Technical Superintendent

SVITZER - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experience Needed:
More than 8 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job
  • The Technical Superintendent will form part of the Port/Country management team, having input to overall fleet (5+ tug boats) composition and deployment decisions. 
  • You will be responsible for overall functional leadership within all technical aspects of vessel management and will work closely with the Operations Manager to manage all Technical & Operational issues. 
  • You will also manage SVITZER vessels maintenance and condition, maintaining close liaison on technical matters with the Regional Technical Manager in Dubai.
  • The position offers a unique opportunity for a pro-active and organized individual to exercise functional leadership across a large operation, building a culture of technical excellence and craftsmanship across the fleet.
  • This position will be able to draw from a well developed toolbox within the Global Svitzer organization, selecting and applying practices from other parts of the world and applying in a local context .
  • Key Responsibilities - Overall technical and maintenance responsibility of fleet under the Port/Country.
  • Ensure that adequate physical and manpower resources exist to handle all work such as maintenance & repair, dry docking, and new building.
  • On an ongoing basis coordinate the resources to ensure efficient utilization thereof.
  • Visit all vessels on a regular basis to ensure that the standard of the maintenance and repairs are in accordance with the company maintenance policy
  • Ensure maintenance of quality control and cost effectiveness of all  vessels.
  • Implement and maintain repair and maintenance procedures for Company owned equipment.
  • Report to the operations manager on any malpractice by crew with regard to operational, HSE and maintenance procedures.
  • Prepare a schedule of equipment needing repair or regular servicing.
  • Document equipment usage.
  • Ensure the continuous maintenance of tugs, vessels and other 
  • marine equipment to minimize downtime and ensure vessel availability.
  • Arrange local supply contacts and arrangements to ensure continuity within the operating budget as locally agreed.
  • Supervise maintenance programs for vessels, provide dry dock specifications and to carry out the docking project management of the vessels in the Port/Country.
  • Supervise sub-contractors working on the company’s vessels and equipment on-site.
  • Advise management promptly of any fault with or damages to the vessels or equipment.
  • Maintain a continuous record of maintenance under an agreed program in a suitable planned maintenance system.
  • Manage stock control system and a spares (i.e. lubes, engine consumables, spare parts etc) ordering procedure.
  • Assist in emergencies as required. 
  • Ensure all operations are conducted in accordance with company procedures and safety requirements.
  • Develop and maintain local port/country procedures.
  • Carry out internal Audits along with Marine Standards/HSEQ team and provide audit reports.
  • Ensure audit actions are closed out satisfactorily and reported to the local/regional Marine Standards/HSEQ Manager.
  • Manage financial budget and cost control for maintenance, repairs, stores, modification and dry docking while ensuring compliance with class
  • Recruit, train and assist in the motivation of all technical staff/crew so as to ensure professionalism at all times.
  • Ensure that all vessel certifications and surveys for class, flag and international requirements are in order
  • Liaising with Flag State and Port State control 
  • Coordinate with crewing department to ensure vessels are properly crewed with competent personnel
  • Ensure timely preparation of technical reports or information to stakeholders
  • Prepare and own technical 
  • The MEA Region today operates over 75 vessels and employs more than 900 colleagues. The region has a strong growth focus with an extensive project pipeline and a defined ambition of doubling the size of the business in the foreseeable future. 
  • As a Technical Superintendent reporting to the General Manager you will be part of a highly engaged international team with ambitious business targets. We set the bar high for ourselves and the organization, maintaining results driven and aggressive mind-set while striking a positive work/life balance.
  • We pride ourselves on treating each other with respect and see our diversity as a genuine competitive advantage
Job Requirements

Who we are looking for Education:

  • Engineering/Marine Degree or related courses.
  • Class One Engineer Certificate or experienced Chief Engineer.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant shore based experience.

Functional Experience:

  • Prior experience of managing technical excellence of tug-boats or OSV/AHTS vessels.
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining ISM code/PMS.
  • Good people and systems management.
  • English is the business language of our Company worldwide and spoken and written English fluency is required. Arabic speaking candidates will be preferred.
  • Operating experience in higher rank marine environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Resilient, pro-active, self-starter.
  • Have an ability to make decisions and prioritize.
  • Work well under pressure, under occasional tight deadlines, and retain sense of humor.
  • Good communication skills, able to act with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
About this Company

Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of 430 vessels and operations all over the world, we are the global market leader within towage and emergency response.

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