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Marine Head of Engineering

Adexen

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

86 applicants

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by a leading marine Group to recruit an experienced Head of Engineering for its operations. The position is based in Port Harcourt.

Responsibilities

    • To provide overall management and technical operations to all ships. This includes overseeing the daily operations of maintenance and repair, budgeting, survey schedules, onboard general assessment of vessels, inspections and docking,
    • Manage engineering personnel and contractors in formulating plans, designs and cost estimates for vessel refurbishment, repairs, and upgrades.
    • Responsible and accountable for the development and execution of vessel capital and repair budgets and schedules performed at the operational base following company policies, compiling reports, and conducting special investigations and studies to evaluate the efficiency of processes following IMO standards.
    • Ensure the assigned vessels are technically operational or otherwise managed according to the management agreement requirement and international standards.
    • Develop fleet and repair standards and fleet objectives and goals, life cycle management of the fleet including input into the company operational vessel repair plan and budget.
    • Develop, test, and evaluate new and existing equipment and systems for vessel operations. Make cost-effective recommendations to optimize vessel equipment and systems availability, increase performance, and safety, and reduce the cost of operations.
    • Attend to vessel dry docking, repairs, inspections, and surveys when required and determine repair specifications for dry docking and maintenance and in-line with Classification Society Ship Status.
    • Provide and compile documented reports upon completion of dry docking, and maintenance including summaries of works performed, operational budgets, and actual expenditures.
    • Monitor and audit the effectiveness of vessel management efforts. Review marine vessel maintenance and inspection plans, budgets, and schedules;
    • Develop, monitor and audit inspection, maintenance, and repair performance including modifications metrics, recommending benchmarks and changes to drive performance improvements.
    • Develop and promote the use of Risk Management techniques and methodologies to systematically and consistently identify and mitigate discrepancies to reduce the risk exposure within the fleet.
    • Review any underlying causes of high-potential vessel incidents and advise on remedial actions.
    • Work closely with other members of the management team to ensure vessel upgrade/modification, inspections, and repair policies and procedures are fully integrated with other business objectives.
    • Actively participate in emergency response activities to manage emergencies arising from vessel operations related to hull, structure, equipment, and machinery.
    • Ensure the Company Marine Engineering Departments are staffed with skilled, experienced personnel capable of performing their functions competently. Continually develop and appraise vessel manning staff, set objectives and measurable goals
    • Solve technical problems, devise criteria for evaluations of external supplies and outsourced services, review defect, damage, and incident reports, oversee direct reports, and ensure they are provided with relevant guidance, support, and training to ensure the company’s standards are maintained.
    • Ensure and maintain vessels’ zero loss time incident record and report all vessel incidents, and Near Misses to prevent and eliminate potential incidents.
    • Practical knowledge of the ISM Code and the implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) processes across the fleet as it relates to Engineering

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/ Marine Engineering / Electronics/ Electrical Engineering.
    • Possession of Engineering Certificate of Competency Class 1.
    • ISM Code certificate - knowledge of the ISM Code and the implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) processes across the fleet .
    • Membership of professional bodies would be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience onship maintenance and at least 5 years management level experience
    • Shipyard project management experience would be an added advantage
    • Technical management experience of a large fleet
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Logistics & Transport

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Marine

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

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