Operations Superintendent 2

Mar 14 2023




Our client, one of Canada’s leading marine service providers is searching for an Operations Superintendent for their Norfolk County operation.  Experienced and adaptive, the company provides turn-key solutions that support their customers’ success in a wide range of transportation and project challenges.  Customer service, safety, quality, and respect for the environment are at the heart of their operations. Manned by a highly skilled sailing crew, their ever-growing diverse, and versatile fleet of tugs, barges, and workboats operate throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, East Coast, and the Canadian Arctic.
The Operations Superintendent reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As Project Manager on assigned projects, ensures adequate project planning and execution.
  • Provides personal safety leadership to the crew.
  • Prepares crew/project planning and scheduling together with colleagues.
  • Provides adequate communication regarding schedule and mobilization.
  • Develops a simple and effective proactive maintenance plan for critical equipment.
  • Facilitates prompt supply of vessel needs.
  • Maintains and updates all records of repairs, maintenance, overhauls, and drydocking.
  • Handles the RFx process for all maintenance, docking, and overhaul.
  • Actively works towards achieving set KPIs.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of assets, documents NCs, investigates root causes, and leads implementation of corrective actions.
  • Ensures assets’ compliance with Class/TC regulations at all times.
  • Prepares annual budget forecast for the upcoming season.
  • Develops concise operational procedures for critical equipment on assigned assets.
  • Prepares periodic reports on fleet performance, safety stats, equipment utilization etc.

Education and Experience:

  • Project Management, Engineering, Maritime Studies or significant industry experience.
  • Experience working in or managing fast-paced operations.
  • Marine industry experiences are a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of Transport Canada regulations and stakeholders for small vessels an asset.
  • PMP or equivalent certification an asset. 
The ideal candidate:
  • Handles a lot of information and processes it into prioritized action plans.
  • Enjoys problem-solving, 
  • Collaborates in a team and works with a diverse client base. 
  • Uses technology in their management and reporting. 
  • Has a positive attitude, is teachable, moves quickly and is open to trying new ideas.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills (listening, verbal, written, including conflict resolution) and high comfort level communicating across a broad range of stakeholders from regulators to crew.