First listed on: 17 October 2018

Ship Management Coordinator

  • Marine National Facility is growing!
  • An exciting opportunity to apply your land-based ship management expertise.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation.

The position

CSIRO’s Marine National Facility (MNF) seeks to appoint an experienced and motivated Ship Management Coordinator to liaise on a day-to-day basis with the ship management Contractor and crew to ensure the vessel is operated and maintained to international and Australian maritime and CSIRO standards, such as monitoring the timely issuing of statutory and class documentation, the on board planned maintenance and storekeeping programs and general compliance and operations. As the Ship Management Coordinator you will work positively and collaboratively across multiple internal and external stakeholder groups; contributing to the development and implementation of a robust ship management framework that supports the delivery of safe, effective and efficient research voyages.

The role will involve some travel and there may be opportunity to go to sea as part of providing support more broadly in the MNF.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaise on a day-to-day basis with the ship management Contractor and crew to:
    - ensure that the MNF research vessel is operated and maintained to International standards, including overseeing compliance with statutory obligations and class requirements.
    - Monitor vessel planned maintenance and storekeeping programs and general compliance
    - Monitor monthly accounts to ensure value for money and to effectively and quickly resolve issues and variations.
    - Oversee the timely development of port period and dry-dock plans ensuring all parties' input and agreement.
    - Ensure risks are minimised for the various requirements of operations in ports around Australia.
  • Advise and assist the Science Operations Team with the planning and execution of safe and effective research voyages including:
    - The development of research voyage schedules that take into account ship management contract requirements and facilitate the efficient utilisation of the vessel.
    - The effective coordination and communication across all parties—science, operational support, technical support and ship management—in relation to the planning and management of scientific missions.

Location:          Hobart, TAS
Salary:               $97K - $105K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:             Indefinite
Job reference: 58905

To be successful you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive demonstrated experience, in land-based ship management operations, practices and standards.

Demonstrated skills and experience in:

  • Coordinating the provision of logistical, operational and technical requirements associated with maritime operations, based on a sound understanding of Australian standards and regulations that apply to the maritime industry.
  • Risk assessment and health and safety principles.
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders to negotiate operational outcomes.
  • Managing complex projects in a dynamic team environment, meeting tight timeframes and managing competing priorities.
    Communicating with influence and clarity on technical and specialist matters related to maritime operations.  
  • Contract management practices and an understanding of procurement and financial procedures.

Before you apply please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position description

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more here!  Balance

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

The Marine National Facility operates Australia’s only blue-water research vessel dedicated to marine research throughout Australia’s vast ocean territories.

How to apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your cover letter and CV/resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role as defined in the position description document.   

Applications close:  11:59pm AEDT, 11 Nov. 2018

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