Oil and Gas Project Management, Engineering & Construction Management

Director of Marine Maintenance
Published on: 02/4/22

North America
United States
Job Description

**Per the client, full COVID-19 vaccine is required; individual will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or eligibility for an exemption upon starting employment.**

Must live in the Houston Area

The Opportunity: The Director of Marine Maintenance is responsible for the timely and efficient fleet and equipment maintenance including the development and implementation of the maintenance management processes required to ensure dredge and attendant plant reliability to meet corporate goals and project requirements. Plan and execute routine and emergency drydocking within budget and schedule. Provide technical advice to support operational decision making. Provide maintenance management advice to vessel Captains and Chief Engineers to ensure all Company assets maintain inspection schedules with Flag States, and Class Societies, as appropriate in accordance with regulatory standards. In addition, the incumbent shall in cooperation with and in support of vessel operations, administer, oversee, and audit all vessel technical documentation, certifications, and regulatory compliance.

The authority of the Director of Marine Maintenance shall be as directed by the SVP of Fleet Engineering in accordance with company policies. Monetary approval authority shall be granted in accordance with company policies and as otherwise authorized on a project basis.

The Director of Marine Maintenance shall manage the direct reports as outlined with the Maintenance Department Organization Chart. Additionally, shall assist in coordination with Human Resources for interviewing and hiring Chief Engineers and Assistant Chief Engineers for the Hydraulic and Mechanical Divisions. Shall recommend training of the Chief and Assistant Chief Engineers as required to ensure maintenance system Standard Jobs, retention of Critical Spares and Major Maintenance of equipment and machinery are being performed in accordance with predetermined maintenance schedules. Shall insure all Maintenance Department Division Managers conduct Annual Performance Evaluations of their subordinates as well as Chief and Assistant Chief Engineers.

Standard hours are 0700 – 1700 in accordance with the rotational schedule of the vessel. Potential exists for extensive travel and some longer hours as required by responsibilities and as directed by supervisor. Rotating Schedule with Extensive Travel


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: BS in technical discipline

Professional qualifications for this important position include:

- BS in technical discipline

- 10 years or more in recent positions of increasing responsibility in project management

- Familiarity with numerous preventative maintenance systems essential

- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals within an Maritime industry

- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

- Ability to calculate figures in amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

- Must be able to travel 100% as needed (domestic or international); must be flexible with hours of work; hours of work will fluctuate depending on the specific project/vessel

- Valid driver’s license and passport required. U.S. Coast Guard Marine license for deck or engine room watch standing responsibilities desired

- Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated


Review of existing maintenance systems and resources to ascertain and document current vessel and sub-vessel critical system maintenance history and practices including:

- Review of maintenance reports and statistics

- Audit through field inspection vessel personnel adherence to regular maintenance and repair program work schedules

- Inspect vessel equipment and its documentation for conformance with technical and performance standards

- Recommend appropriate vessel-level long-range maintenance methodology to achieve company goals of predicative, conditioned based maintenance program and elimination of unscheduled downtime events

Plan, develop, and implement approved methodology grading utilization of internal labor and material resources versus external resources.

Assimilate and administrate, in conjunction and support with the relevant intra and inter-departmental staff, all vessel and vessel equipment documentation to standards and efficient file and retrieval system including:

- Vessel Class and Flag State certificates and documents

- Vessel certified and non-certified regulatory manuals

- Vessel non-certified regulatory and technical documentation and correspondence

- Vessel equipment technical operations and maintenance manuals

- Vessel specification sheets

- Vessel construction and post construction drawings

- Support vessel and shore team with equipment specific preventative and repair maintenance procedures and methods

- Prepare and audit shipyard/ major maintenance budget preparation and post event analysis