Technical Superintendent (Marine Industry)

  • Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Rawabi Holding Company

Operating in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East for over 30 years as one of the leading industrial players in the region and has activities in construction & engineering, oil & gas, petrochemical, utilities, power & electrical, telecommunication & IT, trading, and manufacturing. RAWABI Holding Company comprises various subsidiaries and several associated companies.

Job Description

Job Purpose

The main purpose of the Fleet & Technical Superintendent’s job is to ensure that the fleet’s operations are optimized, maintenance and repair works are being done on time and in an efficient matter, and that the fleet is in compliance with both regulatory and client requirements 

Principal Accountabilities

Leads the operations and technical functions for the assigned fleet and ensures that all tasks are executed in an effective and timely manner

Leads the preventive maintenance planning process and monitors on a daily basis the maintenance and repair work execution of the assigned fleet

Sets and updates the yearly critical spare parts plan and ensures spare parts are available onboard RVOS’ vessels and in the warehouse 

Leads the dry docking planning process, ensures work indent is prepared and approved, procures needed spare parts, and liaises with shipyard for docking preparation

Evaluates and audits the identified shipyards prior to docking implementation 

Attends vessels’ dry docking at shipyards, ensures proper work execution, and liaises with the Head Office for reporting and support

Ensures that the assigned vessels comply with the classification society, flag state, and contract requirements

Controls the sourcing of technical and operational supplies required for appropriate operations of the assigned fleet 

Monitors and assists in incident investigation and advices on corrective actions

Provides operational and technical assistance to vessels and resolves difficult issues when needed

Ensures vessels have optimum utilization rates, zero loss time, and minimal accident records, and works on preventing and eliminating potential incidents 

Ensures maximum coordination between the assigned fleet and other fleets as well as the supporting functions at RVOS 

Monitors and guides the Port Captains and Port Engineers during on-hire, off-hire, and other inspections, and ensures that all observations are closed in a timely manner   

Works closely with the HSE team to ensure successful implementation of HSE systems and policies

Promotes and disseminates a positive health and safety culture and ensures the health, safety and welfare of self and others

Ensures employee health and safety programs and guidelines are developed, regularly maintained, implemented and complied with

Identifies any Health, Safety or Environmental risks and recommends and implements measures and solutions to mitigate these risks

Supports the Fleet & Technical Manager with all key operational decisions 

Performs miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Fleet & Technical Manager

Develops and institutionalizes the operational, and technical know-how, and capabilities 

Promotes a highly effective management and leadership style in line with the Company’s values and that supports the achievement of its strategy and objectives

Identifies potential successor for his/her position; oversees and implements developmental plans for identified successors

Is responsible for the development, performance appraisal and succession planning of all direct and indirect reports

Identifies and tracks KPIs for his function, and devises plans and initiatives for operational improvements

Communications and Working Relationships

Supports the Fleet & Technical Manager with all decisions and activities related to the vessel operations, support, and management

Coordinates with Port Captains and Port Engineers to provide appropriate delivery of services to all RVOS vessels

Works closely with the Supply Chain Department to ensure that the required spare parts are available at the workshop 

Interacts with and manages direct reports and operational issues on a daily basis



Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications∑ Degree in marine engineering, engineering science or equivalent 

Minimum of 10 years of experience in the marine sector, with a minimum of 5 years as an Operations Superintendent or Technical Superintendent in a comparable operation

Extensive crisis management skills, and ability to work well under pressure and to act quickly and decisively

Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communications, and management skills

Knowledge of ISM and ISPS and other relevant codes

Computer literacy, including knowledge of MS office applications and basic software applications. ERP knowledge is a plus

Previous experience in the GCC is a plus, especially if the experience was in Saudi Arabia ∑ English fluency is required; Arabic language is a plus

Physical Requirements of the Job - If Applicable

The job of the Fleet and Technical Superintendent may require local and international travel

Additional Information

All your personal information will be kept confidential.
P.O  Box 79800
Dammam-Alkhobar, 31952
Saudi Arabia