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Saudi Arabia
Salary - AED :
20000 / Month
Experience :
5 Years
Benefits :
As per law

We are seeking to hire an Operations Superintendent for our multinational client within the offshore oil and gas mining industry. The role is responsible for technical and operational supervision of vessels designated to the respective Manager by the Company. This fleet may vary from time to time. The job holder will take ownership of every operational and technical aspect of the designated vessels ensuring that they are maintained in a safe condition, that operating systems and procedures are understood by vessel crews and complied with at all times. Safety and implementation of initiatives that will continually improve operating standards will be of paramount importance.

Key Responsibilities

Vessel Management:

Responsible for the efficient management of all elements of the vessels designated to you, including but not limited to safety systems, equipment, procedures, stores, spares, food, and living environment.  

Monitor all class, flag and required certification for assigned vessels and advise line management accordingly.

Arrange with Class surveyors attending vessels for statutory surveys and maintain vessels to class standards.

Ensure valid KSA Work Permits for all KSA vessels, as required.

Ensure vessels technically comply with local regulations and those defined in charter  parties.

Work with vessel senior management team to rectify and close out SDR’s in a timely manner.

Reporting and Records:

Ensure the Fleet Manager / Operations Director is fully informed on all matters relating to repairs and maintenance of the assigned vessels.

Attend vessels for the required number of defined Quarter /Annual inspections and SMS Audits and produce timely reports in line with Operational Procedures.

Complete comprehensive Vessel Inspection Reports in accordance with the Departments Operational Procedures.

Compile monthly Vessel Status Reports and ensure monthly performance parameter reports are submitted by the vessel in a timely manner, the information is accurate and the monthly KPI dashboard are updated correctly.

Review records of all deficiencies and any repairs carried out, defining those deferred to dry-docking, ensuring all preparations are made prior to docking.

Ensure line manager is fully appraised of all breakdowns and defects as reported by the vessel senior management team and that root cause analysis of breakdowns is conducted in a timely manner and line manager advised of the findings.

Ensure all vessel certificates are in date at all times and stored correctly.

Follow up on the vessel’s /KSA warehouse / Abu Dhabi warehouse inventory and ensure it is properly updated.

Organize all logistics required for the surveys, inspections, and services.

Manage the local purchase and services in case of urgency.

Respond to management’s requests, client, vessel’s requests, vendor and service providers calls in timely manner.

Liaise with Finance team for in time submission of the charter and meals invoice to our  Client


Assist the Fleet Manager / Operations Director in compiling accurate budgets for the vessels’ operation.

Planned Maintenance:  

Ensure that vessel integrity is maintained to include the systematic maintenance of all systems, plant and auxiliary equipment.

Assist in compiling dry-dock Work Lists and Tenders for timely submission to the Fleet Manager / Operations Manager as required

Determine most cost-effective means, undertake maintenance and repairs prior to commencement.

Evaluate all data from vessels including Daily Performance Reports and appropriate action be taken to ensure that the vessel integrity and expected operational performance are monitored.

Assist the Fleet Manager / Operations Director to produce accurate dry-dock maintenance schedules.

Plan and execute vessel Mobilizations / UWILD and dry dockings in consultation and under supervision of line manager

Management and Supervision:

Supervise and co-ordinate any vessel repairs including dry-docking and insurance claim repairs and ensure that all work meets specifications and class rules.

Provide any feedback to line management for offshore staff onboard the vessels under  direct supervision Purchasing and Verification of Purchases:

Monitor order requirements to delivery onboard vessels, report variances to Fleet Managers.


Becoming familiar with and complying with all the HSEQ Policies, Standards, Procedures and Life Saving Rules.

Taking personal accountability to ensure own safety and that of other colleagues, clients, visitors and/or contractors.

Complying with the company incident/accident reporting processes and any HSE initiatives. Ensuring appropriate PPE is worn at all times when required to do so. Completing site specific HSE Induction.

Required Competencies (skills, experience, knowledge)

Excellent knowledge of ISPS, ISM, Flag State and Classifications Society procedures and regulations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook is essential. Knowledge in other MS Office package such as Power Point and Project would be an advantage.

Knowledge of planned maintenance systems

People management skills preferably gained from working in a multicultural environment.

Proven track record in intermediate and special dry dockings, ship repair, mobilisation / demobilisation of vessels and barges and new builds.

Good project management skills

Ability to interact with and satisfy client requirements.

Jack-up vessel operation experience an advantage.


Marine Engineer certification, preferably STCW Class III/2 Certificate of Competence

Mechanical Engineering degree, or diploma in business management, or equivalent  

combination of qualifications and experience