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Engineering Superintendent

Permanent  for Serco in Southsea

To be responsible for the technical management, maintenance and compliance with regulatory standards of assigned vessels within the DE&S Contract.Liaise closely with the Operations Department to maximise vessel availability to the customer and facilitate Contract delivery.Day to day management of delegated technical budget.Day to day oversight of assigned vessel crews and engineering staff.The position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all assigned vessels, monitoring performance and assisting with other vessels as necessary. The holder must monitor Flag and Class Certification and Survey status, spares availability, condition and maintenance of the vessels and ensure compliance with all technical standards of the Company in alignment with Company Policy and the Planned Maintenance System.The holder has responsibility for the assessment and timely rectification of vessel defects, including liaison with Ship`s Staff, Contractors, Suppliers and Shore based maintenance Staff, in alignment with the Company management system. To prepare, plan and manage vessel dry-dockings and afloat repairs maintaining regulatory compliance. Assist the Technical Manager in the financial management of assigned vessels.Raising and approval of requisitions for goods and services. Reporting line management of afloat Engineering StaffThe Engineering Superintendent will be accountable for:Customers:Delivering maximum vessel availability to Contract Managers by optimising planned downtime in cooperation with Operations and timely rectification of vessel defects.Conducting and reporting of routine vessel inspections to ensure Safety and Material standards are maintained.Forming part of the Engineering out of hours -on call' duty rosta as required.Operational Excellence:Managing the technical aspects of vessel operations in alignment with Company SMS and ISM standards including document control and record keeping.Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of all assigned vessels, monitoring performance and assisting with other vessels as necessary.Monitoring of Class and Flag Survey and Certification status, arranging timely preparation and conduct of surveys as required. Maintaining assigned vessels regulatory compliance at all times.Preparation and conduct of MoD Authority surveys and inspections as may be necessary.Assessment, monitoring and timely rectification of vessel defects in alignment with Company policies.Fully utilising, and monitoring compliance with, the Companies planned maintenance and purchasing systems.Arrangement and control of Contractors, acting as Authorising Person as necessary on Company vessels.Planning, preparation and management of vessel dry-docking and afloat repair periods, including drawing up of repair specifications suitable for tender and liaison with Class and Flag. Supervision may require on-site attendance at out of port repair facilities for prolonged periods from time to time.Assisting in the raising and progressing to delivery of goods and services requisitions in alignment with purchasing policy.Ensuring continuity of department service delivery in times of absence, by full and effective hand-over.Deputising for other Superintendents or the Technical Manager in times of absence, and undertaking other tasks as may be delegated from time to time. Ensuring Contract and Operations Managers and DPA are kept appraised of any matter effecting safety or operational delivery.People & Culture:Ensuring that all activities are undertaken in a safe environment and are fully compliant with MCA, Class, Health and Safety, ISM & ISPS codes and any other legal requirements that may be applicable to the contract at all times.Point of contact for day to day management, mentoring and guidance of afloat engineering staff.Promoting and fostering good working relationships with all employeesExemplifying and promoting ethical behaviours.Ensuring all activities are undertaken in alignment with corporate policy, Contract needs and business strategy.Financial:Monitoring and control of expenditure for assigned vessels against delegated budgets and timely reporting of anticipated variances.Approval of requisitions for goods and services within limits of authority.Seeking best value for expenditure at all times.Seeking and promoting opportunities for efficiencies without detriment to safety or levels of service.Ensuring all expenditure is in alignment with governance policies.Providing SME input and supporting the Technical Manager in formulation of budgets and financial forecasts.

Skills/Experience

Qualified to Class I (Motor) Certificate of Competency level. Class II may be accepted with significant professional experience at the appropriate level.Thorough knowledge of ISM Code and ISO 9000.Knowledge and experience of computer based planned maintenance systems.Financially literate.Thorough knowledge and experience of Class and Flag Authorities and regulations.Experience and competence with IT systems and office applications.Commercial relevant sea-going experience at a senior level in the commercial marine industry.In depth knowledge and experience of engineering and technical best practice and processes.Experience of successful people management and team development

Job added on 02-11-2014