Region Diversified (S) Pte Ltd.

Vessel Manager

Job ID :

Job Description:

The Vessel Manager has ultimate responsibility and accountability for the safe, environmentally sound, efficient, and cost effective performance of the ships and personnel assigned to him/her. He is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that technical and administrative support is provided.

  • Advising and updating the senior management with regards to the ship’s operations.
  • To liaise with the other departments as necessary on operational matter.
  • To ensure that the ships are being managed in a safe, environmentally sound and cost effective manner in accordance with the terms of the Company’s SMS and any other criteria necessary for compliance with relevant regulatory bodies.
  • To properly close all vetting, audit and investigation observations to prevent recurrence.
  • To monitor and control the expenditure and budget.


  • Hold Safety and Environmental protection as a value.
  • Anticipate & drive assigned vessel operational requirements, including:
  • Dry-dock and major repairs.
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance repairs.
  • Operating expenditure.
  • Survey and audit requirements (Internal & External).
  • Development of vessel budgets and control of costs.
  • Strategies in place for maintaining appropriate certification.
  • Endorse the appropriate manning appointments on assigned vessels.
  • Provide Technical and Operational support and guidance to assigned vessels.
  • Ensure timely and cost effective supply of stores and spares.
  • Arrange attendance of service engineers and contractors and consult manufacturers for specialist advice and guidance where required.
  • Set goals and expectations and coach and develop Masters, Chief Engineers and direct reports ashore in line with Competence Management and Performance Management objectives.
  • Take part in interviews and make recommendations in respect to new-hires and promotes.
  • Frequently monitor the vessels survey cycle and arrange class surveys accordingly.
  • Coordinate with relevant shore based resources to support the vessels.
  • Check the status of pending defects such as inspection findings, audit findings etc.
  • Ensure frequent interaction with ships staff including conducting operational calls with the vessels senior management team.
  • Monitor the vessels defect list for upcoming drydocks.
  • Arrangement of all dry-dock activities including yard supervision and analysis of costs.
  • Reporting Technical and Operational issues appropriately.
  • Conducting and working with ships staff in preparation for vetting and port state inspections.
  • Coordinate and agree vessel audits and onboard training.
  • Act as the Main TML contact for commercial and voyage coordination for assigned vessels.
  • Ensure all statutory and class certification remains valid and ensure compliance with relevant industry standards.
  • Carry out regular Risk reviews for vessel operations and ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Monitor vessel planned maintenance and ensure actions are taken.
  • Carry out regular vessel visits to verify condition and compliance with Operating Standards.
  • Provide Senior Management with Vessel Condition reports.
  • Review assigned vessels operational and mechanical performance and ensure follow up action.
  • Monitor results of all vetting inspections, internal and external audits. Ensure follow-up on findings and close outs.
  • Monitor all voyages to ensure balance of safety, economics and customer satisfaction.
  • Review purchasing performance and drive improvements.
  • Investigate incidents occurring on vessels.
  • Review permits to work and give go ahead for work to be done when deemed safe.
  • Ensure vessels maintain adequate stocks of critical spare parts.
  • Ensure that Masters and Chief Engineers drive People Performance, through appropriate systems.
  • Conduct Performance reviews with direct reports.
  • Monitor budgetary status and keep all stakeholders informed.
  • Analyze the nature and cause of any serious breakdown or damages.
  • Provide key learning following completion of dry-docking and major repairs of assigned vessels.
  • Act upon any disciplinary actions needed on board assigned vessels.
  • Ensure vessels Senior Officer Teams are in place on board and drive ownership through paired reliefs.

    • Must have sailed as a Chief Engineer aboard tankers.
    • Min 2 years shore based experience working as a Technical Superintendent or in a similar role.
    • Min 10 years sea going experience
    • Experience of dry docking tankers is desirable.
    • Preferably education and experience as a Marine Engineer.
    • Analytical problem solving, time management, project management and decision making skills.
    • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must have strong understanding of Technical, Operational and HSEQ Matters.

Upload your resume:

Contact info

  • 3791 Jalan Bukit Merah, #08-12
    Singapore 159471
  • Phone : +65 6565 6605