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Bunker Trader, USA

Our client, a leader in the Bunker Trading industry, is looking for a Trader to join their team in the USA.
In this position, you will be responsible for building and maintaining your own customer portfolio and to develop and expand an existing supplier base. The primary responsibility for this position is day-to-day trading, focussing on the sales and purchase of bunker fuel.
The required candidate will be working closely with people situated globally. Key responsibilities will include, the building and maintaining of client relationships, dealing with suppliers, ensuring excellent customer service is maintained and KPI/marketing follow-up.
Candidates must have US working entitlement to be considered.

HSE Trainer, Offshore, 6 - 9 months contract, Middle East

Spinnaker is on the search for an Offshore Performance Coach for a contract position in the Middle East. You must be based in the UAE to apply as there are current visa restrictions due to Covid 19.

Within this role, you will coach and monitor crew and observe crew performance as defined by company systems, processes, procedures, policies. You will ensure international operational regulations and safety standards are upheld at all times.

You will attend offshore vessel performance visits and produce reports for senior management, summarising the significant findings. You will also develop the vessel senior management team.

To be suitable for this position you will ideally have experience as a Master Mariner with for OSVs and experience in training, assessing and developing crew.

You must have well-developed interpersonal/communication skills and be highly motivated and self-driven.


Spinnaker are working on a fantastic new opportunity with an international ship management company. We are assisting them in finding a Paralegal to join their London office.
In this role you will be assisting the ship finance department including the Head of Legal. You will be dealing with day to day transactions of new and existing ship finance – including drafting, reviewing and amending documents and the organisation of files.
The successful candidate will need to possess a English law degree or conversion course and 2 years’ experience as a Paralegal or Junior Lawyer in either shipping, aviation, real estate, rail or asset finance.
This is a great opportunity to be part of a well established shipping company in London, please apply today or call Hayley Menere for more information.

Marine Engineer Surveyor, Shanghai

Spinnaker is searching for a Marine Engineer Surveyor to work with a client of ours based in Shanghai.

Your roles and responsibilities will include:
• Investigations and assessment concerning marine engineering;
• carrying out surveys and writing up reports;
• provide advice and support to clients;
• assist in marketing activities;
• assist in business development initiatives.

Suitable candidates should:
• Have Chief Engineer CoC;
• have shorebased experience, preferably within a ship management company;
• have experience working with tankers, bulk carriers and/or containers;
• have surveying experience (preferable).

Candidates should be able to speak English to a good level.

If this sounds ideal for you, please apply now!

Dry Bulk Operator, Greece

Spinnaker is currently partnered with a growing dry bulk owner/operator in Greece who is looking to recruit an experienced Dry Bulk Operator.

The key responsibilities for this role are:

· Responsible for ensuring the vessel’s voyage is performed efficiently and ensuring costs are kept to a minimum;

· calculating and preparing hire statements;

· arranging and managing any advance payments from charterers and final settlements when the voyage is complete;

· being in charge of a vessel or fleet and be involved with tasks such as post fixture, bunker intakes and agency appointments;

· liaising with insurers and P&I.

The perfect candidate would have 5+ years of commercial operations experience within a similar set-up, be fluent in both Greek and English and be based in Athens.

Marine Superintendent, Bulk, Germany

Spinnaker is on the search for a Marine Superintendent for our client based in Germany.

Within this role, your responsibilities will include:
• Coordinate and control the fleet maintenance system;
• coordinate all necessary maintenance and repairs;
• budgeting and purchasing functions;
• liaising with classification societies, flag states and stakeholders.

You will work closely with the commercial departments globally and travel to vessels when required.

Suitable candidates will have sailed up to a senior rank, have experience in a similar position and have worked with bulk carriers.

Please note EU working entitlement is essential.

If you feel this is the perfect role for you, please apply now!

Technical Superintendent, Tankers, Denmark

Spinnaker is currently recruiting for a Technical Superintendent to work with a client of ours, a globally renowned shipping company based in Denmark.

Within this role, you will be directly responsible for 3-5 tanker vessels and will report directly to the Technical Director.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Managing all technical matters for the vessels (budgets, preparations for inspections, etc.);
• ensure all vessels comply with rules and regulations and have up to date certifications;
• manage all repairs and planned maintenance processes;
• collaborating with stakeholders.

Suitable candidates should have:
• Experience working as a Technical Superintendent;
• background in Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture;
• the ability to speak/write both English and Danish fluently.

Candidates should ideally already be based in Denmark and be willing to travel for this role.

If this sounds ideal for you, please apply now!

Contract Review Claims Manager, London

Spinnaker has been given the opportunity to work with an international P&I club. We are seeking a Contract Review Lawyer to join their busy London office.

This role will involve reviewing of contracts, including non-poolable agreements, legal contracts and standard insurance contracts.

The company offers a relaxed, collaborative non-corporate environment and are open to flexible working.

The successful candidate could either be foreign or UK qualified lawyers from 1 PQE, or a non-qualified candidate that has at least 3 years contract review experience.

You must also have contract review experience gained within a P&I club.

If this is the opportunity for you, then please apply today!

Operations Superintendent, Singapore

Spinnaker is working with a world-leading ship owner who is looking to recruit an Operations Superintendent to be based in Singapore.

The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who has experience with LPG, Tankers or Chemical and it is essential that you have sailed as a Chief Mate.

You will advise and assist the Master in the preparation for terminal inspections, support the Chartering with all pre and post-fixture operations and monitor vessel progress during voyages.

You will ensure there is sufficient bunker to perform voyages and arrange de-slopping if required. You will be responsible for ensuring the vessel is ready to load the nominated cargo, time-chartered vessels comply with requirements and warranties and arrange weather routing advice as necessary.

If you are interested in this role then please apply today.

HSE Superintendent (OSV Fleet), Middle East

A leading offshore vessel owner is looking for an HSE Superintendent to join their team in the Middle East.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of a fleet of offshore support DP2 vessels. You will monitor vessels performance offshore and assist crews in meeting the required standard.

The right candidate will have sailed as Master with OSVs, have previous shorebased HSE experience with OSVs and have a working knowledge of SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, PSC and Flag/Class states.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ tab below if you are interested and match the above requirements.

Tonnage Broker, Dubai

A world-leading chartering firm is looking for a Dry Broker to join their team in Dubai.

With a great reputation and a well-established, vast network of clients, our client is looking for a presentable individual that can create an immediate positive impression and provide continued service to their customers.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a personable manner and be able to adapt quickly to your new environment to maintain the service that is being provided. Previous experience in broking is a pre-requisite alongside an understanding or background in operations.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive commission, as well as housing allowance and an annual bonus. Relocation assistance will also be provided to the successful candidate if you are not already living in Dubai.

HSEQ Engineer, Tankers, Middle East

Spinnaker is currently seeking an HSEQ Engineer to work with one of our clients, a world-leading shipowner based in the Middle East.

Your role will be to ensure that the vessels are managed and operated to the highest standards in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and in accordance with Safety & Quality Management Systems.

Suitable candidates for this role will have:
• Experience as a Chief Engineer;
• auditing experience;
• HSEQ experience;
• experience working with tankers

If this role sounds like it could suit you, please apply now!

Digital Marketing Executive, Oxford

Spinnaker is working with a service provider of consultancy services to the maritime industry, to find their Digital Marketing Executive.

As a stand-alone role, you will be working with the Managing Director and other internal stakeholders to devise the strategy. You will also be responsible for executing the strategic vision.

It is a role offered on a part-time, flexible basis in Oxfordshire.

Our client is looking for someone to bring their digital marketing skills with them but someone that can also demonstrate a clear and passionate understanding of the benefits and impact that marketing can have.

Your aim for this company is to continue building on the organisation employer brand, recruitment and retention efforts as well as driving lead generation and overall brand awareness.

Learning the market, you will analyse data to target the correct audiences, working with in-house analysts to create content, in the form of blog and articles purely for this purpose.

To be a successful hire you will have experience within a marketing role is a must.

We are looking to speak to you if you have experience in using platforms such as Hubspot, as well as other sales and marketing system for reporting segmentation and email marketing. This includes experience with Google Analytics and Google Ads.

You will also be able to tell us about your understanding of PR, as you will be putting together forums and events.

We want to know how you have created, planned and delivered on marketing strategies.

Tell us about your creative flair with examples of engaging social content you have created.

Help us to understand the analytical skills that you have used to consolidate and explain customer and campaign data turning it into a value proposition.

Interested? Apply now.

Credit Risk Analyst, Hamburg

Spinnaker has partnered with a leading independent provider of due diligence, credit reporting and risk management consultancy services, to the maritime, energy and commodities trading industry, for the hire of an experienced Credit Risk Analyst in Hamburg.

This position will see you provide a portfolio of maritime, energy, and commodity trading clients with targeted research and counterparty risk assessment services. You will see you focus on researching, analysing and preparing profile reports.

A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a good financial mindset and be proactive and assertive. You will be business-focused with a strong commercial understanding.
Able to work independently, you will and form insightful opinions, produce structured qualitative reports and maintain contact with clients and market sources worldwide.

Candidates must be based in Hamburg with full working entitlement, as relocation or sponsorship is not provided.

Interested further? Apply today!

Operations Manager, Houston

Spinnaker is seeking an Operations Manager to be based in Houston USA, with a worldwide leading operator of dry bulk vessels.

Your key tasks will involve planning bunkering, liaising with the vessel & port agents, providing voyage instructions and preparing relevant cargo documentation.

Ideally, you will have experience with a diverse range of dry cargoes and vessel sizes and understanding the related risks, possess a good understanding of charter parties in order to take responsibility for all commercial, operational and post-fixture matters.

The ideal candidate should have 3 to 4 years’ experience operating dry bulk vessels and be confident in their abilities.

To be successful for this role you will need US working entitlement

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply.

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