Ship Superintendent

Job Responsibilities

-Act as the primary point of contact with the customer
-Act as advocate for company Safety culture and actively support timely attention to any Safety issue and encourage all levels of the vessel management function to enhance further safety awareness. Ensure that safety is a top priority in all vessel operations.
-Responsible for internal program coordination of both operations and engineering to ensure contract or charter party compliance and customer satisfaction.
-Responsible for daily ship management of vessels under responsibility.
-Ensure timely and sufficient support to vessels on all operational and technical matters at all times.
-Responsible for planning and executing maintenance of the vessels regulatory required equipment and respective documentation
-Provide oversight for vessel Masters and Chief Engineers to ensure that voyages are efficiently and safely performed
-Recommend appointment of personnel for senior positions of Master and Chief Engineer per Safety
Management System. Promote succession planning among junior officers.
-Supervise in the evaluation and screening of voyage repairs, service contracts and selection of vendors
-Actively assist in planning and execution dry-docking, larger repairs, classification surveys (ABS, LRS, DNV), regulatory surveys (USCG), equipment upgrades and emergency repairs.
-Actively develop work specifications for voyage / emergency repairs and services from contractors
-Actively coordinating with terminals, vendors and other functions in order to service the vessel with timely attention and efficiency
-Routinely review the vessel safety committee meeting and initiate follow up. Utilize support in cooperation with other departments as needed.
-Support in handling and closing out Casualty and /or claims pertaining to P&I or Hull Machinery insurance matters.
-As applicable, act on special overtime requests with timely attention and completion in a cost efficient and documented manner.
-Address Stevedore Damages and their close out until the point of a claim case being prepared for invoicing.
-Participate in internal audit or vetting
-Conduct performance appraisals for Masters and Chief Engineers serving onboard vessels under responsibility.
-Supports company commitment to safety and other selected standards and certifications


-USCG License or equivalent international standard - Chief Engineer or experience 1st Engineer, Unlimited Tonnage, any oceans, or container RoRo vessel experience preferred
-Three years shipyard or ship management experience or equivalency with commercial vessels
-B.S. from an accredited institution, degree in marine transportation, marine engineering or equivalent experience is required
-Computer literacy Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planned Maintenance System.
-Project management experience preferred.
-Vessel management experience with commercial vessels
-Successful completion of DNV Superintendent certification preferred.
-Strong communication skills and can work efficiently with multiple teams ashore and on board.
-A diligent and organized work approach.
-Understand and accept the importance of cost effectiveness
-Enhanced problem solving skills and an interest in tackling challenges with innovative solutions, maximizing the use of resources available.
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 vessel and crews, and on short notice for casualties, to conduct investigations and to protect the company’s reputation, as is required by the contract specifications, or as directed by management.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law

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