Technical Superintendent / Senior Superintendent- Tanker - Global

Date:  2 Feb 2024
Location:  Hong Kong
Company:  Fleet Management Limited

FLEET Management Limited


Our 27-year journey rides on the passion of over 24,000 seafarers and 1,000 onshore professionals. Today, we are one of the largest independent third-party ship management companies managing over 600 diverse types of vessels.
Headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China, we operate on a global scale having 27 offices in 12 countries. Our client base spans over 100 world-class ship owners, including Fortune 500 companies from China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the USA, among others.

In a shore career at FLEET, you will be working with a team of a highly passionate, self-driven and committed group of people. We aim to be a place where you can achieve your full potential, regardless of your background. We are looking for individuals who are ambitious about making a strong contribution to FLEET’s short and long-term sustainable growth – whether you are dealing directly with clients or working in a role supporting the business, such as technology, legal or communications.


Job Position Summary  

The Technical Superintendent will actively lead an on-shore and off-shore team to deliver high quality, innovative, sustainable solutions to the customer with complete responsibility for safe and cost-effective management of the vessels assigned.  
Employees designated as Managers will have additional responsibilities as acting Group in-charge in the absence of the Group Manager. 


Key Roles and Responsibilities    

Technical Management / Operations 
Accountable for vessel inspection and ensure the ships condition and maintenance standards adhere to organisation procedures 
Ensure all maintenance is performed to a high standard and as per manufacturer’s recommendations 
Prepare specifications and evaluate tenders 
Supervise daily operational activities of all assigned vessels 
Advise Line Manager on a regular basis about vessel operation, budgetary performance and any untoward incidents on vessels in the fleet 
Liaise 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 to provide for the most economical supply 
Responsible for communication, promotion and implementation of company's health, safety, environment and quality policy on board the vessels related to technical 
Drives all technical related mobilization activities, refits, dry-docking & major repairs. Plan for repairs and dry-docking of the vessels at suitable regular intervals 

Regulatory/Legislative Statutory Compliance 
100% compliance with International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Flag State and Port State rules and regulations 
Maintenance of ship certificate and survey status at all times keeping track of renewals and placement on board vessels. 


Financial Management 
Maintain, monitor and report budgets for all vessels under charge. Work closely with Technical staff, purchasing and finance controllers to ensure budget is within the agreed variables/targets *(current target 3% variance) 
Support reporting manager to plan “Operating Budget” for all vessels under charge. 
Responsible for planning and execution of all dry-docking activities within the allotted budget limits 
*subject to change based on company policy 


Quality & Continuous Improvement 
Scan the environment and recommend improvement in processes to enhance productivity an efficiency in the system 
Drive implementation of approved ‘Continuous Improvement’ projects in collaboration with the Quality team 
Establish clear expected levels of performance from crew and work with manager on updating the SOP’s. 
Demonstrates a complete understanding of the Safety & QMS policies & procedures and ensures that the on-shore and off-shore employees operate at the same level of understanding and awareness 


Health, Safety and Environment Compliance 
Responsible for creating and sustaining a positive safety culture on-board all vessels under charge 
Act as a first point of contact for any emergencies aboard vessels under charge. Ensure a technically qualified representative is available and responds to emergencies within the agreed time limit 
Ensures a safe & compliant working environment is provided to all off-shore employees by demonstrating a complete and accurate understanding of the health & safety policies and practices of the organisation 
Responsible for corrective action being implemented to remedy safety hazards or risks and restore a safe working environment on board vessels. Escalate to Manager in the event of the hazards/risks exceeding authority limits provided in the role 
Owns and responsible for delivery of safety messages/training to off-shore employees during site or vessel visits  


People and Leadership Management 
Articulates clear and specific goals for employees on board vessels under charge 
Lead, coach, engage, motivate, mentor employees to develop their strengths and build their capabilities as per their defined roles and personal goals 
Ensure development plans are in place for all offshore team members and it is followed up closely to ensure completion 
Responsible for continuous performance discussions with direct reports to drive learning and self-improvement 
Manage and maintain the talent pool by engaging top performers and taking definitive action on bottom performers 


Relationship (mostly Internal and or External) and Nature of Communication 
Management team 
Business Support – Purchasing, Finance, Quality, Human Resources & IT 
Off-shore employees on vessels under charge 
Cross-functional Peer Group 

Vessel Owner or a designated authority 
Regulatory/Government authorities 


Job Experience, Functional Knowledge and Qualifications  
Bachelor’s degree/Diploma or equivalent in Marine Engineering/ Navigation/Internationally recognized shipping degree/qualification 
Hold MEO Class 1 Certificate of competency or Certificate of Competency II/2 (for Master/Chief Officer) or Certificate of Competency III/2 (for Chief Engineer/Second Engineer) under STCW Code 
A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience as Chief Engineer/Second Engineer or Master/Chief Officer on Dry/Tanker/Gas in the relevant type of vessel being recruited for e.g. Dry Cargo, Oil, Chemical or Gas, etc. Of this a minimum sailing experience of 6 months as Chief Engineer/Master (12 months is desirable). 


Knowledge in Classifications Society procedures and regulations is desirable. 
Should have prior people management experience 
Proven track record in intermediate and special dry dockings, ship repair, mobilizations and in-water repairs 
Demonstrated Commercial acumen and ability to manage vessel financials within scope as well as satisfy client’s requirements 
IT literate and computer savvy 
Business Administration qualification will be an added advantage  

Effective decision-making 
Analysis & Problem Solving 
Interacting with others 
Collaboration, inclusion & teamwork 
Listening and communicating 
Driving high quality 
Customer focus 
Planning & organizing 
Responding to context 
Resilience and wellbeing 


Fleet Management Limited is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local laws.