Leading Offshore Wind Farm developer currently seeking a Vessel Manager to join the team in Taiwan on an offshore wind farm project on a contract basis.
- The Vessel Manager reports to the Operations Director on all fleet operations matters, with a dotted reporting line into the Head of Fleet. The Vessel Manager owns the relationship with the fleet operations department, and is responsible for all aspects of the safe, efficient and cost-effective management of the vessels chartered by the client . This role is a very active role with a high requirement for working on site, including offshore.
- Support Superintendents to ensure vessels are operationally available > 98% on charter.
- Mentor and manage the Fleet Team to align with the clients best practice.
- Ensure all vessels and personnel working on-board those vessels are compliant with the clients Integrated Management System (IMS).
- Monitor all maintenance and servicing of Vessels when on and off charter, ensuring it is completed in a timely manner as per the Planned Maintenance System (PMS).
- Review the PMS and its content including but not limited to all flag, class, builders, manufacturers and operational requirements.
- Monitor vessel budget spend and highlight variances promptly.
- Ensure the vessels are maintained and kept to an industry leading high standard by the Masters and Crew and they have a full understanding of the vessel and their duties that are to be undertaken by them.
- Monitor vessels certification and plan in any upcoming inspections and or surveys.
- Monitor vessel defects and work with fleet operations team to source parts, and or arrange contractors to attend as and when required.
- Provide on call support in the event of technical difficulties as well as general technical and commercial advice and guidance, and attend site to support breakdowns and repairs.
- Support Superintendents with dry docking and refit planning including attending onboard or at shipyard for planning and progress meetings as required.
- Work with the Fleet Operations Team and the clients HSE team to ensure a positive health and safety culture is in force for all crew with all observations, near misses and incidents being reported through the IMS and Incident Reporting Process.
- Undertake technical and HSE inspections on-board and ensure all items raised during inspections are clearly reported and followed up to close out.
- Support all IMCA and client inspections and monitor close-out of items raised.
- Monitor that all persons working on vessels have completed the necessary supernumerary periods and completed necessary inductions/ Training forms, and that training and familiarisation of all Master and Crews is being conducted and recorded.
- Review RAMS as and when required to ensure they are fit for purpose.
- Manage mobilisation of the Vessel, the crew and equipment immediately upon any charter instructed by the Company.
- Where required, sail on board vessel to carry our assessments on the vessel or crew performance.
- Act as Duty Superintendent and as part of the Emergency Response Team as required.