropriately kept and incidents failures & deficiencies are correctly reported, investigated, recorded and communicated
  • Ensure costs, including those during dry dock, are managed in accordance with budget requirements and support other teams in the identification of opportunities to simplify / improve/ reduce costs
  • Ensure maximum availability of assigned vessels for commercial trading by minimising downtime with effective planning in consultation with Commercial teams and International Gas. Proactive use of opportunities emerging from delays / waiting periods for maintenance and inspection. Intervene on vessels matters where failure to do so could impact on vessel commercial operations. Consult with local or regional BP Shipping subject matter experts for support on decisions relating to regional or specific technical areas
  • Provide the SIRE Inspection co-ordinator with positive and accurate responses to third party observations on assigned vessels under the OCIMF SIRE system of ship vetting and thus maintaining third party approvals for use of vessels. Provide feedback to the document owner of all vessel related procedures within the Fleet OMS to ensure they remain fit for purpose. Provide input into the review and update of these procedures
  • Implement and monitor standards and operating practices on assigned vessels to comply with Fleet OMS. Ensure vessels are operating effectively with respect to plant operation and hull/propeller efficiency. Ensure a vessel visit report is completed for each vessel visited, as required by Fleet OMS, and that this report is circulated to interested parties and filed on the SharePoint site
  • Monitor performance, coach and mentor the Master and Chief Engineers of assigned vessels and feedback to BPMS on completion of the annual sea staff appraisals, using the PDMS application. Assist in mentoring, coaching the senior deck officers as and when required. Assist BPMS with input on training and interviewing of new hires and cadet inductions. Participate in Sea Staff's promotion panel
  • Required to fulfil a role in the BPS Incident Management Team (IMT) or Business Support Team (BST). Required to attend annual IMT training and participate in an annual IMT exercise
  • Engineering Class 1 Motor/Steam or Combined Certificate of Competency or equivalent
  • Sea going experience in the rank of Chief Engineer or Second Engineer Officer on board LNG tankers
  • Technical and operational management of LNG vessels including management Systems; Classification Society and Flag Administration; Project Management; HSSE; People and Competence; Vessel Operation Performance; Commercial; Inspection; Management of Change; BPS Standards; Finance
  • Thermophysical properties of Liquified Natural Gas
  • Operation and maintenance of gas fuelled reciprocating engines
  • Relevant experience ashore in a superintendent type position supported by the relevant professional qualifications
Job location

Sunbury-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom