Lauritzen Kosan seeks Vessel Manager

One of our vessel managers will retire and we invite you to be our new colleague based at the head office in Hellerup, Denmark.

Do you thrive working at a high pace with demanding customer expectations? Are you motivated to take the lead and build a bridge between the crew at sea and team at the office? Could you identify with our core values: accountability, resoluteness, empathy and adaptability?

If the answer is yes, then keep reading - you might just be our new colleague.

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

You must be a good communicator able 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, change management issues and safety leadership 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, or other engineering background, or you have served as senior officer onboard. The ideal candidate has worked with gas carriers or oil tankers, but this is not essential and – if required - we will provide the necessary training.

Your new job
As vessel manager in Lauritzen Kosan you will report to the 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 have overall responsibility for managing the performance, condition, maintenance and repairs within the 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
- Tasks that are instrumental in securing all time operational reliability and trade ability

Travel activity of up to 90 days per year is part of the job, so flexibility is important to become successful in this role. Vessel managers are enrolled in a watch scheme.


Your new workplace and colleagues
Lauritzen Kosan has technical management of close to 30 LPG carriers counting pressurized, semi refrigerated and ethylene carriers.

You will be working from our beautiful and light headquarters by the water in Hellerup, Denmark where our canteen and the view from our terrace are hard to beat.

We offer a competitive benefits package including an industry leading pension scheme, insurances, staff club activities and days off.

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

Striving for adaptability in an ever-changing world, 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 vacant position. You can reach the Head of Vessel Management Peter Møller Petersen on tel. no. +45 3396 8054.

Application:
If you identify strongly with this position kindly upload your motivated application, CV and your degree certificate as soon as possible by using the link below. We might invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis.

Application deadline is 30 April 2019.

We are looking forward to receiving and reading your application. All enquiries and applications will be handled with utmost confidentiality.

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J. Lauritzen A/S is a shipping company with world-wide operations. Our purpose is to enable global trade through intelligent seaborne solutions, creating growth for local communities around the world.  We are domiciled in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen and have subsidiaries in Singapore, Stamford, and Manila. We focus on the continuous development of our various business activities with emphasis on customer service, safety at sea, and environmental protection. J. Lauritzen owns and operates a diversified fleet of dry bulk carriers and gas carriers. For further information please visit www.j-l.com