Gazprom - Junior Shipping Operator

GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania has developed into an internationally operating group of 44 companies in 15 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main business activities include the storage and trading of natural gas. It employs approximately 1,800 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania Group helps ensure a reliable, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe. Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is an integral part of the GAZPROM Germania Group. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

ROLE OBJECTIVES

To operate a global fleetof chartered LNG carriers.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Post-fixture (agency, port, bunker procurement, heel management, ship-shore compatibility coordination)

  • Performance monitoring and reporting; performance claims management

  • Communication with vessels, vessel owners/operators, shipping teams of trading counterparties and terminals and other shipping stakeholders

  • Close cooperation and support of GM&T group’s teams: including Trading, Technical, Business Development desks

  • Support of Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) and interaction with Back Office teams globally

  • Other responsibilities as directed by management

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Commercial and analytical mindset

  • Knowledge and experience in IMOS (or similar), SAP and MS Office

  • Pro-active and able to work as part of a global team to ensure a seamless service is provided for our trading activities globally

  • Strong desire and ability to learn and develop

  • Able to work in a fast-moving environment under pressure

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work as part of a team, but also individually with minimal supervision

  • Ability to build business relationships at all levels (internally and externally)

EXPERIENCE

  • Office-based experience in Shipping Operations with an oil major or a trading house handling LNG vessels (advantageous) or other types of tankers (oil, product, chemical and/or LPG)

  • Sea-going experience on tanker vessels as a junior officer (advantageous)

  • Language skills: fluent English, Russian (advantageous)

EDUCATION

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) (Maritime Studies – advantageous)