Marine Technical Manager

Zia People Solutions Ltd
Lancaster, UK
13 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Marine Technical Manager

Our client is a well established engineering businss that specialises in marine construction.

The Role

The successful candidate for the role of Marine Technical Manager will have overall responsibility for the commercial performance, quality and safety of the marine business stream.

The candidate will come from a strong marine background and be technically competent to advise on pontoon set ups and the equipment required to service the units in operation.

To liaise with clients, carry out BD for the marine construction business. Have a strong working knowledge of the design and limitations of pontoon systems. Working knowledge of Linkflote, Uniflote or other similar pontoon systems would be an advantage.

Key Accountabilities

* To liaise with clients, carry out BD for the marine business. Have a strong working knowledge of the design and limitations of the Linkflote/Uniflote or other similar pontoon system and have a strong marine background.

* Be able to develop and detail sustainable mooring systems, detail layouts of pontoons, undertake stability checks.

* Have a working knowledge of tugs, workboats, and the operation of vessels. Understand the UK Standards for operating marine plant and equipment on both inshore, inland waterways, ports and harbours and canals. Be able to size the tugs to manoeuvre pontoon set ups in various flow and weather exposure conditions.

* Knowledge of the UK export restrictions and processes for the pontoon system.

* Price client requirements and produce quotations.

* Manage subcontract packages and hires, have a knowledge of the CPA and Barecon conditions of hire. Knowledge of subcontract terms and conditions.

* To be able to identify plant items to expand the fleet, able to put together CAPEX to support our major investment plans.

* Understanding of tidal conditions, requirements for bathymetric surveying, river flows, wind forces and their effect on the operation of the pontoon system together with mooring and towage.

* To be able to advise on tug requirements and towing bridle arrangements, sea fastenings for loads and equipment.

* Be able to read charts and tide information to understand likely operating conditions.

* Chase clients for payment of accounts, produce and submit application for payment.

* Able to travel and visit clients, sites, and undertake simple surveys.

* Able to safely and efficiently plan mobilisation and demobilisation of the marine set ups.

* Understand steel fabrication and the standards required to construct the pontoons.

* Able to maintain CE Marking standards or a Lloyds equivalent for pontoon manufacture.

* Appointed person for lifting operations.

* Knowledge of painting systems and fabrication techniques.

* Marketing of pontoon systems at events and locations in UK and abroad.

* Produce forecast and spend profiles.

* Input into business plan.

* Identify new opportunities in the marine market and put forward business case for investment.

* Assist with the management and maintenance of the yard and facilities as necessary

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