In the heart of Singapore, overlooking the Singapore Strait, we are an international and energetic team, working closely with our colleagues at sea to ensure that together, we keep moving mountains.
Why you should work here…
Marine Superintendent – Audit & Training
Reporting to the Marine Manager, this position holder is responsible for shipboard audits with regards
to safety, quality and marine operations. As the Audit and Training Superintendent, he/she drives the
integration of our Values and Safety Management System into shipboard routines. The Audit and
Training Superintendent must understand what drives our success and can identify areas of
improvement and value. He/She ensures that relevant information is exchanged and communicated
effectively between ship and shore.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Conducts internal audits on board and support Shipboard Management in ensuring that vessels are
operating in compliance with all Maritime safety rules and regulations and Berge Bulk’s Safety
Management System (SMS)
Actively promotes a safety culture on board during vessel visits and support the Shipboard
Management Team (SMT) by identifying gaps and actions in the areas of Human Element,
Leadership and Management
Works with the Marine Manager and Fleet Teams to recommend and support rectifications of
defects, system flaws, etc.
Identify training needs and conduct training when require
Manage onboard situations where the safety, security or quality standards are an issue and escalate severe breaches/risks to the Marine Manager
Support the vessels during customer inspections
Prepare new deliveries and purchased vessels to be commercially compliant (i.e. Shipboard
training/drills, audits and certification)
Other assigned projects from the Marine Manager
The ideal candidate is able to effectively use his/her maritime and organisational knowledge to
communicate findings, gaps and training needs. He/She is able to connect with crew of different
nationalities, culture and languages. He/She is a open and outgoing person that people can trust and
relate to. In unfavourable situations, he/she has the courage to intervene or escalate breaches for
Qualification & Skills
Preferably holding a Class I (Chief Engineer or a Ship Captain equivalent) Certificate or any
mechanical/electrical engineering degree.
Prior experience with the Dry Bulk shipping preferred.
Prior experience as fleet auditor or relevant shore-based positions preferred.
Fluent in English
The position holder will be required to travel to assigned ships (approx. 7-8 months a year and off
for 4 months / year).
Reporting to the Marine Manager, the candidate is responsible for supporting assigned ships in its daily operation in the areas of HSSEQ and Marine. The Marine Superintendent will be a part of a fleet team composed of Vessel Managers, Purchasers and Marine HR staff.
The ideal candidate is:
Able to educate, coach and assist the members of the fleet team and the shipboard management within the areas of HSSEQ enabling the team and vessels to operate without compromising safety standards.
A “safety” front runner and an ambassador for Berge Bulk’s Values by practising this in own
Able to understand the importance of asking the right questions to support our safety management system and improve our quality output to our customers.
Self-driven and has the ability to multi-task. The candidate must possess good communication, problem-solving and follow-up and follow-through skills. This person is expected to demonstrate positive working attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide daily support on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ) issues on assigned vessels:
Arrange internal/external shipboard audits and Right Ship Inspections.
Monitor / support vessels’ performance through audit and inspection results or routine visits and to manage intake of new tonnage to the fleet (Management of Change).
Monitor/ support the use of office / shipboard risk assessment tools, toolbox meetings/talks and
Register and follow-up on incidents, accidents, NCR’s and Near-Misses, to conduct
thorough root cause investigations and identify robust preventive actions.
Support the continuous development of management systems and quality (improvement of
procedures, training etc.)
2. To provide daily support on cargo related areas:
Guide our shipboard management in the planning, cargo hold preparation/cleaning and loading/discharging operations and identify non-compliance with operational standards.
To safe guard our efficient cargo operations execution without compromising requirements to
safety, documentation and cargo quality control mechanisms.
Assist the Commercial Department with cargo matters, cargo claims and other marine
Qualifications & Skills
A minimum Maritime Bachelor degree or equivalent.
At least 5 years of experience from the Maritime Industry in a shore-based role.
Possess shipboard experience as seagoing officer and relevant working experience from a shore based position (ship-owner’s representatives, classification societies, technical management companies or similar), where solid experience with shipboard operations has been obtained.
Good knowledge of International Maritime Regulations, Marine Industry standards (ISM Code, SOLAS,MARPOL, ISO 9001 etc) and HSSEQ practices will be preferred.
Experience in conducting audits and root-cause investigations.
Berge Bulk has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. Looking ahead, we continue to see attractive opportunities and are already planning new strategies to realise our ambition. To get there though, we need great young talent and so we are rolling out our Management Associate program to build the company’s leaders of the future. We are looking for people who are passionate about their work, who want a career that is both exciting and rewarding, and who want to positively influence the company in its ambition to be the world’s leading dry bulk company.
If that is you, we want you to grow with us…
The Management Associate (MA) Program
The 18-month programme consists of two parts. The first six months begins with your function/department on a curriculum that covers some of the fundamental skills you will require. Then, you will go through rotations, about 3-4 months each, across a variety of business and support units, offering you an unparalleled chance to gain hands-on experience to the operation and expert insight into the industry.
We will also align your development with business needs and train you to be a versatile leader in the ever-changing shipping climate. You will be allocated a supervisor from your business function who will act as your coach and sponsor, and you will also be allocated a manager mentor to support you in your personal development.
What’s in it for you?
The Management Associate Programme is designed with your future in mind. At Berge Bulk, we commit to develop and nurture our Associates as ambassadors of the future. The programme offers an opportunity for you to gain valuable hands-on exposure to international dry-bulk shipping as well as close support and mentorship from the Management team.
Working within the financial district overlooking the Singapore Straits, you will be a part of an international and energetic team, working closely with our colleagues at sea to ensure that together, we keep moving mountains. Most importantly, the programme puts motivated Associates on track for a rewarding career in the dry-bulk shipping industry.
Who are we looking for?
Berge Bulk believes that your personal attitude and mindset are just as important as your academic results. We are looking for individuals who are inquisitive, enjoy complex challenges and are driven by success. You can work both independently and as a team player, and have the courage to challenge and go beyond your comfort zone. You are also a strong communicator – with the capability to enter a dialogue at all levels of the organisation. Above all, you are able to balance your ambitious mindset with a respectful and empathetic attitude towards the people around you.
Our candidates will also have:
A Singapore Citizenship or Singapore PR
A recognised University degree in these discipline (Shipping/ Maritime, Accounting & Finance, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering)
An excellent command of written and spoken English
Quick Facts: Berge Bulk Management Associate Program
a) Commercial & Operations MA
b) Finance MA
c) Technical MA
Between 1 - 30 August 2019
Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore
Singapore Citizen/ Singapore PR
Bachelor Degree the relevant disciplines with an excellent command of written and spoken English