Vacancy: Chief Engineer Officer

Job title:

Chief Engineer Officer

Job description:

Portsmouth – Fishbourne & Lymington – Yarmouth Ships

The Chief Engineer Officer leads the technical standards on board and ensures the effective implementation of the associated areas of the Safety Management System.

As a technical professional the role requires an MCA Certificate of Competency (higher certification will be viewed more favourably) and the use of best practice for:

  • Environmental responsibility
  • Flag and classification standards
  • Planned maintenance

In addition, expertise will be required to ensure repairs that are carried out are timely and to a good standard.

Effective liaison with the superintendents ensuring full, clear and concise communications is essential. An ability to develop and motivate junior officers and ratings is required.

A competitive salary package is available to the successful applicant.

As a Chief Engineer Officer, you will be required to work across all days of the week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

How to apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to recruitment@wightlink.co.uk, detailing your qualifications, skills and experience. Please include all your contact details, including your address, landline and mobile telephone numbers.

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