Shipping Operator

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a trader of Commodity and Energy products including, Gas, Power, LNG and Oil, based in Central London. They offer a unique chance to work within a growing and diversifying business, with a strong commercial appetite.


  • Plans, anticipates, prepares, and executes voyage instructions for spot and time-chartered tonnage.
  • Nominates and or appoints ships Agents, coordinates and monitors cargo and shipping operations. Maintains close attention to operational risks that may increase demurrage exposure.
  • Complies with shipping department ‘Check List’ to ensure company policy and procedures are adhered to. Coordinates and cooperates closely with all inter-company departments such as oil operations and treasury and, similarly with other third-party service providers such as ships Agents and shipbrokers.
  • Understands the limitations and restrictions for marine infrastructure at refineries.
  • Vets’ 3rd party vessels for the business via online vetting system and clears vessels for STS against company floating storage units.
  • Checks freight and other shipping related invoices for accuracy and compliance with the Charter Party, ensures invoices are approved in accordance with company procedures and delegations of authority.
  • Keeps Company system updated with the entries of accruals for the costs where invoices are expected in accordance with the Charter Party
  • Responds out of working hours to urgent shipping requests and monitors emergency phone on a duty roster.
  • Prepares laytime statement for accruals purposes.
  • Prepares and maintain basic Excel spreadsheets where required.
  • Assists in the preparation of weekly management reports.
  • Maintaining awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues.
  • Ensures all shipping deadlines and priority cut-off times are met.
  • Other Project related tasks as requested by the Manager.


  • Degree in Shipping/ Commerce/ Logistics Management or qualified by experience.
  • Understanding oil fundamentals, products, grades, qualities, geopolitical and environmental influence on commodity markets
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Committed team player with ‘can do – will do’ attitude. Flexible approach.
  • Available out of office hours.
  • Be able to multi-task and perform excellent communication, supervisory and customer service skills
  • Be able to identify problems and resolve in a timely manner
  • Possess a sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks and resources appropriately
  • Promote an environment conducive to maximum employee morale, productivity, and effectiveness
  • Be proficient with MS Office and operational systems/software


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