Marine Superintendent

Greenock | Other

Marine Superintendent (Maternity Cover)
12-month fixed term contract, Full time Monday- Friday 08:30-17:00 with occasional OOH and w/e cover.
Scotland - HMNB Faslane, Dunbartonshire, G84 8HL- Other travel as required to Greenock & Kyle of Lochalsh. 
Competitive salary plus benefits 

Serco have an exciting maritime opportunity available for a Marine Superintendent to join their current team based in Scotland. 
Our Marine Superintendent will provide professional leadership and management in continuing to ensure legislative and marine regulatory compliance of personnel and platforms while delivering operational outputs on behalf of the Customer and Company.  

The key purpose of our Marine Superintendent is to ensure that Clyde In Port, BUTEC and allocated Out of Port vessels meet the standards and criteria required by the Company, Customer, Class and Statutory regulations and to ensure that Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) operate Company vessels in a safe, efficient and economical manner, and in full compliance with such requirements and regulations.  Our Superintendent also fulfil the role of Company Security Officer (CSO) for ISPS vessels and when required will horizon scan for changes in legislation and regulations to ensure continued compliance and to manage the relationship/liaise with Regulatory and Professional Bodies, Port Authorities, Serco Maritime Training Department, other Training Providers and wider industry organisations.   

Main Accountabilities:


  • Ensure Customer, Company and Regulatory requirements are met for vessels operated in a safe, efficient, and economical manner.
  • Regular reviews of operational procedures, monitoring and taking action to ensure compliance. Liaise with colleagues across Maritime Services to formulate policies and operational practices/procedures that may have 'cross port' applicability. 
  • Plan and conduct vessel audits, drills and underway assessments that ensure professional standards are maintained while complying with regulatory and Company requirements.
  • Identifying issues within SMS, ensuring effective corrective actions are taken and verified.
  • To drive professionalism, H&S assurance improvements and best practice across the Scottish ports to develop and maintain a positive safety culture.
  • Trials planning and execution to ensure development and maintenance of safe operational procedures for existing and new build vessels.  
  • Support the Operations Manager in his translation of the Head of Port Operations 'Priorities and Objectives'.
  • To support the Head of Port Operations and Operations Managers in seeking growth and new business opportunities.
  • Responsible and accountable for the management of assigned training budget, approve Purchase Orders and Invoices in support of training objectives and priorities. 
  • To provide subject matter expertise to Directors and Managers in support of organic growth and marine related bids. 
  • To develop and maintain a network of internal and external relationships to enable the meeting of current and future regulatory/legislative requirements and operational needs. (e.g. MCA, MAIB, BTA).
  • To provide a lead and example in customer service excellence and continuous improvement culture. 
  • To provide leadership, management, and oversight of afloat personnel to ensure compliance, instil professionalism and foster understanding of, and motivation to achieve, objectives.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Manager, ensure that all assigned vessels are maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition in accordance with Company procedures and Statutory requirements, as well as complying with environmental monitoring and protection regulations.
  • Engage with HSEQ team members to ensure mutual support in addressing joint objectives, taking the lead in matters pertaining to Maritime Regulatory Safety and Compliance and a supporting role with broader Company and Health and Safety Executive Requirements.


What you'll need to do the role:


  • Hold a Master (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency.
  • At least 10 years sea experience as a qualified deck officer. 
  • ISM Internal Auditor Certification.
  • Comprehensive, up to date knowledge of UK Statutory Regulations/Classification Regulations. 
  • IT literate in Microsoft Software including Teams. 
  • Experience of Incident investigation (desirable).
  • People management in a unionised environment (desirable).
  • Operational experience of both MoD and commercial environments (desirable).
  • Vessel chartering - legal requirements (desirable).

What we offer


  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.



Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.

A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.

Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


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. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?


To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.







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