Vessel Superintendent

Ramsgate, Kent
Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Vessel Superintendent to join our team based in Ramsgate. This role is to work as part of the fleet operations team and reporting to the senior vessel superintendent. The fleet operations team is responsible for providing a safe, efficient and cost effective operation of vessels.


• Responsible for the day to day management of assigned vessels within the fleet

• Monitor vessels certification and plan in (with the assistance of other members of the fleet operations team) any     upcoming inspections and or surveys.
• Ensuring all maintenance and servicing vessels both when on charter and off charter are completed in a timely manner as per the CWind Planned maintenance system so as to help to ensure that the vessel remains operational at all times.
• Monitor vessel defects and work with other members of fleet operations team to source parts, and/or arrange contractors to attend as and when required.
• Ensure all vessels and personnel working on-board those vessels are compliant with the CWind Safety Management System (SMS).
• Working with other members of the Fleet Operations Team on mobilisation of the vessel, the crew and equipment immediately prior to any charter instructed by the senior vessel superintendent.
• Work with other members of the Fleet Operations Team as well as the RQHSE team to ensure a positive health and safety culture is in force for all crew with all observations, near misses and accidents being reported through the CWind safety management system (SMS) and accident and incident reporting process.
• Review SMS and associated forms as requested and suggest improvements in line with G+ guidelines or best vessel practice
• Review RAMS as and when required to ensure they are fit for purpose.
• Assist the company in ensuring all persons working on vessels have completed the necessary supernumery periods, completed necessary inductions/ training forms
• Working with the offshore resources team to ensure the training and familiarisation of all Master and Crews, ensuring that each crew member maintains up to date and accurate records of time spent on the vessel in a logbook supplied by CWind. Evidence of all training activities must be maintained in accordance with the drill matrix and to liaise with the Offshore Resource Coordinator.
• Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date stock control list for site based stock locations and critical spares on board vessels and reordering through the correct process.
• Work with other members of the fleet operations team on refit scope for each vessel
• Working with other members of the fleet operations team to ensure IMCA and client audits are passed with no high items and any smaller deficiencies are closed out within 14 days.
• When required conduct and or assist other members of the fleet operations team and/or RQHSE to conduct and assist in any accident and investigation.
• Ensure the vessels are maintained and kept to an industry leading high standard by the Masters and Crew and ensuring they have a full understanding of the vessel as well as their duties that are to be undertaken.
• Being prepared to sail on board a vessel as either a stand in or to carry out assessments on the vessel performance or its crew and the abilities and performance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

• Valid and in date Masters qualification, (Min STCW 11/2 Master 200 )
• Valid UK driving license

• NEBOSH or IOSH (Management)
• Teaching or training qualification.
• Mechanical qualification.
• Management qualification.

• Good spoken and written skills.
• Understanding of all Microsoft office suite applications.
• Full understanding of maritime operations and legislation.
• A good understanding of vessel function, construction and equipment.

• Previous Wind Farm experience.
• Previous Management experience (Desirable)
• Previous training experience (Desirable)
About The Company
CWind is part of the Global Marine Group, delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea, to the offshore renewables and utilities market. With experience at over 50 offshore wind farms, and known as a reliable power cable installation and repair provider, CWind consistently demonstrates a commitment to innovation with a can-do attitude.
CWind holds a unique market position with a dedicated team of trained technicians combined with a fuel efficient fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTV) and access to highly experienced cable ships. In addition to this, the company has its own in-house training facility, CWind Training, providing a comprehensive range of GWO accredited courses.
CWind is constantly thinking of new and innovative solutions to address client and industry challenges. Additionally, the company is 100% committed to on-going new product development in asset management – comprehensive corrosion prevention is the latest solution available from CWind.
The company is equally committed to developing a local presence to support the geographical needs of clients. Grimsby is the first local hub with two CTV berths, offices, storage, rigging loft and equipment.
Today CWind works with significant wind farm owners and developers such as Ørsted, E.ON and Vattenfall.