SMS Towage



Do you think you have what it takes to become a member of the SMS team? Whether you have years of experience in the workboat industry or if you are entering into a new and exciting career in towage, if you’re passionate about towage, we’d love to hear from you.

See the positions currently available with SMS Towage. We also offer full-time apprenticeship programs for those wishing to join the SMS crews of tomorrow.


To us, the Towage industry is more than just our job – it’s our way of life. We care about the future of our industry, so it’s important to us that the Towage trade thrives into the future, and we are making efforts to ensure its success by training the next generation of shipmasters and crew.

Operations Assistant

SMS Towage Limited are looking for an experienced planner/logistics person to provide effective support to the Operations department. The role will be based in our head office in Hessle, but you will be required to travel to our ports of operation in order to carry out your duties.

Roles and Responsibilities:

-Responsible for receiving and processing orders for the provision of towage services.
-Programming the work schedule for the vessels and crew
-Logistics management of the tugs
-Communicate operational requirements to all personnel and resolve issues
-Responsible for outsourcing towage service and their costs
-Manage overtime, holidays and days off for the crews
-Liaising with the port authorities, pilots and other industry bodies
-Liaise with crew to maintain operational rotas and ensure compliance with relevant working time legislation.
-Participate in an agreed rota system to provide 24-hour operations cover
-Collate reports related with all manoeuvres
-Report monthly all overtime, holidays and days off of the crew to the HR department
-Maintain a good relationship and coordinate regularly with port stakeholders.

The Person:

-Experience of a similar logistical role is preferred
-Computer literate
-Excellent communications skills
-Good team player
-Good command of English language
-Flexible working environment including some travel
-Full Driving Licence

Salary to be discussed at interview.

Interested applicants are invited to send a CV to:

SMS Towage Ltd
Ocean House
Waterside Park
Livingstone Road
HU13 0EG

Or email 

Closing date for applications: 24th April 2020

Due to the high number of applications that we receive, it is not possible to reply to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful.

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SMS Towage Limited.

Ocean House, Waterside Park,

Livingstone Road, Hessle, East

Yorkshire, England, HU13 0EG


Humber: +44 (0)1482 350 999

Bristol Channel: +44 (0)1633 920 920

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9018 3333

SMS Towage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registration Number: 452 7156 VAT Registration Number: 8166 60719

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