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Professional Head – Marine

  • Post Date:11th February 2020
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  • Rank Manager
    Vessel Type Ferries
Job Description
Interislander provides a vital transport and economic link between the North and South Island of New Zealand. Every year Interislander carries over 800,000 people, 250,000 cars and nearly 2 million lane metres of rail and CV freight. The current operation consists of three ships and terminals. Excitingly the fleet and terminals are about to be renewed and this position offers the opportunity to influence and lead the transition and transformation of our current operation.

Interislander is a business unit within KiwiRail group with the shipping operation commencing in 1962. We pride ourselves on providing a secure and reliable freight route plus creating great passenger experiences by providing efficient, friendly and comprehensive services. We want all of our passengers to leave us with great memories of the Interislander experience which make us a must-do activity for domestic and international travellers alike.

Key focus areas for Interislander and the Professional Head Manager role is to: improve safety; build a high performance integrated team aligned with KiwiRail’s group vision; achieve budget and commercial outcomes; ensure we sustain on-time- performance and reliability through effective asset management and application of resources; plus, help design, transition and transformation of the business for the new ships and terminals.

Your Role:

Reporting to our Executive General Manager Interislander, the Professional Head Manager is a strategic senior leadership role that will lead our centre of excellence for marine and engineering technical disciplines for our current fleet. The role will also be the central point where InterIslander’s  asset management and capital expenditure for the current fleet is managed with associated best practice to be established and maintained in these areas (particularly for maintenance plans, Dry Docks and other Lay-Ups).

A vital part of the role is maintaining our Safety Management System (SMS) plus ensuring technical and safety compliance (though monitoring and audits).

An underlying requirement of the of the position is to ensure fit-for-purpose, pragmatic and commercial safety/technical outcomes to ensure our current fleet remains reliable until they are replaced. The position will also have a key role in helping define, design and accept the new fleet.

As part of the Interislander Senior Leadership Team it is expected you will be integral to building a high performance culture plus ensuring all parts of the business are integrated and working effectively.

Your Skills:

We are seeking a seasoned professional leader attuned to enabling and supporting a reliable operation. You will have a solid focus on safety, operational, technical excellence and people leadership. You will be the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) so a marine background is essential.  You will have proven ability deliver sound asset management outcomes, project delivery and be able to demonstrate technical/regulatory compliance management in a previous similar environment. While this position is predominantly a shore based role, there will be the requirement to travel on the ships regularly.

Job Details
Reference # 7439
Posted on 31 Jan 2020
Closes on 17 Feb 2020 12:00
Location(s) Interislander, Onboard, Office
Expertise Management, Marine
Job level(s) Experienced, Management/supervisory
Work type(s) Full Time