May 24, 2024

Director of Engineering - Bahamas Ferries

  • Bahamas Ferries
  • Nassau, The Bahamas
Full Time Job Engineering Marine Repairs Shipping Transportation

Job / Advertisement Description

At Bahamas Ferries, we are committed to offering modern, reliable marine transportation in a safe and friendly environment. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations while achieving our profitability targets. We prioritize creating a workplace that fosters growth opportunities and respects the dignity of every crew member.

Director of Engineering is responsible for the engineering, maintenance, and appearance of the vessels in a manner that achieves safe and reliability service for our guests.  Responsible for overseeing and assigning the daily projects and routine maintenance and janitorial services of vessels and facilities. Coordinates repairs and vessel schedules with COO and Management team. Communicates status of department work activities to COO and is responsible for organizing the work duties for the Engineers and Mechanics. Records assignments in appropriate programs and places with accuracy. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be adaptable, dynamic, fully aligned with the vision, core values, code of conduct, and mission statement of Bahamas Ferries, and will possess strong leadership and strategic thinking abilities.


·Work with COO/CEO of the company to implement a safe and sustainable Engineering and Maintenance strategy.

·Monitors and ensures compliance with all state, federal and industry specific legislation and company standards set for all projects and daily operations.

·Evaluates operation of marine and facility equipment in multiple locations.

·Maintains and coordinates repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels to appropriate manufacture specifications.

·Reviews work requests and compare them with previous work completed on Vessels in order to ensure that costs are economically sound.

·Prepares technical reports for use by engineering, marine operations, and upper management.

·Procures materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.

·Acts as liaisons between vessels' Captains and Engineers/Mechanics in order to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that vessels are operated safely and efficiently.

·Checks, tests, and maintains automatic controls and alarm systems.

·Schedules machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems.

·Works closely with HR and the Safety Manager & Training to ensure all certification and qualifications training is conducted for new hires and recurrently as set forth in the Training requirement matrix.

·Works closely with the HR to ensure all required regulatory and certification requirements remain current and such documentation is in the employee and training files.

·Is accountable for the completion, logging and documentation of inspections as set forth in SMS, 

·Remains current with inspections and documentation for internal and 3rd party audits.

·Maintain and daily use of maintenance tracking and telemetry systems.

·Communicates with management team to ensure engineering systems and processes are aligned with company standards.

·Utilizes a systematic approach to Master documents. Logs, inspections, and records as part of system, and posts to Intranet in accordance with protocol set forth by management team  in accordance with Bahamas Ferries  standards.

·Responsible for retaining accurate paper-based and computer-based records of ongoing inspections and duties as they pertain to regulatory compliance 

·Designs and oversees testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment.

·Conducts analytical, environmental, and operational or performance studies in order to develop designs for products, such as marine engines, equipment, and structures.

·Analyzes data in order to determine feasibility of product proposals.

·Reviews work requests, and compare them with previous work completed on Vessels in order to ensure that costs are economically sound.

·Work with Special Projects Team on new vessel builds, equipment upgrades, vessel maintenance and repair including haul outs, major rehabs and equipment overhauls.

·Is accountable to manage and oversee all capital purchasing

·Accurately complete all documentation including payroll, time sheets, revenue reports, paperwork, and invoices on a timely basis.

·Know and understand internal policy and external regulatory requirements that relate to your position and department.

·Perform additional duties and take on alternate roles as directed by the COO or other executive management.



·B.S. in technical degree or equivalent Engineering Experience

·5-7 years of management experience 

·Strong firsthand experience of vessel engineering and maintenance

·Customer service experience is helpful.

·Knowledge of foreign language is helpful

·Project management skills

·Advanced computer skills i.e., Windows, for utilizing reporting programs.


Our Mission: To provide modern, reliable marine transportation in a safe & friendly atmosphere, that exceeds customer expectations while meeting profitability targets. Creating a working environment that generates opportunity for growth and preserves the inherent dignity of every crew member.

Our Values:

·SAFETY FIRST - Our crewmembers and customers are our most important assets. We must provide a safe environment for both.

·TEAMWORK - Every employee is a team member and contributes to our success. The concept of TEAM – Together Each Accomplishes More – shall be our approach to company activities.

·INTEGRITY - Our success requires that we always maintain honesty in our work. The prevailing perception must always be one of fair-play and justice for all.

·INNOVATION - We absolutely cherish free spirits and encourage crewmembers to proffer “out of the box” ideas, so that we maintain our image as the pacesetters.

·SERVICE EXCELLENCE - BF believes all clients and guests deserve the finest service we can deliver.  


Our Code of Conduct:

·RESPECT & DIGNITY - Treat our fellow crewmembers, clients and their guests with the respect, dignity and understanding they deserve as fellow human beings.

·PRACTICE ENTHUSIASTIC FRIENDLINESS - Go out of your way to offer a friendly greeting and a bright genuine smile. Never walk by a fellow crewmember or one of our guests or clients without acknowledging them.

·DEDICATED WORK ETHIC - We strongly believe in the concept of an honest day’s work for an honest day's pay.



Bahamas Ferries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. In adherence to the fair employment laws of the Bahamas and the United States, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment decisions, from hiring to termination and everything in between, are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to any of these protected characteristics. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply and join our team.