Vessel Manager

Job Responsibilities

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
  • Either 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


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