Feb 04, 2019
Reports To: General Manager
Primarily responsible for the performance of all vessel operations and meeting all organizational goals relating to the delivery of safe and efficient transportation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage fast-paced day-to-day operations of the fleet.
- Continuously identify and implement operational improvements.
- Establish clear goals and objectives and direct the vessel management teams in their achievement.
- Establish best practices, policies and procedures to provide guidance to vessel crews on the consistent operation of the fleet.
- Support development and implementation of vessel training programs. Ensure fleetwide compliance with training goals.
- Maintain and continuously improve safety and environmental standards and procedures and ensure their full implementation throughout the fleet.
- Investigate incidents, injuries, including near-misses, and develop corrective actions to ensure further prevention.
- Manage fleet financial performance.
- Routinely communicate with vessels during operations for planning, support and in response to emerging events.
- Develop operating budgets for vessel operations and marine services.
- Oversee audits of vessel performance and compliance by USCG and other regulatory bodies.
- Recommend, develop and implement policies pertaining to marine personnel and vessel operations.
- Manage a staff, comprised of multiple union and non-union members, and maintain effective communications.
- Participate in public meetings, activities pertaining to vessel planning, and operations in support.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of five (5) years maritime leadership experience.
- Possess, at a minimum, a U.S. Coast Guard license as Master, Chief Engineer, or related experience.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, or related fields.
- Superior leadership, communication and people management skills.
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ability to design and analyze operational performance metrics.
- Strong knowledge of marine operations and the maritime industry.
- Knowledge and experience with high speed craft operations.
- Strong knowledge of maritime regulations at federal and state levels.
- Strong knowledge of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental (HSQE) programs, including ISO/ISM and best practices.
- Master’s degree in Business or Engineering management.
- Thorough working knowledge of vessels, marine operations and U.S. Coast Guard regulations as they apply to the various vessels.
- Experience with passenger and freight service in daily operations with tight schedules.
- Experience in roles operating vessels, ferry systems, harbors / ports or other equivalent marine transportations systems.
- Extensive experience with regulatory and safety requirements involved with the operations of running fleets of passenger vessels, knowledge of emergency responders protocols.
- Familiarity with the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
- A minimum of five (5) years of executive level management experience in transportation, planning and operations.