Shipping Operator




To operate a global fleet of chartered LNG tankers.

About us

Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE GmbH) is a major European energy company focused on maintaining the security of supply and generating commercial value in Europe. Its main business areas include supplying energy to customers, energy trading, gas transportation and the operation of gas storage facilities. SEFE GmbH is an internationally operating group consisting of around 50 companies in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America. The SEFE Group employs approximately 1,500 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters.


SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited (SM&T) is an integral part of the SEFE  Group. Headquartered in London, SM&T is an agile multi-commodity trader and trading partner. With deep experience in derivatives, digital and analytics and ready for the opportunities arising from the energy transition, we seek to create value, both on a proprietary basis and for its partners, in all key European gas, LNG, power and environmental products markets.


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 SM&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 fleet of chartered LNG tankers.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Post-fixture (agency, port, bunker procurement, heel management, insurance, settlements, demurrage, ship-shore compatibility coordination)
  • Performance monitoring and reporting; performance claims management
  • Chartered fleet co-ordination
  • Communication with vessels, vessel owners/operators, shipping teams of SEFE trading counterparties and terminals and other shipping stakeholders
  • Close cooperation and support of SEFE group’s teams: including LNG Cargo Operation, LNG Trading, Technical and Marine Assurance, Settlements 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 and proven ability to create value
  • First class understanding of shipping technology and commercial issues (with a strong preference for LNG experience)
  • 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)


  • Office-based experience in Shipping Operations with an oil major or a trading house handling LNG
  • Sea-going experience on tanker vessels (advantageous)


Educated to degree level (or equivalent), in Maritime Studies








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