Vessel Manager

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Fleet Manager, you will be managing your assigned fleet of vessels, ensuring the ships are at optimal operational readiness with strong focus on safety, fuel-efficiency and environmentally friendly.

As a Vessel Manager, you are responsible for the safe and efficient management of the vessels, which include, but not limited to:

1) Lead and ensure Safety at all levels

  • Promote and develop safety mindset onboard and in the office
  • Be an active player in events investigations and continuous improvement
  • Participate in the Management of Change culture
  • Aim for Operational Excellence
  • Ensure ships comply at all times with International, flag state, classification society and port state rules and regulations

2) Oversee crew management matters

  • Be the Manager of your onboard team
  • Brief crew on organisational policies, documentation and procedures
  • Conduct appraisals and performance reviews of senior officers
  • Ensure team members are trained, coached and mentored in alignment with industry standards and organisation needs
  • Responsible for the overall welfare of crew onboard


3) Manage maintenance of ships to ensure seaworthiness

  • Coordinate with service engineers, manufacturers and contractors for ship repairs and maintenance issues
  • Consult with manufacturers for specialist advice and guidance in complex ship repairs and maintenance issues
  • Ensure ships' conditions and maintenance standards adhere to organisation procedures
  • Prepare specifications and evaluate tenders
  • Monitor ship defects list and ensure follow-up is carried out to address defects
  • Conduct Risk Analysis, including nature and causes of serious breakdowns and damages


4) Manage ship budget and expenditure

  • Monitor operating costs and submit quarterly budget follow-up reports
  • Submit reports on budget, monthly key performance indicators and targets
  • Resource planning management to support vessel operations
  • Seafarer, Marine Engineer or naval architect background
  • Relevant experience in managing vessels or marine projects
  • Adequate knowledge of vessels and vessel's systems and technical environment
  • Safety oriented mindset
  • Has track records of Operational Excellence
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment
  • An excellent Team-player
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Good decision-making skills and Stakeholder management are a must


**This role is opened for local employment only.

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