KK Superyachts is recruiting a TECHNICAL SUPERINTENDANT

April 10, 2018 Jukka Kaukonen

KK Superyachts is currently recruiting a full time TECHNICAL SUPERINTENDANT to join our team in Monaco

The job would consist of the following duties:

  •  Provide the principal point of contact for the Yacht Crew/Owner
  •  Technical Management of assigned vessels including Yachts, Passenger Yachts and Passenger Ships.
  •  Adhere to all approved technical, safety and security procedures and contribute to their development; update technical contact information on company IT systems and manage any relevant technical documentation.
  •   Provide interpretation of Class Rules and other related regulations; manage Class society block fee agreements; Monitor class survey schedules and requirements; Liaise with attending Class and Flag surveyors to ensure all items are dealt with satisfactorily.
  •   Promote the effective use of PMS systems and appropriate conditioning monitoring techniques; assist with establishing Planned Maintenance Systems and ensure PMS contains all flag, class, builders, manufacturers and company requirements; review maintenance reports and provide feedback.
  •  In partnership with the Yacht Manager, create a long term plan of major works.
  •   Review all reported defects, analyse any significant defects and introduce measures to prevent recurrence.
  •   Manage dry docking and refits; create refit specifications, shortlist suitable shipyards and manage tendering process; monitor refit costs, quality and schedules; attend on-board yacht or at shipyard for planning and progress meetings as required; provide support with warranty claims on completion of refit.
  •   Provide round the clock support in the event of technical difficulties; duty manager rota and emergency response team participation; provide general technical and commercial advice and guidance; provide assistance with Insurance Claims.
  •   Review any relevant manufacturer’s bulletins and service publications relating to on-board main machinery and ensure any remedial actions required are undertaken.
  •   Assist with requests for urgent spares or services and manage the relevant logistics.
  •  Ensure an adequate fluid sampling and analysis programme is adhered to. Review analysis reports, provide advice as required ensuring any resulting actions required are dealt with on a priority basis in line with maintenance or refit planning.
  •  Ensure all yachts lifting gear is regularly inspected and certified.
  •   Provide concise monthly Status reports for your assigned yachts to the Yacht Manager.
  •   Undertake regular Technical Inspections on-board and ensure all items raised during inspections are clearly reported and followed up.
  •   Ensure any costs related to Technical Management services have prior approval by the Yacht Manager.
  • Any other task reasonably requested


The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Formal Education in Marine/Engineering/Naval studies to diploma or degree level.
  • 3+ Years shore side superintendent experience or similar role.
  • 10 + Years seagoing experience in an engineering capacity to at least merchant Class 2 Level or equivalent.
  •  Previous experience of technical management of passenger vessels is essential, knowledge or experience of passenger yachts or large yachts would be beneficial.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels (dealing with Captains, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers, Owners Representatives and colleagues).
  •   Effective at problem solving and multi-tasking.
  •   Sound knowledge of Classification, Flag, ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, Passenger Yacht, Large Yacht Code, etc requirements.
  •  Fluent in spoken and written English and French. Proficiency in other languages may be beneficial.
  •   Ideally the candidate will already be living within commuting distance of Monaco
  •   A self-starter capable of working independently but also collaborating as part of a busy multi-functional team.
  •   Able to travel worldwide.

Please submit your CV and motivational letter to auste@kk-superyachts.com


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