Marine Manager Oil, United States – Texas – Houston

Req ID 94470BR

Job category SHIPPING

Countries (State/Region) Texas

Location United States – Texas – Houston

Role synopsis

The Marine Manager Oil USA will play a key role in providing assurance to BP Fleet Operations, BP businesses and affiliates for marine-related activities. This will be conducted by leading a marine functional team who will undertake a combination of routine marine assurance assessments/inspections and supervising and performing audit and inspection activity in the region.

The Marine Manager willbe responsible for the day to day management and development of their team of marine and Alaska Superintendents. The Marine Manager Oil will be responsible for ensuring that marine technical activity in the region is conducted in a coordinated and unified manner.

The marine manager will be responsible for the updating and management of assigned marine activity manual documentation ensuring that the documentation is maintained in a current status.

The Marine Manager will be responsible for maintaining the regional pool of contracted inspectors, following the guidance in BP OMS, and BP shipping procedures.

Key accountabilities

1. Management and continuous improvement of the day-to-day delivery of regional assessment & inspection services, including the consistent delivery of assessments/inspections of oil, gas and chemical vessels, owners/managers and terminal facilities, as applicable, to the requirement of the Vetting & Clearance team and Operating Management System in order that compliance with relevant standards and/or suitability for use by BP may be accurately assessed.

2. Provide input and offer professional opinion on the maintenance and future development of the integrated Marine Assurance System (iMAS) and the Marine Assurance Manual (Working Practices).

3. Oversee and undertake other regional Marine Activities including assessments of marine related services and service providers, e.g. STS service providers, Dry bulk vessels, Tug, Launch providers, Oil Spill Response vessels, passenger vessels etc.

4. Management and development of the regional support and assessment marine Superintendents and Alaska based superintendent.

5. Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders

6. Ensuring balance of demand and supply of regional marine resources

7. Working in collaboration with the other regional managers and the Global Marine Oil Manager, contribute to a centre of marine expertise for BPS and BP Group. Ensure Marine Working Practices contained within the BPS Operating Management System reflect current legislation and industry practice ensuring they are fit for purpose. Define and own standards and procedures within Fleet OMS and BP Shipping CDI for the marine discipline.

8. Manage the regional pool of contracted vessel inspectors ensuring the capability and demand balance is achieved and contractors are managed in accordance with the BP group OMS

9. Providing regional expertise and advice in support of the Deployed S&OR, Group Audit, Fleet Operations and Vetting and Clearance teams, as required

10. Contribute to identifying scope of current and future regional shipping and marine-related activities, providing early marine advice to ensure compliance and gaining acceptance to the Operating Management System, including involvement in projects/peer group reviews and pre/post start up audits.

11. Providing support and advice to third party and external contractors employed by BP businesses for assessment/inspection and specific Shipping/Marine projects in region.

12. Ensure functional resources are available with appropriate skill sets to deliver regional marine assurance to the BP Group, and external representation as required including the management and updating of allocated marine activity manual documents.

13. Oversee the review of all third – party inspection documentation and evidence

14. Oversight to marine interests in the Region, striving to ensure activity between BP Shipping Teams is carried out in an integrated and coordinated manner, without getting in the way of individual delivery team accountabilities.

15. To periodicaly produce a information newletter to capture mariene points of interest for BP shipping and the Marine community of BP

Essential Education

· Class 1 (Master Mariner certificate of competency)

· Consideration will be given to Class 2 CoC or alternative marine qualification in conjunction to Chartered status, if combined with demonstrable and substantial relevant marine experience in tanker and/or terminal operations

Essential experience and job requirements

· Experience as Master/Chief Officer or Chief Engineer/2nd Engineer on board oil, gas or chemical tankers -or- Equivalent professional marine qualification with substantial experience in barge operations and/or marine terminal operations

· Understanding of fleet operations marine superintendency requirements

· Broad knowledge of how the marine business works in the region, including local laws and regulations

· Broad knowledge of the BP organisation.

Strong track record of HSSE Leadership

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

· Chartered Status

· Lead Auditor qualification and/or significant vessel, company and terminal assessment experience.

· Knowledge of project planning processes.

· Knowledge of IMO Regulations and Industry standards/guidance

· Broad understanding of, and ability to contribute on, all activities undertaken by BP Shipping

· Experience in promoting open and effective communication.

· Hazard identification and Risk Assessment experience

Relocation available


Travel required

Yes – up to 25%

Is this a part time position?


About BP

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

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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