The Port Engineer is responsible for overseeing day-to-day technical and maintenance issues pertaining to a ship or group of ships. The individual:
-Performs periodic travel to ports and ship repair sites.
-May have other Port Engineers reporting in to him or her on occasion, such as during special projects.
-Has asset management and program management responsibility
-Has budgetary/expense approval for the purpose of ship maintenance, engineering, spare parts, and repairs.
-Supervising and actively participating in the evaluation and screening of voyage repairs, ship-submitted requisitions, service contracts, and vendors.
-Planning and execution of maintenance, repairs, classification surveys, regulatory surveys, and equipment upgrades.
-Developing work specifications for voyage/emergency repairs and services from contractors.
-Developing intermediate/special survey/dry-dock specifications and overseeing all aspects of the successful completion of dry-docking and associated surveys.
-Providing oversight for vessel Masters and Chief Engineers to ensure that missions/voyages are efficiently and safely performed in accordance with contract requirements.
-Recommending the appointment of personnel for the senior position of Chief Engineer ensuring career succession of junior officers.
-Actively coordinating with terminals, vendors, and other external parties in order to service vessels with timely attention and efficiency.
-Acting as the maintenance/readiness point of contact with the customer/charterer.
-Supporting the Company’s commitment to safety and selected standards and certifications.
-Reviewing vessel safety committee meeting minutes and initiating timely follow-up of issues identified.
-Internal MLL coordination of engineering matters to ensure contract or charter party compliance and customer satisfaction.
-Participating in internal audits and/or vetting as directed by the Program Manager.
-Meeting the requirements and deadlines in preparation of shipyard specifications, selection of vendors, and optimal crew utilization during shipyard periods.
Must meet one of the following qualifications:
-A minimum of three years’ experience as a Port Engineer having managed and negotiated at least two shipyard availabilities for ships not less than 4,500 tons DWT and more than 11,500 HP and award value greater than $6 million. Experience gained while employed by a shipyard or while serving in the military may be applicable towards meeting this requirement. This experience must demonstrate ability to effectively manage and negotiate complex projects such as shipyard dry dock overhauls and other types of repairs.
-A minimum of four years’ experience serving aboard commercial ocean-going ships of not less than 4,000 HP as either a Chief Engineer or a First Assistant Engineer. This experience must demonstrate effective management of maintenance and repair of ocean-going ships.
-A combination of education and experience gained while employed by a Shipyard or while serving in the military performing Port Engineer duties. This experience must demonstrate effective management of maintenance and repair of ocean-going ships.
In addition, must also meet one of the following criteria:
-U.S. Coast Guard license or equivalent international standard certification as an engineer.
-Equivalent experience/service aboard Military Sealift Command, U.S. Navy, or commercial vessels in a supervisory position or service ashore in a supervisory position overseeing vessel operations within the maritime industry or government service.
-Equivalent experience/service with a classification or flag state authority with direct exposure to vessel regulatory compliance.
-Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited institution preferred.
-A combination of project management and vessel management experience.
-Eligible for a secret-level security clearance.
-Excellent interpersonal skills.
Travel Requirements: Extensive travel (including foreign travel and travel in cars, boats, ships, and airplanes) will be required:
-To attend to shipyard maintenance;
-To ride vessels or visit vessels for quality assurance and general management of vessels and crews;
-And, on short notice for casualties, to conduct investigations and protect the Company’s reputation as required by the contract specifications or as directed by management.