Operations Superintendent

Job Responsibilities


> Management and administration of Marine Operations matters and control of vessel maintenance and deck-side technical matters.

> Ensure compliance with all Class, Flag and Statutory Certification for all vessels, liaise closely with the Technical Manager for technical/engineering side of surveys.

> Management of Masters, Skippers and Chief Officers to ensure compliance with Svitzer processes and procedures at all times

> Management and oversight of Crew Administration to ensure vessel are always properly manned

> Ensure all crews have appropriate training so meet Svitzer OVMSA requirements and deliver training required to meet OVMSA compliance

> Oversight and management of crew to ensure a safe working environment is always maintained

> Work closely with Client’s representatives to ensure a full understanding of tug capabilities is maintained across operations and address Client concerns on delivery of the service

>Conduct regular safety drills and exercises to ensure the required standards are maintained on all vessels

> Conduct simulator exercises with Deck Officers to ensue competence standards are met and maintained

> Ensure all incidents and accidents are reported and investigated as appropriate and ensure vessel and crew compliance with Marine Standards requirements.

Human Resources:

> Oversight and control of day-to-day crew management including crew rostering

> Preparation of docking, class surveys, maintenance and repair budgets, and monitoring of expenditure, preparation of docking specifications and reports

> Management of the recruitment, selection and training of vessel Masters, Skippers and Chief Officers in compliance with Svitzer ROAM processes and procedures; oversight and control of the recruitment, selection and training of Deck Ratings in consultation with the Country Manager and other relevant functional managers in accordance with company guidelines

> Ensure employee records including crew certification and inductions are up to date and captured in Crew Inspector


> Other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, including provide coverage for other Management positions during periods of absence as delegated by the Country Manager.



A seasoned marine services Operations Superintendent with a proven record of successful management of operations servicing the Harbour Towage industry for at least five years.

>  MUST be in possession of a valid Masters CoC and be an experienced Tug Master with specific experience on ASD tugs in the Harbour Towage environment.

>  A financially literate business leader with project implementation experience preferred.

> Tertiary qualifications in relevant business or marine management.

>  Strong business acumen and negotiation skills.

> Ability to influence and engage. An organiser.

 >  Nuanced and effective stakeholder management up to national Port authorities and Client's Senior to Executive management level.

>  Sound financial management knowledge and analytical skills, structured and data driven.

> Proven experience in Project Management.

> Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the capability to deal with people at a broad range of levels.

> High level of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

>  Excellent organisational, time management and planning skills and the ability to think conceptually while managing the detail.

> Strong understanding of change management and the ability to work effectively in a matrix structure.

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