Technical Superintendent at Topaz Energy and Marine

Topaz Energy and Marine is a leading offshore vessel support company that provides marine logistics solutions to the global energy industry. We operate in the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and subsea markets with a fleet of over 100 vessels and a team of over 1800 people. Nigeria- together with our local partners Team Offshore Nigeria Limited, Topaz has been building its presence in Nigeria, where a large part of our West African fleet operates from a base in Onne. Our global experience and systems, combined with local knowledge and expertise are proving integral in supporting national players and major IOCs in developing the country’s natural resources. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title Technical SuperintendentLocation: NigeriaDepartment: TechnicalDirect Reporting Line: Fleet SuperintendentJob PurposeTo  support  and  manage,  in  the  most  cost  effective and  efficient  way,  the  repairs,  maintenance  and general upkeep of the assigned fleet, as per class and flag  state requirementResponsible  for  providing maintenance support in a port or offshore setting and will  oversee  completing  breakdown  and/or  defects and managing a  group of third  party service suppliers.Key AccountabilitiesQHSSE:Ensure that all company policies and procedures are adhered toDemonstrate Safety Leadership to all Operations and Vessels PersonnelActively engage with all employees on HSE related issues.Promote  open  dialogue  between  all  employees  and  departments  on  means  to  drive  and  improve  safety performance.Provide a link between Fleet Superintendent and ship based management concerning safety and pollution preventionParticipate in and provide input to HSE related meetings and inspections.Promote the Company’s Control of Work processes and safe working practices.Actively partake in safety meetings, to encourage constructive discussion and to drive engagement.Assist in the investigation of incidents, as directedTechnical:Be the first point of contact for on board staff, including the identification of possible engineering flaws and strive to fix them or delegate tasks in a timely mannerComplete (un)planned maintenance tasks on a regular basis and follow specific maritime protocolsPerform technical inspections of vessels during port call for repair & maintenance standards and proceduresCoordinate repair and maintenance functions for assigned fleet to minimize loss of revenue and cost of repairsReview repair request and compare request with previous work accomplished on ship concerned and similar vessels to determine that expenditures are economically soundAttend to vessels during port calls, ensuring the proper allocation of available resources to complete technical work lists/defect report listEnsure the timely correction of all technical defects reported by all vessels and providing ship’s crew with shore assistance as requiredKeep track of the technical administration received from the vessels as directedEnsure  that  the  planned  maintenance  system  is  relevant  and  up  to  date  on  all  assigned  vessels,  as  per Company requirements.Attend all classification/client surveys including rectification of any recommendations and/or deficiencies as a result of the above surveys within the given time frameAct as first point of contact for port call maintenance & repair.Engage in hands on repairs and improvement projectsAssist with the preparation of repair and dry dock specs along with Technical Supt, Master and Chief Engineer of the vessel.Liaise with contractors during repairs and dry docking with close communication to Shared Service Technical Dept.Run  frequent  tests  inspections  of  the  condition  of  machinery and  equipment  on  the  vessels  to  ensure maintenance and repair meet company requirementsInspect machinery, equipment or spaces outlined in work request, draw up job specifications and obtain bids from contractors or shipyards to perform repairsMaintain contact with contractors to ensure completion of work at minimum costConduct thorough technical interviews of engineering officer candidates, selecting suitable crew for assigned vesselsClosely  monitor  the  performance of  the  engineering  team  on board,  completing  regular  performance appraisals for the Chief EngineersHighlight  any  high  potential  candidates  or  underperforming  crew  to  the  Fleet  Superintendent  so  that competence/performance issues can be addressed in accordance with Company proceduresReporting:Interface  with  ship’s  crew  daily  to  discuss  shortfalls  and insufficiencies  related  to  the  Ships  PlannedMaintenance System and validate new work ordersMonitor all engineering work in progress for planned andunplanned maintenance and repairs for all allocated vesselsCooperate directly with the Port Captain and Operations personnel regarding the day today maintenance and repairs of the vesselsMaintain records of engineering costs for each vessel, such as repairs, supplies, and personnelActively  involved  in  the  Dry  Dock  preparation  with  close  cooperation  with  Shared  Service  Technical Department.

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