Fleet Performance Engineer

Unigas International BV
Branche / Vakgebied
Vereiste taal
Engels, Nederlands


Unigas International is a well-reputed international shipping company focused on the carriage of liquefied gases on a worldwide basis. Founded in 1969 and supported by long-established family- owned maritime groups, Unigas is a key service provider to the world’s Energy and Chemical Majors, as well as leading Trading Houses across the globe. The Unigas fleet currently consists of 29 vessels and is operated out of offices in Rotterdam, Houston and Hong Kong.

To expand our inhouse Fleet Performance Department in Rotterdam, we are seeking to employ a

Fleet Perfomance Engineer (1 FTE)

A great opportunity to join one of the worlds most renowned Gas Tanker operations, with a wealth of  experience and insight into the sector. A challenging role, filled with opportunities, coupled with a flex ible and progressive working environment. We are seeking a highly motivated, innovative and enthu siastic individual to complement our team in Rotterdam. Would you like to match theory and practice  in a challenging, international but still familiar environment? Are you ready to improve fleet perfor mance by optimizing vessel operations and corresponding emissions of existing vessels, but also  looking forward to the required improvements towards the future? 

This is an important role for an active, analytical & persistent individual who want to develop innova tive performance improvement solutions, vessel data handling & onboard best practices. Your core  objective is to ensure that Unigas is able to make data-driven decisions which will improve overall  vessel performance, process efficiency & results in emissions reduction for the Fleet. 

As Fleet Performance Engineer your primary areas of focus will be:

  • Collection & verification of performance data. Our data is coming from different sources & programs that require active data management. The output contains a wide variety of valuable signals.
  • Guiding and assisting colleagues at sea and ashore with performance related information  provisioning so that they can make informed decisions throughout.
  • Analysing vessel & vessel class performance across the Unigas fleet. There are several areas  of focus, being for example efficient power generation, reducing emissions through conscious  fuel consumption and improving cargo plant operations.
  • Delivering performance improvement projects from idea to embedded improvement. You are  taking the lead from the R&D stage to deployment, training & maintenance across the field.
  • Working closely with both in-house and external stakeholders to develop and implement solutions & tools in accordance with the (co-)created optimization roadmap.
  • Assist other departments with data related inquiries; translating data into visuals & insights.

Towards the future your responsibilities might also expand towards:

  • Mapping current & future requirements of internal departments (Operational/Chartering/Technical) and the Unigas Pool Partners.
  • Act as primary application specialist for performance programs, various databases & corresponding performance models within Unigas.
  • Independently drive automation & systems integration projects.


  • You hold a (Master’s) Degree in Marine/Mechanical engineering, Data Science, Naval architecture or similar.
  • Preferably a track record / experience in (commercial) shipping, performance analysis and/or data management.
  • Experience with data handling systems, database management & some coding would be great. Expert knowledge of Excel (incl.VBA) is required and PowerBI and/or Python would be a great bonus.
  • Interest in commercial (gas) shipping and decarbonisation is a bonus.

Your Profile:

  • You are analytically strong, accurate under pressure and like to solve complex problems.
  • You easily adapt to your audience and like to work with teams from different backgrounds & disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills, in both oral and written English (Dutch is a plus).
  • "Hands-on” and strong appetite to work in a fast-pace environment. You live by the ‘can do’ mentality and aim to positively surprise your audience by going above and beyond the expected.
  • You have affinity with sustainability and/or optimization where you find your way between details and the bigger commercial picture.
  • You know when to apply a quick fix and when to dive into detailed solutions.
  • Independent and decisive as well as being a strong team player.
  • Self-motivated, responsible and professional.

Unigas' offer

We offer a full-time position in a dynamic, commercial environment. The Fleet Performance team is a young and growing team, currently consisting of the Performance & Sustainability Manager and a Fleet Performance Engineer. We work on expanding the team to three Fleet Performance Engineers. Our communication lines are short and informal, allowing you to quickly add value to the team and the business. It also enables you to quickly get familiar in the job and develop yourself towards a performance career in the shipping industry.

Our office on the 19th floor is having an incredible view and is located in the heart of Rotterdam being next to Metro Beurs. Frequently visiting Unigas vessels as well as having the possibility to sail with a vessel is promoted.

We are offering primary benefits commensurate to the position, your education and experience. This includes 14 months’ salary, fully paid pension scheme, discretionary bonus arrangement and full travel allowance. Secondary benefits include 26 vacation days (basis full time employment), a loyalty program and the ability to acquire additional days off. To aid your private and professional development we offer the ability to follow courses & training , and will equip you with the required company tools such as a company laptop & phone.

If you are interested in the above position, kindly send your detailed application letter with motivationand resume, in English, to Unigas International B.V., via careers@unigas.nl

Unsolicited offers and follow-up acquisitions are not appreciated.