Technical Superintendent

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Last application date


*******We have multiple openings across different locations******

We are expanding our footprint across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region and are looking to employ an experienced Marine Services Towage Operations Port Engineer.

This successful candidate will hold an active Chief Engineers CoC with operational towage experience not negotiable. In co-operation with the Operations Superintendent, you will ensure the day-to-day operational management and support of the fleet. When required by unforeseen circumstances, you must have the capacity to, and will be required to, take command of a Tugboat as Chief Engineer and the Vessel for operations. The role requires an independent thinking, innovative leader to take ownership of operations and ensure that safety, operational excellence and good client and authority relationships are realised.

Svitzer is a non-integrated Business Unit of the Transport and Logistics Division of the MAERSK GROUP.

Please use this website APPLY facility to submit your application. Emailed applications cannot be attended to.

We offer

At Svitzer, we believe that a long-term successful career happens when there is a match between what you are passionate about, what you are good at and what is needed by our business. A successful career will include a variety of experiences that stretch you, bring you out of your comfort zone and offer you an opportunity to learn and grow in ways that also build our business.

You will be exposed to a wide and challenging range of business issues requiring regular engagement, coordination, and collaboration with key stakeholders across various management levels within Svitzer.

Opportunities to work and communicate across geographical and cultural borders will enable you to build a strong professional network, as well as broaden your knowledge and strengthen your technical and professional foundation.

Key responsibilities

General Area of Responsibility:

Assist Operations Manager with the Overall technical and maintenance responsibility of cluster fleet of ASD & conventional tugs and ancillary craft across one of our operations.

Specific Area of Responsibility: -

Main Tasks:

• Overall technical and maintenance responsibility of local fleet.

• Minimize downtime and ensure vessel technical operational issues on ships are attended to, ensuring that safety is a primary responsibility.

• Monitor vessels’ activities and ensure preventive maintenance and repair works are carried out by vessel staff in the most efficient manner in accordance with planned maintenance schedules.

• Follow up on operational performance of vessels and arrange corrective actions to be carried out as necessary.

• Plan, execute and coordinate dry-docking of vessels. Produce, Manage and be accountable for Technical budgets and cost control for maintenance, repairs, stores, modification, and dry docking while ensuring compliance with class.

• Ensure that all vessel certifications and surveys for class, flag and international requirements are in order.

• Liaising with Flag State and Port State control also coordinate with crewing and Operational department to ensure vessels are properly crewed with competent personnel.

• Ensure timely preparation of technical reports or information to stakeholders and participate in budget preparation.

• To arrange local supply contacts and arrangements to ensure continuity within the operating budget as locally agreed.

• Ensure maintenance of quality control and cost effectiveness of all projects.

• Implement and maintain repair and maintenance procedures for Company owned equipment.

• Recruit, train and assist in the motivation of all technical field staff to always ensure professionalism.

• Report to the Regional Technical Manager on any malpractice by field staff regarding operational, HSE and maintenance procedures.

• Ensure timely closeouts of technical issues that may arise from internal and external audits.

We are looking for

• Minimum 5-years’ experience in technical management of offshore support vessels.

• Engineering graduate preferably in marine engineering and/or possess Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency. Preferably having sailed on offshore / towage vessels.

• Familiar with maritime rules and regulations, codes and guidelines, ISM code and ISPS requirements.

• Good Interpersonal and communication skills.

• Comfortable working with common Microsoft Office IT applications.

Additional info

Ref. SV-305220
For more than 175 years, Svitzer has been providing customised marine services to clients worldwide. Our diverse and purpose built fleet of 400+ vessels operates in more than 40 countries, providing tailored solutions in harbour, terminal and offshore towage as well as in salvage operations. The cornerstone of our business is an unconditional respect for each other and the world we live in. To achieve this, Svitzer sets the highest standards of training and knowledge in our industry, and encourages a culture of safety, innovation, and entrepreneurship amongst its employees. We stand ready to provide safety and support at sea. Being a part of the Maersk Group with over 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries, we have the scope to help you achieve even your most ambitious career goals.