Offshore Technical Manager

  • Permanent
  • Cape Town
  • Applications have closed

SFG Engineering

Job requirements:

  • Tertiary Degree – Engineering discipline – minimum/essential
  • Preferred Knowledge – Mechanics, hydraulics, electrical and instrumentation systems – specializing in at least one discipline
  • Senior management – 10 years post qualification
  • Offshore industry – mining/processing plants – preferable
  • Seagoing Documentation:
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Seafarers medical certificate (RSA/Namibian)
  • Valid Police Clearance Certificate (RSA/Namibian)
  • Seaman Book
  • Medical First Aid
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
  • Competence in Security Awareness


Job responsibilities:

The Offshore Technical Manager is responsible for the technical management of the vessel mining system (ROV seabed mining tool and Metallurgical Processing Plant) and all associated equipment, systems and processes.


  • Ensure compliance with Group and Safety and Security policies.

Ensure compliance with Risk Assessments


  • Ensures safe and efficient operation of the mining tool ROV and Plant within the prescribed parameters and operational limits range.
  • Supervises the mining tool ROV launch and recovery (LARS)
  • Manage mining process on board in conjunction with SEN GEO, MAINT ENG, PLNT FOREMAN, OSMM, MASTER
  • Manages the SAGE PASTEL inventory system.
  • Issues requests for all technical spares and mining system consumables and follow-up with Procurement
  • Manages resupply of bunkers, spares, equipment, consumables, and provisions in conjunction with OSMM, MASTER, (at sea or in port)
  • Manages major port call maintenance projects eg, dry dock, in conjunction with OSMM, MASTER, ARGO,
  • Maximize mining system utilization in liaison with the OSMM.
  • Manages planned and preventative maintenance and repair schedules for mining systems.
  • Manages planned and preventative maintenance and repair schedules for vessel systems, in conjunction with Chief Engineer and MASTER


  • Manage daily & monthly reporting of all technical data including Consumption Report
  • Ensures relevant statutory documentation is maintained.
  • Trouble shooting investigations on whole mining system, rectification of problems and reporting on findings with suggestions for continuous improvement.


  • Provide input into annual budget planning process (vessel and mining systems)
  • Cost control


  • Ensures all statutory documentation is compliant (mining systems and vessel systems)
  • Ensures third party commitments are met


  • Manage Technical and Plant crew leave balances by rotation planning in liaison with OSMM and HR
  • Technical and Plant crew personal growth and development to ensure efficiency and achievement of own development goals


Specific Requirements/Additional information

  • Excellent people management and communication skills
  • Excellent management skills in planning, organising and controlling.
  • Strong leadership skills with high ethical standards, creative and self-motivated
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical ability, and service delivery
  • Financial, budget and project management skill s
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Excellent ability to create team synergy, manage diversity and promote a high-performance culture on board
  • Ability to develop and implement Marine, Health, Safety and Management systems.