Vessel Superintendent

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  • Employer:
    Subsea 7
  • Hours:
    37.5 hours per week
  • Job Title:
    Vessel Superintendent
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The Vessel Superintendent is accountable for maintaining the asset in safe condition and in compliance with specification and class, ensuring maximized availability, reliability and efficiency of the vessel(s), equipment and crew, while adhering to the approved budgets. The Vessel Superintendent will drive and promote HSEQ behaviour on the vessel.

The role will be part of the Fleet and Equipment group reporting to the Fleet Director. The Vessel Master and Chief Engineer will report to the Vessel Superintendent.


  • To enthusiastically pursue, actively demonstrate and foster an exemplary Safety culture and practice on-board the ships, and where requested, to align, sponsor and support all HSEQ activities driven by the Territory.
  • In close collaboration with Master and Chief Engineer execute IMO, class, flag and ISM responsibilities which lie with Offshore Resources (OR) and ensure the vessel remains within ‘Class’ and Flag state requirements as well as complies with relevant industry standards and guidance, in particular IMCA.
  • Ensure that preventive and corrective maintenance are scheduled in close coordination with the territory Operations Manager for minimum impact on projects, and are performed efficiently and in the most cost effective manner within budget and in accordance with the applicable requirements and the standards set by OR.
  • To prepare, propose and manage a budget for the OPEX (Crew, M&R, consumables, Logistic, Onshore support etc)
  • To manage the planning, preparation and execution of major works, such as dry docking and Capex works, ensuring timely definition of scope of work and schedule.
  • To organise engineering and technical support required for the technical definition of the capacity growth CAPEX as well as costing of their execution
  • Prepare and present technical, financial and safety reviews on a monthly basis in relation with OPEX activities and on an adhoc basis for Major Maintenance Stops, Dry Dock and CAPEX projects.
  • Ensure that Ships inventory for spares and consumables is managed effectively, utilising critical spare part assessment and operating within budgetary requirements.
  • To proactively participate in the improvement of the maintenance procedures, standards and policies.
  • Manage and report on catering performance, together with the Master,
  • With the support of Offshore staffing, permanently maintain and adjust an adequate and cost effective marine crew and team of technicians.
  • Perform the Compass review of the Captain and Chief Engineer, assisting with development aims as required and ensure that relevant assessment of performance of all other crew are conducted and made available on a systematic basis.
  • Ensure training Matrix is kept up to date to integrate the training requirements relevant to the vessel.

Education and Experience

  • Naval Architect , Marine Engineer, Chief Engineer Unlimited CoC, with time in rank preferred or other Engineering Degree.
  • Experience on Pipelay / Heavy Construction vessel preferred
  • In depth knowledge of ship's capability and operating limits
  • In depth knowledge of IMO, class & flag and ISM requirements
  • Knowledge of engineering and operations of offshore construction
  • Strong leadership, managerial and organisational skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Good communicator, with ability to interface with management and offshore personnel

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