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Job Recruitment in an International Maritime Security Firm, 17th January, 2020


Willers Solutions Limited – Our client, an International Maritime Security firm is looking to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Naval Commander (Retired)

Location: Rivers

Job Descriptions

  • Ensure the operations team are fully up to date with all ongoing operators and deal with any daily issues regarding embarked Navy teams, be it the Nigerian authority facing representatives.
  • Ensure safety and security of shipping crew and shipping assets both on land and sea environments.
  • Responsible for carrying drills and security & safety procedures on large ships cruising in international and piracy prone waters for averting any risks by continuously monitoring threats and vulnerabilities; and responding with necessary action as required.
  • Training of security staff and shipping crew on weapon handling, vigilance and loss prevention mechanisms, and international laws pertaining to shipping industry.
  • Preparing reports on key security metrics and sharing it with concerned authorities for real time monitoring
  • Maintenance of technical security equipment such as CCTVs, communication devices to ensure security readiness round the clock
  • Ensure maximum security of vessels as per the guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as laid by the organization.


  • A retired Nigerian Naval Commander / Commodore with trackable records of Maritime Security Services.
  • Min of 20 years’ experience of MARINE and VESSEL OPERATIONS.
  • Must have related Trainings / certifications of International Maritime Standards.


Job Title: Marine Technical Manager

Location: Port-Harcourt, Rivers

Job Description

  • Vessel Management, the technical part as well as overall management of the process.
  • Vessel Maintenance (Planned & Preventive) and Repair Management:
  • Health, Environmental and Quality Policies and Procedures.
  • Vessel Dry-docking – start to end process
  • Vendor Technical Relations- everything ranging from evaluation of spare parts, requisition, supply, maintenance and safe operations of the vessel
  • Liaising with clients, crew and local stakeholders.
  • Appoint and manage subcontractors for vessel maintenance and services.
  • Charter Technical Audits- supervision, investigation, point of contact in developing client relations o Statutory Compliance should be met in every aspect be it port state control, vessels with class society among other responsibilities.


  • Minimum of B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Marine Operations; marine engines, generators and technical aspects of vessels
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Marine Technical Manager.


Job Title: Marine Operations Manger

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Job Description

  • Manage and execute all Maritime Operations in order to optimize service levels and operational efficiency.
  • Oversees all operational activities to ensure high quality and optimized service delivery.
  • Provide positive stakeholder relationship with all suppliers and service providers.
  • Optimizes fleet capacity utilization and standardization o Investigates new opportunities for deriving value from marine services competencies
  • Supervises Operations and Vessel budget preparation
  • Reviews monthly operational budget results, implements monthly variance reporting as compared to budget and advice on expenditure trends.
  • Provides all the necessary support to ensure timely port turnaround and shipyard repair activities. o Monitors/rectifies non-compliance to vessel operating and SMS procedures.


  • Minimum of a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture or Marine Management
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a marine operations manager
  • Knowledgeable and highly experienced with security escort operations Nigerian nationality Operations Manager.

Deadline; 30th January, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV “MS Word format” to: omolara.kazeem@willerssolutions.com using “Retired Navy Commander” as the email subject.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.


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