Chief Engineer

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Chief Engineer Job Description Template

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


  • Provide technical representation to the Service Delivery Board;
  • Ensures the disposal of sludge, bilge waters, oily waters and exhausted oils in accordance with national and international regulations;
  • Determines the volume of oil, fuel, water and lube required for each cruise and ensures that substantial quantities of each is on board;
  • Ensure an accurate and up-to-date set of documentation and models is maintained and available for the operational environment;
  • Is directly responsible for the operation of the engine room and any maintenance of machinery on board the vessel;
  • Maintains updated inventory for any spare parts, extra fuel and oil;
  • Participate in the creation/updates of technical policy, including assessment of new and emerging technologies;
  • Provide impact assessments for new proposals and projects on the current environment;
  • Ensure technical and operational readiness for programs and projects;
  • Participate in development and on-going operation of technology project governance and change control;
  • Participate in the reviewing of solution and project High-Level Designs and Low-Level Designs with a focus on operational environment;
  • Technical approval for change requests on the live environment;
  • Contribute to the creation of road maps for approved in-use technologies, exploration and renewal;
  • Works closely with their primary assistant for general daily operations in the engine room;
  • Technical approval for service management aspects/components.


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