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Job Description

Act as Program Manager for main engine performance across the fleet with the objectives of developing innovative and market competitive solutions that bring acknowledgement from our customers as highly valuable service providers. Interact closely with operation teams and vendors to set the future standard for machinery performance. In addition, the Program Manager will be involved in the optimisation of vessel operations and root cause analysis when casualties occur. Act as a Vessel Manager for the management of the assigned vessel(s), overseeing day to day technical and operational issues. On occasion may have other Vessel Managers in a direct reporting relationship for project purposes. A Vessel Manager is responsible for an estimated $120 million in assets or equivalent program management and independent expense approval for up to $10 million per year. These expenses are for the purpose of ship maintenance, engineering, spare parts and repairs. Specific assignments may change periodically depending on the current needs of the company.
">Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise all main engine technical management activities for the commercial fleet. Responsible for assigned fleet performance metrics including main engine performance, reliability, and proactive repair/maintenance planning.
  • Perform engine analysis for all commercial assets, review main engine performance reports, access critical main engine issues / repairs for the fleet. Provide guidance / advice Vessel Managers in regards to main engine concerns and issues.
  • Develop innovative and market competitive solutions identifying Maersk Line, Limited as a highly valuable service provider.
· Contribute to setting the future technical standards for Maersk Line, Limited commercial vessels with a focus on innovation, reliable functionality, optimized safety, cost-effectiveness and environmental solutions and awareness.
  • Work in close interaction with operations teams and vendors to set the future standard for machinery performance. Continuously develop and maintain a broad and worldwide network of external specialists and co-operative partners.
  • Coordinate operational experiences and technical know-how across departments, vessel types and customers
  • Contribute pro-actively to the continuous development of your own team as well as Ship Engineering.
  • Proactive involvement in new developments within the area of expertise.
  • Perform according to individual and MLL team Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Head Technical Organization Casualty Control Meetings when activated (All Techical Organization Chief Engineers meet as a group to solve emergency shipboard casualties or significant events). Participate in the complete cycle from first notice to issue resolution when casualties occur. Use lessons learned from root cause analysis to define best practices for design, vessel optimization, and maintenance.
  • Fill in as Fleet Manager when Tec.hnical Organization A or B team Fleet Managers are on travel or time away
  • Act as primary point of contact for customer (Maersk Maritime Technology (MMT) and Technical Organization (TO), and counterparts based in Copenhagen).
Vessel Management:
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance in assigned vessel including safety and environmental protection, domestic and international law, regulation, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for safety of life at sea, vessel and cargo for vessels assigned. Act as an 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.
  • Critical role in Emergency Response Organization responding to any vessel casualty to ensure preservation of life and to maximum extent vessel and cargo under crisis conditions.
  • Provide oversight for vessel Masters and Chief Engineers to ensure that missions/voyages are efficient and safely performed in accordance with Charterer requirements as stipulated in the Charter Party and Rider Clauses.
  • Recommend appointment of personnel for senior positions of Master and Chief Engineer per Global Ship Management System (GSMS) procedure 6890. Ensure execution of career succession plans for junior officers.
  • Supervise and actively participate in the evaluation and screening of voyage repairs, service contracts and selection of vendors for assigned vessels.
  • Responsible for internal program coordination of both operations and engineering to ensure contract or charter party compliance and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure planning and execution of regulatory required maintenance of the vessel equipment and respective documentation.
  • Actively assist in planning and execution dry-docking, larger repairs, classification surveys (ABS, LRS, and DNV), regulatory surveys (US Coast Guard), equipment upgrades and similar tasks.
  • Actively develop work specifications for voyage / emergency repairs and services from contractors.
  • Actively coordinating with terminals, vendors and other functions in order to service the vessel with timely attention and efficiency.
  • Routinely review the vessel Safety Committee Meeting Tracking database and ensure that vessel managers 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 the resolution of issues as per Global Ship Management System procedures.
  • Support the Technical Organization Fleet Managers in handling and closing out casualty and /or claims pertaining to Protection and Idemnity or Hull Machinery insurance matters.
· Address Stevedore Damages and their close out until the point of a claim case being prepared for invoicing.
  • On call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days per year to respond to vessel casualties or other emergencies.
· Participate in internal audit or vetting as directed by the Fleet Manager.
  • Where applicable comply with US DOD or other agency rules, regulations, policies or requirements.
  • Supports company commitment to ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 OHSAS 18001 certifications.
  • Performs other position related duties as specified by management.
">Specific Responsibilities:
AMOS Maintenance:
· AMOS is the Asset Management Operating System. This is the primary shipboard application suite used for ship maintenance and procurement. It handles scheduled maintenance programs which track scheduled maintenance; parts needed and associated timing for predictive maintenance programs; and work orders.
· Overall supervise the utilization of AMOS processes and functionalities
· Ensure documentation of ship's maintenance, and material history.
· As applicable, ensure ships officers complete training as required in the use of AMOS.
Shipyard Preparation:
· Overall responsibility for meeting the requirements and deadlines as identified in preparation of shipyard specifications, selection of vendors, and optimal utilization of ship's force during the shipyard period.
· Any issue which may have significant impact on the Fleet's operational capabilities shall be reported by phone without delay and in writing to Business Unit and Technical Organization as soon as practical.
· Make cost and spending decisions with a continuous review of the budget.
· Oversee that applicable budget codes are available in AMOS.
· Review Cost Commitment Report basis factual estimations, as applicable.
· Review the Financial Cost Overview Reports on a monthly basis to address any budgetary constraints or project proposals.
· Actively oversee and participate in the budget preparation, its process and timeline.
Invoice Approval:
· As applicable, ensure that invoices are approved in a timely manner and returned the same day 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:
· Actively perform, or when responsible for other Vessel Managers, actively Supervise those vessel managers in tracking of tank, cargo and superstructure material inspections through a formatted and structured system applicable to the individual vessel class (example: DNV PIMS)
· Oversee that vessels are submitting reports to the Maersk Ship Performance System as directed by the Charterer.
· Ensure that any unfavorable variance in the daily operational vessel performance is addressed as appropriate, including but not limited to Off-service, Schedule integrity (buffer), P-max values, Cylinder Oil consumption, AUX engine operation, Speed percentage and Losses.
· Review Key Performance Indicators at minimum on a monthly basis and take action as needed to achieve efficient vessel operations.
· Complete and submit trip reports after vessel visits.
Corrective Action Reports/ Vettings/ Safety Issues:
· Ensure identified vetting or Internal Safety Manager (ISM) audit Corrective Action Reports (CAR's) 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.
· Provide training to ensure key billets are familiar with the Global Ship Management System 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 Fleet Program Manager by completing other prescribed training initiatives as directed
· Projects/tasks as assigned by the Fleet Manager, Director and Sr. Director.


Education and Experience:
· USCG License or equivalent international standard - Chief Engineer, Unlimited Tonnage, any oceans, preferred or three years equivalent experience meeting either service aboard MSC, USN or commercial vessels in a supervisory position or service ashore in a supervisory position overseeing vessel operations within the Maritime Industry or Government Service involving vessel operations. In addition some combination of the below:
· Experience with APMM/MLL ship management or MMT/MTS preferred.
· Experience with Wartsila RTFLEX engine a plus.
· Three years shipyard or ship management experience or equivalency.
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering required, advanced degree in Engineering or Business preferred (degree must be from an accredited institution) or suitable combination of experience as Ship Superintendent.
· 10-15 years experience managing marine technical personnel.
· 10-15 years experience in vessel operations, repair and maintenance.
· 10-15 years experience with flag state, port state, and class society requirements.
Technical Skills and Competencies Required:
· Ability to operate independently in remote locations.
· Ability to travel extensively both domestically and internationally and to support assigned fleet.
· Computer literacy in PC and systems.
Key Stakeholders:
· Maersk Maritime Technology and Maersk Line resources in Copenhagen: Coordinating engine performance targets, sharing best practices globally.
· Mariners, primarily Engineers onboard the vessel: Provide supervision, best practices, drive improvements in engine performance.
· Fleet and Vessel Managers: Best practices, engine performance; ongoing vessel support to technical organization.
· MLL Ship Engineering: Vessel performance data for the fleet; process improvement.
· Safety Committee; Casualty Control Meeting; Emergency Response Organization: Respond to and address crisis issues, share the learning to prevent these issues in the future.
· Marine Safety and Standards
· Marine Personnel department: Identify performance of mariners and assist in the selection of appropriate shipboard personnel.
· Risk Management: assist in the handling and close out of protection and indemnity claims and/or hull machinery insurance matters.
· Shipyards and associated vendors: Dry docking and repairs.
· Coast Guard and other agencies: Emergency management.
· Other vendors: parts specifications and performance requirements.
· Classification surveys: Identify requirements and licensing issues.
Learning Description:
· Maersk vessel operations standards and performance enhancement techniques
· Networking opportunity with regulatory agencies, global Maersk colleagues
· Management of individuals and projects
· MLL standards and protocols
Travel Requirements: 10%, with occasional long term travel based on dry docking and repair schedules.
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.