Marine Supervisor (Crude Tanker Operations) - Grangemouth

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Ref: 1007 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Jun 2020
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MARINE SUPERVISOR (Crude Tanker Operations)

- Competitive Salary and Benefits


Hound Point, South Queensferry

Working Pattern       

Five week rolling pattern; spilt days and nights (10 days off at the end of every cycle)


FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea.

Oil and gas liquids from over 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS. FPS transports crude oil and gas liquids from offshore and onshore entry points, processes the liquids at Kinneil and redelivers to the customer Forties Blend crude oil at Hound Point and either Raw Gas or fractionated Gas Products at Grangemouth.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Marine Operations Manager, the post holder will provide leadership / promote safety leadership and optimise operational performance of Hound Point Marine Terminal.  Minimises shipping risk exposure by closely supervising tanker cargo handling operations providing the key interface between ship and shore.  Ensures safe supervision of shift personnel and visiting staff/contractors. Optimise terminal performance in relation to charter party obligations, minimizing demurrage so far as safe operation permits.

Principle Accountabilities

  • To ensure all activity on Hound Point is carried out safely and with primary focus given to Ineos FPS lifesaving rules and Process/Behavioural Safety Principles.
  • Initiate appropriate response to an offshore/marine incident and perform as On Scene Commander for terminal incidents in support of the FPS Incident Management Team.
  • Perform as Area Authority in planning, approving and documenting terminal related maintenance activity under eCoW, in conjunction HP Daywork Co-ordinator and asset planning team.
  • To ensure all operations on the terminal are carried out in compliance with the Safety Management System, in particular company approved practice/procedure including equipment operating instructions and within equipment operating boundaries.
  • To pre-plan and agree with tankers’ Masters and Chief Officers a safe and efficient programme for mooring and loading operations. Monitor ships operational safety alongside the berth and ensure that any deficiencies are reported to and immediately acted upon by vessels staff.  
  • Oversee loading operations ensuring oil or contaminated ballast is not discharged to sea and the planned loading programme is adhered to, preventing any compromise of ship’s structural integrity or stability.
  • Ensure through rigorous self verification that the operating and equipment standard of the tanker alongside is as demanded by shipping regulations and Ineos marine assurance standards.
  • Assess and schedule tankers to available berths with regard to stock availability, characteristics of tankers and restrictions on jetties to optimise tanker turnaround times and terminal maintenance activity.
  • Anticipate potential for demurrage exposure and initiate/perform operational and commercial planning to avoid or minimise same.
  • To supervise/liaise as appropriate main contractor support provided by Targe Towing Limited, also verifying attendant vessel operation is to the agreed contractor’s SMS.
  • To ensure all HSE, integrity and availability checks are carried out on shift and ensure all marine terminal related HSSE, regulatory, commercial / performance documentation is completed and processed correctly.
  • Liaise with estuary authority, shipping agency, cargo surveying personnel input to terminal activity.
  • Ensure complete logging of all key terminal activity and thorough, documented handover requirements.

Special Features

  • Particular bias for early action to identify potential operational/commercial/technical problems and co-ordinate their resolution if necessary before they escalate.
  • Unrelenting focus on assisting the Marine Ops Manager and overall DHP Asset Operation to continuously improve performance.
  • Continually seeks to identify and highlight new ideas and opportunities, which may deliver business benefit
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills to support third party contractors and operators to improve their understanding of tanker operation/process management and how it may be improved at Hound Point Marine Terminal.
  • Five week rolling pattern; spilt between days and nights (10 days off at the end of every cycle)
  • Position not suitable for distant commuting

Qualifications and Technical Experience

  • MN Master Mariner (II/1 Unlimited), STCW95 Class 1 deck Certificate of Competency with Dangerous Cargo Endorsement (petroleum), minimally Class 2 (II/2 Unlimited) with DCE (Pet.)
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills

Interested?  Please apply and upload your CV