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Operation Manager

  • Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job description

Job requirements

Education: Marine Master.


  • Minimum of 3-4 years served as Marine Master of an offshore vessel as well as experience in marine operations management, preferably in roles of increasing responsibility.
  • Proven track record of effectively managing vessel operations, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, and optimizing operational efficiency.
  • Experience in budget management and resource allocation within a maritime context.
  • Familiarity with international shipping practices, port operations, and maritime regulations.


  • Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to motivate and manage a diverse team of maritime professionals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and technology tools for operational planning, performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Knowledge of safety management systems (SMS), risk assessment methodologies, and emergency response procedures in the maritime industry.


  • Master Mariner license (Class I).
  • Certification in Maritime Safety, Environmental Management or Quality Management Systems (e.g., ISM Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001) may be considered an advantage.
  • Compliance with medical fitness standards and other regulatory requirements for seafarers or maritime professionals, as applicable.

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, to oversee vessel operations and address emergencies or operational issues as needed.
  • Willingness to travel to various port locations or operational sites as required for inspections, meetings or operational support.
  • Commitment to upholding high standards of safety, environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance in all aspects of vessel operations.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC Marine team, we look forward to receiving your application.