Employment Opportunities at NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML)
NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML) was incorporated as a private limited liability company on 9th October 2008 as a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited. The company provides a wide range of shipping services covering training, manning, fleet management, terminal management services and consultancy services.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Second Engineer Officer
- The Second Engineer Officer is the Chief Engineer’s deputy
- He understudies the Chief Engineer Officer in all aspects of his managerial, professional and commercial duties with a view to qualifying himself for eventual promotion.
- He must keep an engine room watch, or, on UMS ships must act as a duty engineer in rotation
- However, where a ship carries an extra engineer officer, his watch keeping may be reduced to 4 hours per day, (or to allow a period of day work), at the Chief Engineer Officer’s discretion.
He is responsible to the Chief Engineer Officer, for:
- Engine room safety and safe working practices;
- The safety of all personnel working under his supervision;
- The organisation and execution of all engine room watchkeeping and machinery operating routines;
- The maintenance, operation and upkeep of all parts of the engine room and the proper performance of maintenance in accordance with the decisions of the maintenance team and the provisions of the integrated work plan;
- Carrying out routine boiler water, feed water and cooling water chemical tests. Reporting any abnormalities immediately, to the Chief Engineer. Failure to do so, will lead to disciplinary action.
- Technical supervision of the engine room workforce;
- Supervision, as delegated by the Chief Engineer Officer, of the spare gear/stores Petty Officer (if appointed), engine room Machinist, any ratings assigned to the engine room for specific maintenance or repair tasks, and the duty engine room ratings as applicable in certain ships;
- Spare gear and its inventory;
- Fire fighting and safety equipment (including fixed fire fighting equipment, e.g. the “CO2” or “Halon” systems on board) and safe practices in the engine room.
- Must carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Chief Engineer.
Job Title: Fourth Engineer Officer
- The Fourth Engineer Officer must keep an engine room watch, or, on UMS ships, must act as duty engineer in rotation.
He must understudy the Second and Third Engineer Officers and is responsible to the Second Engineer Officer for:
- The safety of all personnel working under his supervision;
- Maintenance as directed;
- Maintenance and upkeep of engine room safety equipment.
- Must carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Chief Engineer and /or Master.
Job Title: Third Officer
- The Third Officer under-studies and assists the Second Officer. He must keep a navigational watch.
- During cargo operations, he will assist with cargo operations, stability, ballast operations, moorings and ship security during the period of his watch.
- The is responsible for the safety of all personnel working for him.
- He is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all deck portable fire fighting equipment and lifesaving appliances.
- He is responsible to the Master for the completion of records of on-board training.
- Where required shall act as nominated officer for the GMDSS station with responsibility for associated tests and records.
- He is responsible for the upkeep of the Recreational and Technical library.
- The Third Officer must carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Master.
Job Title: Master
- The Master has overall responsibility, and authority, for all activities within the ship, for which he is accountable to the Managing Office.
- He is chairman of the Management Team.
He is responsible for the following, in particular:
- Safety, both occupational and operational;
- Safe navigation of the ship;
- Safe carriage of cargo;
- All on-board activities and administration;
- Commercial interest of owners and charterers;
- Ship’s performance;
- Co-ordination of progress on maintenance;
- Control of expenditure against budgets;
- Compliance with legal, international, local and Company’s regulations and requirements.
Job Title: Chief Officer
- The Chief Officer is the Master’s deputy and hence his Second-in-Command. He understudies the Master in all aspects of his managerial, professional and commercial duties with a view to qualifying him for eventual command.
- He is responsible to the Master for the overall care and carriage of the Cargo, in particular during cargo operations. He is responsible for the overall planning of all cargo procedures. He must keep a navigational watch.
- However where a ship may carry an extra navigating officer, his watch keeping may be reduced, but not normally eliminated, (exception may be made to allow the navigating officer to undertake a period of day work), at the discretion of the Master..
He is responsible to the Master for:
- Shipboard security in the role of the Ship Security Officer (SSO) as required by the ISPS Code;
- (Together with the Chief Engineer Officer) the safe working practices of all personnel;
- Cargo custody, handling and documentation;
- The preparation of cargo systems for the carriage of cargo and refit requirements;
- Ballast custody and handling as the Designated Ballast Management Officer
- Stability, safe drafts and trim;
- Preparation of safe and suitable loading/discharging plans using the loading computer, to ensure that at no time do cargo/ballast operations exceed safe stresses and that the vessel always sails complying with damage stability criteria;
- Maintenance and testing of deck portable fire-fighting equipment and lifesaving appliances;
- Anti-pollution measures;
- Deck maintenance under the Chief Engineer Officer;
- He is in charge of the medical locker and is responsible to the Master for first aid and medical treatment;
- He has overall responsibility to the Master for the vessels seaworthiness and security with regard to proceeding to sea;
- Maintaining the Deck Information Book and all related records;
- Ensure that all deck officers are fully conversant with safe operational practices and are made fully aware of the correct methods and practices of ballasting, use of cargo pumps, valves etc. This is especially important with respect to the Second Officer who should be able to take over the Chief Officers duties at any time;
- Cargo Watch at Loading and Discharge ports;
- Maintain regular checks on fixed and portable gas detection apparatus;
- Ensure all cargo/ballast/inerting valves are operational and turned on a regular basis;
- Responsible for the inspection of void spaces
- The training of Deck and Marine Cadets and monitoring their progress.
- The Chief Officer must carry out any lawful command and delegated duty as issued by the Master.
In Addition for Liquified Gas Carriers:
- He must assist the Cargo/Gas Engineer officer in carrying out routine tasks;
- Routine testing, in which he is to assist the Cargo/Gas Engineer , of cargo systems, safety and security systems and inner hull inspections whilst at sea;
- Warm-up / cool-down, inerting and aeration prior to and subsequent to refit or repair;
- Ensure all Deck officers liaise fully with the Cargo/Gas Engineer;
- Special consideration during operations to the containment system with regards to the sloshing damage that may be caused by incorrectly filled tanks.
- While he retains overall responsibility for all aspects of cargo handling care, he will hand over operational control of the cargo and the responsibility of the deck watch to the Officer of the Watch (OOW) during off duty periods whilst the vessel is in port.
- While he retains overall responsibility for all aspects of cargo handling care, he will hand over operational control of the cargo systems to the Cargo / Gas Engineer and keep him / her fully informed of all relevant aspects of operations during sea passages and when engaged in navigational duties during port entry and departure.
- The handover between the Cargo / Gas Engineer and the Chief Officer shall be a formal procedure to avoid any ambiguity over who is in operational control and is to be recorded so in the deck.