Vessel Operations Manager
SUBSEA 7
Nigeria,Lagos
16h ago

The VOM is the single point of contact for Operations, project and tendering teams for any particular vessel and provides the continuity of knowledge of a vessel’s capabilities, performance, cost base and technical library.

The role supports both the Project Manager and the operations Manager of the ship in delivering project performance by planning, executing, measuring and improving a range of issues associated with maximising efficiency of the ship’s construction activities.

The VOM will act as a technical advisor for all NigerStar 7 assets, a general knowledge / awareness of all marine equipment / systems.

  • Provides assistance to project engineering and operation expertise in project execution and project preparation.
  • Accountable to the project utilising the vessel for delivering a vessel :
  • Support tender teams in provision of ship information as required. Provide technical expertise to review feasibility, schedule and POB / equipment.
  • Highlight requirements for modification of existing assets.
  • Issue Project / Operations interface and responsibility matrix after project kick-off meeting.
  • Organise Technical Review related to dedicated vessel prior to HIRA.
  • Review & Comment Installation Procedures and ensure compliance of project specific tools with vessel equipment
  • Review and update Ship Compliance Report issued by project
  • Provide Operations Expertise (dedicated offshore personnel) in Engineering review (HIRA)
  • Responsible for Asset preparation. Single Point of Contact between Project and Technical Entity for preparation or modification of Equipment in order to deliver a spread fit for purpose.
  • Maintain SOP & STPs (Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Task Plans), ship technical documents (deck lay out, general arrangement drawings, crane curves ) up to date and ensure availability under the relevant Sharepoint site Library
  • Risk Assessment database to be updated for vessel generic activities
  • Define and update on a regular basis vessel standard consumables list
  • Ensure project consumables (such as welding, diving, coating, rigging, ROV, survey consumables) required on top of vessel standard consumables are defined and delivered by project to the vessel. (input project)
  • Define Marine Offshore Personnel on board (POB) required for project operations (quantity and origin of personnel for each role and each operation phase)
  • Project crew : Ensure skills and quantity of offshore personnel is fit for purpose. In case of personnel shortfalls, source adequate personnel supported by Crewing Department.
  • Inform Operations Manager about vessel scope to allow proper manning of marine crew.
  • Interface with Crewing department to develop and maintain a training matrix and ensure that offshore crew is trained according to vessel standard works, country and project requirements.
  • Focal point for contact with vessels concerning Marine Engineering issues.
  • Involvement as required to assist Technical Entity on emergency and planned marine / vessel related systems.
  • Work within budget restraints for the efficient operation and maintenance of vessels.
  • Help develop and administer reliable budget forecasts against the approved budget plan.
  • Liaise with Classification Societies and Maritime Authorities relevant to maintenance of vessel certification.
  • Involved in planning, budgeting, performing and commissioning / testing of ship dockings, modifications and repairs.
  • Provide technical expertise on marine systems in general.
  • Involved in analysis of ship performance and technical improvements to be implemented in ship maintenance systems.
  • Review results of condition monitoring systems and if required initiate changes to Planned or Condition Based Maintenance Systems.
  • Provides assistance or guidance to equipment superintendents.
  • Responsible for transfer of experience and know how back to functional group.
  • Interface between OEM / equipment service engineers for team vessels.
  • Ensure that proper preventive maintenance policies are in place and support marine crew in the implementation of those policies accordingly.
  • Liaise with external contractors when reviewing / optimising maintenance regimes.
  • Liaise with (SCM) Buyers and Logistics to ensure spare parts requisitions are dealt with in due time in order to not jeopardize operation of the vessel(s)
  • Organise operations readiness review meetings
  • Liaise with Assets to ensure refurbishment and readiness of vessel equipment and ensure appropriate level of vessel equipment spare parts
  • Provide offshore personnel resources to attend SIT (e.g. : deck or ROV crew)
  • Prepare or if required asign resources to execute mobilisation plan, including preparation of standard vessel equipment (function test, load test, set up)
  • Organise training and qualification of vessel personnel (welders qualifications, coating qualifications )
  • Ensure delivered project equipment are function-tested and calibrated with appropriate certification
  • Maintain vessel and project equipment / consumables certificates file on board vessel
  • Ensure logistic plan is in place and suitable for vessel.
  • Crew change Organisation (offshore crew rotation planning, transfer from home airport to mobilisation quay).
  • Make sure we have the right people in the correct position on the vessel (aka crew evealuations)
  • Follow up procurement and delivery of consumables and critical spare parts to vessel
  • Responsible for the performance of the vessel : daily monitoring and analyse of vessel progress. Identify and implement improvement measures.
  • Monitoring of project and vessel consumables used by project during execution of operations and notification Management in case of shortfall.
  • Accountable to the project for resolution of equipment breakdown and technical issues with assistance from Technical Entity
  • Attend daily conference call with Project Operation Manager to ensure regular follow up of project needs in terms of personnel, equipment, planning
  • Provide input to operational planning and validate sequence / duration.
  • Validate sequence and associated schedule changes initiated by the project
  • Maintain and aggregate overall vessel schedule incorporating all projects and other vessels activities and liaise with all parties (projects, assets, Group)
  • Attend Country Operations schedule meeting held weekly.
  • Optimise utilisation of vessel related resources between consecutive projects using same vessel.
  • Implement NigerStar 7 HSE requirements onboard the vessel through HSE Action Plan.
  • Ensure Site safety check rating are carried out on the 6 monthly basis and pending actions are closed
  • Ensure Undesired Event Report (UER) is issued by the vessel and Corrective actions are implemented.
  • Update and maintain Job Safety Analysis for key personnel onboard.
  • Implement project HSE requirements on the vessel.
  • Ensure with project that health and security provisions have been defined to cope with local risks.
  • Quality Control Plan (QCP) follow-up
  • Ensure Non Conformance Report (NCR) are issued and closed out as required
  • Develop NORMS and KPI reports / database
  • Issue operation report, as built performance / planning.
  • Organise debriefing of project operations
  • Participate to feeding of Operations Experience Database
  • Seek mean of continuous improvement of vessel performance Provide input in CAPEX / OPEX process.
  • Operate within Code of Business Conduct
  • Authority to be agreed with the Country Operations Manager for general ship process improvements and the individual Project Managers for project specific delegated mob / de-
  • mob issues as specified on the project mob / de-mob plan.

  • Sub-contractor & services suppliers (for transit and M&R phases)
  • Offshore Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Technical Entity
  • Project Operations managers
  • Offshore Staffing
  • Country HSE management
  • Country P&O Management (in which operations take place)
  • Country Engineering management
  • Country Supply Chain Management (for transit and M&R phases)
  • Country Operations Project Support (for Tenders)
  • Country Sales & Marketing Management (for Tenders)
  • OR cost control
  • The Vessel Operations Manager will be based in the NigerStar 7 office in the geographical country, where the ship is conducting work.
  • The VOM is expected to follow the ship at all times to ensure Projects have full access to the VOM in person.
  • The VOM will be expected to visit the ship each time that it mobilises / de-mobilises in port and regularly during offshore operations.
  • Third-level technical or similar university degree
  • 8 years of experience in offshore industry
  • Proven experience managing Anchor Handling Tugs and Cargo Barges.
  • Proven ability to solve operational problems without supervision and deliver effective results to internal clients.
  • Common sense approach to work, which incorporates and embraces all aspects of the NigerStar 7 HSES and Quality policies.
  • The VOM must be able to demonstrate a high standard of HSE and Quality leadership in work behaviours.

  • strong organisational capacities
  • outstanding communication (who can interface and is at ease equally with managers or members of the workforce) and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English.
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