Technical Manager (Vessels management)

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  • Regions Middle East
  • Country United Arab Emirates
  • City Sharjah
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSVN14188

About the job

WTS Energy is seeking to hire Technical Manager (Vessels Management) for one of its client who is a reputed Vessels operator.
Location: UAE
Job Purpose:

The technical manager in responsible and accountable for the technical management of all vessels in the middle east and ensure efficient and effective management of manpower and resources for smooth operations of the vessels


Ultimately the goal is to achieve >98% technical availability (available for charter) in a cost effective, efficient, best practice framework and ensure all vessels assets perform optimally.


  • Organize, coordinate and delegate technical tasks under his charge within MEO
  • Prepare the annual OPEX for vessel under his charge
  • Monitor all managed (DP and non DP) vessel’s technical activities and ensure monthly PMS ({Poseidon) from vessels are analyzed
  • Monitor vessels activities and ensure monthly log reviews are cascaded to the site office and vessel
  • Review the financial performance against budgets for all ME vessels
  • Ensure that all boats under his charge are maintained in the best manner to the extent of which the owners funds allow
  • Assist Group technical manager in the development in implementation of any technical procedures and work instructions
  • Liaise with customers on technical matters and vessel performance
  • Ensure that the updated and detailed technical specification of the vessel are available in the office
  • Ensure proper up to date records are prepared during and on completion of dry dockings and repairs for actual and anticipated expenditure as well as quality of the works and products involved
  • Source, identify and purchase cost effective technical supplies required and within the authorities stated
  • Ensure proper inventories are provided onboard and accounted for with regular checks and balance in place
  • Ensure that regular and proper inspection / audit are conducted onboard in accordance to company’s requirement
  • Attend to vessel  sea trails, dry docking, repairs and surveys when required
  • Travel overseas on short notices to attend inspections / meetings or survey when necessary
  • LSA & FFE execution including selection of service provider
  • Ensure that requisition orders submitted by the vessel are looked into and worked with purchasing department to ensure approved items are promptly supplier onboard
  • Keep track on all technical expenditure onboard all managed vessel (including vessels under maintenance or docking)
  • Responsible to determine repair specification for dry docking, maintenance and surveys with the most cost effective method. Thereafter compile document reports upon completion of each dry docking including summary of work carried out and compare actual expenditure against the budget 
  • Responsible for lifting equipment and crane inspection


  • Minimum Marine Engineering / Naval Architectural Degree with relevant offshore ship management experience
  • Class 1 or 2 sea going chief engineer with relevant ship management experience or at least 5 years of experience in technical support
  • Thorough understanding of the Middle East and operating theatre
  • Strong knowledge in dynamic positioning, FMEA and managing FMECA
  • Detailed understanding of applicable rules and regulations, conventions and law applicable to the industry, area of operations and vessels
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