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Current Job Recruitment at Topaz Energy and Marine

Topaz Energy and Marine is a leading offshore vessel support company that provides marine logistics solutions to the global energy industry. We operate in the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and subsea markets with a fleet of over 100 vessels and a team of over 1800 people. 

Nigeria- together with our local partners Team Offshore Nigeria Limited, Topaz has been building its presence in Nigeria, where a large part of our West African fleet operates from a base in Onne. Our global experience and systems, combined with local knowledge and expertise are proving integral in supporting national players and major IOCs in developing the country’s natural resources. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title Crewing Coordinator

Location: Nigeria
Department: Crewing
Direct Reporting Line: Fleet Superintendent

Job Purpose

  • To mobilize sea staff to their assigned vessels in sufficient time for crew changes, ensuring that all necessary travel arrangements and documentation are in order, and that all relevant industry, flag state, and client requirements in respect of crew training, certification, and manning are satisfied at all times.       

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage rotations of all crew
  • Book travel, visas, vaccinations, port passes, etc for expat crew
  • Track all crew in NS5
  • Coordinate technical interviews of officers with the relevant managers
  • Verify that valid and correct certification is in place for all crew
  • Upload crew certification for all crew into NS5
  • Track all payroll related data for expat crew in NS5
  • Liaise with expat officers and local manning agent to ensure that crew changes are carried out on time and crew are regularly rotated on same vessels
  • Monitor performance management of all crew, ensuring that company procedures are followed when promoting crew or addressing performance issues
  • Handle grievance matters for all crew in liaison with HR
  • Arrange necessary approvals for any new crew provided by the manning agencies before placement on board the vessels
  • Arrange company inductions before new hires are assigned to the vessels

Qualifications, Experience & Skills 
Minimum Qualifications:

  • College level

Job Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of STCW regulations and MLC 2006
  • Team player, capable of effectively engaging with teams and crews of various cultures
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title Chartering Manager

Location: Nigeria
Department: Commercial
Business Unit: Africa
Direct Reporting Line: Country Manager

Job Purpose

  • The Chartering Manager is responsible for leading the chartering activities primarily within Nigeria but may extend into other areas within West Africa.

Key Accountabilities
Chartering:
Within Nigeria your responsibilities include but are not limited to managing client relationships, sales and marketing, chartering & commercial management (e.g. market mapping, competitor profiles, client plans). Responsibilities include:

  • Input and updating of CRM data
  • Pricing and day to day quotation for West Africa
  • Tender liaison point of contact for West Africa for the tender & contracts team
  • Coordinate the deployment of all Topaz Marine assets under bareboat to TONL in Africa with the
  • Commercial team, to ensure optimal utilization and day rates are achieved
  • Support in developing and implementation of Contracting strategy in alignment with Strategic Priorities
  • Develop and / or review all tenders
  • Assisting tendering process across division to adopt optimal pricing parameters, using up to date costing information provided by the finance function
  • Ensuring completeness of all bids, and advising on tendering strategy
  • Detailed review of bid cost and pricing summaries
  • Advising on appropriate insurance to mitigate against all risks
  • Coordinate and monitor of contract execution
  • Consolidating progress and value reporting for analysis by senior management team;
  • Advising on variation and potential risks
  • Advising on invoicing and recoveries
  • Review the close-out of all contracts and auditing the overall execution of projects to contract
  • Help to develop processes and procedures for the effective coordination and management of major contracts across the business;
  • Assist with market development strategy for the assigned region

Marketing:

  • Develop and maintain a process of continual engagement with key clients, and monitor regional Client contacts
  • Promote the reputation and brand of the organization in all dealings with the marine community and clients
  • Market existing and new Topaz tonnage, or tonnage from third parties, to the clients in Nigeria and Africa
  • Identify opportunities for new businesses, logistics services, and tonnage in the Africa market.

Reporting:

  • Maintains close internal relationships with Operations, Commercial and Finance across the business to ensure transparency in contract reporting and information access
  • Monthly reporting on chartering and other commercial activities
  • Support development and market analysis, review process to ensure that the senior management team are kept fully up to date with Africa OSV market developments
  • Assisting with revenue forecasting and budgets

Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree level Education in Business, Engineering or Maritime Studies, or equivalent Post Graduate Qualification in Marketing / Business Development discipline.

Minimum Experience:

  • Marine background and off-shore marine experience is a preference but not essential.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a comparable commercial role
  • Maritime Legislation and regulatory regimes ideally

Job Specific Skills:

  • OSV, Shipping, or other relevant B2B Commercial Management skills
  • Knowledge of Chartering & Charter parties is preferred
  • Good negotiation skills is necessary
  • Good English speaking & writing skills, knowledge of French is an advantage
  • OSV markets knowledge is an advantage
  • Marketing and Business Development Planning

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online





     
Job Title Technical Superintendent

Location: Nigeria
Department: Technical
Direct Reporting Line: Fleet Superintendent

Job Purpose

  • To  support  and  manage,  in  the  most  cost  effective and  efficient  way,  the  repairs,  maintenance  and general upkeep of the assigned fleet, as per class and flag  state requirement
  • Responsible  for  providing maintenance support in a port or offshore setting and will  oversee  completing  breakdown  and/or  defects and managing a  group of third  party service suppliers.

Key Accountabilities
QHSSE:

  • Ensure that all company policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership to all Operations and Vessels Personnel
  • Actively engage with all employees on HSE related issues.
  • Promote  open  dialogue  between  all  employees  and  departments  on  means  to  drive  and  improve  safety performance.
  • Provide a link between Fleet Superintendent and ship based management concerning safety and pollution prevention
  • Participate in and provide input to HSE related meetings and inspections.
  • Promote the Company’s Control of Work processes and safe working practices.
  • Actively partake in safety meetings, to encourage constructive discussion and to drive engagement.
  • Assist in the investigation of incidents, as directed

Technical:

  • Be the first point of contact for on board staff, including the identification of possible engineering flaws and strive to fix them or delegate tasks in a timely manner
  • Complete (un)planned maintenance tasks on a regular basis and follow specific maritime protocols
  • Perform technical inspections of vessels during port call for repair & maintenance standards and procedures
  • Coordinate repair and maintenance functions for assigned fleet to minimize loss of revenue and cost of repairs
  • Review repair request and compare request with previous work accomplished on ship concerned and similar vessels to determine that expenditures are economically sound
  • Attend to vessels during port calls, ensuring the proper allocation of available resources to complete technical work lists/defect report list
  • Ensure the timely correction of all technical defects reported by all vessels and providing ship’s crew with shore assistance as required
  • Keep track of the technical administration received from the vessels as directed
  • Ensure  that  the  planned  maintenance  system  is  relevant  and  up  to  date  on  all  assigned  vessels,  as  per Company requirements.
  • Attend all classification/client surveys including rectification of any recommendations and/or deficiencies as a result of the above surveys within the given time frame
  • Act as first point of contact for port call maintenance & repair.
  • Engage in hands on repairs and improvement projects
  • Assist with the preparation of repair and dry dock specs along with Technical Supt, Master and Chief Engineer of the vessel.
  • Liaise with contractors during repairs and dry docking with close communication to Shared Service Technical Dept.
  • Run  frequent  tests  inspections  of  the  condition  of  machinery and  equipment  on  the  vessels  to  ensure maintenance and repair meet company requirements
  • Inspect machinery, equipment or spaces outlined in work request, draw up job specifications and obtain bids from contractors or shipyards to perform repairs
  • Maintain contact with contractors to ensure completion of work at minimum cost
  • Conduct thorough technical interviews of engineering officer candidates, selecting suitable crew for assigned vessels
  • Closely  monitor  the  performance of  the  engineering  team  on board,  completing  regular  performance appraisals for the Chief Engineers
  • Highlight  any  high  potential  candidates  or  underperforming  crew  to  the  Fleet  Superintendent  so  that competence/performance issues can be addressed in accordance with Company procedures

Reporting:

  • Interface  with  ship’s  crew  daily  to  discuss  shortfalls  and insufficiencies  related  to  the  Ships  Planned
  • Maintenance System and validate new work orders
  • Monitor all engineering work in progress for planned and
  • unplanned maintenance and repairs for all allocated vessels
  • Cooperate directly with the Port Captain and Operations personnel regarding the day today maintenance and repairs of the vessels
  • Maintain records of engineering costs for each vessel, such as repairs, supplies, and personnel
  • Actively  involved  in  the  Dry  Dock  preparation  with  close  cooperation  with  Shared  Service  Technical Department.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Chief Engineer certification in compliance with STCW IΙΙ/2 or
  • Mechanical/Electro Mechanical Engineering Degree

Minimum Experience:

  • Seagoing work experience as Chief Engineer/Marine Engineer with minimum class 2 certification with AHTS, Offshore Supply/Offshore tug/ Dive Support vessels or 2
  • 3 years’ experience as Technical Superintendant or similar.
  • DP vessel experience will be highly advantageous

Job Specific Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (word, Excel and Projects), CAD and shipboard monitoring.



Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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