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Faststream are currently searching for an Operations Director to join an expanding global shipmanagement business based in Saudi Arabia. This role will allow the successful applicant to join a business at a critical time of growth. You will take full ownership of the entire company's offshore fleet's daily operations.

Your tasks will include but not be limited to;

  • Supervise the daily routine operational activities of the Offshore vessel’s Fleet Wide, ensuring all activities and functions of the fleet coincide and function as soon as possible;
  • Maintain regular communications with the vessel Captains supporting them in their duties and providing them with specialist advice relating to current and future projects;
  • Ensure that client relationships are pro-actively developed by continually improving the level of service provided in accordance with the management agreement and relative offshore industry guidelines;
  • Manage and control the split of responsibilities between various departments and entities;
  • Monitor the appointment of personnel to vessels in accordance with procedures, agreed terms & conditions of employment and specified experience and training/qualification matrices;
  • Monitor vessel manning levels ensuring full compliance with relevant international and Flag State legislation, Union agreements ensuring, in consultation with the Fleet Manager, the levels are compatible with the vessel's maintenance needs, trading patterns and owner requirements;
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and ensure adherence to those budgets through effective cost control;
  • Monitor crew P&I claims and provide assistance to the Insurance Department as required;
  • Overview and monitor the behavioral and operational performance of seafarers and play an active part in the development of their careers by utilising the information in Appraisals, Seafarer;
  • To act as a member of the Emergency Response Team during an emergency;
  • In addition to STCW and statutory requirements make recommendations regarding non-certification related crew training and provide assistance as required to the Group Training & Planning Manager in the effective implementation of crew training programmes;
  • Interview and brief senior officers on Operations a matters during office attendance;
  • Any other duties as specified to meet individual operational requirements;
  • Implementing Company and departmental strategy;
  • Ensuring departmental compliance with Company, Client and relevant legislative requirements;
  • Ensuring that personnel responsible for implementing and verifying work related to safety and pollution prevention are supported and managed;
  • Developing targets and budgets to ensure Company and department goals and objectives are achieved;
  • Reporting to the Managing Director the status of the vessels and projects;
  • Communicating Company and department objectives to shipboard and shore based personnel;
  • Provide a culture that encourages the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Safety Management System through commitment, leadership and allocation of resources to meet the objectives;
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure that each vessel conducts its operations in accordance with Company objectives;
  • Ensure that all members of the departments a. are suitably qualified and/or experienced and provided training where needs are identified b. are aware of the scope of their responsibility and the limits of their authority c. work in accordance with Company policies and procedures;
  • Assume overall accountability for the actions and functions of the company and ensure that the work of the department is carried out safely, economically, effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable national, international and classification society rules, regulations, Company policies and procedures.

If you are an experienced Fleet Director with extensive offshore vessel experience who would like to take part in a challenging role supporting with a continued company growth plan then this role would be an ideal next step for you. This role will require a candidate extensive management experience covering both technical and marine operations for offshore vessels, along with a pro active mindset and the drive to deliver the highest standards of service.

In return for the above on offer is the chance to be part of the senior leadership team of a world class shipping business, an excellent benefits package with the opportunity to grow professionally in the coming years.