Salvage Master

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What do we promise?

  • An advertureous job around the world
  • Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • Experience of a lifetime

What do we ask of you?

  • A good command of English
  • A pro-active attitude
  • An entrepreneurial spirit

How you can make your mark

As a salvage master you can make your mark managing emergency response salvage projects and wreck removal projects. Regardless of the type of salvage, the goal is to keep the ship and cargo safe at all times.

As a salvage master, you are the operational manager of the salvage team, which includes a Salvage Supervisior, an Salvage Engineer and a Naval Architect. Together with the salvage team, your focus is on preserving the ship, the cargo and protecting the environment. To achieve this, it is important that the situation around a ship quickly becomes stable. This means: keeping the ship afloat or extinguishing a fire, calling in tugs and estimating what needs to be done with the fuel or cargo. Make decisions immediately and act quickly and safely. That's what it's all about, because often there is a lot at stake.

Your responsibilities as a Salvage Master

  • Drawing up an operational project plan in preparation for the project.
  • Inventory of the required equipment and personnel.
  • Monitoring the project and reporting and evaluation so that all parties involved are at all times aware of the project progress.
  • Focus on quality standards and guarantee safety.
  • Deploying and assessing our own colleagues and the hired staff.

As a Salvage Master you are not only operationally responsible, but also commercially. This means that (co-) drawing up a commercial offer is also part of your duties. We also expect you to initiate commercial activities and represent SMIT Salvage before, during and after a project with clients, clients and (sub) contractors.

Your qualities
You are a salvage professional who has already earned your spurs in the profession and you are ready for a new step in your career. You don't want to just take a step. You want a role that does justice to both your operational and commercial knowledge about ship salvage. We don't have to tell you that a flexible attitude is required to be successful in the role of salvage master. After all, you never know where and when a ship will run into problems. In stressful situations you keep a cool head and you always focus on the safety of the people who work for and with us. Beside:

  • You have completed a higher vocational education in a nautical-technical direction.
  • You have at least 10 years of work experience in the maritime industry, of which 5 years in a similar role as a salvage master.
  • Well-developed project management skills.
  • You have experience with financial reporting and budgeting.
  • You have experience with cross-culture working and leadership.
  • You have a perfect command of the English language in word and writing.
  • Are you willing to travel abroad frequently and on demand.

We offer

What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job where you can make an impact, as part of a diverse, international team of experts.
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy.

Extra information

  • Your team: As a Salvage Master you will work for SMIT Salvage Singapore. You will work for one of the largest salvage companies in the world. You are part of a team of Salvage Masters. You will also work with various other colleagues who are part of the worldwide Salvage team.
  • Where you will work: You will work at our office in Singapore and at project locations worldwide.
  • Full-time: The Salvage Master position is full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it’s clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to Smit Salvage Singapore.

About Boskalis

Working for SMIT Salvage means working for one of the largest salvage companies in the world. We have an extensive track record and our client base includes many ship owners, governments, oil and gas companies and leading insurers. The power of the sea is unpredictable. You never know when or where a vessel is going to get into trouble and how a salvage operation will turn out. We have five strategically located offices near the main global shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town, Macae and Singapore.

Want to know more?

Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies
We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment- and selection agencies.


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