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VAC4063 - P&O Maritime - Workshop Manager

Division Marine
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Department P&O Maritime Services - DEP
Closing Date 28-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

The job holder is responsible for all aspects of workshop operation, afloat planned maintenance and repairs for UAE fleet.  

To attain minimal if not zero downtime by providing a safe, turn-key response to maintenance and repairs. 

The position will involve being responsible for the Marine store and spare parts management, thus providing support to the smooth functioning of marine operations throughout the entire region.


Major Activities/Deliverables : Operations, which include but is not limited to:

  • To manage the P&O Maritime workshop facility
  • Implement a competent machine shop capable of supporting the port maintenance and repairs during operation with a solid view to increasing efficiency and minimising external outsourcing
  • Implement an afloat repair section capable of supporting the port maintenance and repairs during operation
  • Coaching and hands on approach to maintenance and repairs is essential to ensure staff under his remit are competent and follow best practice
  • Receives and handles work order requests for afloat repairs and planned maintenance and initiates a system to ensure urgent repairs are attended to firstly
  • Assigns manpower for afloat repairs and planned maintenance
  • Liaises with the vessels Master and shore side planning staff to ensure vessel availability for works and timely return to Operations
  • Arranges for internal resources to affect repairs, overhauls, routines and drive an efficient repair
  • Assigns manpower to troubleshoot defects and provide solutions in company with the vessels Superintendent


Qualification and Experience
  • At least Higher National Diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education

  • Seagoing Class 2 minimum, with more than  5  years  seagoing  as  an  Engineer plus at least 2 years shore based experience as a Workshop Manager, Ship Repair Manager, Technical Superintendent, Port Engineer or similar

  • Professional time served Engineer with relevant experience and proven track record of setting up / managing workshop and / or factory facilities

  • Must have good understanding of all marine systems and machinery

  • Knowledge of classifications Society procedures

  • Knowledge of best practice repair procedures

  • Knowledge of machine shop capabilities (to ensure reports are aligned)

  • Computer literate and good command in MS Office

  • Abide with the international and company’s HSE standards

Key Attributes
  • Observe team work

  • Work in professional manner and show respect to company stakeholders at all times

  • Support the achievement of quality and delivery of excellent performance in the company

  • Be creative in continuous improvement and fast resolutions of challenges

  • Must be available for support on weekends/holidays as the need arises

  • Working longer than regular office hours in providing urgent support

  • Must be available for Foreign travel
Remuneration and Employment Benefits

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of:

  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Transportation Allowance 
  • Education Assistance for Dependents 
  • Annual Air Ticket(s) for self / and dependents
  • Private Medical Coverage for self / and dependents
  • 27 Working days annual leave 
  • Annual Performance Related Bonus 

Dubai, UAE :DP World, Ltd. (DP World) alerts job applicants and the public about a fraudulent scheme in which DP World has been impersonated.

The scammers fraudulently:
  • Impersonate DP World;
  • Impersonate DP World employees;
  • Conduct “job interviews” via text message, telephone, e-mail, and/or instant message (including Google Hangout) communications for work-from-home positions;
  • “Hire” employees to join DP World;
  • Provide the “employees” with funds to buy home-office equipment and pay DP World “vendors” via fraudulent checks and money orders; and
  • Instruct the “employees” via e-mail, text message, telephone, or instant message to deposit the checks into their personal bank accounts and wire or cash transfer some portion of the funds to “vendors,” which are actually the scammers.
DP World informs job applicants and the public that:
  • DP World is not expanding its operations in the United States in the next 3-6 months (as the scammers allege);
  • DP World’s operations in the United States are currently limited to Charlotte, North Carolina and are not expanding to any other locations for the foreseeable future;
  • DP World does not solicit potential employees via text message or instant messaging;
  • DP World does not interview employees by text message, e-mail, or instant messaging (including Google Hangouts);
  • DP World does not issue payment to its employees, prospective or otherwise, via paper check or money order;
  • DP World does not require employees to buy their own office equipment or personally pay vendors; and
  • The scammers have fraudulently used the name of DP World and its employees without authority and for malicious purposes.

One of the red flags that distinguishes a false communication from a legitimate DP World communication is the poor grammatical use of the English language, which is apparent in conversations with the scammers. Another red flag is the method of communication as DP World does not use commercially-available e-mail providers. No legitimate DP World communication would come from a common, publicly-available email service like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail or Microsoft Outlook.

Further, false communications can also be identified by the tasks requested by the scammers. DP World does not request that its employees pay vendors personally, whether from their own funds or from funds provided by DP World. Likewise, DP World would never ask an employee to cash a check or money order and then make a deposit into a vendor’s account.

Contacted individuals should not respond to any communication regarding the scam, and under no circumstances should any individual deposit any checks, money orders, or other payments from the scammers into their bank accounts. If such funds are for some reason deposited, no payments should be made from those funds for at least seven (7) days after the funds are deposited to ensure the individual’s bank has accepted the check, money order, or other payment.

DP World encourages potential employees to refer to its website and its “Careers” section if they are seeking employment with DP World.

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by DP World, you should direct your concerns to DP World at HO.Recruitment@dpworld.com.

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