Operations Manager Job in an Indigenous Marine Logistics Services Company in Rivers State

Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by a one of the fastest growing
indigenous marine logistics services providers in the upstream sector of
the Nigerian oil and gas industry to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Operations Manager
Job Reference: 1147
Location: Port Harcourt
Industry: Maritime
Function: Operations & Production
Job Description

Operations Management:

  • Oversees all operational activities to ensure high quality and optimized service delivery.
  • Reviews monthly operational budget results, implements monthly
    variance reporting as compared to budget and advice on expenditure
  • Creates an environment for performance and continuous improvement of budgets, safety and staff.
  • Develops and maintains internal controls and policies for an effective operations system.
  • Ensures the strategic plan is implemented by managing a safe,
    efficient marine services operation that serves the needs of internal
    and external clients.
  • Provides daily, weekly and monthly reports as requested by the management or the client.
  • Develops policies and systems, designed to achieve the mission
    of the Company and comply with all marine regulatory, safety and
    classification society requirements.
  • Deals with non-conformities covering ship and shore based operations.
  • Provides full cooperation to regulatory bodies regarding marine and technical operations.
  • Acts as the second or escalation point-of-contact and interface on all vessel operations matters.
  • Manages all the vessel charter contracts from on-hire to the point of off-hire.
  • Ensures the attainment of set operational efficiency and quality targets.
  • Optimises fleet capacity utilisation and standardization
  • Investigates new opportunities for deriving value from marine services competencies.
  • Supervises Operations and Vessel budget preparation and required management reports on operational budget performance.
  • Controls the assigned budget and actively seek operational leverage to increase cost efficiency.
  • Carries-out operational budget analysis for management and ensures compliance with budget.
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Vessel Management:

  • Develops and progresses the new-build strategy and provides input to contract concept selection
  • Provides all the necessary support to ensure timely port turnaround and shipyard repair activities.
  • Monitors/rectifies non-compliance to vessel operating and SMS procedures.
  • Manages planned and non-routine maintenance and repairs are carried out and concluded within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Prepare executive summary reports on vessel operations for Executive Management.
  • Plans budgets and schedules for fleet maintenance and ensures strict compliance.
  • Supervises the preparation of Vessels for Class and Flag State Surveys.
  • Enforces a zero downtime preventive vessel maintenance policy regime.
  • Supervises all the company’s’ marine shipboard quality. safety
    and environmental procedures and policies to ensure compliance with ISM
    code and other international regulations and procedures.

Vendor Relations:

  • Evaluates all marine or technical vendors for service quality and recommendations to executive management

Charter Audits:

  • Coordinates all Charter audits
  • Interfaces with vessel owners and charterers on all contractual,
    marine and nautical matters, and pro-actively develops Client
  • Trains the operations staff (where applicable) to effectively act as a redundancy.


  • Higher education with Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture
  • Internationally recognized shipping qualification
  • Minimum of 7 years’ cognate technical operations role experience in the marine sector
  • At least 2 years’ previous experience as a Technical Superintendent, or in a Senior Engineering/ Naval
  • Expert knowledge of PMS Planned maintenance system
  • Knowledge of Client related inspections and operational Internal audits of Vessels and Barges
  • Knowledge of vessel trials including DP1-2 trials
  • Thorough understanding of the ISM Code
  • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery
  • Ability to work well with a team and also independently without significant supervision
  • An ability to develop creative and effective solutions to problems. Capable of thinking outside the box
  • Honesty and professional integrity
  • Customer-centricity and responsiveness
  • Pleasant disposition with the capability to be authoritative when necessary
  • Architecture position in the Marine Industry is preferred
  • Candidates who have previously sailed at sea as Chief Engineer have an equal chance.
  • Knowledge of related responsibilities documents and procedures,
    such as HSEQ, IMS Systems, OVID inspections, SOLAS-IMO, internal audits
    and vessel trails
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English Language
  • Thorough understanding of Diesel Electric propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of Ship building and ship docking–drawings/work scopes
  • Knowledge of Class Certification
  • Proven ability to create best practice technical procedures and policies
  • Proven Specification Writing/Management skills
  • Proven Budget Management skills
  • Proven Contract Management skills
  • Proven Performance and career management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of Class/Salvage and Regulatory legislation for Marine Operations
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Attractive Package.

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