Head of Crewing & Marine HR

Job Overview:

Are you enthusiastic about setting the direction for people and culture in an international marine environment?  Are you an experienced and performance-oriented leader with proven business insight?

Navigator Gas Ship Management is on a continuous development journey and now operates 36 highly specialized gas carriers, with plans for further growth. To help us continue executing our overall strategy, we are in search of a candidate to head Crewing & Marine HR.

As our Head of Crewing & Marine HR, you will play a key role in the safe, reliable and efficient performance of our company and be responsible for the implementation of the Crewing & Marine HR strategy; crew management, crew performance and crew care; competence planning, strategic crew sourcing and recruitment; training and development; as well as general marine matters.

The Head of Crewing & Marine HR is also crew budget responsible and responsible for Payroll and reporting.

The Head of Crewing & Marine HR reports to the Director of Vessel Operations.


The role:

You will work with a team of 30 dedicated employees, located in Copenhagen, Manila and Gdynia, as well as with crewing agencies.  

Great cooperation with Vessel Operations is the key to success. Your team will work with the vessels and the rest of the organization to support safe, reliable and efficient operations with competent seafarers to the satisfaction of our customers and stakeholders.

As our Head of Crewing & Marine HR, you will continue to build on our strong company culture and the feeling among our seafarers of belonging to Navigator Gas.


Our safety culture:

WE CARE about everything we do: we Collaborate, we Act, we show Respect, and we Empower our employees.

In this role, you will develop our safety culture with responsibilities which include:


Safety Behaviour:

  • Reinforce behaviours and actions that ensure performance and embed safety culture based on the Safety I’s® of Insight, Innovation, Influence, Intervention and Integration.
  • Promotion of the Accountability Ladder to display exemplary behaviour by Stepping Up and displaying Compliance for rules and regulations.


Risk Management:

  • In cooperation with crew management, ensure compliance of all operational activities, regulatory and industry standards within the approved budget.
  • Contribute to developing our business processes.


Safety Leadership and Continuous Improvement together with the team:

  • Challenge and advice on how to improve crew performance.
  • Support organisational transformation by developing impactful programs.
  • Build officer leadership programs to integrate and support the overall strategy.
  • Develop our cadet program to an even higher level.
  • Develop a crew training strategy including challenging the status quo, investigating the need, and designing and facilitating activities.
  • Boost our organisational competency levels by e.g. delivering training for seagoing employees, making competence analysis and proposing a strategy to improve competencies both in the team ashore and at sea.

Besides developing the Crewing and Marine HR strategy and overseeing the day-to-day business within the department, you will also be part of the management team and play a vital role in developing Navigator Gas Ship Management. 

You should expect 30-60 travel days per year.


Your profile:

  • A degree in Human Resources or similar, alternatively you have a background as a Marine Engineer or Deck Officer. Either way, you have already performed successfully in a similar position for some years where you have gained solid insights into and experience with the various disciplines of Marine HR and crew management.
  • A natural leader and enjoy working at a strategic level and at the same time you do not lose track of the daily hands-on /operational tasks.
  • Thrive on working with people from all over the world and while you possess natural empathy, you are also willing and able to make difficult decisions.
  • Enjoy working in an international, fast-paced, and dynamic environment and while you have a high sense of urgency, the quality of your work is second to none.
  • Utilize your knowledge and business acumen to implement changes and ensure that they are adopted by the organisation.


The ideal candidate: 

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and result orientated.
  • Communicates with authenticity.
  • Strong teamwork orientation and seeks insight from all levels.
  • Great stakeholder management skills.
  • A remarkable drive for change, proven by excellent results.

English is our corporate language and we expect you to have excellent English speaking and writing skills. 

About Us:

Navigator Gas is a New York Stock Exchange-listed shipping company owning and operating the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. With our 56 ocean-going vessels, we provide international seaborne transportation and regional distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders.

With safety, reliability and efficiency at the forefront of our minds, Navigator Gas is connecting the world today whilst creating a sustainable tomorrow.

Navigator Holdings Ltd. is the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers and a global leader in the seaborne transportation services of petrochemical gases, such as ethylene and ethane, liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and ammonia and owns a 50% share, through a joint venture, in an ethylene export marine terminal at Morgan’s Point, Texas on the Houston Ship Channel, USA. Navigator’s fleet now consists of 56 semi- or fully-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, 21 of which are ethylene and ethane capable. The Company plays a vital role in the liquefied gas supply chain for energy companies, industrial consumers and commodity traders, with its sophisticated vessels providing an efficient and reliable ‘floating pipeline’ between the parties, connecting the world today, creating a sustainable tomorrow.


History and Financial Growth:

Navigator Holdings Ltd. was formed in 1997 for the purpose of building and operating a fleet of five liquefied gas carriers. The Company has grown dramatically over the past ten years and now owns a fleet of 56 vessels and is the dominant global leading in its chosen shipping segment.

The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “NVGS.” The Company currently has a market capitalization of approx. $720 million.

Navigator Gas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status.

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Location: Smakkedalen, 4, 2820, Gentofte, Denmark
Department: Marine HR
Position type: Full-time position
Contact person:
Nelson Figallo Talent Acquisition Manager