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VAC3903 - P&O Maritime - Technical Manager

Division Marine
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Department P&O Maritime Services - DEP
Closing Date 01-Sep-2017
About P&O Maritime


P&O Maritime is a diverse global company in the marine transport sector delivering innovative and sustainable solutions in partnership with our customers. With a strong focus on business growth and excellence, P&O’s operations span Australasia, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

About the Role


Augment Corporate Marine with a fleet technical management skill set as well as to provide support to global Group Marine on key activities of the company and assist with ongoing and new business activities.

Major Key Responsibilities
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of group wide technical policies and marine engineering standards as necessary to drive superior levels of vessel performance across all business units.

    • Establishing minimum technical operating standards and providing direction, advice and support to Regional Technical Managers in the promotion of Best Practices across the P&O Group. To improve onboard technical and engineering management and where practical standardise processes across the Group.

    • Recommending the establishment, or amendment, of maintenance and repair policies and procedures determined to deliver first class operational performance and vessel availability as well as to ensure that the value of Group of assets is maintained at all times.

    • Responsible for establishing technical key performance indicators (KPI) and for monitoring and auditing the technical performance of each business unit.

    • Developing a technical inspection and audit programme to ensure that proper governance is being exercised by the regional teams in safe and reliable ship operations.

    • Responsible for advising the Management Executive on all matters relating to the technical operation and maintenance of the P&OMS worldwide fleet of vessels.

    • Provide management and leadership to all members of the technical management teams and to undertake mentoring and training within the P&O Group and regional business units as required in support of the above objectives.

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Class 1 Marine Engineer (with proven time spent on positions as Fleet Manager/Technical Manager)
  • Business/management qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience in marine technical fleet management for a minimum of ten years is essential, with minimum of two years as Fleet Manager or other Senior Technical Management position
  • Previous experience of managing high value projects
  • Previous experience of vessels including bulk carriers / barges, tankers, dredgers, crane barges, cable layers, cargo barges, Towing Tugs, AHTS, PSVs.
  • Ability to travel at immediate notice to augment other company activities and provide coverage as required
  • Strong and sound knowledge of ISPS, ISM, Flag State and Classifications Society procedures and regulations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook is essential. Knowledge in other MS Office package such as Power Point and Project would be an advantage.
  • People management skills preferably gained from working in a multicultural environment in the UAE/GCC
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