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Operations Manager At Topaz Energy And Marine - Port Harcourt

Date Posted: 18/May/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Operations Manager

Job description

The main purpose of this job is to ensure that all vessels are manned and operated in line with current legislation, flag state, class and company requirements and that all charter parties are serviced in line with agreed terms.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Manage all vessel contracts from the point of on-hire up until the point of off-hire in line with applicable charter party. The Operations Manager will be the principal point of contact for the client during the term of any charter.
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s procedure and policies in accordance with the ISM Code and any other standards that the company may elect to follow.  Actively promote Safety Awareness amongst all Operations and Vessels Personnel.
  • Providing for the development and training of all department and sea staff through liaison with HR.
  • Monitoring and accounting for all vessels down time including the implementation of plans to reduce down time to a minimum.
  • Liaison with Crewing department to ensure that all Sea Staff employed are suitably qualified and experienced for the position that they hold.  Monitoring the performance of all sea-staff and implementation of a competence assurance scheme as applicable. 
  • Ensure that all sea staffs are relieved on time every time and that suitable handover time is given for sensitive positions.
  • Ensure that Annual Appraisals for all Masters in the fleet is done. Follow up with interim reviews of tasks set and ensure adequate progress.
  • Ensure that a suitable Communications package is fitted to all vessels and that costs associated with same are controlled and regularly benchmarked for value. Ensure that suitable controls exist on board our vessels and that same are enforced.
  • Ensure that all Deck Equipment are maintained in a planned fashion and that a planned maintenance regime exists on the vessel. This regime will be checked on a regular basis by inspection and follow ups by the Operations team.
  • Ensure that all clients are visited on a regular basis and that the company is well represented within the Energy / Marine Community.
  • Establishing the Operations Budget for the coming year and maintaining operating costs within approved budget levels.

Desired Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have either Chief Engineer Licence or Masters Licence or Professional Qualification in Maritime.


Minimum Experience: 

  • Must have minimum 3 years’ experience in managing offshore fleet operations.


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Offshore Vessel Owning Management
  • Marine Operating Standards and Requirements
  • Contract Management
  • Budget Management and Control

About this company

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Topaz Energy and Marine is a leading oilfield services company providing marine solutions to the global energy industry with primary focus on the Middle East and the Caspian Sea. Headquartered in Dubai, Topaz operates a fleet of more than 90 offshore support vessels. Topaz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renaissance Services SAOG, a publicly traded company on the Muscat Securities Market, Oman.


Operating a modern and technologically advanced fleet throughout the Middle East and the Caspian, with additional vessel operations in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa, Topaz’s client list includes prominent, international oil and gas companies such as BP, Saipem, Shell, Total, Occidental Petroleum, Statoil, Maersk Oil and many others.


As a company operating in arduous conditions, the protection of our employees and environment is paramount. We work consciously and diligently to deliver the quality of service our clients expect, whilst continuously improving the health and safety standards of the organization.

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