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We are now recruiting for Chief Engineer to work on our upcoming project

This will be a day rate based position (subject to candidate's current contract status)



This is an opportunity to be part of an international vessel operator in the Energy Industry.

You will have the flexibility to part of our pool of candidates for ADHOC or short term basis assignments.

This role does not require immediate or fixed rotation commitments and we will contact you on short notice for vessel assignments globally.

The Chief Engineer, as head of the Technical department and a key member of the OMT, is responsible to the Vessel Master for the management of the Technical Department which includes responsibility for the technical status of the ship, its machinery and propulsion systems, all technical equipment permanently installed on board and all technical equipment temporarily installed on board the vessel.

 All personnel are expected to adhere to the HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

 All personnel are also expected to adhere to the culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Safe and efficient running of the Technical Department
  • Being available for 24 hour call out but not normally as a watch keeper
  • To ensure that the vessel, all vessel equipment is maintained and operated in an efficient and cost conscious manner and kept in a condition of readiness for operation. To advise the Vessel Superintendent, Master and Offshore Manager where there are items of concern which may affect operation or production. This includes permanently and temporarily installed auxiliary equipment (e.g. lay-equipment, ROV etc. as applicable).
  • Technical maintenance of the ship's cranes and other assets
  • Technical maintenance of ship's critical asset wire ropes
  • Maintenance of stores, spares and equipment necessary for the technical department and specialist equipment.
  • Fuel and lubricants (ordering/purchasing as approved by the Master)
  • Ensure the effective implementation and improvement of the planned maintenance systems of the vessel and survey/inspection planning with respect to maintaining the vessel’s class and other certification.
  • The upkeep of the vessel’s technical library, manuals and technical information
  • Ensure the certification package is in date and complies with Flag State and Class requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all members of the engine room department are thoroughly conversant with the oil in navigable waters legislation and the accurate upkeep of the oil record book.
  • Shipboard training/familiarisation and assessment of officers and other crew members within their department.
  • Provide services and/or assistance as requested by the Project Team or as instructed by the Master.
  • In cooperation with the Vessel Superintendent, prepare dry docking specification and work scopes.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health in their department.
  • Garbage and waste management according to internal and external requirements.
  • Responsible for implementation of and compliance with relevant parts of the Subsea 7 Management System within their department, and for co-ordination of any interfaces with the other department heads onboard.
  • Responsible for maintaining ship's security within their department (in port and at sea).
  • Assist the Master in conducting Master's Review in accordance with the ISM code.
  • Responsible, within their field of influence and authority, to the Master to ensure that their department's operational and investment costs are kept within Offshore Resources approved budget for their department. They shall also assist the Master in drawing up budget proposals for their department.
  • Attend the Company annual offshore seminars


Key Requirements:

  • STCW 95 (A-III/2) Certificate of Competency (Chief Engineer Unlimited) meeting legislative requirements of the Flag State
  • Appropriate prior experience for the type of vessel for which employed
  • Recognised Seaman's discharge book
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing in accordance with STCW Code Table A-II/I
  • Fully conversant with Flag State Maritime Law / Legislation
  • Fully conversant with ship's Safety Management System (Ref: ISM Code)
  • Attend appropriate training courses as required to maintain competency and Subsea 7 standards of vessel and its equipment operation.
  • Completed Security Awareness training relevant for the position (Ref: ISPS Code)
  • Hold at all times a valid seafarer medical fitness certificate and offshore survival certification suitable for geographical area of work
  • Training in accordance with the Subsea 7 training matrices