Senior Marine Superintendent

Marine Superintendent, Cement & Tankers
St. Catharines (with extensive travel), Ontario
Date posted:
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Job Summary:

We have an immediate opening for a (Senior) Marine Superintendent in our Cement & Tankers Fleet. The successful candidate will manage the day to day marine operations in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as government regulations and customer expectations. Reporting to the Director, QHSE and Marine Operations, the Marine Superintendent will work with the Fleet Group supporting the Director, Technical Operations. These responsibilities include personal and operational safety and environmental protection.

Key Responsibilities:
As the front-line management representative, the key duties and responsibilities for the vessels assigned to them are:

Vessel Operations:
  • Provides direct support to vessels
  • Promotes and maintains standardized deck operational efficiencies
  • Provides cargo related technical expertise and guidance
  • Reviews and approves new cargo opportunities
  • Develops and maintains fleet standards to maximize cargo loading
  • Develops fleet standards related to crew cost optimization
  • Monitors the condition of and assist with maintaining the safe and efficient operation of all deck and navigation related functions
  • Conducts vessel visits and inspections, ensuring vessels are maintained and comply with all relevant standards
  • Monitors vessel efficiency and environmental performance
  • Assists with the arrangement and management of the work of shore side contractors
Quality, Health, Safety, Environment & Regulatory:
  • Ensures vessel inspection and certification requirements are maintained to regulatory, classification and industry standards.
  • Liaises with external authorities including flag, class and port state regulatory bodies
  • Lead or be a team member in carrying out internal audits on any Company vessel
  • Lead or be a team member in the investigation of any occurrence, accident or incident investigation.
  • Reviews the Shipboard Safety Management Committee meeting minutes
Budgetary Control:
  • Monitors and advises on vessel budget.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with fleet plan objectives
  • Coordinates efforts with both the Logistics and Purchasing departments to ensure the required supplies/equipment is delivered to the ship in the most efficient way possible
People Management:
  • Coordinates efforts with the Fleet Personnel department for the purposes of scheduling Captains and navigation officers and ensures assignments meet regulatory and company standards in terms of certification and experience
  • Assists with the preparation of performance documents and can conduct in-person performance reviews for all Captains
  • Reviews all received performance reviews for navigation officers and provides input to the Director, Technical Operations for any individual training or development requirements
  • Leads with support from Fleet Personnel on any day to day performance management and disciplinary issues
  • Liaises with the Commercial Department and Customer representatives in regard to vessel operations and cargo requirements
  • Participates as a member of Marine Emergency Response / Hot Line after hours support
  • Any other duties or requirements as directed by the Director, Technical Operations.
Skills, Abilities and Experience:
  • Post-secondary education in Maritime Studies, with a preference in Nautical Science.
  • Chief Mate certificate of competency as a minimum, Master Mariner preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with responsibilities consistent with the position.
  • A proven track record of success in technical and managerial positions with relevant maritime organizations
  • Experience with Product tankers mandatory.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway system and Canadian east coast in terms of navigation and functions preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of load planning, quality and regulatory disciplines (ISM/ISO), OCIMF regulations preferred and ability to carry out incident investigation and analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written),
  • Excellent organization, planning and prioritization skills with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders as well as ship crew.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical information and drawings
  • Ability to lead and motivate groups and individuals
  • Strong project management skills
  • Valid passport and driver’s license with no travel restrictions as extensive travel is required.

If you are interested in this rewarding career, please send your resume directly to Please include “Marine Superintendent” in the subject line of your email.

Algoma Central Corporation encourages applications from designated group members identified under the Federal Employment Equity Act. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada without sponsorship from Algoma.