Owner’s Representative (Tankers)

September, 2020

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Owner’s Representative for one of our global shipping clients. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of sailing experience on Tankers and minimum one-year sailing experience as Chief Engineer/ 2nd Engineer and is highly knowledgeable with the ISM/ ISPS codes


The Owner’s Representative/ Technical Superintendent will represent the owner’s interests for the assigned vessels through liaising with the external technical managers and the crew of the vessels to ensure the vessels have a high standard of machinery and equipment maintenance that minimises vessel downtime, operates within budget and maintains the value of the owners asset.

This will include monitoring the day-to-day operations, reviewing maintenance, budgeting & OPEX and two visits a year to the vessels. This role will require travelling to the vessels for 2-4 month of the year. The candidate can expect to manage between 8-9 vessels.

Key Duties

Guides, advises, takes actions, monitors and evaluates all shipboard performance issues on:

  • Maintenance & Procurement
    • Researches technical information related to equipment breakdowns and proposes a holistic solution that will improve the long-term performance of parts in the assigned vessels.
    • Review and handle EGCS operation and related issues
    • Carry out Maintenance audits onboard the vessels twice a year.
    • Reviews the procurement of expensive ship-spares and services to be provided to assigned vessels.

  • Operations & Crew Changes
    • Monitors, reviews and analyses vessels’ performance (Technical reports, Lube Oils, Bunkers, Speed and consumptions monitoring) and provide solutions for early intervention when required
    • Review Engineer Crew changes and new crew qualifications
  • Budget, OPEX and Cost Control
    • Review budgets for monthly/yearly operation of assigned ships, scheduled dry dockings, surveys, repairs and ad-hoc services/ship-spares. Monitors and keep tracks of expenses of assigned vessels against the budget assigned and authorize additional expenditure when required.
  • Technical Ship Managers Audit
    • Plan and Participate in the Technical Managers Audit to review the yearly OPEX and Policies.
    • Respond to technical incidents such as breakdowns and review managers response and report to assess cause of incident and prevent future occurrences.
  • Other Matters
    • New Building Vessels – Evaluate and agree the predelivery budget, review the Sea Trial Data, track the progress of vessel delivery and follow guarantee claims
    • Dry Docks – Review and agree the scope of work and budget, then monitor the drydock progress.
    • Drives safety, performance, procurement and budget KPIs and achieves the KPIs set by Management.


  • Degree in Maritime or Education from Maritime Academy
  • Minimum 5 years sailing experience on tankers
  • Minimum 1 year sailing as Chief Engineer/ 2nd Engineer, with Class 1 Certification
  • Minimum 2-year shore experience as Technical Superintendent/ Owner’s representative preferred
  • Excellent communications and report writing skills
  • Currently already working in Singapore

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