As part of the Technical and VettingTeam, the Marine Superintendent (Gas) will play a key role in providing marine support to BP Shippingâ€™s Operated Fleet, aproximatly 75% commitment and in addition where marine assurance as required to the wider BP group for marine-related activities, through the provision of Marine Subject Matter Expertise (Msme) for new and existing marine-related activity and projects, aproximatly 25% commitment.
This is achieved through a combination of the provision of marine advice and support by working closely with peer groups, and quantifying and managing the marine risk to the BP group.
The role may be required to work with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), industry bodies and with internal businesses, as required, to ensure consistent Shipping standards across BP Shipping, BP businesses and our associates ensuring that best practices are shared. Lessons learned and peer support is made available when necessary.
Marine Superintendents provide the Marine technical management of their assigned vessels. They work with the Vessel Manager to deliver high levels of operational performance on those vessels and with a bias on marine-related issues and in particular HSSE issues, navigation, SIRE, seamanship, cargo handling and quality control, fabric maintenance and cosmetic appearance positively projecting the BP brand.
The provision of Msme support to the BPS operated fleet on marine technical issues.
The provision of Msme to the BP group delivered by supporting the marine aspect of projects utilising such tools as HAZOP/HAZID/ and Risk Assessment.
Participation in the development of industry best practice documentation aimed at raising and harmonising shipping quality and operations globally, achieved through targeted engagement working with NGOs (OCIMF, SIGTTO) and other industry bodies such as SGMF, the Chamber of Shipping and Flag States.
The development and revision of the BP group Marine Assurance documentation.
The monitoring of international, national, and regional legislation and industry guidance for development, as appropriate, into Marine Best Practices, BP Shippingâ€™s procedures and for use with BP Shippingâ€™s Operated Fleet.
To support and perform relevant company, terminal and STS contractor assessment, against industry standards.
Undertake value-adding aspects of staff management, for example, assessment of training courses, and participation in promotion panels.
Participate and contribute to the Marine Community of Practice.
Own, follow up and close out Marine actions arising from incident investigations, Safety & Operational Risk (S&OR) Assessments, Flag & Class Assessments related to the Marine & Technical (M&T) Team.
Manage and oversee all marine activities , Master's Handover management of change process and manning issues. Implement and monitor BPS Marine standards and operating practices within the Fleet OMS
In conjunction with the Master and Vessel Manager, agree to and implement the annual fabric maintenance plan, mooring equipment replacement program and repairs/renewals of essential deck machinery and safety equipment, including budgetary considerations and in accordance with financial approvals. Assist the Vessel Manager as and when required during dry-docking of the assigned vessels.
Ensure maximum availability of assigned vessels for commercial trading by minimising downtime with effective planning in consultation with the Vessel Manager and voyage operations team. Provide expertise to the Master and voyage operations team on all marine related issues in a timely manner for maximising the commercial opportunity. Intervene on marine matters where failure to do so could impact on vessel commercial operations. Consult with local or regional BP Shipping subject matter experts for decisions relating to regional areas.
Support the SIRE process through providing positive and accurate responses to third party observations on assigned vessels under the OCIMF SIRE system of ship vetting and thus maintaining third party approvals for use of BPS vessels.
Perform ship/shore compatibility work in relation to vessels allotted and work with 3rd party terminals to complete ship/shore compatibility requirements
Provide subject matter gas and LNG operational support and advice to the LNG business in relation to the BP operated fleet to support business decision making.
Provide feedback to the document owner of all marine related procedures within the Fleet OMS to ensure they remain fit for purpose. Provide input into the review and update of marine procedures.
Ensure a ship visit report is completed for each ship visited and that this report is circulated to interested parties and filed on the SharePoint site.
Monitor performance, coach and mentor the Masters of assigned vessels and feedback to BPMS on assist VM with completion of the annual sea staff appraisals for Masters, using the PDMS application. Assist in mentoring, coaching the senior deck officers as and when required. Assist BPMS with input on training and interviewing of new hires and cadet inductions. Participate in Sea Staff's promotion panel.
Provide expert marine advice into projects being worked by the Technical and Business Partnership teams
Master Mariner certification or equivalent professional marine qualification
Essential experience and job requirements
Significant operational experience having sailed as Master and/or Chief Officer onboard an LNG Vessel.
Dangerous cargo endorsements
Technical Competencies:Standards: BPS Fleet Procedures; Marine Assurance Manual; BP Group Guides and Practices
Management: Marine Assurance Processes; Management Systems (DocMap, CMMS, Traction, BPOSS, iMAS, BMS); Management of Change
Technical: Navigation; Operations in Cold Weather; Mooring; STS Activities; Lifting Appliances; Cargo Operations
Understanding and application of BP Company, Terminal and STS contractor assessment including the use of iMAS
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Chartered Professional status .
Knowledge of IMO Regulations and industry standards/guidance
Lead Auditor qualification
Project Planning, Risk Assessment (HAZOP/HAZID), and Root Cause Analysis training/experience
Broad understanding of, and ability to contribute on, all activities undertaken by BP Shipping
Excellent communication skills, ability to influence and communicate at all levels internally and externally. Ability to translate technical marine issues to non-mariners.
Yes - up to 25%
Is this a part time position?
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BP Shipping Ltd is part of the BP Group (BP plc) and its core activity is to provide the safe and environmentally responsible transportation of BP's hydrocarbons around the world. BP Shipping has a fleet of operated vessels, and also time-charters and spot-charters ships on behalf of the BP Group. A second activity for BP Shipping is to serve as a 'Centre of Shipping and Marine Expertise for the BP Group,' providing assurance in vessel design, procurement, operations, chartering in and out, and ship and marine terminal vetting and port clearance.
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