Technical Manager (Towage Operations)

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Technical Manager, your key responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Serve as technical expert and provide support to East Coast management and port operations and technical teams

  • Act as the business process ownership for systems supporting technical management

  • Oversee the implementation and development of the maintenance and repair procedures

  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers and contractors

  • Assist the commercial team with new projects and tender submissions including planning for fleet renewals

  • Oversight for OPEX and CAPEX budget creation and adherence

  • Encourage innovation amongst teams and ensure ideas generated are appropriately considered

  • Attend and represent the business at technical, marine and industry forums


To be successful in this position, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering or naval architecture

  • Experience in a similar marine engineering or vessel management position, leading a team or function within a matrix organisation

  • Experience liaising with classification societies and statutory bodies on vessel certification & documentation compliance

  • An understanding of various mechanical equipment and systems including diesel engines, power generation, dynamic positioning, tug propulsion systems and hydraulics

  • Experience with budgets, forecasts and the ongoing review and optimisation of costs

  • A solution-oriented mindset, with the ability to perform root cause analysis and suggest practical, innovative, and timely solutions

  • Ability to work autonomously, demonstrating a strong degree of initiative and confidence to make decisions

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to develop relationships with all internal and external stakeholders

  • Competency in MS Office Suite and basic understanding of computer network hardware and system architecture

  • The flexibility to travel to port locations as required to meet operational demands

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