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Ship Manager

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Canberra ACT, Australia

Job Type

Full Time


Client, On-Site, Hybrid

About the Role

Seaforce provide Fleet and Marine Engineering support to Australian Border Force's (ABF) Marine Unit and are looking for experienced marine/maritime engineers or project managers to add to our expanding team. These existing roles will give you the opportunity be a Subject Matter Expert for ABF's fleet of patrol boats, ships and small vessels.

As a specialist Ship Manager, you will be at the core of Seaforce’s capability. Within thesse varied roles you will:

:- Provide shipyard support to dockings, repairs and refits representing the Commonwealth of Australia’s interests
:- Support the maintenance planning and direct the In Service Support (ISS) Maintenance Manager in delivery of maintenance management services
:- Collaborate as the primary point of contact with office, shipboard staff to provide and the ISS contractor to provide vessel support
:- Ensure certification assurance and auditing support in accordance with the ISM Code, Class, statutory and national regulatory body requirements
:- Responsible for assigned vessel performance metrics including budget, operating costs, reliability, and planning
:- Supervise all technical management activities for assigned vessels


  • Attention to detail, sound communication skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with stakeholders, both Commonwealth and commercial

  • Engineering degree or equivalent maritime/defence experience working in a relevant field

  • Well-developed communication skills for managing stakeholders and conveying technical risk issues

  • Understanding of Defence/government user community and associated operational environment & experience in commercial marine platform systems highly desirable

  • Ability to obtain and hold current BASELINE (minium) AGSVA is Essential

About the Company

Seaforce is a marine engineering and vessel management company, we are 100% Australian owned and have over 20 years’ experience providing marine engineering services to our clients. The people at Seaforce are experienced, practical marine engineers and technicians. Many have spent most of their careers working in the defence and commercial marine industries at sea operating, maintaining and repairing ships.

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