Purpose of the Position
To provide expert guidance and direct support to the vessels onboard management on all matters related to maintenance, repair, vessel performance, budget development / monitoring and the reporting identification of budget variances. Responsibilities also include attending the vessels world-wide and the management of repair afloat and during scheduled repair periods in dry-dock. The Technical SI is expected to cover support issues of vessels normally assigned to other team members during periods of their absence.
Core Tasks and Activities
*Technical supervision of assigned vessels, dealing with routine and non-routine maintenance and repair (M & R).
*Authorising and supervising supply of spare parts, stores and services.
*Attending vessels world wide to supervise scheduled and unscheduled M & R.
*Attending LNG vessel pre-discharge meetings with Charterers representatives, Buyers and Terminal Personnel before vessels arrival. (This is normally done by the OPS Superintendent)
*Monitoring the arrival and departure of LNG vessels including the berthing and mooring operations, at the discharge and loading terminals as necessary. (Also done by OPS Superintendent)
*Monitoring vessel condition and ships staff compliance with management policies, international, state and local regulations through regular ship inspections
*Assist in preparing vessel-operating budgets.
*Monitoring and controlling operating costs within agreed budgets.
*Preparation of the major repair specification
*Prepares monthly Planned Maintenance Status Report.
*Supervision of the major repair periods at the chosen shipyard, Administer guarantee claims on ship builders.
*Collates routine monthly technical reports received from the vessels.
*Distributes routine technical and class reports to the vessels.
*Work on longer-term projects e.g. planned maintenance systems and capital projects.
*Response and follow-up to vessels technical correspondence.
*Handling of hull and machinery insurance matters for each vessel.
*Arrange surveys for statutory and Classification Society surveys.
*Liaison with Superintendent, Fleet Personnel on matters related to engineering sea staff.
*Review Engineering staff appraisals
*Interviewing prospective senior engine room staff.
*Brief/de-brief and appraise Chief Engineers.
*Provide support in all aspects of ship operation, including cargo work, manning, as well as M & R.
*Work closely with and provide engineering advice to the fleet team.
*Carry out and assist as required with risk assessment procedures and accident / incident investigations and prepare reports.
*Attend weekly Department and Company meetings.
QualitiesQualifications and Experience
*Self motivated team player
*Good communication and inter-personal skills
*Good time management skills
*Adaptable and flexible
*Certificate of Competency to Class 1 (Motor and Steam desirable)
*Senior officer position at 1st Assistant or higher
*LNG Experience (strongly preferred)
*Experience in shore based position (desirable)
*Knowledge of Shipnet PMS software (desirable)
*MS Excel, Word
*Professional qualifications in an engineering / elctronics field would be an advantage
Purpose of the Position