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I am working with a global yacht management company who are looking for a Technical Manager to join their team in their Fort Lauderdale office.

This is an office-based role, and you must have the right to live and work in the USA, ONLY applicants that possess either a valid Green Card or a US Passport will progress through the selection process. No sponsorship is offered as part of the package. 

The Technical Manager role is an exciting role and is responsible for providing general operational support for the technical aspects of a designated fleet of yachts which includes providing advice and expertise when required. Reporting to the Head of Technical Management, you will be expected to provide support to other internal departments on technical matters as well as identify and promote technical commercial opportunities.

You will:
  • Manage Technical Compliance of a designated fleet of yachts assigned to you including carrying out technical inspections onboard
  • Provide operational support - to help limit Technical and ISM related defects
  • Ensure a complete Planned Maintenance System is in place and in use
  • Provide an executive summary on status and forecasts for the technical management of your assigned fleet
  • Maintain sound working relationships with the crew and Clients
  • Support Client managers and Yacht Accounts managers in budget preparation

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Shore-side experience in a management position in the maritime sector and/or Chief Engineer / 1st Engineer onboard Superyachts, Cruise or Commercial Vessel 
  • Experience of conducting yacht inspections and surveys
  • Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or Project Management highly desirable
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken at a high professional level
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • A high degree of computer literacy
  • Ability to prioritize and complete time sensitive tasks
  • A high degree of attention to detail, capable of checking/ recording information accurately
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite and planned Maintenance Systems
  • Self-motivated, able to solve problems and manage their own time
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality
  • Flexibility to travel frequently
Competitive salary based on experience, and the opportunity to join a leading company within the Yacht Management industry.