October 2016 Vacant Job at Technical Superintendent in an Indigenous Marine Logistic Services Company in Rivers State
Job Opportunity: Technical Superintendent in Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Title: Technical Superintendent
Job Reference: 1148
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Vessel Management (Technical):
- Acts as the first point-of-contact and interface on all technical vessel matters
- Prepares Vessel Technical Budget for approval and ensures compliance with budget
- Estimates and plans budgets for fleet maintenance in consultation with the Operations Manager/DSSO
- Manages critical vessel equipment/spares optimally.
Vessel Maintenance (Planned & Preventive) and Repair Management:
- Attends to and supervises assigned vessels and crew for timely port turnaround and shipyard repair activities
- Identifies potential causes of defects, investigates and analyses reported defects, taking corrective & preventive actions in consultation with the Operations Manager/DSSO
- Inspects equipment lists and tests to ensure that all equipment to be used are indeed well-maintained and in excellent working condition
- Co-ordinates and ensures planned and non-routine maintenance and repairs are carried out and concluded within agreed timelines and budgets.
- Ensures that all vessels are technically operational or otherwise managed accordingly to the management agreement requirement and optimally operational and fit for service.
- Investigates all reported deficiencies, non-conformities and defects and takes corrective action to ensure all are cleared to prevent operational delays on all vessels
- Tracks and ensures on-board crews complete ‘day-to-day’ Planned Maintenance System (PMS) programmes and M&R activities (mainly preventive) of all vessels to maintain the proper operational status of the vessels and to enforce zero downtime
Vessel Monitoring and Report Analysis:
- Monitors and analyses the technical status of all vessels and uses information therefrom to prepare a biweekly executive summary for the Operations Manager/DSSO
- Ensures that all maintenance and repair tasks comply with Company’s and Client’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Policies and Procedures
- Cooperates with regulatory bodies to ensure that requirements for alterations, repair, or modifications are done at the most cost effective and safest manner.
- Ensures the design, monitoring and update of both maintenance plans and maintenance documentation and reporting systems where and when necessary
- Plans dry-dock scope and duration with minimal disruption to vessel operating schedule.
- Sources for cost effective and qualified dry-dock vendor.
- Ensures critical parts needed for the dry-dock are in the company warehouse or with the dry-dock vendor prior to commencement of the dry-docking exercise.
- Carries out and supervises the dry-docking of vessels.
- Ensures dockyard, ship builder and other parties involved in the dry-dock collectively and individually endorse the planned dry-dock duration schedule.
Vendor Technical Relations:
- Evaluates all spare parts requisitions received from vessels and monitor the efficient and timely supply of all spares required for the proper maintenance and safe operation of the vessels
- Handles warranty claims for vessels where applicable.
- Supervises all technical Charter audits
- Acts as interface on all contractual, marine and nautical matters, and pro-actively develops Client relations.
- Ensures that all vessels comply with class society
- Controls and monitors that assigned vessels are ready for use and certified.
- Trains the operations staff (where applicable) to effectively act as a redundancy.
- Ensures full compliance with Port State control.
- Plans, controls and executes all activities connected to class survey and certificate requirements and builds and maintains effective liaison with relevant authorities.
- Higher education with Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture
- Internationally recognized shipping qualification Minimum Experience
- Minimum of 7 years’ cognate technical operations role experience in the marine sector
- At least 2 years’ previous experience as a Technical Superintendent, or in a Senior Engineering/ Naval Architecture position in the Marine Industry is preferred
- Candidates who have previously sailed at sea as Chief Engineer have an equal chance.
- Ideal Skills
- Knowledge of related responsibilities documents and procedures, such as HSEQ, IMS Systems, OVID inspections, SOLAS-IMO, internal audits and vessel trails
- Knowledge of Client related inspections and operational Internal audits of Vessels and Barges
- Vessel trials including DP1-2 trials
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Thorough working knowledge of Class/Salvage and Regulatory legislation for Marine Operations
- Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery
- Ability to work well with a team and also independently without significant supervision
- An ability to develop creative and effective solutions to problems.
- Capable of thinking outside the box
- Strong work ethics
- Honesty and professional integrity
- Customer-centricity and responsiveness
- Pleasant disposition with the capability to be authoritative when necessary
- Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English Language
- PMS – Planned maintenance system
- Thorough understanding of the ISM Code
- Thorough understanding of Diesel Electric propulsion systems
- Knowledge of Ship building and ship docking–drawings/work scopes
- Knowledge of Class Certification
- Proven ability to create best practice technical procedures
- Proven Specification Writing/Management skills
- Proven Budget Management skills
- Proven Contract Management skills
- Proven Performance and career management skills
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