Chief Engineer

29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Serco Marine Services deliver marine support packages tailored to our customers’ needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour work boats to ocean going support vessels, we provide world class integrated marine services both in the UK and abroad.

Our support operation at the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) at Kyle of Lochalsh, provides a range of support services including diving support, range safety, target and test equipment recovery, range maintenance, underwater monitoring and passenger transfer.

We currently are seeking a Chief Engineer to join the team at the Kyle of Lochalsh, for the overall responsibility for the operational state and maintenance of all machinery and electrical equipment on board the vessel.

Responsibilities include:

Ensure safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, electrical appliances, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures within and without the machinery spaces and such items as may be detailed by the Company from time to time.

Consult at least daily with the Master in order to achieve the maximum economy consistent with the minimum efficiency required of the machinery under his charge. He/she must keep the Master promptly and fully informed of any occurrences in the engine room which might affect navigation or the essential services under his control.

Assist the Master to ensure compliance with all relevant Oil and Environmental Pollution Prevention Legislation and to ensure that all responsible Officers are familiar with Emergency Procedures, Contingency Plans and capable of operating all Safety and Pollution Prevention equipment and appliance.

Be responsible for the overall control configuration of the vessel and all the systems and equipment.

Keep a careful account of all labour coming under his jurisdiction so that contractors’ bills can be checked and to ensure suitable quality of workmanship.

Submit accurate figures to the Master each day, while the ship is at sea, showing the quantities of bunkers, lubricating oils and water consumed and remaining onboard.

Ensure that all Planned Maintenance and both normal and emergency repair work is carried out.

Carry out all Company Rules and Procedures relating to his department, making sure that all his staff are alerted to Company requirements particularly safety, on any relevant matters.

Be in the engine room whilst entering or leaving port, in confined waters and as specifically requested by the Master or dictated by any trials programme.

Make sure that navigational requests/telegraphic or other orders from bridge in so far as they affect the vessel’s propulsion plant are carried out promptly.

Make regular inspections of machinery and machinery spaces so that at all times he/she is aware of condition and operational capability of all items of machinery.

Key knowledge, skills and experience:

Chief Engineer less than 3000kw near coastal Certificate of Competence (as a minimum)

ENG1 Medical Certificate

STCW Safety Training (Incl. refresher training)

Able and willing to work in a 6 weeks on and 3 weeks off roster. Accommodation is not available with this role whilst the vessel is in Kyle of Lochlash.

All Serco employees must ensure that their current line manager is aware of their application. For confidential enquiries please contact MyHR on 0345 010 4000.
On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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