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Chief Engineer

  • Post Date:4th October 2018
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  • Rank Chief engineer
    Vessel Type Ferries
Job Description

Chief Engineer


Full Time/Permanent/41 hours per week/Southampton/No onboard Accommodation


Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning 150 years. Today, we’re a modern, integrated transport, travel and leisure company carrying over 3 million passengers and freight every year, between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.


With the introduction of new tonnage and timetable changes in 2019, we are currently seeking a Chief Engineer on a permanent basis to join us late in 2018 or early 2019.


This position is very hands on and entails working as an integral part of our fleet maintenance team. You’ll be responsible for the operation and maintenance of main propulsion systems, auxiliary machinery, hydraulic, and sewage systems on our Ro-Ro Vessels.


You will need a minimum of an STCW95 III/1 Engineer Officer in Charge of a Watch certificate of competency, with recent seagoing experience; you should have a good working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of medium speed diesels and their associated electro-hydraulic systems.  You must also be able diagnose and rectify faults in a wide range of machinery and control systems.


We are committed to providing a great customer experience across a strong and approachable team and good communication skills are paramount, as are excellent written and verbal skills. This role is the perfect opportunity to combine your love of Engineering on board a vessel with the chance to go home after every shift.


Hours are based on 41 per week working a rostered shift system covering a 22-hour operation over 7 days per week. Accommodation isn’t available on-board and so it is key that you reside a commutable distance from our Southampton terminals.

Other responsibilities include:

  • The maintenance of galley and passenger services equipment.
  • Fabric maintenance of machinery spaces.
  • Receipt of fuel oil and lubricating oil bunkers.
  • Assisting the deck crew with the operation of the hydraulic equipment associated with loading practices.

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