LNG Voyage Manager

Recruiter
Location
Scotland, Glasgow
Salary
£45000 per annum + Pension, Health & Bonus
Posted
10 Jul 2017
Closes
07 Aug 2017
Ref
917282
Contact
Kevin McCart
Sector
Merchant Navy
Location Type
Shore
Vessel Type
Shore-based
Contract Type
Permanent
Position Summary

The Voyage Manager supports the 'front line' operations and the Operational Mini-Team structure, also supported by the Fleet Services group. The Mini-Teams have full responsibility and accountability for the success of the operations and people on board their assigned vessels.

The Voyage Manager will be the day to day 'face of the company' to many Charterers and must act in accordance with the company's Core Values in supporting the Gas Fleet and in upholding the company Brand.

Major Responsibilities

Treat Health, Safety and Environment as Top Priority
*Drive Operational Leadership

*Work closely with all members of the Gas Fleet, ship and shore, to enhance commercial operational performance.
*Maintain professional relationships with charterers, customers, agents and other industry professionals.


Operations - Commercial
*Establish relationships with Charterers and be able to attend Owners/Charterers' meetings or other Forums as required by Line Manager.
*Communicate with all internal and external parties including vessels, charterers, brokers, insurers and lawyers.
*Monitor Time Charter Parties to ensure compliance and implementation of key clauses to ensure consistent commercial operations.
*Ensure compliance with company procedures including, but not limited to, handling Bills of Lading, Letters of Protest and Letters of Indemnity; liaising with all parties where necessary.
*Prepare, adjust, review, approve and issue charter hire invoices.
*Review voyage instructions provided by Charterers and liaise with Charterers as required.
*Know, understand and ensure compliance with generic Charterer's Instructions, notifications and reporting requirements where applicable.
*Generate and issue Owners Voyage Instructions to vessels as required.
*Prepare closure of any necessary commercial claims.
*Support TGS BD in short term spot fixtures as required.

Voyage Management
*Co-operate fully with Charterers and vessels with regard to all matters pertaining to Voyage Planning and Instructions for the owned vessels.
*Ensure the Vessel Position Report (VPR) is kept up to date at all times and disseminate any short notice changes to team members in a timely manner.
*Appoint and liaise with port agents to ensure smooth operational turnaround and work with Vessel Managers and Accounts to ensure Port Costs are properly invoiced and controlled.
*Maintain adequate in-depth voyage records by all accepted documentation means including active voyage files, software tools and emails as per various company guidelines.
*Liaise with Insurance on voyage related matters to ensure timely notifications and arrangement of premiums.


Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Strong written and verbal communication skills
*Analytical, problem solving, time management and decision making skills
*Ability to respond positively to customers in an effective manner
*Ability to prioritise work in periods of peak work load
*Demonstrates teamwork and interpersonal skills
*Ability to use range of IT applications
*Knowledge of management of LNG vessel operations, preferably with sailing time served on board LNG vessels.
*Attend vessels whenever possible within agreed Team budgets.
*Undertake other related activities as may be deemed necessary by the company.

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