Marine Chief Engineer job in United States

United States
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Date Posted
08 Feb 2013
Expiry Date
22 Feb 2013
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Job Description

Brunel Energy currently requires a MARINE Chief Engineer for their client based in Houston, Texas.

Job Description

• Responsible at the Corporate level for all E&M functions pertaining to the global fleet of manned, heavy lift, pipe laying, DP cable/rigid & flexible pipe laying & multi-service vessels, unmanned barges, supporting vessels and equipment.

• Works closely with the Local Area Managers to provide oversight of the maintenance functions in each area.

• Ensures that marine vessels used in operations are in good, safe condition, meet regulatory requirements and utilized in a manner that controls risk to the Company.

• Reviews/approves upgrades, modifications or overhauls to the major equipment assets.

• Conducts regular audits for compliance to the E&M Guidelines & Requirements.

• Provides technical support, review and oversight for major E&M CAPEX projects.

• Responsible for the Marine & Fabrication Crane Programs and Guidelines.

• Provides/reviews/approves training related to equipment operation/maintenance, crane operations/inspections/maintenance and vessel operations.

• Conducts equipment accident investigations for serious and high potential equipment accident/incidents.

• Responsible for fleet CMMS program (ABS NS5).

• Responsible for the maintenance oversight, including the CMMS program (Tabware) of all cranes & heavy equipment in Company fabrication yards worldwide.

• Supervises E&M staff members including the Marine and Fabrication Crane Directors, upgrade and new construction Project/Construction Managers, CMMS Administrators.

• Reports directly to the Global Director, Equipment and Machinery Group, Corporate Headquarters.

Job Requirements

• BS in Marine/Mechanical Engineering preferred or equivalent experience/education.

• USCG Chief Engineer License, Unlimited Horsepower, Motor


• 5-10 year’s sea-going experience, preferably on offshore heavy lift construction/installation, pipe laying and/or drilling vessels.

• 5 years shore-side vessel support/management experience in increasing responsibility roles.


• Project management and coordination skills. Ability to plan, organize and execute projects – ability to oversee/ multiple projects and assignments.

• Proficient in MS Office applications. Familiar with AutoCAD.

• Working knowledge of Class Societies Rules & Regulations, Flag State Requirements, Industry Standards.

• Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.

• Ability to interact well with others at all levels of supervision and management.

• Able to travel 30 – 35% once every two months

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