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Job Description

A Tanker Vessel Manager is responsible for overseeing day to day operational and commercial issues pertaining to the assigned vessels.
General Responsibilities:
· Act as advocate for company Safety culture and actively support timely attention to any Safety issue and encourage all levels of the vessel management function to enhance further safety awareness.
· Responsible for internal program coordination of operations to ensure contract or charter party compliance and customer satisfaction
· Provide oversight for vessel Masters to ensure that missions/voyages are efficiently and safely performed in accordance with MSC contracts and or Charterer requirements as stipulated in the CP and Rider Clauses.
· Recommend appointment of personnel for senior positions of Master and Chief Mate per GSMS procedure 6890. Ensure career succession of junior officers is performed.
· Routinely review the vessel SCM (safety committee meeting) Tracking database and initiate timely follow-up of issues identified in the Safety Committee Meeting minutes or by other means brought to the Company's attention. Utilize support in cooperation with other departments as needed.
· Support the continuous follow-up of email traffic within the assigned business mailbox in order to oversee that issues are addressed as per GSMS procedures
· Support the Fleet Manager in handling and closing out Casualty and /or claims pertaining to P&I or Hull Machinery insurance matters.
· Address damages occurring at cargo terminals and prepare claim cases for Risk Management.
· Responsible for obtaining oil major approval through the successful completion of S.I.R.E vettings at a minimum of every four months.
· Ensure procedures for safe loading and discharging are strictly followed.
· Participate in internal audit or vetting as directed by the Fleet Manager
· Supports company commitment to ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 certification
· Performs other position related duties as specified by management
Specific Responsibilities:
Tanker Operations:
· Responsible for ensuring the tanker fleet is operated by the standards set forth by OCIMF.
· Actively communicate and coordinate with all other departments to achieve a reputable TMSA score for the company.
· Responsible for arranging S.I.R.E inspections for each of the tankers once a quarter.
  • Actively participate in the budget preparation, its process and timeline.
Invoice Approval:
  • As applicable, ensure that invoices approval in a timely manner and returning same to Finance for closure
  • Approve Port Packages reflecting Port and Agency costs as directed by the Fleet Manager and that respective appointment letters are issued for each vessel port call.
Monthly Reports:
  • Oversee that vessels are submitting the charterer required reports.
CAR's/Vettings/Safety Issues:
  • Ensure identified vetting or ISM audit CAR's for the commercial fleet are completed in a timely manner. Follow up of vetting inspections and ensure the corrective measures to close out the identified issues in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Ensure all findings from S.I.R.E vettings are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Provide training to ensure key billets are familiar with the GSMS and MLL Quality system.
  • When requested by Fleet Manager, conduct regulatory reviews (requirements of IMO circulars, CFR requirements, USCG requirements, etc).
  • Maintain proficiency / certification as a Vessel Manager by completing DNV Ship Superintendent Certification and other prescribed training initiatives as directed
  • Projects/tasks as assigned by the, Fleet Manager and Sr. Director.
  • Ensure that your Job Description is kept updated.


· Education and Experience
· B.S. degree from an accredited institution in marine transportation, marine engineering or equivalent experience is required.
· Advanced degree from an accredited institution in business, engineering or equivalent discipline is preferred
· Technical Skills and Competencies Required
· USCG License or equivalent international standard - Master Mariner or Chief Engineer, Unlimited Tonnage, any oceans, preferred or three years equivalent experience meeting commercial tankers in a supervisory position or service ashore in a supervisory position overseeing tanker operations within the Maritime Industry involving vessel operations.
· Three years shipboard or ship management experience with tankers or equivalency.
· Experience with Inert Gas systems is preferred.
· Experience with clean petroleum product carrying tankers is preferred.
· Experience with centrifugal and deep well pumps is preferred.
· Experience with oil major S.I.R.E vetting requirements preferred.
· Experience with TMSA requirements.
· Tankerman P.I.C. preferred.
· Computer literacy in PC and systems
· Eligibility for a secret clearance preferred.
· Excellent interpersonal skills required for conducting day to day business.
· Project management experience.
· Vessel management experience.
· Successful completion of DNV Superintendent certification within one year of employment.
Travel Requirements: Extensive travel (including foreign travel and travel in cars, boats, ships, and airplanes) will be required to ride vessels or visit vessels for quality assurance and general management of vessel and crews, and on short notice for casualties, to conduct investigations and to protect the company's reputation, as is required by the contract specifications, or as directed by management.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office setting, typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work, usually at a computer terminal - with short breaks or lunch period. However, there may be some bending/stooping, reaching above shoulder level, walking; standing; carrying of light items such as papers, books or packages of up to 25 pounds. Should be able to hear & speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer.

Education Level

:Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Primary Location:United States-Virginia-Norfolk, VA

Organization:Maersk Line, Limited (MLL)