Fleet Superintendent

Chelmsford, Essex
Ship Superintendent
Job Description


To ensure that designated ships are proactively managed safely and efficiently maintained in accordance with IMO Requirements, Flag State and Classification Rules, together with Company policies and procedures. Ensure that all ship activities are conducted in line with ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety), ISM Code for (International Safety Management Code), and the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code).

Key Deliverables:

  • Responsible for verifying allocated vessels are compliant with above and that relevant systems in place are adequate for maintaining such compliance.
  • Planning, controlling and execution of all activities on-board connected with technical operational readiness, planned and unplanned maintenance, emergency repairs, shipboard and technical management, and survey and certificate requirements of allocated vessels, producing variance reports when required.
  • Planning and monitoring of annual ship’s budget, ensuring strict cost control on all aspects of vessel expenditure is enforced and taking action when necessary to operate according to budget.
  • Carry out vessel visits, inspections and technical audits and provide full reports within agreed timescales ensuring that the Fleet Marine Manager, RQHSE Manager/BU Partner and Master are informed that all areas of vessel management are thoroughly reviewed. This to include providing support to Project specific requirements as applicable.
  • Ensure that all information and reports received from ships are correct and disseminated to all relevant parties in consult with the Company Document Controller.
  • Prepare dry dock/ refit specifications,  submit to tender, adjudicate tender returns with the Head of Fleet and allocated Procurement Buyer to control and manage dry docks with due regard to agreed timescales and budgets. Submit requests for additional CAPEX funding if agreed CAPEX funding is insufficient.
  • Provide support to Procurement department to ensure bunkers and lubricants are controlled and monitored for quality and quantity.
  • Ensure adequate spare parts to meet operational requirements are held on board in line with the requirements set out in the Critical Equipment company procedure.

  • Raise insurance claims as required by the Head of Fleet.

  • To be a part of the Emergency Response Team and to undertake Duty Superintendent Duties as required.
  • Monitor mobilisations of equipment placed on-board vessels, supporting the Mobilisation Engineer to deliver a sound, safe and operational spread. This will involve HAZID/HAZOP studies and supporting the handover process from the Mobilisation Engineer to Fleet Superintendent, Project Manager and Ship’s staff.
  • To ensure that all cable machinery and hardware is in a state of full operational readiness

  • Respond to and close out all actions assigned via the SMC/SSC and POR minutes in a timely manner

  • Ensure that assigned vessels are delivered on time and in good order as required by the Maintenance Agreement Managers and/or the Project Delivery Team

  • Ensure that non-operational times for your allocated vessel is kept to a minimum

  • Monitor, Manage and audit the vessel Planned Maintenance System ensuring overdue jobs are actioned timely and never exceed KPI’s set by the Head of Fleet

  • As otherwise required by the Head of Fleet.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • First Class Certificate of Competency (Deck or Engine)
  • Extensive experience in O&G or Offshore Wind as a Technical Superintendent

  • Thorough appreciation of HSE working practices and culture.

  • Knowledge of maritime legislation
  • Good organisation and communication skills

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Ability to administer budgetary requirements.

  • Ability to travel at short notice with a flexible and pro-active approach to work

  • Experience of quality management systems and audits


  • ISO/ISM Auditor accreditation an advantage

  • Familiarity with Dynamic Positioning Systems, submersible vehicles, and cable working machinery and equipment

  • Experience working with DP2 vessels.

  • Experience in a similar role in the industry

  • Appreciation for OVMSA

About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering and consists of three business units; CWind delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities market, Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets and Global Offshore delivering trenching and power cable lay services to the oil & gas industry.

The company has two successful joint ventures in China, SB Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine, demonstrating the true global reach of the company.  The combined experience and knowledge has led to significant embedded intellectual property and an enviable track record.

GMG has an outstanding health & safety record, completing 1.65 million hours worked in 2016, without injury and stands by a core value of safety first.

The company is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets. The company has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea cable, which is around 21% of the total installed worldwide.

The Group aspires to achieve its vision ‘Engineering a clean and connected future’