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Vacancy information

Subsea 7 has an exciting opportunity for a Vessel Superintendent to work within our Offshore Resources Group on a full-time contract basis, in Lagos Nigeria, for an initial period of 18-24 months. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to practise their engineering skills in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Offshore Resources are an internal service provider within Subsea 7 supporting all the regions with the vessels, equipment and people they need to deliver projects worldwide. We support the Subsea 7 SURF, Conventional & Renewables Fleet, which includes dive, pipelay, heavy construction, walk to work and cable lay vessels.

The Vessel Superintendent is accountable for maintaining the asset in safe condition and in compliance with specification and class, ensuring maximized availability, reliability and efficiency of the vessel(s), permanent equipment and crew, while adhering to the approved budgets.  The Vessel Superintendent will drive and promote HSEQ behaviour on the vessel.

The role will be part of the Fleet and Equipment group reporting to the Fleet Manager.  The Vessel Master and Chief Engineer will report to the Vessel Superintendent.

The role will involve building and maintaining strong working relationships with Regional Clients, Vessel Owners, Crew Management Companies and internal Project Teams.



  • Partnership with Master and Chief Engineer to execute IMO, class, flag and ISM responsibilities which lie with Offshore Resources (OR).
  • To enthusiastically pursue, actively demonstrate and foster an exemplary Safety culture and practice on-board the ships, and where requested, to align, sponsor and support all HSEQ activities driven by the Territory.
  • Prepare and present on a monthly basis technical, financial and safety reviews
  • Ensure the vessel remains within ‘Class’ and Flag state requirements are maintained
  • Ensure the vessel(s) under her/his management complies with relevant industry standards and guidance, in particular IMCA.
  • Ensure that preventive and corrective maintenance are scheduled in close coordination with the territory Operations Manager for minimum impact on projects, and are performed within budget and in accordance with the applicable requirements and the standards set by OR.
  • To manage the planning, preparation and execution of major works, such as dry docking and Capex works, ensuring timely definition of scope of work and schedule.
  • To proactively participate in the improvement of the maintenance procedures, standards and policies.
  • Ensure that Ships inventory for spares and consumables is managed effectively, utilising critical spare part assessment and operating within budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor and report on catering performance, together with the Master,
  • To prepare, propose and monitor a budget for the maintenance and repair of the asset and related consumables as well as for any required onshore support.  
  • To organise engineering and technical support required for the technical definition of the capacity growth CAPEX as well as costing of their execution.
  • With the support of Offshore staffing, permanently maintain an adequate and cost effective marine crew and team of technicians.
  • Perform the PMR of the Captain and Chief Engineer, assisting with development aims as required


Education and Experience

  • Chief Engineer Unlimited CoC, with time in rank preferred
  • Offshore experience / onshore management of Offshore Industry Vessels
  • In depth knowledge of ship's capability and operating limits
  • In depth knowledge of IMO, class & flag and ISM requirements
  • Knowledge of engineering and operations of offshore construction
  • Strong leadership, managerial and organisational skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communicator, with ability to interface with management and offshore personnel
  • Fully fluent in English language, both verbal and written is essential.
  • Previous or current work experience in West Africa, preferably Nigeria