Second Engineer

Kyle of Lochalsh | Other

Second Engineer

Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, IV40 8AJ

Working 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off

Full time, Permanent

Competative Salary + Benefits 



Serco Maritime 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.



This rotation for this role is 6 weeks on/3 weeks off. The vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a professional multi-skilled team providing support to the Raasay Ranges out of BUTEC for customers who expect and deserve the best service.


We have a vacancy for a Second Engineer who will be responsible for the day to day running of the Engine Room Department and in maintaining an environment which is without risk to the health and safety of engine room staff, other crew members and the environment. The Second Engineer will report (whilst on board a vessel) to the Chief Engineer and/or Master, with regular contact between crew/Operations team/Technical and Marine Superintendent and clients.


Main Accountabilities:


  • Carry out planned/emergent maintenance and repair work for continuous survey of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures both within and without the machinery room spaces after discussions regarding work programme with Chief Engineer.
  • Supervise work on main engine and auxiliaries, ensuring planned and co-ordinated performance of maintenance duties.
  • Be in the engine room during manoeuvring and trial periods (with short breaks yet remain readily accessible).
  • Monitor, control and document the use of spare parts and stores.
  • Operating at all times in compliance with Flag and Class legislation / guidance and Serco Maritime, Integrated Management System and Serco Limited policies.
  • Liaise with the other members of the crew in order to give feedback and early warning to the Chief Engineer concerning any practice, item of plant or machinery which might be a potential hazard.


What you'll need to do the job



  • MCA Certificate of Competency as 2nd Engineer (3000kw as a minimum)
  • STCW Basic Safety Qualifications (Incl. refresher courses as required).
  • Unrestricted ENG1
  • Methodical in approach
  • Due to nature of the contract the successful candidate will need to be capable of achieving Security Clearance.

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, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.

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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