For our office in IJmuiden the Netherlands SEACOR Marine is looking for a:

International Communications Manager

Responsible to the Director of IT.

Job Purpose

Manage and oversee the support, implementation, maintenance and project work associated with Telecoms, Radio (VHF/UHF/Microwave), Vessel Information Technology (IT), Communications and systems in general. In addition, responsible for developing project plans and budgets, vendor management and selection, managing vessel support staff, and keeping the executive team up to date on latest vessel support technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing the personnel and day to day activities of the Vessel Support Team
  • Work closely with Vessel Operations to determine maintenance and project priorities for vessel support
  • Working closely with IT, responsible for creating and administering vessel IT standards and documentation
  • Ability to provide on-site and remote systems support to the onshore and offshore fleet
    • International travel is required
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues in person, remotely and via phone
  • Maintenance, installation and projects work related to vessels communication and IT equipment including:
    • Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)(KVH)(Cobham)
    • Onboard KVH media server
    • Onboard Captive Portal servers
    • Vessel IT
      • Computers: Windows 7/10, MS Office, PC hardware/software
      • Networking: Switches, Wireless Access Points and VoIP
      • Windows Servers 2008/2016
  • As required, assist with the troubleshooting and support of the following systems:
    • GMDSS SAT C equipment
    • Dynamic Positioning Equipment
    • Global Positioning Equipment (DGPS)
  • Repair, maintenance and installation of vessel computers and related software
  • ECDIS install and configuration
  • Maintain software updates and configuration of vessel files on timely basis
  • Continuous monitoring of communication equipment and IT systems to reduce down-time
  • Cost control of vessel communication and IT systems
  • Document and inventory vessel communication and IT systems and configurations

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience managing a multi-national team
  • Extensive experience maintaining industrial communication systems preferably in a Marine environment
  • Degree in Electronics or IT or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with IP based networks and associated hardware
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows OS, PC hardware and software, and MS Office
  • Experience managing and selecting third party vendors
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English both verbal and written
  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desirable

  • Degree in Computing/Electronics or related field
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working in the offshore sector will be considered
  • Offshore Medical and Survival Certificates
  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Experience managing and selecting third party vendors

Apply method

Please send your application with your motivation and CV to:
Willem van der Wel – Deputy Director Windcat Workboats BV & Ltd.
Email: wvdwel@windcatworkboats.com