Senior Technician

Faslane | Other

Senior Technician
HMNB Clyde, Faslane G84 7JU  
Full time, Permanent
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 for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers


We have an exciting opportunity for a Pilot Boat and Barge Engineer to join our current team to be based at HMNB Faslane. The role of the Pilot Boat & Barge Engineer/Operative is to support and maintain the Pilot Cutters and respective barge(s), mechanically and electrically as required to allow all operations to be undertaken and to undertake the role of Barge Operative when required for liquid transfers. This will include the day to day of the vessels, logs and maintenance record, recording and reporting data as required.



Main Accountabilities:



  • Support Planned Maintenance and both normal and emergency repair work when required. 
  • To support the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all onboard systems.
  • Consult with Operations and Technical as required to achieve a maximum output and support to operation and vessels. 
  •  Keep the Operations and Technical Superintendent appraised of any issues that may have a bearing on the operational output. 
  • Assist with and 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. 
  •  Conduct routine planning and maintenance iaw the maintenance schedule.
  • Support with and via external contractors, ensuring that any repair work being undertaken is carried out in a satisfactory manner.
  • Escort and work with contractors as required.
  •  Formulate and return any reports if and as required by the company. 
  • To carry-out any additional duties that may reasonably be requested by the company and in line with the individual's requisite qualifications.
  • Support barge operations for the barge that the individual is assigned to or working on be it fuel, sewage or sullage barge. 
  • To fulfil the role of barge operative when conducting barge operations. 




What you need to do the role?

⦁    Minimum CoC as an Engineer Officer of the Watch or higher, ie 3rd Engineer
⦁    In date ENG1
⦁    Any requisite STCW qualification to fulfil the primary role of the selected individual
⦁    Basic Level Management / Leadership training or demonstrable equivalence
⦁    Marine Industry Background
⦁    Understanding of a planned maintenance System (such as AMOS)
⦁    Interpersonal skills adaptable to work with a small crew.
⦁    Knowledge of SMS and the ISM Code
⦁    IT awareness
⦁    Health and Safety awareness

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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