Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Marine Superintendent

Superport Marine Services is one of the leading marine services companies in Atlantic Canada. Owning and operating a fleet of offshore survey vessels, tugboats, pilot boats, crew/work boats, barges and associated equipment, Superport provides marine services to a broad customer base across a wide variety of industries. Superport is currently seeking a Marine Superintendent to support the offshore fleet. This position offers an opportunity to lead a dedicated work force in a dynamic, fast paced work environment with opportunities for advancement..

Position Type: Full-time, Management

Location:  Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

Experience Required:  7- 10 years

Experience and Education

  • Minimum 5 years shipboard experience as a Senior Officer..

  • Minimum 2-3 years shore based experience in a managerial role.

  • Ideal candidate will also have a post-secondary degree or equivalent in a related field.


Reporting directly to the President, the Marine Superintendent will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of maintenance and fabrication activities and provide leadership and technical oversight as required.

  • Ensure the safe, efficient operation and management of the offshore fleet.

  • Plan and manage vessel maintenance, working closely with offshore crews and shore-side maintenance and support teams.

  • Ensure the full technical readiness of vessels to meet project requirements.

  • Coordinate surveys, inspections and certification ensuring vessels are fully operational in accordance with local, national, flag and classification society requirements.

  • Monitor operations and ensure compliance related to vessel Safety Management Systems (SMS) under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

  • Ensure compliance with the ISPS Code.

  • Perform the duties of Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Company Security Officer as per ISM and ISPS Codes, which includes providing on call support to the fleet.

  • Ensure the offshore fleet is adequately resourced including assisting with crewing as required.

  • Work to bring vessel planned maintenance systems in line with industry best practices.

  • Undertake vessel visits and inspections as required.


  • Highly-developed communication and leadership skills, complimented with a professional approach to problem-solving in a team environment.

  • Strong understanding and practical experience with ensuring compliance with Maritime Rules and Regulations, ISM Code, ISPS and class requirements. Lead Auditor certification an asset.

  • Strong organizational skills, including prioritization and accountability of tasks as well as a strong attention to detail.

  • Proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite a must.

  • Experience with vessel planned maintenance (PMS) programs an asset.

This is a shore based position based in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Some travel may be required. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Superport Marine Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Safety Keeps Us All Afloat!

Superport Marine Services Limited, 30 Water Street, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada B9A 3L1