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Superintendent, AEP

Position Summary:

Provide overall technical support and expertise for AEP systems for all brands. In addition initiates, drives activities of ongoing upgrades, enhancements, standards and maintenance of AEP systems. Attend dry/wet docks to manage planned or unplanned maintenance or projects for various AEP related systems as assigned to ensure they are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget.  Communicate project plan status to shore side project team and project stakeholders on regular basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


1.  Maintain communications with Marine Operations to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and governing agencies on all safety, operational and environmental policies.

   2. Ensures there is communication and approval from Flag state, DNV, or other government bodies for any changes to the construction or relevant equipment onboard.

3.  Participates in the creation of planning models that supports the organization's mission and values based on an internal and external needs assessment.

4.  Responsible for conducting pilot programs on such equipment together with ship's personnel to fulfill as directed by RCI Marine Operations senior management.

5.  Participates with senior management in the development of long-range planning and objectives.


1.  Develop and update RCI AEP Maintenance Strategy, including procedures, checklists, documentation, operational structure, monitoring, maintenance and repair processes.

2.  Develop AEP Systems reference library.

3.  Closely work with RCI Marine Operations management, Superintendents, manufacturers, class and other resources to further develop the AEP technology in order to improve reliability, maintenance and operational aspects.

4.  Provide reports, evaluate data and recommend adjustments to plan.

5.  Participate in preparation of AEP repair scheduling and budgeting.

6.  Researches, evaluates and identifies new industry technology for use onboard RCI ships that are in line with departmental strategic plan.

7.  Oversee all technically related incidents and ensure those are properly investigated, reported and corrective actions are implemented.

8.  Participates with senior management in the development of long-range planning and objectives.

Financial Responsibilities:

Financial responsibility for up to 15 Million CAR projects


List the minimum level of education and experience required to perform the work at the entry level of the job.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent preferred. Chief Engineer license preferred.
  • 10+ years background as Naval Architect or Marine/Mechanical Engineer preferred.
  • Experience from a ship management organization, classification society or similar a plus. 
  • Previous commissioning/operational/major repair or project experience required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of steel structure, welding application, electrical systems, machining, and other shipyard disciplines. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of DNV requirements/protocols, USCG and Flag state regulations/requirements operating procedures as applied to company vessels. 
  • Extensive knowledge of safe work practices in shipyard environments.
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of the assigned function, including the successful identification of expense reduction through cost efficiencies.
  • Ability to manage headcount within area.
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in the human resources function. 
  • Ability to manage a staff in a positive and productive manner by motivating, developing and managing employees as they work. 
  • Ability to utilize and administer the disciplinary action process through coaching and counseling to improve performance or terminate employment.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety of software packages such as Microsoft (MS) Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Project, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, Lotus Notes, maintenance databases such as Amos.


Nearest Major Market: Miami

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