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Wärtsilä North America, Inc., a leading global marine company, seek an Area Sales Manager, Ship Power to join it’s Houston Headquarters team. Wärtsilä supplies products, services, and support to a wide variety of Marine segments.

The ideal candidate meets educational and experience requirements with a solid understanding of vessel design, strong knowledge of ship propulsion, and ship construction, with excellent communication skills. This position requires extensive domestic and international travel.


  • Facilitate vessel engineering design interface and implementation as value added proposition amongst key stakeholders.

  • Focus marketing activities in development and delivery of technical presentations, and seminars with emphasis on integrating design elements.

  • Support Sales team in vessel design as a valued proposition including facilitating concepts of early design, FEED, and shipyard support.

  • Pursue market opportunities to build and secure sales.

    Educational/ Experience requirements:
    Ideal candidate has Bachelor’s Degree with major in Naval Architecture and or Marine Engineering “NAME” (Master’s a plus) and 5+ years related experience in vessel design firm, shipyard, and or vessel operations.

    IM requirements:
    Working knowledge of Ship design software including AutoCAD, Ship Constructor, and other advanced design tools.

    BENEFITS: Wärtsilä North America offers leading industry comprehensive benefit package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Matching 401K, and more.

    Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at, Careers tab, or directly at


    JOB TITLE: Shipyard Manager for Gulf Coast Shipyard

    GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for all manufacturing, manufacturing support and administrative functions needed to support shipyard operations. Responsibilities include: develops annual budgets; establishes plant and departmental goals; ensures compliance with all Safety, Quality, Company and Regulatory directives; directs activities in areas of safety and personnel, production, scheduling, material handling, and quality; manages managers, foremen and office personnel; performs under the administrative direction of a division general manager or other division manager.

    TYPICAL DUTIES (The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.)

    General Descriptor:
  • Provides management and leadership to managers, supervisors and/or exempt staff. Reviews performance of subordinates, monitors performance review process of remainder of plant employees
  • Integrates functions in a multi-discipline work environment
  • Develops departmental plans, including business, production and/or organizational priorities
  • Makes decisions guided by resource availability and functional objectives
  • Directs and coordinates shipyard operations within company policies and procedures
  • Maintains a clean and safe plant
  • Fosters a well-trained and motivated staff
  • Approves all requisitions and invoices for operating materials

  • Planning/Leadership:
  • Manages subordinate managers; holds subordinates accountable for budgets, schedules, performance standards
  • Determines organizational structures with top management approval
  • Translates company strategies into tactical plans. Creates and prioritizes necessary resources and steps required to accomplish goals on time
  • Establishes all shift production schedules
  • Establishes and maintains plant production goals
  • Coordinates with all functional areas of the shipyard to ensure production schedules are met
  • Confers with Business Unit Department Heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production and shipping
  • Schedules and conducts plant meetings
  • Prepares annual budgets, projections, quarterly reports, including capital budgets
  • Advises departments regarding manning and expense goals and ensures efforts are made to meet budget projections
  • Determines plant improvements and repairs along with annual costs and schedules
  • Utilizes Continuous Improvement Strategies

  • Establishes and integrates organization operational objectives and assignments
  • Designs, manages and executes policies to deliver business strategy
  • Responsible for product quality control for the plant
  • Oversees development of manufacturing processes and equipment for new products.
  • Ensures accurate, complete records are maintained in all departments

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a shipyard manager or other management level responsibilities in a heavy steel manufacturing environment
  • Must possess:
  • In depth knowledge of all business functions associated with shipyard management.
  • Ability to apply Continuous Improvement strategies across all functions, which includes the ability to introduce needed change, create excitement for change and lead change initiatives. Must be adaptable and open to new ideas
  • Ability to refine communication skills based on their audience, use active listening skills and non-verbal rapport building skills and effectively communicate their message to both small and large groups
  • Ability to make quick decisions, take calculated risks and make tough calls. Must be able to gain input from many different people and use a participative decision-making approach when appropriate
  • Ability to establish clear and consistent expectations and follow up on critical tasks without micro-managing and hold people accountable in a tough, but fair manner.
  • Ability to motivate and connect with people with a sense of enthusiasm, passion and commitment for their work and encourage them to do their best
  • Ability to take full responsibility for their business objectives and turn problems into challenges
  • Ability to analyze situations, react quickly and work collaboratively. Able to anticipate future events based on past experiences and work to get ahead of impending issues
  • Considerable knowledge in all areas of manufacturing and material handling.
  • Considerable knowledge of labor, safety and product related state and federal regulations and practices
  • Considerable knowledge of Company policies, procedures and practices or the ability to acquire it quickly
  • Excellent reading, writing and arithmetic skills
  • Ability to establish and meet goals
  • Ability to successfully handle several priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and function on a team, and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees. Ability to manage a team consistent with strategic goals and select members that fit requirements necessary for the team to be successful
  • Applies good judgment and maintains composure in high pressure situations and maintain objectivity and focus. Ability to view set backs as manageable and treat people respectfully when engaged in high-stakes situations

  • Experience with Profit and Loss Responsibility a plus
  • Experience in ship building a plus.
  • Completion of four years of college level course work equivalent to a B.S.. in production management or engineering and extensive experience managing multiple areas within a manufacturing facility combined with considerable supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Send resumes to:

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    Senesco Marine, LLC is accepting resumes for a Sales Manager to acquire new business and secure work for new construction and repair of commercial vessels.

    Job Functions and Responsibilities
  • Conducting market research for new opportunities in new vessel construction and repair
  • Developing and executing sales strategies for identifying potential customers for company products and services
  • Initiating vessel sales and establishing customer client relationships
  • Maintaining database of sales calls and contacts of potential customers
  • Negotiating selling price and vessel construction terms
  • Acting as primary liaison for customers, throughout sales, design and implementation phases
  • Coordinating travel and time expenses to effectively and efficiently make sales calls
  • Attending industry-related trade shows
  • Understanding Marine construction and repair and the shipyard’s capabilities to deliver superior product
  • Qualifications
    Experienced in developing and presenting shipyard proposals and negotiating tenders; extensive sales and marketing experience and a demonstrated ability to close deals; excellent network within the maritime industry in the Americas, as well as strong working knowledge of ship systems and equipment; must have excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills; must be able to interact will all levels of management.

    To Apply
    Send resumes to Michael Foster or Fax 401-29294-4140
    Michael J Foster, Vice President & General Manager
    Senesco Marine LLC
    10 MacNaught Street;
    North Kingstown RI, 02852


    Miami, FL

    Send your resume to


    Our recently relocated office in Newark Delaware has several open positions.

  • Technical Superintendent
  • Assistant Technical Superintendent
  • Commercial Operator

    OSG offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.

    Apply today at


    The University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of Program Operations / Port Captain, a vital member of the shore-based management team responsible for operating of the School of Oceanography’s two federally owned research vessels, the R/V Thomas G. Thompson and R/V Clifford A. Barnes. These vessels are an important component of the UNOLS (University National Oceanographic Laboratory System) national academic research fleet, and their operation is critical to seagoing research and educational programs within the University of Washington. The Manager of Program Operations / Port Captain reports to the Manager of Marine Operations.

    Responsible for:
  • Management & maintenance of the Safety Management System (SMS), which include the requirements of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Program (SOPEP), the Drug & Alcohol Program, and the Vessel and Facility Security Plans
  • Coordination of SMS & other external audits (e.g. USCG Inspection, INSURV, & ABS inspections)
  • Recruiting permanent and relief crewmembers and arranging crew schedules to ensure that the vessels are adequately staffed for all missions
  • Coordinating on- and off-site training
  • Tracking and reporting the status of operating and grant budgets and assisting with the preparation of projected operating budgets for annual proposals
  • Assisting the management team in providing vessel needs, services, and supplies and shore-based infrastructure including implementation of the department’s computerized maintenance management system
  • Assisting the management team in the planning and providing of support to the scientific parties embarked on the vessels
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years of vessel management; operations and scheduling; budget development; personnel administration, and fiscal management. Familiarity with the various requirements of cognizant regulatory bodies concerned with research vessel operation. Flexibility and availability for travel as needed. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Desired Qualifications: U.S. Coast Guard licenses as Master, unlimited, and experience supporting oceanographic operations.

    Conditions of Employment: U.S. passport (or ability to obtain).

    A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus generous benefits and work/life programs

    For complete details and application, go to


    Salary: $95,316- $116,304 Plus Excellent Benefit Package

    Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry fleet in the US is looking for a Senior Port Engineer.

    Under the direction of the Director of Vessel Maintenance, Preservation and Engineering, the Senior Port Engineer provides overall technical leadership in the planning, management, and cost-effective maintenance and operational engineering of WSF’s vessels ensuring safe, efficient, and reliable management of all assets while maintaining marine engineering and environmental standards in accordance with all regulatory requirements, state statutes, corporate policy, and the collective bargaining labor agreements.

    Responsible for: Engine Department Oversight: Manages the day-to-day engine department fleet operations and maintenance activities for 21 vessels to assure propulsion system reliability and efficiency.

    Responsible for: Human Resource Planning: Directly supervises both licensed and unlicensed engine department professional marine engineers. Oversees vessel engine department manning, operations, and maintenance program on a 24/7 basis.

    Responsible for: Maintenance Planning: Supervises the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Project Engineer. Develops, implements, and monitors vessel preventative maintenance, machinery history, and work requisitions systems.

    Responsible for: Risk Mitigation: Oversees the department’s hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs for effectiveness, compliance, and continuous improvement.

    Responsible for: Budgeting: Coordinates the development, implementation & execution of the Vessel Maintenance, Preservation & Engineering (VMPE) Operating Labor and non-Labor Budgets.

  • Knowledge of all applicable federal US Coast Guard and state Department of Ecology regulatory requirements, corporate policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Significant technical knowledge of vessel repair, maintenance, and project management.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid U.S. Coast Guard license as a Chief Engineer limited near coastal and unlimited horsepower.
  • 8 years engine room experience aboard diesel and / or diesel electric powered vessels.
  • 3 years experience in full charge of the engine department watch on a ferry or offshore vessel.

    Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Previous Port Engineer experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Course work in leadership.
  • Collective Bargaining experience

    For complete position description and application instructions, please visit our website


    International Registries, Inc., the Maritime and Corporate Administrators for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, has the following vacancy in our Houston, TX office.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the Registry's offshore marketing activities in the Houston/U.S. area. Will liaise with Technical staff for all inquiries regarding offshore vessels and drilling/production units under the Marshall Islands flag, and, on an as-needed basis, conduct annual and special inspections of our offshore drilling units within the U.S. and Gulf of Mexico.

    Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate should be currently employed in a midlevel to senior position in the Offshore Industry.
  • Strong familiarity with maritime/oil industry regulatory body Rules and Regulations.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Have the ability to actively market the Registry's business.
  • Maritime or related degree.
  • Computer literate

    Training will include familiarization with the corporate policies and procedures and the Registry's business culture. Initially this position will be concentrated on activities within the U.S., it is expected that the successful candidate would have the capacity to develop a business culture on a world-wide basis in due course.

    Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vacation and 401-K plan is available. Interested candidates should send resume or curriculum vitae along with salary requirements by email to or by Fax to Human Resources (703) 716-1345. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Please visit our website at EOE.


    International Registries, Inc., the Maritime and Corporate Administrators for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, has the following vacancy in our Houston, TX office.

    The successful candidate will support the Offshore Manager in his inspection and technical activities as required. Will be responsible for conducting annual and special inspections of Marshall Islands flag vessels as directed by the Baltimore office, primarily in the Houston/Galveston area and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Will conduct marine casualty investigations; and respond to Inspections and Technical inquiries as directed.

    Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will be currently employed in the marine industry, preferably as a surveyor/inspector/auditor.
  • Familiarity with maritime regulatory body Rules and Regulations, particularly with the port state control regime.
  • Previous experience in a senior sea going capacity would be an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Maritime or related degree.

    Training for the successful candidate focusing on inspection, administration and technical procedures will be given. It will also include a period of observed inspections on Marshall Islands flagged vessels.

    Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vacation and 401-K plan is available. Interested candidates should send resume or curriculum vitae along with salary requirements by email to or by Fax to Human Resources (703) 716-1345. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Visit our website at EOE.

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