Senior Shipping Analyst
Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat)
Job description / Role
Job Summary and Purpose:
Assist in identifying potential business opportunities by conducting analysis and performing economic evaluations of various opportunities while developing and keeping track of key business indicators for on-going division activities. Collaborate with people across all levels of the organization to report, manage and monitor key operational and financial performance indicators.
Tools and Forecasts:
• Responsible for developing tools and forecasts for understanding the future outlook for the various product lines that Nakilat is involved in or may become involved in.
• Make sound recommendations based on research about potential business and investment opportunities that may arise in the future.
• Conduct top-down (Macro) and Bottom-up (Micro) economic analysis of potential commercial transactions such as LNGC and LPGCs acquisitions etc.
• Analyze actual operating results and identify key financial & operating issues that need to be addressed.
• Responsible for gathering market intelligence and insights from the field of shipping and energy on a continuous basis from investment banks, research firms and renowned ship-brokers.
• Develop and maintain internal financial models for analyzing business performance
• Assist in developing business cases for vessel or company acquisitions
Preparation of Budgets:
• Work on the annual budget and liaise with the Finance and Treasury divisions for any queries and problems that may arise.
• Provide analytical support for any strategic initiatives and studies related to shipping (or other businesses Nakilat may be involved in). Develop financial models, conducting financial statement analysis or any ad-hoc analysis to support these strategic initiatives which the organization is undertaking.
• Value assets by assessing the current condition and the future potential. The Senior Shipping Analyst shall recommend debt structures by analyzing refinancing options.
Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE):
• Adhere to all relevant QHSE policies, procedures, instructions and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:
• Implement approved policies, processes and procedures, and provide instructions to subordinates to ensure their proper implementation.
• Examine and interpret data from various sources and understand the impact which this will have on a decision which has to be taken for making an investment.
• Prepare and submit research reports to the senior management with investment ideas.
• Prepare weekly briefing notes for P&L and other key performance metrics on the current state of the LNG business.
• Research similar shipping companies in the sector along with satellite corporations so as to make informed recommendations to the top management.
• Manage internal and external stakeholders (i.e. Finance, Treasury, Fleet, Brokers, Customers etc) in connection with shipping Sale and Purchase transactions.
• Carry out any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a shipping related discipline such as Marine Engineering
• An MBA degree from a well-recognized university or a Master’s degree in Econometrics or Finance
• Minimum 4 - 8 years of experience in a shipping related field with exposure to shipping terminology, charters, COA’s and fundamentals such as standard voyage calculations and associated economics. Minimum 2 years of experience in Corporate Finance role in shipping or banking sector preferably.
Job Specific Skills:
• Strong analytical skills with a solid experience in economic analysis.
• Good knowledge of various analytical models and methodology
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Experience in developing/monitoring budgets and forecasts
• Understanding of shipping markets and commercial issues
• Financial transactional and/or project management experience
About the Company
Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (known as Nakilat, which means carriers in Arabic) is a Qatari-listed shipping company established by the State of Qatar to own, operate and manage LNG vessels and to provide shipping and marine-related services to a range of participants within the Qatari hydrocarbon sector. Nakilat is an integral component of the supply chain of some of the largest, most advanced energy projects in the world undertaken by Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas and their joint venture partners for the State of Qatar.
Nakilat was established in 2004 and is a joint stock company owned 50% by its founding shareholders and 50% by the public. Nakilat owns 54 LNG vessels, making it the largest LNG ship owner in the world. Our fleet of vessels transport LNG produced from Qatars North Field, the worlds largest non-associated gas field with approximately 15% of the worlds total proven reserves to global markets. These vessels, ordered from Korean shipyards, incorporate the latest technology for safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation of LNG.