The South Sea Cruises Group (SSCG) is Fiji’s leading marine tourism operator and offers a wide range of award-winning products and services throughout the stunning Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands. These products and services are operated by our extensive fleet of vessels, as well as both shore & island-based assets. This includes a fleet of fast passenger catamarans, a 34-cabin cruise ship, speed boats, island tenders, sailing yachts, and day trip islands. The repairs & maintenance responsibility for all sits within the Engineering department of SSCG.
We are currently seeking an experienced, and qualified Company Chief Engineer to lead our Engineering department and who will continue to deliver the high standards of operational performance and reliability of which the South Sea Cruises Group is known for. The successful applicant will be highly skilled and/or experienced in the field of diesel engineering, and preferably with a marine focus. The successful applicant should also be proficient in maintaining island and shore-based equipment and assets.
SSCG also have a range of domestic and international suppliers whom the Engineering department is responsible for liaising with to provide additional support including the acquisition of parts, maintaining of stock levels including critical spares, and on occasion providing external technical expertise.
The Company Chief Engineer is someone who plays a key leadership role within our Engineering department but also across the Company. The successful applicant will be able to handle logistical challenges, work under pressure, and always have a high level of focus on preventative maintenance and risk management. The successful applicant must be willing and able to lead an Engineering team and support a business which operates 365 days of the year.
This a senior management position, currently reporting directly to the CEO, and therefore an attractive remuneration and benefit package is on offer for the successful applicant. The position is based at Port Denarau, Fiji with limited travel required within the Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands.
Requirements, Qualifications and Skills:
- Vast experience and relevant qualifications in a similar field or position.
- A sound knowledge of diesel engineering, with a marine focus being advantageous.
- Be able to lead an Engineering department made up of various skillsets and trades.
- Be able to develop key relationships internally and externally with various stakeholders.
- Be able to manage a budget and expenditure.
- Be able to manage stock levels and engineering stores.
- Be able to manage preventative maintenance and risk management programs.
- Be extremely dependable, and a willing contributor to the SSCG senior management team.
If you believe you have what it takes and that you should be considered for this role within the South Sea Cruises Group, then you are encouraged to apply in writing, including a cover letter detailing why you’re the best person for the role. Please ensure to also include your latest CV. Both can be sent by email to [email protected] with the email titled Company Chief Engineer
Applications close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24th of January 2023, and only shortlisted applicants who meet the desired requirements will be contacted. Both Fijian citizens as well as international applicants who meet the criteria and have both an interest and the ability to work in Fiji are welcome to apply.
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