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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2023
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    WTS Energy is the leading Consultant/Manpower Supply company to the international Oil, Gas and Energy industry. We supply Consultants to the Projects and Operations of our Clients. We also perform Outsourcing Services like Project Recruitment Campaigns and Workforce Management in Oil and Gas regions around the world. We operate globally with offices in 16 c...
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    Fleet Manager (Head of Operations)

    Job Summary

    Responsible for the overall supervision and technical operations of vessels under management. This includes overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of the vessels, ensuring that they are adequately manned and operated safely in compliance with all industry, statutory, classification and environmental regulations and standards, that allows them to fulfil operational requirements of the company, charter parties and/or other commercial contracts


    • Contribute to the development and implementation of LATCM’s business strategies, objectives and tactical action plans.
    • Ensure strong alignment between business priorities and service priorities and facilitate the communication of those priorities to all offshore personnel.

    Technical and Operational

    • Monitor, manage and report the day-to-day technical operations and performance of the fleet to ensure that applicable requirements for safety, quality, energy efficiency, and environmental objectives are met.
    • Acts as the first point-of-contact and interface on all technical vessel matters.
    • Provide input in the preparation of the annual vessel operating budgets prior to sending to the client, monitor the development of actual costs throughout the year, and determine means of improving efficiency and reducing cost where possible.
    • Manages critical vessel equipment/spares optimally.
    • Instigate, drive and take ultimate responsibility for continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that the internal process within the organization meets business and client needs.
    • Ensure that all marine operations are conducted at the highest standards considering the safety of crew and protection of the environment.
    • Coordinate the development, implementation, and maintenance of the marine fleet operational policy – masters standing orders, standard operating procedures, and safe working procedures.
    • Develop and implement a Planned Maintenance System in line with the marine fleet operational policy.
    • Identifies potential causes of defects, investigates and analyses reported defects, taking corrective and preventive actions in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Initiate and monitor all major maintenance and repair work on all vessels in order to maintain proper operational status and to enforce zero downtime.
    • Attends to and supervises the vessels and crew for timely port turnaround and shipyard repair activities.
    • Oversee the vessel performance, maintenance and repair programmes, dry-dockings, deficiencies, and class and flag surveys to ensure that these are completed within the required time and with minimal disruption to vessel operating schedule.
    • Ensures critical parts needed for the dry-dock are in the Company Warehouse or with the dry-dock vendor prior to commencement of the dry-docking exercise.
    • Prepare reports on vessel readiness for external inspections, and items arising from inspections to ensure problems are resolved.
    • Ensure quick and accurate reporting of any problems occurring on the Vessels.

    Charter Technical Audits and Statutory compliance

    • Supervises all technical Charter audits and investigations on defects/failures on a regular scheduled basis to ensure conformance.
    • Oversee the documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints due to technical failures received or investigation outcomes (draft incident reports and root cause analysis in collaboration with HSE Supervisor).
    • Plan, control and execute all activities connected to class survey and certificate requirements, build and maintain effective liaison with relevant authorities.
    • Ensures that all vessels comply with class society.
    • Ensure full compliance with Port State control.
    • Handle warranty claims for vessels where applicable.
    • Keep abreast of industry developments, regulations and innovations that may affect quality of service, safety and welfare of personnel or protection of the environment and inform colleagues accordingly.


    • Identify the key procurement priorities and liaise with the Chief Executive Officer and Procurement to ensure that resources are assigned accordingly.
    • Ensure that all spares and supplies required for the optimal performance and efficiency of all Vessels under management are available.
    • Ensure that spares and consumables usage is kept under control following best practices without affecting the efficiency of the operations or the quality of the maintenance.

    Business Support

    • Provide technical expertise to the Chief Executive Officer and Commercial Manager in the preparation of Bids, Tenders and Proposals.
    • Accompany the Chief Executive Officer or Commercial Manager for prospective client presentations when required.


    • Ensure workplace safety by implementing, maintaining and monitoring the Safety Management System for Vessels and Crew, including regular safety meetings, onboard visits, communications, and other safety protocols
    • Ensure all activities are conducted in compliance with the requirements of the ISM Code, and specific requirements documented and summarized in the Ship Operations Manual.
    • Ensure that Officers and Crew are instructed and trained in the use of the vessel’s safety lifesaving appliances and firefighting equipment.
    • Support the Emergency Response team and respond to company reported incidents according to Company Policy.
    • Assist the relevant Officers in the preparation of, and progression with, all insurance claims.


    • Train, and evaluate the performance of offshore marine personnel and identify any training which may be required to bridge gaps.
    • Monitors appraisal reports for Master, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer, and Chief Officer and make recommendations for promotion to the deserving crew to the HR/Crewing department when necessary.
    • Supervise and mentor offshore and onshore marine personnel.


    • Set up and ensure continued operations of team briefings, meetings and reporting directed towards achieving team awareness, commitment and objectives.
    • Report regularly to the Chief Executive Officer on the performance of vessels under management and on al matters that are of concern.


    • HND or a Degree in Marine Engineering, Mechanical or Structural Engineering. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
    • Minimum of Unlimited Certificate of Competency in Marine Engineering (1st Class or 2nd Class)
    • Minimum of 15 years seagoing experience with hands-on operations covering major key result areas and critical success factors.

    Method of Application

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