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


Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, one of the fastest growing indigenous Marine Logistic services providers in the Upstream Sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry engaged in long-standing service partnerships with international oil companies, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Superintendent

Job Reference: 1148
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Industry: Maritime
Function: Marine/Diving/ROV
Job Descriptions
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

Vessel Dry-docking:

  • 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.

Charter Audits:

  • Supervises all technical Charter audits
  • Acts as interface on all contractual, marine and nautical matters, and pro-actively develops Client relations.

Statutory Compliance:

  • 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

Attractive Package

How to Apply

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