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Gas Trading Operator, London

A leading commodity group are looking to hire a Gas Trading Operator with experience in LNG and LPG.

This position is suitable for someone with 5 years + experience within a trading operations role.

The primary responsibilities for this role involves management of all operational activities and associated processes for the newly established LPG desk.

The right candidate will be degree educated and be highly numerate with strong organisational skills.

For more information please contact Adam Osborne –

Head of Operations (Drybulk)- Singapore

An international dry bulk business is currently looking for an experienced Master Mariner to head up their Pacific Operations department. As our clients business is dramatically expanding in China it will be a requirement that this hire is a Mandarin speaker.

Our client currently has a small operations team based out of their Singapore office so the Head of Ops will manage the existing staff in this area as well as managing future hiring requirements within operations in Singapore.

It would be essential that this person has a seafaring background and a bonus if this individual has some exposure to parcelling. Ideally you will have solid shore based commercial ops experience and any leadership exposure in a shore based role will also be beneficial.

If interested please contact Matt Cornelius at

Director of Loss Prevention, London

Spinnaker is working exclusively with a leading P&I Club to recruit a Director of Loss Prevention for their office in London.

You would be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all loss prevention activities within the club and to advise and support underwriters, claims staff, and Members in all matters relating to loss prevention and ensuring the Loss Prevention Team inform, advise, and guide the Members in a professional and supportive manner.

Day to day you will be involved in Sustainability, Claims Data and Causation Analysis, Publications, Pre-Entry Surveys along with management reviews of member offices, Training Seminars for the crew.

It is an opportunity to grow a team and become an influential figure in the industry.

For more information, please do contact Liam Daly on +44 1702 480 142.

Sales Executive, United States of America

A resurgence in the US maritime market has resulted in the need for a Sales Executive to join our client in the USA.

This position can be based in either Florida, Houston or New York.

This global manufacturer of navigational equipment, fire & gas detection systems and oil & gas solutions to marine and offshore industries is looking for a driven sales professional.

If you love to hunt for new business, investigating new prospects and developing brand new relationships they want you on their team.

Your goal is to drive the success of new sales of safety and navigational equipment to companies in the US market, working closely with the Sales Manager in the Marine department.

We are keen to speak with you if you are looking for a new maritime sales challenge, and have experience and knowledge of the maritime industry in past positions.

Candidates are required to have existing entitlement to work and live in the United States of America.

Looking forward to discussing your strong passion for sales and personal drive to take our client forward.

Contact David at to arrange call.

Technical and Compliance Officer, London

Spinnaker is on the search for a logical-thinking, safety-orientated Technical and Compliance Officer for our client’s office based in London.

Our client, a leading flag state looking for a marine professional to join their Inspections and Surveys Department to carry out a wide range of duties associated with the statutory compliance of its diverse fleet.

As a Technical and Compliance Officer your main responsibilities will be to provide guidance to ship owners, managers, recognised organisations, other departments in the administration, and other relevant government agencies. You will also manage inspections, conduct technical reviews and represent the Flag State at various meetings when needed.

To be successful in your application, you will have a wide knowledge of the International Maritime Conventions and Codes; you will either have seagoing experience at a senior level or surveying experience within an IACS Classification society. You must also hold, or have held seagoing qualifications to STCW II/2 and preferably have experience as a Master, Chief Engineer, or Naval Architect.

Please note that all applicants for this position are required to have the existing UK working entitlement.

If you feel this is the perfect role for you, please click ‘Apply Now’.

Senior Project Manager (Transshipment), Germany

Spinnaker is working exclusively with a high-caliber ship owner/operator based in Germany to find Senior Project Manager within their Transshipment division.

In this role, you are responsible for the day-to-day running of our Transshipment Projects in various project implementation and management tasks.

You will be tasked to carry out project implementation and management (new and existing Transshipment Projects, and project-within-a-project tasks) in co-operation with the selected teams and other relevant departments, including assessment of risks, technical systems, operational set-ups, financial impact and schemes, system logistics procedures, corporate structures, HR requirements, and procurement co-ordination.

The ideal candidate will be either a Chief Engineer or Master Mariner (Captain) who is commercially astute, with extensive shore-based project management experience. Bulk experience would be preferred but other vessel types will be considered.

For more information, please contact Liam Daly on +44 1702 480 142.

P&I Underwriter

An IG P&I Club is seeking an underwriter with experience working within the Greek market, to join their London office.

In this role, you will be working closely with the senior underwriter for Greece to acquire new business and additions to the fleet, as well as to retain existing business at acceptable ratings and loss rations. You must also be able to develop and maintain relationships with new and existing members and brokers.

To be considered for this position, you must have previous marine underwriting experience and a knowledge of the Greek market. You must be a good communicator and will be working towards or have completed your ACII or P&IQ exams.

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Tom Brooks for more details or to arrange a confidential discussion.

Marine Representative, Jack-Up Barges (rotational)

Spinnaker is currently looking for a Marine Representative to work a rotational position for a client of ours, a shipping operator based in the Middle East.

This position is working with Jack-Up Barges and is 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Organising daily operations of the vessels
• Review all documents, risk assessments, task plans, etc.
• Ensure maintenance of all equipment
• Maintain good safety standards on board
• Manage and coordinate subcontractors

Suitable candidates should have:
• A good level of offshore experience as a Chief Mater or Master Mariner onboard Jack-Up Barges
• All standard offshore certifications (Huet/Bosiet, H2S, etc.)

Candidates should be able to speak English fluently.

If this sounds ideal for you, please apply now!

Contracts Manager - Procurement - Middle East

Spinnaker is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to work for a client of ours, a well-established shipping company, within their shipyard based in the Middle East.

The responsibilities for this role will include:
o Managing all processes relating to subcontracting
o Formulating policies and strategies
o Maintaining relationships
o Preparing upfront sub-contracts with the commercial department for vessels arrival dates
o Prepare manpower reports
o Settle disputes
o Manage facilities
• Approve work orders
• Conduct departmental reviews
• Lead a team of Contracting Officers and Admin Assistants

Suitable candidates should have maritime experience within Supply Chain, Purchasing and Procurement, and have had vast exposure to contracts, terms and conditions and labour laws.

If this sounds ideal for you, please apply now!

Chartering Manager- London

We are currently looking for a highly experienced dry Chartering Manager to work with one of our London clients as part of a small freight team supporting a commodity group moving around 6 million tonnes of cargo per annum.

This is a great opportunity for someone that has an established career in dry chartering to work with an established commodity group managing their freight requirements and working closely with the Commodity Traders to ensure the right vessels are fixed at the best price to support their cargo requirements.

The role is not limited to just fixing spot and TC ships to support their cargo requirements and dependent on the market you will need to show a profit orientated mindset and know when to TC out tonnage to capitalize on market swings.

The ideal candidate will have 8+ years’ chartering experience in the bulk market ideally with grains experience as the role supports an agri trading business so knowledge of grain cargoes and flow will be a big advantage.

If interested in this role please contact Matt Cornelius @

Offshore Commercial Manager, Dubai

A leading Offshore Vessel Owner is looking for a Commercial Manager to join their team in Dubai.

The role will have a broad range of responsibilities and be involved in day to day commercial activities such as tendering, proposals, business development and reviewing contracts.

They are looking for someone who is energetic and excels at business development. This role is suitable for someone who can naturally build relationships and help bring new business to the company.

This person will work very closely with the Managing Director and there are exciting future prospects for the successful candidate.

The right candidate is likely to have a commercial background within the Offshore sector including experience making fixtures and someone who has good industry knowledge.

Please contact Adam Osborne for more information –

Assistant Accountant, Hong Kong

Spinnaker has partnered with an international ship management company for the hire of an Assistant Accountant in their Hong Kong office.

Responsibilities include managing a full set of accounts, monitoring actual cash flow, payments, bank reconciliations, month-end closing and financial reporting. The position also covers assistance with year-end audit preparations and management of inter-company transactions and accounts reconciliation.

Seeking a motivated, team player whom has a good eye for detail. A successful candidate will be degree educated (or equivalent) and have strong accounting experience.

Local languages skills are required and full existing working entitlement for Hong Kong is essential.

Crewing Officer, Essex

We are currently seeking a maritime professional, ideally with previous crewing experience for an exciting Crewing Officer role with a crew management services company based in Essex.

Within this role, you will report into the Managing Director and Fleet Director and be responsible for the daily crewing operations of the vessels assigned to you. You will organise embarkation and repatriation of crew, maintain records for the crew database and verify crew certificates. You will also approve port costs and crew expenses.

Keeping up to date with Maritime Flag state legislation and applying that knowledge to ensure all crew are adequately trained and complaint with current regulations will also fall under your remit.

To be suitable for this role you will ideally have 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role. Experience with passenger vessels is advantageous.

Please apply now if you feel this is the perfect next step for you. You can also contact Laura Phayer directly at

Offshore Underwriter - London

A leading international provider of marine insurance is looking to add an Offshore Underwriter to their London-based team.

This role will involve the underwriting and renewal of accounts within the Offshore divisions and will be responsible for enabling the prompt and accurate production and processing of entry documentation.

To be considered for this role, you must have achieved at least a 2:1 at degree level and hold an additional professional qualification such as CII or IG P&I. Previous experience as an Underwriter of Deputy underwriter within Marine or Energy is essential, whilst offshore experience is preferred.

Due to the Contract Review element of this position, it is essential that you have good knowledge of contract review procedures.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Junior Finance Associate, London

We are working with a leading shipping company in London, for the hire of an entry level financial professional to fill their Junior Finance Associate position.

Responsibilities include invoice and cash management, financial reporting, and commercial management support – shipbuilding / time charter/ management agreements & contracts.

A successful candidate will have good excel & IT skills and be at least AAT qualified, degree / A-level educated in the fields of finance or economics.

Shipping experience, specifically with LNG is desirable.

Existing UK entitlement is essential.

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