Technical Superintendent , Norbulk

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Technical Superintendent , Norbulk

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:16 am


Since its formation in 1982 Norbulk Shipping has continued to expand its ship management operations. Ship owner clients located across the globe now include, public listed companies, private family controlled shipping interests and government shipping enterprises.

We strive not just to manage ships but to excel in the service provided to our clients. For three decades we have served ship owners well in managing safely and economically a variety of ships from second hand tonnage to new buildings. Norbulk is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our seafarers and protection of the environment for future generations.

We are currently recruiting a full time Technical Superintendent to be based out of our office in Saint John, N.B. This position will be posted until midnight Sept. 7th, 2018.

Education and Training:
Minimum Chief Engineer’s licence and relevant experience as 2nd Engineer on board or a degree in either Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture following successful completion of the Company’s Graduate Training Programme. Other relevant training, qualifications and experience may be required as determined by the General Manager.

Under the overall supervision of the General Manager, and the day-to-day supervision of the Fleet Manager, the Technical Superintendent is responsible for the efficient technical operation of the vessels allocated to him. This shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
•Monitor legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure their assigned vessels are operated and maintained in full compliance with all Class, Flag Administration,
Governmental and International Regulations;
•Monitor, review and action as necessary all technical information and reports received from the vessel;
•Visit vessels on a regular basis to review general condition, compliance with safety procedures and performance of ship’s staff;
•Ensure a comprehensive Planned Maintenance Programme is effectively implemented by ship’s staff including assessment of all vessel requests to defer jobs;
•Ensure strict implementation of the Company’s Marine Pollution Manual;
•During vessel inspections, convene a Safety Meeting with all crew, with attendance to be documented accordingly;
•During vessel visits, ensure Senior Personnel performance is reviewed and documented;
•Ensure vessel attendance planning spreadsheet is maintained up-to-date;
•Ensure the timely submission to Owners of all technical and inspection reports, etc.
•Participate in the interview process and scheduling for officers and crew as required;
•Conduct pre-joining briefings of Chief Engineers for their allocated vessels;
•Conduct incident investigations following technical malfunctions or environmental pollution events;
•Prepare drydock and repair specifications for agreement with the Fleet Manager prior to submission to Owners (if required). N.B. Dry-docking and repair accounts to be signed “Agreed for work done only” and must only be approved for cost negotiated with the Fleet Manager’s authority;
•Act as member of the Emergency Response Team in the event of a contingency;
•Provide cover for any employee within their department as directed by the Fleet

The Technical Superintendent is to liaise with all relevant operational staff to facilitate the efficient and economic operation of the vessels which shall include the following:
•Prepare vessels detailed annual budgets for approval by Fleet Manager prior to approval of Owners;
•Ensure all requisitions originating from either vessels or the Operations Department are processed efficiently and fully expedited until received onboard;
•Ensure that any proposed or anticipated excess over the agreed budget has the Fleet Manager’s /Owner’s approval;
•Liaise with the Ship Manager and Insurance Department in the preparation of insurance claims and ensure all necessary technical information and reports are available to enable timely preparation of reports and payments on account.

We offer a competitive compensation package to the right candidate. If you or someone in your professional network is interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity please forward your CV in confidence to

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