Vessel Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Full Time

Position:              Vessel Manager

Location:             Glasgow

Department:      Operations

Reports To:         Fleet Manager

Position Summary

The Vessel Managers are the ‘front line’ operators heading their ship management teams. Vessel Managers are fully supported in their role by Marine & Technical Services, HSEQ, Marine Assurance, Marine HR, and Business Analysts. The Vessel Managers will have full responsibility and accountability for the success of the operations and people on board their vessels. The measure of our success will be achieving all KPIs on a consistent basis, meeting the business unit expectations, and upholding the company brand.

Major Responsibilities

  • Treat health, safety and environment as top priority.
  • Ensure vessels are operated in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner, ensuring compliance with class, statutory and company requirements.
  • Provide day-to-day technical and operational support and guidance to assigned vessels.
  • Management of vessel budgets and operating expenditure.
  • Monitor vessel performance and ensure follow up action. Carry out regular risk reviews for vessel operations and ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Fully responsible for vessel dry-dockings and major scheduled & unscheduled repairs. This includes planning, execution, and review of all projects.
  • Set clear goals and expectations and coach and develop Masters, Chief Engineers in line with competence and performance management objectives. Participate in interviews and make recommendations regarding new-hires and promotions.
  • Act as the main contact for commercial and voyage coordination for assigned vessels.
  • Carry out regular vessel visits to confirm condition and compliance with company Operating Standards and provide senior management with vessel condition reports.
  • Ensure that through regular ship visits, engagement with ship senior staff, utilization of the company’s maintenance management system and service bulletins, all ship borne equipment is always maintained to the highest levels, including fabric maintenance of the vessels under remit.
  • Drive vetting performance onboard assigned vessels. Work with Marine Assurance and senior ship staff to ensure vessels are always prepared and ready for vetting inspections. Ensure timely and accurate closure of any vetting findings thus maintaining vessel vetting status.
  • Working with ship staff, Fleet Support Officers, Business Development, and Financial Analysts to ensure that all legislative requirements and yearly maintenance are captured in the budget process, such that all budgetary timelines are met for both internal stakeholders and external customers, where applicable attend annual OPEX Budget meetings with customers.
  • Where appropriate and in accordance with individual customer requirements and at the direction of the Fleet Manager, represent the company at required annual performance meetings, customer interface meetings, JV partnership meetings and industry specific project forums.
  • As required by senior management, undertake additional tasking out with normal job responsibility to support the needs of the business.
  • Support the development of Assistant Vessel Managers in their progression to Vessel Manager. Mentor and coach the Assistant Vessel Managers to aid their development in all aspects of ship management and customer care.

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • The immediate right to live and work in the United Kingdom.
  • Maritime Certificate of Competency (Master/Chief Engineer Unlimited) or relevant experience as Vessel Manager.
  • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of technical operations for the vessel types managed.
  • Knowledge of propulsion plant onboard vessels managed.
  • Knowledge of cargo containment system, cargo handling equipment and systems on board vessels managed.


  • LNG experience.

Benefits Package

  • Hybrid working. Although you are welcome to work in our Finnieston office full time, you are able to work from home up to 2 days per week.
  • 36 days’ annual leave inclusive of public holidays, raising to 41 with continued service.
  • Private health, dental, and travel cover.
  • Annual bonus programme.
  • Additional annual bonus used to promote employee wellbeing.
  • Up to 9% employer pension contributions.
  • Life assurance equivalent to four times your annual salary.
  • Enhanced family friendly and company sick leave/pay.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice car scheme.
  • Season ticket loan scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Up to 3 additional days’ leave to promote Seapeak’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) – use these days for things such as volunteer work or to celebrate a significant life event or a religious/cultural holiday.

About Seapeak

Seapeak is one of the world’s largest independent owner-operators, with ownership interests in over 90 LNG, LPG, Ethane and multigas carriers, and an LNG regasification terminal. With investment from our sponsor, leading alternative investment firm, Stonepeak, there has been a positive repositioning for our company with focus on growth-based commercial diversification. Delivering on our goals to expand our fleet and diversify our portfolio, Seapeak has most recently acquired Evergas for $700 million, which primarily focuses its operations on the shipment of ethane – an even greener global fuel source.

Our business is important – we are powering the day-to-day lives of so many – and we are looking to build our Team to support our growth through acquisition and newbuild orders.  

At Seapeak, we are committed to building successful careers and future leaders. Join us! For the chance to be empowered, to make decisions and be part of a supportive, high-achieving Team.

We set the standard for industry. We are solution driven, accountable for results and measured by success.



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