Current Vacancies at Topaz Energy and Marine,June, 2018

Topaz Energy and Marine is a leading offshore vessel support company that provides marine logistics solutions to the global energy industry. We operate in the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and subsea markets with a fleet of over 100 vessels and a team of over 1800 people.

Nigeria- together with our local partners Team Offshore Nigeria Limited, Topaz has been building its presence in Nigeria, where a large part of our West African fleet operates from a base in Onne. Our global experience and systems, combined with local knowledge and expertise are proving integral in supporting national players and major IOCs in developing the country’s natural resources.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title Crewing Coordinator
Department: Crewing
Direct Reporting Line: Fleet Superintendent

Job Purpose

  • To mobilize sea staff to their assigned vessels in sufficient time for crew changes, ensuring that all necessary travel arrangements and documentation are in order, and that all relevant industry, flag state, and client requirements in respect of crew training, certification, and manning are satisfied at all times.

Key Account-abilities

  • Manage rotations of all crew
  • Book travel, visas, vaccinations, port passes, etc for expat crew
  • Track all crew in NS5
  • Coordinate technical interviews of officers with the relevant managers
  • Verify that valid and correct certification is in place for all crew
  • Upload crew certification for all crew into NS5
  • Track all payroll related data for expat crew in NS5
  • Liaise with expat officers and local manning agent to ensure that crew changes are carried out on time and crew are regularly rotated on same vessels
  • Monitor performance management of all crew, ensuring that company procedures are followed when promoting crew or addressing performance issues
  • Handle grievance matters for all crew in liaison with HR
  • Arrange necessary approvals for any new crew provided by the manning agencies before placement on board the vessels
  • Arrange company inductions before new hires are assigned to the vessels

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Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

  • College level

Job Specific Skills:

  • Working knowledge of STCW regulations and MLC 2006
  • Team player, capable of effectively engaging with teams and crews of various cultures
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply



Job Title Chartering Manager
: Nigeria
Department: Commercial
Business Unit: Africa
Direct Reporting Line: Country Manager

Job Purpose

  • The Chartering Manager is responsible for leading the chartering activities primarily within Nigeria but may extend into other areas within West Africa.

Key Accountabilities
Within Nigeria your responsibilities include but are not limited to managing client relationships, sales and marketing, chartering & commercial management (e.g. market mapping, competitor profiles, client plans). Responsibilities include:

  • Input and updating of CRM data
  • Pricing and day to day quotation for West Africa
  • Tender liaison point of contact for West Africa for the tender & contracts team
  • Coordinate the deployment of all Topaz Marine assets under bareboat to TONL in Africa with the
  • Commercial team, to ensure optimal utilization and day rates are achieved
  • Support in developing and implementation of Contracting strategy in alignment with Strategic Priorities
  • Develop and / or review all tenders
  • Assisting tendering process across division to adopt optimal pricing parameters, using up to date costing information provided by the finance function
  • Ensuring completeness of all bids, and advising on tendering strategy
  • Detailed review of bid cost and pricing summaries
  • Advising on appropriate insurance to mitigate against all risks
  • Coordinate and monitor of contract execution
  • Consolidating progress and value reporting for analysis by senior management team;
  • Advising on variation and potential risks
  • Advising on invoicing and recoveries
  • Review the close-out of all contracts and auditing the overall execution of projects to contract
  • Help to develop processes and procedures for the effective coordination and management of major contracts across the business;
  • Assist with market development strategy for the assigned region


  • Develop and maintain a process of continual engagement with key clients, and monitor regional Client contacts
  • Promote the reputation and brand of the organization in all dealings with the marine community and clients
  • Market existing and new Topaz tonnage, or tonnage from third parties, to the clients in Nigeria and Africa
  • Identify opportunities for new businesses, logistics services, and tonnage in the Africa market.



  • Maintains close internal relationships with Operations, Commercial and Finance across the business to ensure transparency in contract reporting and information access
  • Monthly reporting on chartering and other commercial activities
  • Support development and market analysis, review process to ensure that the senior management team are kept fully up to date with Africa OSV market developments
  • Assisting with revenue forecasting and budgets

Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree level Education in Business, Engineering or Maritime Studies, or equivalent Post Graduate Qualification in Marketing / Business Development discipline.

Minimum Experience:

  • Marine background and off-shore marine experience is a preference but not essential.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a comparable commercial role
  • Maritime Legislation and regulatory regimes ideally

Job Specific Skills:

  • OSV, Shipping, or other relevant B2B Commercial Management skills
  • Knowledge of Chartering & Charter parties is preferred
  • Good negotiation skills is necessary
  • Good English speaking & writing skills, knowledge of French is an advantage
  • OSV markets knowledge is an advantage
  • Marketing and Business Development Planning

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

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