Staff Engineer

Staff Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Staff Engineer to join our team.


  • Co-ordinate and co-operate with the Chief Officer/Staff Captain for work where personnel from both departments are required;
  • Works closely with the Chief Engineer to ensure that all maintenance is completed efficiently and thoroughly;
  • Supervise effective and economical use of engine room resources. Manage spares, stores and tools of the Engine department;
  • Assist the Chief Engineer in planning, executing and updating PMS-related activities;
  • Supervise safe and efficient execution of maintenance and repairs carried out by engine staff;
  • Monitor and report as required, (to the Chief Engineer) on the discipline, cleanliness and appearance of Engine Room personnel;
  • Will be a member of the Safety Committee or any other official shipboard body set up under the authority of the Master, if called upon to do so;
  • Maybe appointed as the Ship Security Officer if suitably trained;
  • Ensures work in progress is completed in line with internal standard procedures;
  • To understudy the Chief Engineer and perform security related duties as required by the Ship Security Officer;
  • Is fully responsible for the operation of the engine room and any maintenance of machinery on board when deputising for the Chief Engineer;
  • Ensure correct and prompt execution of the Chief Engineer’s orders. Report the progress made to the Chief Engineer;
  • Inform the Chief Engineer accurately and promptly on all departmental activities and personnel issues;
  • Report any undesired events, unsafe practices or near accidents observed to the superior officer/s and attempt to rectify them if safely possible.


  • Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy;
  • Problem solving;
  • Stress Tolerance;
  • Previous experience in both mechanical and electrical engineering as well as experience in international sanitation requirements;
  • Master’s degree or Polytechnic degree of technical ship operations;
  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and French);
  • Excellent team management abilities;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work on board;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Certificate of Competency IMO III/2 + passengers ship familiarisation.