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2 months ago

Closing date:

18 June 2024

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Chief Engineer Officer 

Wightlink is one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, providing a link between the  Isle of Wight and the Hampshire mainland. 

Based at our Lymington Pier Terminal, Lymington the successful applicant will have knowledge  of MCA requirements. 

We welcome applications from candidates who ideally hold current a Chief Engineer Officer III/2  Motor Unlimited or Chief Engineer III/2 Less than 9000 Kw, Less than 3000 GT Unlimited Certificate of Competency with supporting (EOOW Motor unlimited) Certificate of Competency 

A hands-on role the Chief Engineer Officer leads the technical standards on board and  ensures the effective implementation of the associated areas of the Safety Management  System. 

As a technical professional the role requires an MCA Certificate of Competency (higher  certification will be viewed more favourably) and the use of best practice for: 

  • Safety and Protection of the Environment 
  • Flag and classification standards  
  • Planned maintenance and refits 
  • Defect repair 

In addition, expertise will be required to ensure repairs are carried out in a timely manner  and to a high standard, while strong administrative and practical support to the survey Chief  Engineer in planning refits will also be required. 

Effective liaison with the superintendents ensuring full, clear and concise communications is  essential. An ability to lead, motivate and develop junior officers and ratings is required, as  well as to develop strong working relationships with the deck officers and ratings.  

This role presents an ideal opportunity for newly qualified Chief Engineers to gain further  experience but still go home at night! 

Annual Salary: £ Very Competitive 

The appointed applicant will benefit from: 

SSTW certification renewal support  

Colleague Personal Development Plan including potential coaching or mentoring support A competitive Company Pension Allowance - Company contribution up to 10%  Life Assurance - 4 x Annual Salary  

Employee Assistance Program  

Octopus Electric Car Scheme  

Complimentary charging points for electric car users 

Complimentary car parking 

ComplImentary Wightlink travel, and discounted benefits on partner rail and ferry services An extensive range of miscellaneous benefits including discounts on health and wellbeing such gym memberships and spa days, retail, restaurants and local attractions  

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV  

to detailing your qualifications, skills and  experience. Please include all your contact details, including your address, landline and  mobile telephone numbers.

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This role presents an ideal opportunity for newly qualified Chief Engineers to gain further experience but still go home at night!

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