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Vetting & Clearance Superintendent

Vetting & Clearance Superintendent

  • Location United Kingdom - Flexible
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Shipping Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141144BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Grade G Responsible for deploying specialist Shipping knowledge to manage safe & efficient operations and protect the bp Group business from risk through leading on a range of approval, logistics, inspection, assurance and vessel management activity

Role Synopsis
The carriage of hydrocarbons by third party vessels represent significant risk to the BP Group. The purpose of the Vetting & Clearance team is to ensure that any vessel employed by the BP Group meets bp's standards thereby managing this risk. As part of the Vetting & Clearance Team, the V&C Superintendent through their deep technical marine operations experience will play a key role in setting mitigating measures as required to support business delivery in challenging marine environments. They will also be responsible for providing assurance to BP businesses and associates for marine related activities, by performing any combination of routine marine assurance assessments, vetting and clearance reviews and providing ad-hoc marine advice and support.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform vetting and clearance activities, including assessment, oversight, screening and clearance of oil, gas, chemical and dry bulk vessels and terminals.
  • Perform vetting and clearance activities, including assessment, oversight, screening and clearance vessel owner/technical manager, STS contractor and terminal operator assessment reports to determine their conformance with relevant standards and their suitability for use by bp.
  • Evaluate the suitability of newly identified potential TC technical managers and vessels nominated for TC and provide reports to the V&C LT.
  • Support the V&C LT in ensuring consistent application of all marine assurance policies and procedures and provide guidance to bp businesses to ensure similar implementation.
  • Provide feedback to the Operations and performance, HSE, Marine and Engineering teams to support the development and promulgation of assessment best practice with the objective of achieving global consistency of assessment activity across employed and sub-contracted activity.
  • Contribute towards the maintenance of the integrated Marine Assurance System (iMAS) database and other relevant data sources to ensure accurate and contemporary information.
  • Provide marine activity support and advice to bp Terminals, Charterers, Operators, Logistics Teams, bp contractors, third parties and other shipping activities as requested.
  • Conduct self verification and report incidents and breaches through internal reporting systems.
  • Identify, scope, draft, implement, maintain and monitor improvements in iMAS user base.
  • Providing oversight of the performance and delivery of third party data providers.
Essential Education
Class II/2 or III/2 (Master Mariner or Chief Engineer) and experience as Master/Chief Officer or Chief Engineer/ 2nd Engineer on board oil, gas or chemical tankers
Equivalent professional marine qualification/experience with a shipping background including substantial experience in the management of ship operations and/or management of marine terminal operations.

Essential Experience
  • Deep technical marine operations experience
  • Knowledge of OCIMF inc SIRE,TMSA & Marine Terminal Baseline criteria
  • Knowledge of risk assessment techniques
  • The ability to identify and deliver business change in complex and challenging enviroment
  • Evidence of strong IT ability and technology awareness
  • Terminal Assessments: Purpose; Planning; Processing the BPTA
  • Ship Owner Assessments: Purpose; Planning; Processing the BPCA
  • Ship Owner Meetings: Meeting with Ship Owners
  • Vessel Inspections: Purpose; Planning Report Reviews; Assessing Reports
  • Processing Voyage Clearance Requests: Purpose; Vessel Clearance; Location Clearance
  • STS Contractor Assessments: Purpose; Planning; Processing the STS Contractor Assessment
  • Risk Assessment: Leading Risk Assessments
  • Management of Change: Coordinating MoC Process
Desirable Criteria
  • Risk analytical experience specifically the development of dynamic barrier assessments and leading indicators
  • SIRE Inspector accreditation
  • Chartered Status
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques

Grade G Responsible for deploying specialist Shipping knowledge to manage safe & efficient operations and protect the bp Group business from risk through leading on a range of approval, logistics, inspection, assurance and vessel management activity

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