Senior Marine Coordinator, Commercial Operations

Job Overview

Are you a Master Mariner or Chief Engineer who is passionate about marine operations? Are you looking for an office-based role to improve your work life balance? Are you a self-starter with strong integrity and the ability to mentor, build strong positive relationships, and motivate others? Working within our dynamic marine group which manages Suncor’s entire shipping portfolio involving chartering, operations, vetting and regulatory compliance you will have the opportunity to provide seamless support by handling both the commercial and operational aspects of our marine transportation business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the development of the strategies that help drive the success of Suncor's marine portfolio  with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Provide expertise on technical and commercial marine matters, ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations of shipments of crude oil, products and equipment for both domestic and international trades
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with marine terminals (both owned and others), refineries, regional supply offices, ship owners, agents, surveyors and expeditors on all matters related to marine movements
  • Steward and optimize contracts-of-affreightment and commercial arrangements for value improvement opportunities
  • Stay informed of operational matters with clients and suppliers and provide updates
  • Prepare a weekly schedule for all movements as well as building and maintaining individual voyage files for each movement
  • Manage data through  Suncor’s electronic portal
  • Guarantee proper inspection services are available for each voyage
  • Verify relevant invoices for movements and approve as necessary

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • You are a dedicated industry leader with 10 or more years of experience in the marine and shipping industry, with an emphasis on chartering, operations and post-fixture
  • Minimum 10 years of sailing experience and / or training in shipping
  • Master Mariner or Chief Engineer with experience on off-shore vessel operations and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) certification and / or member with the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers is preferred
  • Ship inspection report / chemical distribution institute / offshore vessel inspection database vetting experience is an asset
  • Post-secondary education in Business, Marine Law, a technical degree or an equivalent education

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of post-fixture work, including nomination, demurrage, and invoicing 
  • Deep understanding of standard oil company charter parties, clauses and terminology
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter with exceptional analytical skills, a continuous improvement mindset and possess strong non-authoritative leadership skills
  • You possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal) which allow you to collaborate effectively to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • You have a strong safety focus and forward-thinking approach

Working Conditions

  • You will be located at our Mississauga office
  • Regular eight-hour work schedule, Monday – Friday, with some after-hours calls to resolve operational issues and travel is required
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities, challenging demands, and strict deadlines
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible individuals

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.