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Dry Dock Superintendent

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Direct Search Asia Pte Ltd Published: December 20, 2016
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Our client is a world leading ship owner and manager that is looking to hire a Dry Docking Superintendent for their Singapore office.


  • Strategize, plan, monitor and control all tendering schedules for dry docking functionalities in accordance with management approved business plan.
  • Continuously enhance processes, procedures & guidelines for the dry docking Rule Book to ensure compliance with international, statutory, classification & industry best practices.
  • Ensure timely completion of dry docking repairs with quality workmanship at best competitive prices through skillful negotiations.
  • Develop and maintain standard dry docking repair specifications for all vessels in the fleet.
  • Conduct shipyard performance evaluation and reviews to maintain them as panel shipyards.
  • To develop ,amend & maintain  a standard dry docking repair specifications for every fleet of vessels.
  • To keep updated and kept abreast with tariffs, rates and various cost of repairs and services to enable skillful negotiation with shipyards either at pre-award or post docking stage.
  • To deal with different kinds of nationalities & cultures of people at shipyards located worldwide, at times under harsh weather conditions.
  • To accommodate changing schedules by the business on one hand & the dock space constraints available at the shipyards, on the other.
  • Strategize and plan appropriate tendering schedule for vessels to be dry docked in accordance with management approved business plan
  • Develop, amend or enhance procedures & guidelines to be in compliance with international, statutory, classification and industry best practices.
  • Introduce system strategies to ensure smooth preparation & timely execution of end-to-end dry docking function, in line with corporate business targets and governance.
  • Develop comprehensive standard dry docking specifications using shipyard finished plans and makers manuals for different types of fleet of vessels.
  • Strategize, develop, propose and negotiate terms and tariffs rates for service agreements with identified shipyards
  • Ensure the bill settlement function is carried out in accordance with the process specified in Dry Docking Rule Book and in line with the Service Agreement, terms & tariffs.
  • Establish good relationship with shipyards, service contractors and equipment suppliers, and with the maritime industry to get the latest information and developments on dry docking matters.



  • Possess Certificate of Competency (Engine) Class 1 with sailing experience on container vessels
  • Minimum 10 years in ship operation and technical department
  • Minimum 5 years as Technical Superintendent dealing with dry-dockings


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