Lauritzen Kosan seeks Vessel Manager

The Vessel Management team is expanding and invites you to be our new colleague based at the head office in Hellerup, Denmark.

Do you thrive working in a high pace and dynamic industry with demanding customer expectations? Are you motivated by taking the lead and build a bridge between the crew at sea and team at the office?  Then you may be the one we are looking for.

Your professional and personal qualifications
You are the right candidate if you enjoy working structured and have a proactive mindset towards continuously improving performance. 

You must be a good communicator and hold the ability to work with and motivate crew in a multicultural environment. Besides your technical skills you have a customer centric understanding and the ability to apply a risk based approach to operation and change management issues.

You have good IT-skills and knowledge of the systems used for running and maintenance of vessels. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite as it is our working language.

Your background is possibly from a similar position in technical ship management, marine engineering, engineering e.g. naval architecture or you have served as senior officer onboard. The ideal candidate has worked with gas carriers, but it is not essential and – if required - we will provide the necessary training.

Your new workplace and colleagues
As vessel manager in Lauritzen Kosan you will report to Head of Vessel Management and undertake a central role working closely with officers on board the vessels and with technical as well as commercial colleagues ashore.

You will be overall responsible for managing the performance, condition, maintenance, and repairs within approved budget and off-service for a designated number of vessels.

The key assignments include:
- Planning and execution of maintenance and repairs
- Proactively optimizing condition based maintenance and running of vessels
- Planning and managing dry-dockings
- Technical assistance and close collaboration with ship management teams
- Frequent vessel inspections
- Budgeting, cost control, and budget follow-up
- Vessel preparedness and responsiveness to external inspections and audits like vetting, TMSA and PSC
- Instrumental in securing all time operational reliability and trade ability

Travel activity of 60-70 days per year is part of the job, so flexibility is important to become successful in the job. Vessel managers are enrolled in a watch scheme.

Lauritzen Kosan has technical management of 26 LPG carriers counting pressurized, semi refrigerated and ethylene carriers. 

If you join us, you will meet highly skilled and engaged colleagues, eagerly to share knowledge and ready to make the extra effort in an organization characterized by accountability and a sincere focus on the wellbeing of our employees.  We believe that the combined knowledge of all our employees, is what make up one of our most valuable assets.

We place strong emphasis on training and we foster a culture of continuous professional and personal development.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to know more about the vacancy. You can reach Senior Vice President Claus W. Graugaard on tel. no. +45 3396 8236 or Head of Vessel Management Peter Møller Petersen on tel. no. +45 3396 8054.

Can you identify yourself with this position kindly upload your motivated application and CV as soon as possible by using the link below. We will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis. Application deadline is 1 October 2017. We are looking forward to receiving and reading your application. All enquiries and applications will be handled with utmost confidentiality.

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 Thumb frise easycruit jl logo  stJ. Lauritzen A/S is a shipping company with world-wide operations. We are domiciled in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen and subsidiaries in Singapore, Stamford, and Manila. We focus on continuous development of our various business activities with constant emphasis on customer service, safety at sea, and environmental protection. JL owns and operates a diversified fleet of dry bulk carriers and gas carriers. For further information please visit