Technical Superintendent in Rivers, Nigeria

at Adexen

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Adexen is mandated by a one of the fastest growing indigenous marine logistics services providers in the upstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry to recruit the following positions for its operations in Nigeria. This position is based in Port Harcourt. 

Our client is one of the fastest growing indigenous marine logistic services providers in the upstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry engaged in long-standing service partnerships with international oil companies.

Job Title: Technical Superintendent

Job description
Vessel Management (Technical)
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/DSSO
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 accordingly to the management agreement 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/DSSO
  • 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.

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/DSSO
  • 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.

Charter Audits
Supervises all technical Charter audits
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.
  • Trains the operations staff (where applicable) to effectively act as a redundancy.


  • Higher education with Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture
  • Internationally recognized shipping qualification Minimum Experience
  • Minimum of 7 years’ cognate technical operations role experience in the marine sector
  • At least 2 years’ previous experience as a Technical Superintendent, or in a Senior Engineering/ Naval Architecture position in the Marine Industry is preferred
  • Candidates who have previously sailed at sea as Chief Engineer have an equal chance. Ideal Skills
  • Knowledge of related responsibilities documents and procedures, such as HSEQ, IMS Systems, OVID inspections, SOLAS-IMO, internal audits and vessel trails
  • Knowledge of Client related inspections and operational Internal audits of Vessels and Barges
  • Vessel trials including DP1-2 trials
  • PMS–Planned maintenance system
  • Thorough understanding of the ISM Code
  • Thorough understanding of Diesel Electric propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of Ship building and ship docking–drawings/work scopes
  • Knowledge of Class Certification
  • Proven ability to create best practice technical procedures
  • Proven Specification Writing/Management skills
  • Proven Budget Management skills
  • Proven Contract Management skills
  • Proven Performance and career management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of Class/Salvage and Regulatory legislation for Marine Operations
  • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery
  • Ability to work well with a team and also independently without significant supervision
  • An ability to develop creative and effective solutions to problems.
  • Capable of thinking outside the box
  • Strong work ethics
  • Honesty and professional integrity
  • Customer-centricity and responsiveness
  • Pleasant disposition with the capability to be authoritative when necessary
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English Language

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