Vessel Manager Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. Vancouver, BC

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Vessel Manager Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. Vancouver, BC

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Vessel Manager
Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.

Vancouver, BC


As a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp. (NYSE: ATCO), Seaspan Corporation delivers on the company’s core strategy as a leading asset management and core infrastructure company. The Atlas Corp. and Seaspan teams are goals-driven and share a high-performance culture, focusing on building service offerings. Our strategy is one of thoughtful and disciplined capital allocation, diversification of cash flows, world-class risk management, and a relentless focus on operational excellence. Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of our customer base. We own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU to 14,000 TEU.

Position Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

To be familiar with the Health, Safety, Environmental Protection and Quality Policy (PL-005), and understands the responsibilities under the Environmental Management System (EMS). In keeping with this and other compliance policies, they understand their duty to report any environmental noncompliance and/or concern to their manager or members either of the senior management team (including the highest level of management) directly or through the open reporting system as per Management System guidelines
Guides, advises, and monitor 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 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


Must have at least one year of experience as a technical superintendent in a company managing handy-max sized (or larger) vessels operating using special fuels and engaged in international trading
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 and/or gas carrier ships
Education in mechanical engineering or naval architecture
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
Must maintain a home internet connection for work outside of office hours ... lkrlu7v800
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