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VAC4349 - P&O Maritime Mozambique - Technical Superintendent

Division Marine
Location Maputo, Mozambique
Department P&O Maritime Services - DEP
Closing Date 17-Sep-2019
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

Reporting to the General Manager of P&O Maritime Mozambique SA in Maputo, the job holder will actively lead a team to provide high quality and continuously improving safe and cost efficient technical management of the vessels and facilities under the responsibility of P&O Maritime Mozambique SA.

Key Accountabilities

Technical Management / Execution

  • Supervise daily operational activities of all assigned vessels, assist/monitor colleagues during their periods away from office.
  • Keep the Line Manager advised on a regular basis about vessel operation, budgetary performance and any untoward incidents on vessels in the fleet. 
  • Assists with preparation and technical management of the operating and capital budgets for assigned vessels.
  • Coordinate with the Procurement Department related to supply of spare parts of all vessels, considering the opportunities for replenishment in respect to the trading commitments of the vessels so as to provide for the most economical supply.
  • Works with the purchasers to identify cost savings through innovative supply chain management.
  • Ensure all maintenance is performed to a high standard and as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Ensure adequate promotion and implementation of company's health, safety, environment and quality policy on board the vessels related to technical.
  • Liaise with HSEQ to ensure all safety standards are met across the fleet.
  • Monitors vessel condition through regular on board inspections.
  • Drives all technical related mobilisation activities, refits, dry-docking & major repairs.
  • Plan for repairs and dry-docking of the vessels at suitable regular intervals.
  • Train and supervise the team providing general guidance to the team with day to day operational involvement. 
  • Monitors PMS and / revises standard jobs, work orders, new patches etc. as necessary.
  • Works closely with the Workshop Superintendent to ensure all maintenance activities are handled safely and to best practice internally with a reducing focus on outsourcing works to third parties as the workshop matures.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Close out of all requisitions  raised in coordination with the Procurement Department within the allotted time frame
  • In-charge of planning and execution of all dry-docking activities within budget limits
  • Monitor/track technical cost as per approved budget   

Development of project solutions

  • In conjunction with HSEQ Manager, Assistant Procurement Manager, Operations Managers, etc… provide conceptual solutions for Port office projects as required. 

Standards and Governance

  • Undertake visits to port POM vessels with a view to reporting on the general fabric condition, maintenance history and competence of the on-board crew as above.
  • Assist with delivering safety messages as required during site or vessel visits and contribute to the development of a positive safety culture. 

Financial Management

    • Maintain, monitor and report budgets throughout Technical activities where appropriate will require close working relationships with Technical staff, purchasing and financial controllers.


  • Ensure that all goods requisitioned for assets under management and facilities are sourced in a timely and cost effective manner, so far as possible through approved suppliers
  • Manage the purchasing function in accordance with the Company procedures


Quality Control

The Technical Superintendent is a key member of the Safety and Quality Management System development team (headed up by the HSEQ Manager).

  • Have a full and complete understanding of the company’s Safety and Quality Management Systems, policies and procedures and to ensure the department personnel also have an appropriate level of knowledge and awareness of the same..
  • Actively contribute to the development of the Safety and Quality Management System.
  • Maintain all files and records in an up to date and accurate manner to improve the efficiency of day to day activities.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of company processes


Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Compliance

The Technical Superintendent is a key member of the business units emergency response team and will ensure that there is a suitably qualified technical representative available in case of an emergency situation.

  • Have a full and complete understanding of and compliance with health and safety policies and procedures to maintain a safe working environment and to ensure the department is fully compliant to company requirements.

  • Take corrective actions within authority limits to remedy safety hazards or risks and restore a safe working environment.  Refer to Manager as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Class 1 Marine Engineer COC or Class 2 with relevant recent experience (appropriate Course qualifications, time as Class / HM Surveyor / Ship Repair Manager).

  • Merchant Navy only as no equivalents will be acceptable.

  • Business/management qualifications would be an advantage

  • Previous experience as Technical Superintendent for a minimum of five years is essential.

  • Previous experience on commercial vessels over 500 GRT is essential – ideally harbour tugs, AHTS and offshore vessels but deep sea will also be considered due to the broader approach.
  • Ability to travel at short notice to augment other company activities and provide coverage as required.
  • 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 Africa.
  • Proven track record in intermediate and special dry dockings, ship repair, mobilizations and in water repairs.
  • Strong Commercial awareness and ability to interact with and satisfy client requirements. Budget planning and routine budget reporting processes.

Key attributes

  •  Advanced knowledge of the Portuguese Language is a must .
  • Positive and solution focused attitude with a clear goal based approach to problem solving.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to represent the Company and build good relationships with customers, shipyard management and/or suppliers
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to work closely with management teams and develop solutions to their satisfaction
  • Good leadership skills

Remuneration and Benefits

The employment benefits package is reflective of the market and location. A competitive salary package commensurate with the successful applicant's skills and experience will be offered.

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