Technical Superintendent (Liverpool - UK)


About Boluda Towage

Boluda Towage Europe provides tailored towage services in 16 ports in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom with a fleet of over 82 tugs. We are part of the Boluda family; a family business that has established itself as one of the leading providers of maritime services worldwide. Worldwide, we can be found in 75 ports across the globe, operating a fleet of over 300 tugboats in 19 countries in Europe, west-Africa, Latin America and the Indian Ocean.

We are passionate about assisting ships safely. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organization and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued. Our culture, our conduct and our business approach are based on five core values passion, respect, collaboration, flexibility and professionalism.

For our local team in the UK (port of Liverpool), we are looking for a new colleague:


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The job

Objective of position

The Technical Superintendent maintains, insures and improves the managed tugs in compliance with Class, Flag State, and other compulsory regulations & operational requirements in a safe, effective and cost efficient manner and to support and evaluate tug crew.

Key tasks

  • Support and contribute to the development of fleet management and new build strategy
  • Keep an overview of the availability of the vessels
  • Monitor docking and CAPEX projects in compliance with company standards
  • Monitor area fleet performance
  • Advise on fleet renewal, modification, or innovation
  • Follow up damage reports and (insurance) claims
  • Ensure follow up and implementation of new statutory and class requirements
  • Short and long term maintenance and investment planning (OPEX/ CAPEX)
  • Maintenance scheduling, verification with the Operations Department
  • Maintain stock level, spare part control
  • Maintain technical documentation
  • Monitoring tug condition (inspections and reporting)
  • Ensures adequate resourcing
  • Plan, specification, tendering, evaluation, awarding, resourcing for tug related projects
  • Maintain excellent communication with tugs, internal departments and sub-contractors

What type of applicant are we looking for?

  • A minimum of 5 years in a managerial position at a shipping company
  • Seagoing experience
  • Higher nautical Education
  • Fleet Management experience
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Classification and Flag state requirements and certificates
  • Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written
  • Fully proficient with computers and applications
  • Proficient with Office applications and ERP systems
  • Passion for the maritime industry

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Your talents:

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Highly flexible
  • Uses own initiative
  • Drive for technical solutions
  • Motivator to other colleagues
  • Clear vision on technical maintenance of the tugs
  • Communicative and social skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Planning & Organization

We offer:

  • A dynamic career within an international company
  • Working within a small team in the UK
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in Liverpool


If you are enthusiastic about ports, feeling connected to the maritime industry and keen on bringing your dedication and talent into a challenging and a dynamic working environment, then we should meet. We invite you to submit your motivation letter and CV, by filling out the online application form on our website.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact our HR Manager UK, Melanie Cain via office phone: +44 151 207 8543.

*** Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated ****

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