Marine Manager


Mumbai, IN

The Atlas Corp. and Seaspan teams are goal-driven and share a high-performance culture, focusing on building services offerings to become a leading asset manager. Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships and pure car, truck carriers (PCTCs) combined with industry leading ship management serves. Seaspan's fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of our customer base. We own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU to 24,000 TEU vessels. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp, Seaspan delivers on the company's core strategy as a leading asset management and core infrastructure company.

Position Description:

As a member of the Fleet Management team, the Marine Manager is responsible for the effective implementation of the company Management System and providing support to the fleet on all marine/nautical operational aspects involved with ship operations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Is familiar with the Health, Safety, Environmental Protection and Quality Policy, and understands the responsibilities under the Environmental Management System (EMS). In keeping with this and other compliance policies, they understand their duty to report any environmental noncompliance and/or concern to their manager or members of the senior management team (including the highest level of management) either directly or through the open reporting system as per Management System guidelines
  • Provides support and advice to the assigned vessels on all marine related aspects such as, but not limited to:
    • Navigational best practices
    • Weather and voyage routing advice
    • Cargo management, cargo planning and conflict resolution
    • Input into and guidance to the vessel’s Masters on Dangerous Goods Risk Assessments
    • Pertinent information relating to new trade route for assigned vessels
  • Conducts vessel internal audits to ascertain the level of implementation and compliance with company Management System
  • Conducts safety and environmental inspections of the vessels in the fleet to gauge the vessel condition and level of compliance with Environmental Management System
  • Provides on-board training to close any knowledge gaps and mentor senior shipboard management where required
  • Communicates the company expectations, objectives and targets when onboard company vessels
  • For assigned vessels, maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation, tracking, statistics, and reporting as per Management System and other related systems, including:
    • Incident & Near Miss reporting from assigned vessels
    • Follow up and closure of incidents, audit and inspection deficiencies and Corrective Action Reports (CARs)
    • Assisting in compiling statistical data and performance/ KPIs for assigned vessels
    • Following up on external audits, PSC inspections, flag state inspections and customer inspections where applicable
    • Conducting regular SMS review for assigned vessels
  • Reviews existing and drafts new procedures, policies and reference material in the Management System related to marine and occupational safety aspects of operation
  • When required conducts onboard incident investigation and follow-up corrective and preventive actions are implemented onboard assigned vessels
  • Conducts orientation and preparation of senior officers visiting the office
  • In cooperation with other departments, supports training efforts. Provides input on marine related competencies and training courses. Conducts interviews and assessments of prospective senior deck officers (promotion or new joiners)
  • Acts as Deputy Company Security Officer
  • Participates in the company’s emergency response team and supporting the vessel and Emergency Management Team for all marine related aspects
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar role in a ship owner or ship management company
  • Qualifications in auditing and occupational health & safety related disciplines
  • Full understanding of quality management principles and their application and working knowledge of relevant shipping industry regulations, procedures, and instructions
  • Demonstrates leadership and professionalism
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications and Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good writing style.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Class 1 Certificate – Master Mariner
  • Experience in shipping or containership industry
  • Understanding and experience with ISO management systems
  • Certification to conduct internal audits


Job Demands and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Regular international travel is required and may be on short notice
  • Must have mobility to conduct vessel inspections
  • Availability via a mobile device outside of office hours



This video was taken on board our 4250 TEU vessel, Seaspan Santos, during a six-day passage in September 2013.


When you join the Seaspan family, you become a part of a company with one of the newest and most advanced fleets in the industry. Our modern vessels are maintained to the highest standards and offer excellent living conditions for our seafarers.