3rd Engineer

Greenock | Other

3rd Engineer

Serco Maritime Services - OOP Operations

Greenock, PA15 2AR

Full Time, Permanent (48 hours per week)

6 Weeks On / 6 Weeks Off Rotation

Competitive salary plus benefits




Serco Maritime Services deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers' needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad.


Our vessels provide a range of support, which include dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers.


We have an opening for a Third Engineer who will be responsible for maintaining an environment which is without risk to the health and safety of engine room staff, other crew members and the environment.


Main responsibilities of the role include:



  • To make/ receive an appropriate handover at the start/ end of each Watch.
  • Carry out planned maintenance schedule tasks as assigned by 2nd Engineer (not limited to but including following systems - propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings, and structures both within and out with the machinery room spaces.
  • Prepare the main/auxiliary machinery required for voyages, testing all essential equipment, alarms, shutdowns as directed.
  • Shutdown the main/auxiliary systems at the end of a voyage as directed.
  • Assist during bunkering operations
  • Ensure machinery and machinery area is kept as clean as possible, with engine room stairs, ladders and walkways always kept clear.
  • To liaise with the other members of the ship's staff/embarked clients in order to give feedback and early warning to the Chief/Second Engineer concerning any practice, item of plant or machinery which might be a potential hazard.
  • To be fully conversant with the use of all safety equipment, emergency procedures and contingency plans.
  • Be familiar with all safety routines and ensure necessary safeguards are in place before any maintenance/repair work commences.
  • Fully conversant with company Safety Management System- specifically: Permit to Work/Tag Out Systems



What you'll need to do the job


  • MCA Certificate of Competency as Engineer Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) as a minimum
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • ENG1
  • Passport
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education



What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts,  and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Rewarding environment with opportunities to grow and progress
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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05/10/2023 02:25:00
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