FT Engineer - FTC

Greenock | Other

Fleet Tender Engineer

Marine, Clyde, HM Naval Base, G84 8HL

Full time (4 weeks on, 4 weeks off rota)

Fixed Term Contract - 6 months



The job opportunity:



The Engineer is responsible for supporting the Vessel Master with all matters pertaining to engineering and electrical operation, maintenance and defect rectification providing maximum usage and time at operational readiness. 


Main duties:



  • Ensure safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, electrical appliances, air conditioning, domestic installations, fittings and structures within and out with the machinery spaces and such items as may be detailed by the Company from time to time.
  • Consult at least daily with the Master to achieve the maximum economy consistent with the minimum efficiency required of the machinery under his charge. He/she must keep the Master promptly and fully informed of any occurrences in the engine room which might affect navigation or the essential services under his control.
  • Assist the Master to ensure compliance with all relevant Oil and Environmental Pollution Prevention Legislation and to ensure that all responsible Officers are familiar with Emergency Procedures, Contingency Plans and capable of operating all Safety and Pollution Prevention equipment and appliance.
  • Become familiar with details of vessel's construction, machinery and operating characteristics.
  • Be responsible for the overall control configuration of the vessel and all the systems and equipment.
  • Keep a careful account of all labour coming under his jurisdiction so that contractors' bills can be checked and to ensure suitable quality of workmanship.
  • Submit accurate figures to the Master each day, while the ship is at sea, showing the quantities of bunkers, lubricating oils and water consumed and remaining onboard.
  • Ensure that all Planned Maintenance and both normal and emergency repair work is carried out and reported as required.
  • Ensure that all work is planned for minimum disruption to the vessel's overall programme and maximum reliability and availability of the plant.
  • Keep all engine room records as required by the Company.
  • Endeavour to maximise efficiency of machinery and equipment.
  • Ensure that any repair work being undertaken by repair staff under contract is being carried out in a satisfactory manner 



What we are looking for in our candidates:



  • SMEOL, 3 rd Engineer or higher.
  • In date ENG1
  • Any requisite certification and qualification to fulfil the primary role of the selected individual.
  • Basic Level Management / Leadership training or demonstrable equivalence.
  • Proven history of operating has a singleton in charge. This can be via CV and will be covered during interview.
  • Knowledge of SMS and the ISM Code.
  • IT awareness
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Marine Industry Background.
  • Understanding of a planned maintenance System (such as AMOS).

Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.

A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.

Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


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. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?


To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



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 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. 


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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