Manager, Owned Fleet

Location: Fednav - Montreal, Canada (Head Office)
Job Code: 257
# of openings: 1





Fednav, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest ocean-going ship owning and chartering group in Canada engaged in ocean transportation of mainly bulk cargoes on a worldwide basis.  With 75 years of experience and expertise, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.


Honesty, integrity, and a respect toward community and environment define our values.


Reporting to the Vice-President, Shipowning and Technical Services, the Manager, Owned Fleet is responsible for ensuring the efficient and safe working of the fleet of vessels under his/her direct supervision.




  • Maintains responsibility for the day-to-day coordination between various in-house departments, the shipowning group and the shipmanagers for all matters pertaining to the fleet;

  • Liaises very closely and in a trustful manner with their colleagues in the Shipowning / Technical Services department with true ONE TEAM spirit;

  • Oversees annual financial budget setting, participates in quarterly financial and technical performance reviews;

  • Challenge Vessel Managers to ensure that Fednav’s money is spent intelligently and scrutinizes unforeseen expenses;

  • Translates Fednav’s commercial fleet strategy into technical deliverables, shares these goals with the fleet and shipmanagers and identifies deviations;

  • Has the capability to think outside the box and thedrive to identify room for improvement and propose relevant solutions;

  • Has a vision for future big picture fleet concepts, whilst being detail oriented enough to ensure that each ship is constantly delivering a higher standard;

  • Identifies and reports key issues on ships under their responsibility to the Vice-President, Shipowning and Technical Services and keeps them abreast of relevant problems;

  • Shares best practices with crew on board and during crew seminars;

  • Maintains best practices and engineering solutions on board in collaboration with the shipmanagers;

  • Supports Risk Management in pursuing insurance claims;

  • Assists in the planning and execution of major repairs/dry dockings for the vessels;

  • Ensures investigation and proper follow-up for all incidents that occurred on board ships and takes preventative measures against reoccurrence;

  • Performs inspections of Fednav’s owned fleet looking over technical, behaviour and commercial elements. Ensuring that ship side teams understand and are committed to Fednav’s brand promise of “Delivering a Higher Standard”;

  • Performs pre-purchase inspections resulting in clear and fact based recommendations to Fednav’s senior management whether or not to pursue vessel acquisition opportunities.




The ideal candidate holds:

  • Or has held a superintendent/fleet manager role in a ship owning / management company.

  • Navigation or Marine Engineering Certificate of Competence or relevant alternative shore side experience that can be considered as equivalent.


The preferred candidate has:

  • A self-starter, driven and proactive approach. Doesn’t wait for things to happen;

  • Numerate and analytical skills combined with strong interpersonal competencies;

  • Superior verbal and written communication ability to identify and tackle relevant issues;

  • A demonstrated creativity in his/her work and approach to challenges;

  • Effective decision-making ability;

  • The ability to develop and maintain excellent business relationships with internal and external partners;

  • English proficiency;

  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.



Must be available to work outside regular business hours.

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