Company Description
Smit Lamnalco is the leading provider of safe and efficient towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry. With more than 190 vessels and over 3,000 staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in over 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specializes in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments. The HQ is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. More information on Smit Lamnalco:

We hope to welcome you soon as a next addition to our successful team of qualified people!

Job Description
As a Technical Manager you will cost effectively maintain and optimize the availability of vessels and related floating equipment, in such a way that the region can best utilize its vessels within the framework of the (inter)national rules, Smit Lamnalco policies and the requirements of the client.

Therefore your main responsibilities are:

Technical Activities
• Formulate and actively manage an all-in multi annual (1-5 years) vessel related budget.
• Execute preventive and corrective maintenance (by means of an adequate maintenance schedule),projects, dry-dockings, modifications and surveys in a cost-effective way and in line with internationaland company’s policies/best practice’s and the requirements of the client.
• Apply effective project management techniques, systems and procedures, particularly during dry docksand technical projects, and ensure accurate reporting.
• Ensure all vessels remain fit for purpose and that optimum utilization levels can be achieved.
• Evaluate, review and (if required) suggest vessel planned maintenance programmes to achieve maximum utilization and prevent unplanned downtime.
• Be familiar with all contractual requirements and in particular those clauses dealing with issues such as maintenance days, dry-dockings and recharge of items.
• Visit vessels on regular bases.
• Support the Contract Managers and Technical Management on site.

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality
• Promote, monitor and evaluate safety performance and work in close co-operation with the Regional SHEQ Manager and Operations Manager, to ensure that technical and vessel personnel understand,comply and drive forward safety standards and safe working practices.
• Investigate and analyse causes of defects, take timely corrective actions and implement preventive measures to avoid recurrence.
• Assist, as required, the Regional SHE-Q Manager to Investigate and analyze causes of any accidents and incidents, take timely corrective actions and implement preventive measures to avoid recurrence.
• Assist in regular scheduled vessel audits, record variances and action accordingly.
• Ensure that the Engine Crew complies with Technical and SHEQ policies and procedures and that non-compliance is analysed and evaluated.

• Support and participate in tender processes by providing regional/local knowledge and deliver input to
Group Tender Team.
• Assist in providing vessel and/or technical related information to enable the commercial team

Management and Leadership
• Appraise and improve the performance of subordinates, raise standards.
• Initiate training and development activities in order to ensure that employees are fit to meet future
business needs.
• Monitor and liaison with the Regional Operations Manager on the quantity and quality of the Engine
Crew on board of the vessels.

Reporting and Records
• Ensure the production of accurate Vessel Condition/audit Reports.
• Ensure Technical specifications are maintained up-to-date.
• Produce timely Technical Reports

• Verify, approve and process requisitions and invoices
• Identify and ensure potential insurance and warranty claims are processed and closed out in a timely

Desired Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
Technical Maritime Education, Marine Engineer
Minimum of 5 years of experience as Chief Engineer
Project Management skills

Other requirements are:
Willing to work on rotational basis 9 weeks on 3 weeks off
Working with multinational and multicultural crew and staff
Working experience in African countries
Hands-on, enthusiastic, energetic and stress resistant



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