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To be responsible for the technical management, maintenance and compliance with regulatory standards of assigned vessels, liaising closely with the Operations Department to maximise vessel availability to the customer.
The Technical Superintendent will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all assigned vessels, monitoring performance and assisting with other vessels as necessary. He / she must monitor Flag and Class Certification status, spares availability, condition and maintenance of the vessels and ensure compliance with all technical standards of the Company in alignment with the Planned Maintenance System and Company Policy.
Assessment and rectification of vessel defects, including liaison with Ship`s Staff, Contractors, Suppliers and Shore based maintenance Staff as necessary. Ensure that defects are closed out satisfactorily within the applicable time frame, to procedures outlined in the Management System.
Prepare, plan and supervise vessel dry dockings and afloat repairs. Write and review repair specifications suitable for submission to tender. Perform tender comparisons and prepare repair budget sheets. Liaise with Flag and Class authorities as necessary, both before and during repairs, to ensure regulatory compliance. During repairs, monitor and report on adherence to agreed budgets and raise authorisations for significant deviations to budgets in alignment with Company Policy. Arrange independent vessel condition inspections for non class vessels as required. Repair supervision may require on site attendance at out of port repair facilities for prolonged periods from time to time.
Assist in the drawing up of assigned vessels` annual budgets as part of the forward planning process. Report on a timely basis, anticipated variances to agreed budgets.
In conjunction with the purchasing department, raise process and monitor the status and handling of requisitions for goods and services. Liaise with the Stores and vessels for goods received, and ensure that all invoices are authorised and cleared for payment in a timely fashion. Assume delegated authority for budgetary responsibility of assigned vessels.
Assume reporting line management of afloat Engineering Staff and liaise with the SSM on a daily basis on all matters likely to affect the efficient operation of assigned vessels or effect delivery of the contracted service to the customer. Act as first point of contact for afloat Engineering Staff on safety related engineering matters and ensure that issues are escalated to the DPA if necessary.
Conduct and report on internal vessel inspections in compliance with -visit schedule" and internal document audits as necessary.
To form part of the Engineering out of hours -on call" duty roster as required.
In times of absence through holiday or while attending repairs, ensure department is fully briefed with handover notes on assigned vessels` current status and ongoing issues.
To undertake any other tasks as may, from time to time, be directed by the SSM and provide understudy function in times of absence. ln times of absence, you will ensure the Operations Manager / SSM / DPA is kept appraised of any matter likely to affect vessels safety or likely to impact operational status to the customer.
Should posses the following key attributes:
Class 1 (Motor) Certificate of Competency.
Knowledge of ISO 9000, 14000 and ISM regulations.
Knowledge of Classification Society and MCGA regulations.
Familiarity and positive attitude to the use and importance of Technical Management systems.
Experience in the use of IT systems and MS Office suite.
Substantial experience in a senior sea going Engineering position.