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BW Epic Kosan owns and operates a fleet of 76 modern and high quality Refrigerated, Semi-refrigerated and Fully Pressurised gas carriers providing seaborne services for the transportation of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Ethylene, Ethane and petrochemicals. Our vessels serve as a crucial link in the international gas supply chains of leading oil majors and commodity trading houses throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, West Africa and the Americas. We employ approximately 2000 seafarers and a multi-national team of over 120 shore-based staff.

BW Epic Kosan invites applications for the position of


Key Responsibilities:
    • Overall responsible for effective and efficient operational crew management of Company’s vessels in compliance with relevant legislation, delivering high crewing service standards.
    • Overall responsible for on-time Crew Relief Planning, ensuring that all vessels are adequately manned as per Flag State requirements, Oil Major crew matrix compliance and in line with Company procedures.
    • Maintain overview of all Manning operations, expenses, P&I claims, Shore Medical.
    • Responsible for developing a Recruitment strategy to attract good quality crew and for future growth in manning, in co-ordination with internal and external Manning agents.
    • Act as the liaison between Crewing, Technical, Safety, Commercial and Accounting Teams for all manning related issues.
    • Responsible for continuously improving processes, arrangement and increasing efficiencies, developing the Crewing software processes and digitization of all Crewing activities.
    • Responsible for ISO 9000, 14000, 45000 certification for Crewing aspects.
    • Maintain close interactions with Crew Unions and Flag Authorities, assisting with Crew Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
    • Keep track of market trends and seafarers’ wages in the many sourcing areas.
    • Assist with preparation of relevant Management reports and monitor compliance to KPI’s.
    • Prepare Annual Manning Budgets and Wage scales. Review OPEX monthly and report variances.
    • Provide guidance on HR matters, such as Crew Welfare, Crew benefits, Crew enrichment, performance management and supervisory coaching.

    • Candidates with Sailing experience - Sailed as Master / Chief Officer / Chief engineer / Second engineer. No shore experience required.
    • Candidates with no Sailing experience - Degree / Diploma in relevant disciplines. Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in a reputable shipping / ship management company.
    • Ability to travel at short notice and manage 24/7 on call lifestyle.
    • Committed and responsible in meeting deadlines with excellent time management skills.  
    • Independent, outcome driven, organized and resourceful.
    • Strong team orientation and has the ability to manage cross-functional relationships in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

BW Epic Kosan offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities to bright and ambitious people, who have the skills and determination to succeed in a career in the maritime industry.

Our success is attributed to attracting, developing and retaining among the best people our industry has to offer.  We place great emphasis on developing talent and maximizing the opportunities for our staff to progress within the company.

This is a unique opportunity to work for one of the most progressive companies in the industry. Interested candidates should submit their covering letter and a detailed curriculum vitae to the Human Resource Department at https://bwek.recruiterpal.com/career/jobs/9nvo6.  Website:  www.bwek.com

Information for Recruitment Agencies:
Please be informed that BW Epic Kosan operates on a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies.

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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