LPG Superintendent 

19th Jul 2024

Ensuring all Company vessels under their control are maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition in accordance with the requirements/instructions issued by the client, the Company’s Senior Management, flag state administrations and classification societies.

Role Requirements 

  • Ensuring managed vessels are operated effeciently to required standards to minimise downtime and maintain the client's assets
  • Ensuring that all ship operations, shipboard activities 
  • Acting as principal point of contact between ship and shore based staff.
  • Auditing day to day technical running of the vessels managed by the Company under their control
  • Providing advice to vessels staff and Company management within their area of expertise 
  • Monitoring vessels under their control to ensure all statutory requirements concerning certification, safe manning, safety procedures, plant and machinery are complied with and ensuring appropriate records are maintained, liaising with and making appropriate notifications to classification societies, flag administrations etc as necessary
  • Reviewing the vessel’s monthly return of the SFOPS 19 – Survey Report to ensure that the vessel is reporting the correct information. Responsible for dealing with any surveys falling due as appropriate, arranging surveys, extensions etc. with due consideration of trading pattern and future voyage prospects, to ensure certificate validity is maintained
  • Liaising with ship’s personnel to ensure operational procedures are carried out in a manner commensurate with the safe and efficient operation of the vessel(s)
  • Maintaining familiarity with all Company rules and operating manuals in order to provide advice to ship’s staff and enable a leading role to be undertaken in any casualty response as required by management
  • Monitoring and inspecting of log books, abstracts and periodic returns submitted by the vessels
  • Advising the Fleet Manager on day to day issues and Senior Management of ship operating difficulties and non-routine issues as appropriate
  • Carrying out periodic ship visits, inspections and drills with appropriate reporting to the Fleet Manager, Senior Management and client as appropriate
  • Auditing of vessels as required by the Management System
  • Carrying out regular ship visits, inspections and drills with appropriate reporting to the Fleet Manager, Senior Management and client as appropriate
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation and promulgating technical bulletins as necessary for the safe and efficient running of managed vessels
  • Ensuring the day to day manning of vessels with technically competent staff with the relevant experience
  • Co-ordinating and monitoring the efficient, safe and economic provision of all services required for ship operation including where appropriate port services, agents, bunkering, storing, surveys and external contractors etc
  • Assisting the Fleet Manager in the preparation of annual operating cost budgets within their area of expertise and ensuring all costs associated with the vessel’s technical operations are correctly predicted and allowed for
  • Preparing budgets and specifications for dry-docking and voyage repairs. Analysing quotations and liaising with clients on dry-dock selection along with scheduling, supervision, and settlement of invoices. Ensuring the completion of shipyard appraisal forms are carried out
  • Verifying and authorising the price and availability quotations obtained by the purchasing department in respect of spares, supplies and services for vessels not under shipboard management. Expenditure out with authorisation limit to be discussed and justified to the Fleet Manager and Senior Management as appropriate to authorisation limits
  • Monitor vessel expenditure to allow accurate understanding when preparing end-of-month financial reporting. Financial reporting to be accurately completed and passed to Fleet Manager for review
  • Assisting the Fleet Manager in the preparation of Insurance Claim reports and submissions.  
  • Interviewing Masters, Chief Engineers and other senior officers during office brief/debrief visits and participate in the periodic appraisals of senior officers within their area of expertise
  • Provide cover for Fleet Manager during periods when they are travelling on business or during holiday periods
  • Liaison with all departments involved with support to vessels under their responsibility 

Candidate Requirements 


  • Qualifications to perform as a key member of the shipboard management team to fulfil the rank of at least second engineer or chief officer
  • Demonstrable experience at sea, with experience as part of the on board management team 
  • Demonstrable experience onshore, working for a Shipping Company in an Operations team
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of ISM/ISPS and MLC
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of budgets and maintaining cost controls, whilst ensuring Company standards of safety and quality are maintained. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of vessel operations, to include safety procedures in either chemical, oil and gas tanker operations 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Commercial acumen 

The role offers the opportunity for Hybrid working and is dependent on commercial demands.

Closing date: 2nd Aug 2024

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