Engineering Superintendent

  • Job Reference: 99927
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness (LA14 2TB), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Undefined

Job Description



Serco are proud to have been supporting International Nuclear Services since 2012. We take great pride in our track record of exceptional service, combining innovation from industry with a real understanding of our customer's requirements. Our customer trusts us to support strategic national assets, knowing that we are committed to the Nuclear Industry's safety, security and prosperity.

Our team combines decades of experience with highly specialised skills, ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of irradiated nuclear fuel.

Within our team, we are currently recruiting for a Vessel Superintendent to support our  specialized fleet of three vessels at our Barrow-in-Furness site. Working purely at this site, with minimal  travel away, you will be tasked in delivering safe and efficient Technical Management across this contract.

With control of the technical budget of the vessels, this individual will be key in the development of robust annual technical plans and their financial outcome.


The Vessel Superintendent will work closely with the Contract Manager in driving operational efficiency, while being able to monitor current plans (both financial and technical) to ensure that current targets are met.



What you'll need to do the role


Holding a Class I Certificate of Competency and/or a Degree in a Marine Engineering related discipline, this is an opportunity for someone who holds a strong level of knowledge as well as experience in a similar position, to have a real impact on our team.


With extensive experience as a Sea-going Engineer in senior rank, the successful individual must also be comfortable with leading and managing a team.  As the go to person for all technical matters, you will have a calm and logical manner.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years shipmanagement experience in a shoreside role, working with ships trading worldwide with a variety of vessel types including tankers.

Experience with medium speed engines, Amos, Shipnet or similar, Drydocking, from developing repair specification to closing out final costs and monitoring Class and Flag status, and arranging surveyor attendance, is required.


Due to the nature of this position within the contract, Budgetary management experience is also required, as well as the ability to build and develop strong working relationships with stakeholders. Monitoring submission of requisitions, approving supply subject to budgetary constraints, and following up delivery.  


You'll need good interpersonal skills in order to develop close relationships with ships staff, vessel owners as well as internal and external support functions.





About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




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