Stephen John Birt

Stephen John Birt

Recruiter / Director – Recruitment

After 10 years at sea, I made the decision to come ashore, having recently had a baby daughter and got married, I felt it was the right time to start my second career.

I have worked on a number of different types of vessels - coastal and deep sea, including aggregate dredgers, product and crude tankers, high speed passenger ferries, cruise ships, container vessels and even fishery protection.

My first job ashore was as Marine Officer for Svitzer Marine Limited, in the North East of the UK looking after a number of tugs on the Tees and the Tyne. I moved along quite well at Svitzer, even starting a superyacht management company (!) for them in Monaco, and also working in various parts of the UK as well as eventually the UAE (Dubai).

I then moved on to Technip (or TechnipFMC as it is now) starting as operations manager in Aberdeen for their construction vessels.  This was a really busy time for the subsea market and it was non stop – but good fun as well. Again I moved along quite well with TechnipFMC. Moving on to take up a Directors role in The Netherlands for around 6 years, as well as overseeing their Fleet Assurance programme as Fleet Assurance Manager.

I left TechnipFMC in December of 2020 - and that was when SHORESIDE was born.

I am really passionate about making good hiring decisions – and I like to think I have made a few in my time in the industry! I want to help Companies and Mariners come to better hiring decisions to bring long term success not only to the Clients but also the Candidates -especially those in their first or first few steps in their shore based career.

So – if you are a Mariner looking to make a move – or a Company looking to make the next hire a Mariner – I would love to hear from you to see if we can help you out.

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