Junior Engineer - Marine Portsmouth

Portsmouth | Other

Junior Engineer FTC
Portsmouth, PO1 3LT
Permanent, 48 Hours per week

Competitive Salary + 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 for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers. 
Serco are currently recruiting for Junior Engineer to join the existing team at Portsmouth. The purpose of the role is the overall responsibility for the operational state and maintenance of all machinery and electrical equipment on board the vessel.


Main Accountabilities:


  • The operation maintenance, performance, availability, security, custody and safety of all equipment and systems in his charge.
  • The custody of drawings and publications associated with the equipment and systems in his charge, and of ships machinery spares and stores appropriate to his department.
  • The compilation of records, reports, and returns in associated with the Barge Master for standards of fire prevention and firefighting onboard vessels.
  • Provide all necessary written procedures for the Engineering Department aboard, as required by the Quality System or the ISM Code as appropriate. · Demand stores, fuel, and spare gear as necessary.
  • To act as the Ship's Safety and Environmental Officer.
  • Member of the Ship's Management Team
  • Leadership and Line Management of crew/assigned team, including full engagement with Company processes and people management systems 


What you'll need to do the role:


  • Certificate of Competency issued under reg, lll/3 of the STCW 95 code
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Fire Fighting
  • PST Certificate
  • PSSR Certificate
  • ENG1 Medical

What we offer


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


This position requires applicant live locally and to be able to commute within 2 hours of Portsmouth Naval Base. The position will also require applicant to be available to provide engineer absence cover within the Serco fleet of vessels which may include day work or rotational crews.

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, 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. As a proud Disability Confident Leader 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. 


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12/12/2023 01:30:00
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