Technical Superintendent

Job Responsibilities

Technical Management / Operations
Accountable for vessel inspection and ensure the ships condition and maintenance standards adhere to organisation procedures
Ensure all maintenance is performed to a high standard and as per manufacturer’s recommendations
Prepare specifications and evaluate tenders
Supervise daily operational activities of all assigned vessels
Advise Line Manager on a regular basis about vessel operation, budgetary performance and any untoward incidents on vessels in the fleet
Liaise with the Procurement Department related to supply of spare parts of all vessels, considering the opportunities for replenishment in respect to the trading commitments of the vessels to provide for the most economical supply
Responsible for communication, promotion and implementation of company's health, safety, environment and quality policy on board the vessels related to technical
Drives all technical related mobilization activities, refits, dry-docking & major repairs. Plan for repairs and dry-docking of the vessels at suitable regular intervals

Regulatory/Legislative Statutory Compliance
100% compliance with International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Flag State and Port State rules and regulations
Maintenance of ship certificate and survey status at all times keeping track of renewals and placement on board vessels.


Financial Management
Maintain, monitor and report budgets for all vessels under charge. Work closely with Technical staff, purchasing and finance controllers to ensure budget is within the agreed variables/targets *(current target 3% variance)
Support reporting manager to plan “Operating Budget” for all vessels under charge.
Responsible for planning and execution of all dry-docking activities within the allotted budget limits
*subject to change based on company policy


Quality & Continuous Improvement
Scan the environment and recommend improvement in processes to enhance productivity an efficiency in the system
Drive implementation of approved ‘Continuous Improvement’ projects in collaboration with the Quality team
Establish clear expected levels of performance from crew and work with manager on updating the SOP’s.
Demonstrates a complete understanding of the Safety & QMS policies & procedures and ensures that the on-shore and off-shore employees operate at the same level of understanding and awareness


Health, Safety and Environment Compliance
Responsible for creating and sustaining a positive safety culture on-board all vessels under charge
Act as a first point of contact for any emergencies aboard vessels under charge. Ensure a technically qualified representative is available and responds to emergencies within the agreed time limit
Ensures a safe & compliant working environment is provided to all off-shore employees by demonstrating a complete and accurate understanding of the health & safety policies and practices of the organisation
Responsible for corrective action being implemented to remedy safety hazards or risks and restore a safe working environment on board vessels. Escalate to Manager in the event of the hazards/risks exceeding authority limits provided in the role
Owns and responsible for delivery of safety messages/training to off-shore employees during site or vessel visits


People and Leadership Management
Articulates clear and specific goals for employees on board vessels under charge
Lead, coach, engage, motivate, mentor employees to develop their strengths and build their capabilities as per their defined roles and personal goals
Ensure development plans are in place for all offshore team members and it is followed up closely to ensure completion
Responsible for continuous performance discussions with direct reports to drive learning and self-improvement
Manage and maintain the talent pool by engaging top performers and taking definitive action on bottom performers


Relationship (mostly Internal and or External) and Nature of Communication

Management team
Business Support – Purchasing, Finance, Quality, Human Resources & IT
Off-shore employees on vessels under charge
Cross-functional Peer Group


Vessel Owner or a designated authority
Regulatory/Government authorities



Bachelor’s degree/Diploma or equivalent in Marine Engineering/ Navigation/Internationally recognized shipping degree/qualification
Hold MEO Class 1 Certificate of competency or Certificate of Competency II/2 (for Master/Chief Officer) or Certificate of Competency III/2 (for Chief Engineer/Second Engineer) under STCW Code
A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience as Chief Engineer/Second Engineer or Master/Chief Officer on Dry/Tanker/Gas in the relevant type of vessel being recruited for e.g. Dry Cargo, Oil, Chemical or Gas, etc. Of this a minimum sailing experience of 6 months as Chief Engineer/Master (12 months is desirable).


Knowledge in Classifications Society procedures and regulations is desirable.
Should have prior people management experience
Proven track record in intermediate and special dry dockings, ship repair, mobilizations and in-water repairs
Demonstrated Commercial acumen and ability to manage vessel financials within scope as well as satisfy client’s requirements
IT literate and computer savvy
Business Administration qualification will be an added advantage


Level three Competencies
Effective decision-making
Analysis & Problem Solving
Interacting with others
Collaboration, inclusion & teamwork
Listening and communicating
Driving high quality
Customer focus
Planning & organizing
Responding to context
Resilience and wellbeing

Job location

Hong Kong