Vessel Manager (Tankers)

May, 2024

We are looking for an experienced Vessel Manager for an established shipowner company that is based in Singapore. The Vessel Manager will be responsible to oversee the maintenance, operation, and technical aspects of his/her assigned fleet of tanker vessels. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience managing tanker vessels and a proven track record dry dockings and have good project management and decision-making skills.


Safety and Operational Management:

  • Uphold safety and environmental protection as fundamental values in all operational decisions and actions.
  • Anticipate and drive assigned vessel operational requirements, encompassing dry-dock and major repairs, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, operational expenditure, and survey/audit compliance (both internal and external).
  • Develop and oversee vessel budgets while maintaining a comprehensive view of budget utilization.
  • Collaborate with Marine HR Resources to endorse appropriate manning appointments on assigned vessels.

Technical Support and Guidance:

  • Provide comprehensive technical and operational support to assigned vessels.
  • Ensure timely and cost-effective supply of stores and spares by arranging service engineers’ and contractors’ attendance and consulting manufacturers as required.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Coach and develop Masters, Chief Engineers, and direct reports in alignment with management objectives.
  • Participate in interviews, recommend new hires and promotions, fostering a high-performance team culture.

Operations and Compliance Oversight:

  • Regularly interact with ship staff to monitor defects, inspections, and audits.
  • Oversee all dry-dock activities, including yard supervision and cost analysis.
  • Prepare vessels for vetting and port state inspections, ensuring compliance and readiness.

Coordination and Reporting:

  • Act as the primary contact for commercial and voyage coordination, reporting technical and operational issues while driving improvements in purchasing performance.
  • Ensure statutory and class certifications remain valid and compliant with industry standards.
  • Conduct regular risk reviews for vessel operations and initiate appropriate actions.

Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Conduct regular vessel visits and reviews to assess operational and mechanical performance.
  • Provide Senior Management with comprehensive vessel condition reports.
  • Monitor vetting inspections, internal/external audits, and ensure timely closure of findings.

Operational Efficiency and Safety Assurance:

  • Monitor vessel survey cycles, planned maintenance, fuel consumption, and voyage analysis to ensure safety, economics, and customer satisfaction.
  • Investigate incidents and review permits for work on vessels to ensure safety protocols.
  • Provide key learnings following completion of dry-docking and major repairs of assigned vessels.


  • At least 2 years of shore-based experience as Technical Superintendent/ Vessel Manager in Ship Owners/ Ship Managers managing Tanker fleet.
  • Having relevant sea-going work experience as Chief Engineer/Marine Engineer on tankers will be an advantage.
  • Experience in dry-docking is desirable.
  • Possess good problem solving and time management skills.
  • Independent and resourceful. Able to work under pressure to meet deadline.
  • Demonstrates good teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

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