Technical Manager Needed at Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by a Marine Logistics Service provider to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Manager

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall management and technical operations of company fleet.
  • This includes overseeing the daily operations of maintenance and repair, budgeting, survey schedules, onboard general assessment of vessels, inspections and docking.

Key Responsibilities
Vessel Management (Technical):

  • Monitor, manage and report the day to day technical operation and performance of assigned vessels, in conjunction with the on-board management, to ensure that applicable requirements for safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental objectives are met.
  • Acts as the first point-of-contact and interface on all technical vessel matters.
  • Prepares Vessel Technical Budget for approval and ensures compliance with budget.
  • Estimates and plans budgets for fleet maintenance in consultation with the Operations Manager.
  • Manages critical vessel equipment/spares optimally.

Vessel Maintenance (Planned & Preventive) and Repair Management:

  • Attends to and supervises assigned vessels and crew for timely port turnaround and shipyard repair activities.
  • Ensures that all vessels are technically operational or otherwise managed according to the management requirement and optimally operational and fit for service.
  • Investigates all reported deficiencies, non-conformities and defects and takes corrective action to ensure all are cleared to prevent operational delays on all vessels.
  • Tracks and ensures on-board crews complete ‘day-to-day’ Planned Maintenance System (PMS) programmes and M&R activities (mainly preventive) of all vessels to maintain the proper operational status of the vessels and to enforce zero downtime.
  • Identifies potential causes of defects, investigates and analyses reported defects, taking corrective & preventive actions in consultation with the Operations Manager.
  • Inspects equipment lists and tests to ensure that all equipment to be used are indeed well-maintained and in excellent working condition
  • Co-ordinates and ensures planned and non-routine maintenance and repairs are carried out and concluded within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Ensure to have strong Technical and Project Management skills.

Vessel Monitoring and Report Analysis:

  • Monitors and analyses the technical status of all vessels and uses information therefrom to prepare a biweekly executive summary for the Operations Manager.
  • Ensures the design, monitoring and update of both maintenance plans and maintenance documentation and reporting systems where and when necessary.
  • Ensures that all maintenance and repair tasks comply with Company’s and Client’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Policies and Procedures.
  • Cooperates with regulatory bodies to ensure that requirements for alterations, repair, or modifications are done at the most cost effective and safest manner.

Vessel Dry-docking:

  • Plans dry-dock scope and duration with minimal disruption to vessel operating schedule.
  • Sources for cost effective and qualified dry-dock vendor.
  • Ensures dockyard, ship builder and other parties involved in the dry-dock collectively and individually endorse the planned dry-dock duration schedule.
  • Ensures critical parts needed for the dry-dock are in the company warehouse or with the dry-dock vendor prior to commencement of the dry-docking exercise.
  • Carries out and supervises the dry-docking of vessels.

Vendor Technical Relations:

  • Evaluates all spare parts requisitions received from vessels and monitor the efficient and timely supply of all spares required for the proper maintenance and safe operation of the vessels.
  • Handles warranty claims for vessels where applicable.
  • Liaising with clients, crew and local stakeholders.
  • Appoint and manage subcontractors for vessel maintenance and services.

Charter Technical Audits:

  • Supervises all technical Charter audits and investigations on defects/failures on a regular scheduled basis to ensure conformance.
  • Acts as interface on all contractual, marine and nautical matters, and pro-actively develops Client relations.

Statutory Compliance:

  • Ensures that all vessels comply with class society.
  • Ensures full compliance with Port State control.
  • Plans, controls and executes all activities connected to class survey and certificate requirements and builds and maintains effective liaison with relevant authorities.
  • Controls and monitors that assigned vessels are ready for use and certified.
  • Undertake any other Technical related assignment as and when required.

Training and Development:

  • Trains the technical staff (where applicable) to effectively act as a redundancy.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of first Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Fully conversant with Class and Flag State requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Marine Operations.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ managerial experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent People Management and Leadership skills.
  • Strong commitment to the Company’s Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Quality Management goals and objectives.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Analytical and highly proactive in technical troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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