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Port Engineer

Annapolis, MD
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are assisting our client, Schuyler Technical (a Bold Ocean company) in their search for a Port Engineer..  This position will be located in Annapolis, MD. This opportunity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. This position is full time and permanent.

Job Overview

SUMMARY: Responsible for coordinating and overseeing the maintenance, repair and safe operations of all the engineering needs for assigned vessels and equipment.  This position reports to the Fleet Technical Manager. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop repair specifications and manage the repair of the vessels by overseeing all activities directly related to the repairs. Liaison with the vessel Chief Engineer/Captain on required maintenance needs. Manage and negotiate contractor selection, contract management and contractors work by setting up service to vessels, ensuring regulatory inspections are scheduled timely and controlling expenditures within designated projects. Monitor and coordinate vessel certification inspections with external and internal customers. Regularly attend vessels during times of out of service or dry-docking. Create POs/WOs, review and close outstanding maintenance jobs, review/approve requisitions and review vessel reports. Work with buyer to assist in the purchasing of supplies. Complete POs of work performed, make adjustments and update financial information to allow for payment matching to the invoice. Develop maintenance and repair cost analysis sheets and monitor the budget. Assist in the development and modification of preventative maintenance plans for vessel equipment. Ensure the engineering procedures and policies are periodically reviewed, modified and implemented.

Required Experience

EXPERIENCE: 5 or more years experience in marine engineering, sailing onboard a vessel.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY: Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Outlook and Word. Knowledgeable of NS-5 ship management software, computer technology and processes preferred.

COMPETENCIES: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives. Ability to effectively manage projects that may vary in nature and scope. Ability to prepare, monitor and administer budgets, as well as perform financial analysis. Ability to indirectly mentor, coach, train and/or supervise employees.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in marine engineering or a related field; 10+ years in an engineering related field may be substituted in lieu of the educational requirements. USCG license and/or Maritime graduate preferred.

Working Conditions
Works both inside an office environment and also outside in conditions of both high and low temperatures. May be exposed to odors, dust, dirt, mechanical hazards, high noise levels and potentially dangerous equipment. Must be able to crouch and stoop to get into areas with restricted headroom and be able to climb ladders. May require extended use of computer keyboard and viewing of computer monitor and ability to sit for long periods of time.

FLSA Status
The position is Exempt. Requires ability to work long hours to meet required deadlines. Must comply with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health.


EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristics.

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