In Port Engineer

Plymouth | Other

In Port Engineer


Plymouth, PL2 2BG

Full Time, 48 Hours, IAW Maritime Regulations

Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)

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. We are currently recruiting for an In Port Engineer to join our existing team on a 12-month fixed term contract. This role supports the Maritime Services Contract in Devonport and is responsible for supporting the Vessel Master with all matters pertaining to engineering and electrical operation, maintenance, and defect rectification.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Responsible for the operations of the engine room and maintenance of all types of machinery and equipment onboard the vessel.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all vessel machinery and equipment is working in an efficient manner to support safe navigation.
  • Ensure that adequate safety precautions are taken prior to any task.
  • 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 sub-contractors is being carried out in a safe and satisfactory manner.
  • Ensure all measures to prevent pollution of the environment are always exercised.
  • Fully conversant with Company Safety Management System.
  • Carry out other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Master.
  • Liaise and consult with the Operations cell and Management Team as necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with Customers, Management and Office Staff.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • ENG 1 Medical
  • STCW Certificate of Competency - Chief Engineer (minimum of 3000Kw)
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF)
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSCRB)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • STCW Medical First Aid
  • Marine Industry background
  • UK Passport Holder / Eligibility to work in the UK due to Naval Base security requirements


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • 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 range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive app, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


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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18/10/2023 02:07:00
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