Fleet Manning and Communications Manager

Job Description

Responsible for the manning arrangements and telecommunications issues in a fleet of seven UK flag 5,500 TEU container ships trading internationally.
Qualifications: Second Officer’s Certificate of Competency or Electronic and Technical Officer’s Certificate of Competency.
Starting time, 3rd April, 2017 or earlier
Required: Fluent (both written and spoken) English and Chinese.
Location: Barking, Essex
Date of issue: 01 February 2017
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017
Applicants need to be in possession of a valid work-permit for the UK.
Salary subject to negotiation;

Duties include:

A. Manning:
1. Oversight of relations with the appointed Manning Agents, including checking the Manning Agreement, and maintaining regular contact with the Manning Agency.
2. Working with Accounts Department, preparation of, and ensuring compliance with, the annual Manning Budgets for each ship.
3. Ensuring compliance across the fleet with the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention as applied by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (“UK MCA”)
4. Ensuring that all joining crew members hold correct and current certification and have undergone a thorough medical examination before joining.
5. Ensuring that, as far as reasonably possible. leave arrangements are complied with by the Company and reliefs are programmed correctly by the Manning Agency.
6. Working with the Company Designated Person Ashore (“DPA”) and the Deputy General Manager (Commercial), liaising with the Seafarer Certification Section of the UK MCA to ensure that all seafarers employed by the Company are required to hold Certificates of Equivalent Competency (“CECs” do in fact hold these and are issued with Confirmation of Receipt of Applications (“CRAs”) as required in order to achieve full compliance with Flag State and Port State Control requirements.
7. Working with the Deputy General Manager (Commercial), making arrangements for visits to Doctors by crew members in port, dealing with medical treatments and hospitalisation as necessary and arranging repatriation and relief of crew members required to return home for further treatment.
8. Dealing with requests for compassionate leave by crew members and arranging reliefs.
9. Ensuring that ships’ medical supplies and information resources are correct and up to date.
10. Working with the Deputy General Manager (Technical) and with the DPA, supervision of training programmes for officers and crew members including provision of on board training materials and arrangements for shore based training during leaves.
11. Ensuring as far as possible good morale in the fleet and a high level of retention of officers who hold UK CECs and who have proven satisfactory.

B. Telecommunications
12. Working with the DPA and with the Deputy General Manager, both Technical and Safety, ensuring that the fleet telecoms equipment, from hand held VHF radios to satcoms, are in good order and is in full regulatory compliance.
13. Working with Accounts Department, preparation of and compliance with the annual Telecoms Budget for the fleet including hardware and satellite and radio agreements.
14. Reviewing technical developments in maritime telecommunications and advising senior management on developments which may reduce costs and improve efficiency.
15. General responsibility for electronic navigation systems, gyrocompasses, radars, AIS transponders and emergency electronic equipment and arranging generic and type specific training for crew members as required.
16. Monitoring the operational state of electronic systems on board our ships and, in liaison with ships’ ELTOs and with Accounts Department, arranging repair and replacement of electronic equipment as required in the most cost effective manner.

How to apply
Applications must include a cover letter stating the reasons for applying with relevant experience for the post and to be accompanied by an up-to-date CV.

Please email your application to:-