Job Summary and Purpose
Lead the overall technical management (including technical services provided by third party managers) of LNG vessels under direct management of NSQL, in a reliable, safe and cost-efficient manner. Support various projects and studies related to fleet in order to ensure efficient and reliable operations, as well as ensure that all ships are being operated in compliance with the applicable regulations and legislations as well as class requirements and industry standards.
1. Maintain high technical and operational standards for the vessels in order to meet the reliability benchmarks.
2. Strive to achieve industry-wide best standards for vessels, dry docking, repairs and performance by application of statistical analysis on repair periods, frequency of repairs, time of repairs, etc. as well as preparation of database containing details of fuel consumption, equipment failure and spare parts. Also schedule periodic ship visits and inspections in order to track achievement against best standards.
3. Contribute to various projects and studies related to fleet in order to improve quality and standards of vessels.
4. Develop policies and procedures related to ship management, and ensure sign off through MOC process.
5. Monitor the system of planned maintenance while ensuring that the same is kept up-to-date and compliant to regulatory requirements.
6. Assist in the technical and feasibility analysis pertaining to new or replaced vessels equipment and systems.
7. Render timely expert technical and marine engineering advice as well as assist in shipping in order to ensure reliable, safe and cost-efficient operations.
8. Resolve all technical issues and propose solutions and recommendation for the same. Explore any improvement or modification required in vessels while also tracking their status for implementation.
9. Prepare budget for vessels, track variances with actual costs as well as take steps to control those variances.
10. Ensure that expenditures are controlled while making sure that set standards are maintained, unplanned issues resolved and vessel performance maximized.
11. Participate, as required, with purchase section in tender evaluation and tender preparation for sourcing of equipment, spare parts and support services.
12. Provide justification and clearance for contractors and service providers' invoices against materials supplied or services provided to the fleet
13. Ensure that vessels comply with all regulatory requirements including class and flag as well as certificates and surveys being valid and up-to-date.
14. Monitor environmental compliance of vessels and its operations.
15. Conduct periodic safety & technical audits, vetting of vessels as well as tracking status of incident investigation. Also prepare systems for incident response and contingency plans as part of the risk management exercise.
16. Performs duties and responsibilities under the guidance of Company Incident Commander as stipulated by Emergency Response Plan.
17. Also render emergency response and support in event of incidents and/or emergencies to the vessel or company as the need be.
18. Manage ship staff in term of monitoring their performance, undertake appraisals and coordinate with Marine Personnel Department on recommendations.
19. Prepare, arrange and review dry docking specifications and documentations prior to and post every dry-docking.
20. Attend and monitor the dry docking to ensure safety, efficiency, accuracy, quality and time schedule of repair work.
21. Monitor personally all details of dry-docking and major planned repairs and ensure that these are in accordance to the Maintenance System in place (SMS)
22. Participate in price negotiations in post dock review meetings.
Key Result Areas
Support achievement of industry-wide best standards in technical matters and ensure compliance by scheduling regular ship visits
Monitor system of planned maintenance with ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements
Render expert technical and marine engineering advice
Prepare budget for vessels, track variances with actual costs as well as take steps to control those variances
Perform risk assessment exercise proactively by conducting periodic safety & technical audits
Interactions and Working Relationships
Frequent interactions with:
Technical department for ship management
Operations department for ship management
Fleet Management for ship management
Marine Personnel department for ship management
NAKILAT Commercial department for ship management
NAKILAT marine procurement for ship management
HSSEQ for safe ship management
Finance / IT / HR / PR for related matters.
Frequent interactions with:
Ship staff supervising and monitoring
Service providers for safe, reliable and efficient operations of vessel
Classification Societies for regulatory compliance
Flag state authorities for regulatory compliance
Port state authorities for regulatory compliance
OEMs for safe, reliable and efficient operations of vessel
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Marine Engineering degree (Class 1), preferably steam, or any other equivalent/relevant engineering degree.
Sailed as chief engineer on board LNG steam vessels, preferably FSRU.
Minimum 8-12 years overall experience, with a minimum 2 years' experience in a similar capacity supervising LNG vessel, preferably FSRU.
Minimum 2 years' experience of managing large scale repairs/maintenance activities on LNG vessels, preferably FSRU.
Minimum 2 years' experience as Chief Engineer on board LNG vessels, preferably FSRU.
Job Specific Skills:
Project management, budget construction and making, engineering trouble shooting, man management and negotiation skills
Ability to conduct risk assessments
Ability to conduct accident investigations, root cause analysis with recommendations and provide comprehensive reports
Knowledge of technical operations for Large Gas Carriers owned and managed
Knowledge of cargo containment system, cargo handling equipment and systems on board Large Gas Carriers owned and managed
Knowledge of propulsion plant on board Large Gas Carriers owned and managed
Up-to-date knowledge of international and local marine rules and regulations