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Job Description

About the Role:

Are you a maritime expert with a passion for technical excellence and operational efficiency? As the Fleet Engineering Manager take the helm of the fleets technical operations. You’ll be the go-to person for all things vessel management, leading a team of skilled Port Engineers and ensuring the fleet sails smoothly and safely, all while meeting critical program requirements.

What You'll Do:
  • Be the Expert: Act as the primary contact for customers on vessel management and technical issues, providing expert guidance and solutions.
  • Oversee Operations: Manage daily fleet operations, ensuring safe, cost-effective, and compliant vessel operations.
  • Drive Excellence: Develop and evaluate overhaul specifications, ensuring the highest standards are met.
  • Lead a Team: Supervise the daily performance of the fleet's Port Engineers, fostering a culture of safety and quality.
  • Ensure Compliance: Uphold Safety and Quality Management policies across all vessels and program levels.
  • Strategize Budgets: Craft budgets and business plans that meet regulatory requirements and ensure mission readiness.
  • Manage Purchases: Oversee fleet purchasing activities, ensuring adherence to ethical and business standards.
  • Innovate Projects: Lead or assist with special projects, driving the development of new government and commercial business.
  • Respond to Incidents: Be a key member of the Incident Response Team for any vessel casualties in your fleet.
  • HR Involvement: Participate in the Human Resources Committee, handling Senior Officer assignments.
    • Maintain Standards: Make arrangements for the USCG-COI and Class Surveyors to conduct the respective Marine Inspections/Surveys on the vessels.
Maintenance Program Oversight:
  • Address Deficiencies: Take charge of critical equipment issues, ensuring swift and effective resolution.
  • Follow PMPs: Ensure adherence to Preventive Maintenance Plans (PMP) and document any deviations.
  • Approve Deferrals: Review and approve maintenance deferrals, particularly for critical equipment, in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
What We're Looking For:
  • Proven Expertise: Shore-based technical ship management or shipyard repair experience.
  • Engineering Experience: Background as a Chief Engineer, First or Second Assistant Engineer.
  • Educational Credentials: Degree in Marine Engineering from a reputable university, maritime college, or technical institute.
  • Security Clearance: U.S. citizen eligible for DOD security clearance at SECRET level.
  • Repair Savvy: Vessel repair experience in various capacities (Government, Commercial, Regulatory).
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Strong understanding of ABS survey and USCG inspection requirements and standards.
  • Contract Management: Proven experience in managing contracts.
  • Budgeting Skills: Ability to apply business models for budget prioritization.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational skills and adaptability to changing environments.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel up to 25%.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Unlimited Horsepower License: USCG Chief Engineer license.
  • FAR Knowledge: Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Commercial Experience: Background in commercial ship management.
Ready to set sail on a new adventure? Apply now to become a pivotal part of the team and steer your career towards new horizons!