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Marine Surveyor

  • Post Date:15th July 2020
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  • Rank Surveyor
    Salary £29,985 - £35,631
Job Description

Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Marine Surveyor

£29,985 – £35,631

After initial training and subject to performance, the minimum salary will increase to £30,985.

Aberdeen, Cardiff, Colchester, Hull, Southampton and Plymouth


Do you have over proven experience working on board a ship or in a technical capacity within the maritime industry?

If so, we are looking for Marine Surveyors from all disciplines to join us at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), and we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

You will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our annual Business Plan activities and objectives. We will look to you to inspect, audit and survey ships and maritime ship operators to endure they meet UK, EU and international safety, management, welfare, security and anti-pollution regulations.

When qualified as an Engineer Examiner, undertake oral examinations so as to ensure high standards of training and competence amongst seafarers.


Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out surveys in straightforward and routine cases leading to the issue of statutory certificates for small/non-convention vessels, to include acting as the lead surveyor
  • Carry out inspections of small/non-convention vessels and port installations in straightforward and routine cases to ensure compliance with International Conventions, EU legislation and UK statutory requirements
  • If qualified as an ISM auditor, carry out safety management audits in straightforward and routine cases under the International Safety Management (ISM) code of ship operators and their vessels for ISM Document of Compliance (DOC) & ISM Safety Management Certificate (SMC)
  • Help to fulfil UK obligations under the Paris MOU Agreement and EU Port State Control Directive by assisting and working to the direction of a qualified Port State Control Officer (PSCO) in the inspection of foreign registered ships calling at UK ports
  • Forming part of an MCA team – under direction of senior qualified colleague – to assist with various surveys and inspections (i.e. witness emergency drills on a large passenger ship)
  • Provide advice to industry and public in accordance with MCA policies, including as point of contact for technically related communications with designated ‘Minor/Small size’ Companies or individual vessel owners

About you

The minimum academic qualification required is one of:

Engineer Discipline

  • Engineer Surveyor: FV Class 1 Certificate of Competency (Engineer); or
  • Engineer Surveyor: MCA Recognised STCW III/2 Second Engineer unlimited Certificate of Competency;

Nautical Discipline

  • Nautical Surveyor: FV Class 1 Certificate of Competency (Deck); or
  • Nautical Surveyor: MCA Recognised STCW II/2 Chief Officer unlimited Certificate of Competency

Naval Architect Discipline

  • A degree accredited by RINA/SNAME as meeting the academic qualifications for Incorporated Engineer

Ship Discipline

  • An engineering degree accredited by IMarEST / IMechE as meeting the academic qualifications for Incorporated Engineer

In each of the above cases, your qualifications need to be supported by sufficient experience in a managerial role on board ship or in a technical capacity of responsibility within the maritime industry. Sufficient experience means experience in working in the marine industry in a capacity that develops and broadens the knowledge gained at qualification over a minimum of 3 years and is unlikely to be achievable in a period of less than 5 years.

As a source of detailed technical advice about straightforward and routine situations, post-holders must demonstrate the technical competency levels specified for the post.

A driving licence valid for driving in the UK is required. A passport valid for international travel is required.

About us

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government’s maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

Find out what it’s like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

Closing date: Friday 7th August 2020.