Vessel Manager / Fleet Manager Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. - Vancouver, BC

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Vessel Manager / Fleet Manager Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. - Vancouver, BC

Postby The Dieselduck » Thu May 17, 2018 3:11 pm

Vessel Manager / Fleet Manager
Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. - Vancouver, BC

Seaspan Corporation and its subsidiaries; Seaspan Ship Management Ltd., Seaspan Crew Management Ltd., and Seaspan Crew Management India Private Ltd., is the worldwide leader in independent containership management and ownership. We provide high-quality, modern vessels with best-in-class operations and innovative ship design, and are dedicated to providing an unmatched level of quality and service to our customers. Seaspan Corporation is a publicly traded company with its securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:SSW). More information can be found on our website at

Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. is currently accepting applications from qualified and prospective candidates to join our Fleet Management team in either Vancouver or Hong Kong. To prepare for future expansion, this is a standing posting that will be reviewed on a regular basis for job openings that become available in the future. While our primary requirement is for Vessel Managers, more qualified candidates may also be considered for Senior Vessel Manager or Fleet Manager. If we identify your application as a potential fit one of these positions, we will contact you. If you successfully pre-screen / interview, we will invite you to apply to a specific job opening as soon as it becomes available.

The Vessel Manager is responsible for the safe, reliable and economical operation of assigned vessels. The position applies knowledge of engineering, HR-management, shipping-industry regulations, commercial and legal considerations, and guides sea-staff onboard assigned vessels. The Vessel Manager also takes initiative to continuously improve the performance of assigned ships and strengthens the teamwork between ship and office. This position may be based in Vancouver or Hong Kong. Please state your preference in your cover letter.

Primary Responsibilities:

Guides, advises, and monitors vessel operations; also assists crew performing vessel maintenance
Researches technical information related to equipment breakdowns, malfunctions, improvements, upgrades or modifications for the reliable long-term performance of the vessels
Prepares for scheduled dry dockings, surveys and repairs on assigned ships, and arranges and manages supply of spares, stores, and services to vessels before scheduled maintenance and breakdown repairs
Manages vessels in full compliance with local and international rules and regulations; and with Seaspan’s Safety Management System (SMS)
Analyses ships’ performance and relays this information to the onboard master and chief engineer; ensures compliance with current charter-party terms of employment and other commercial concerns
Ensures compliance with all necessary operational certification and survey requirements applicable to assigned vessels
Visits vessels in port; may sail with Seaspan ships to reasonably ascertain that they are operated in a safe, reliable and economical way
Monitors function and performance during ship visits and initiates effective problem solving of on-board issues, including technical, quality-assurance, health and safety, commercial or personnel issues
Takes ownership of on-board issues and follows them through to resolution
Prepares budgets in the required detail for the yearly operation of assigned ships, scheduled dry dockings, surveys, repairs and ad-hoc modifications and repairs within required timelines
Monitors expenses of assigned vessels and submits monthly variance reporting and tracks against budget
Ensures that all reporting employees adhere to company policies and procedures
Communicates expectations to direct reports; manages performance and provides leadership and support to team members
Demonstrates commitment to Seaspan’s Maritime Resource Management values
Performs other duties as required


External candidates must have at least one year of experience as a technical superintendent or vessel manager in a company managing handy-max sized (or larger) vessels engaged in international trading and must have a minimum of one full year in rank as a chief engineer
Internal candidates must have completed three contracts as a chief engineer with Seaspan
English language skills, both verbal and written, must be effective and suitable for a multi-cultural working environment
Strong technical knowledge
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Class 1 marine engineer certificate either valid or last renewed within the previous five years
Degree in marine engineering or equivalent

Additional desired qualifications:

Experience working with container ships
Education in mechanical engineering or naval architecture
Ship superintendence diploma
Previous experience with new-builds and dry-dockings preferred

Job demands and/or physical requirements:

Regular international travel is required and may be on short notice
Must have mobility to conduct vessel inspections
Will be required to carry a mobile device and check regularly outside of office hours
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