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Chief Engineers United Kingdom

For our ports in the UK (London and Southampton) we are recruiting new colleagues:


Chief Engineers


Objective of position

Responsible for keeping the tug technically operational and undertakes all that is necessary to keep all maintenance and the equipment up and running. To represent the shipping company and its policy. Reports to the captain of the vessel.


Key tasks:

  • As an engineer you will be responsible for managing the entire technical equipment on board and you will undertake maintenance and repairs. You ensure a proper and efficient use of spare parts, fuels and lubricants. This includes a good administration and proper use of the ordering and maintenance system.
  • Safety is crucial in our business. To this end, periodic testing of many components of the entire equipment and performing drills is required. Here you actively participate and report to the captain and the technical department
  • During towing operations, you are responsible for operating the winch according to captain’s instructions.


Job requirements:

  • Needs to be in possession of obligated certificates and documents relating to the Netherlands’ Manning Act in order to be able to sail as Chief Engineer on board a tugboat;
  • In possession of certificate of competency Chief Engineer all ships or Chief Engineer <3000kw with contractor material;
  • In possession of valid inland papers is a preference;
  • Proven technical knowledge by experience as Chief Engineer in offshore or on a tugboat;
  • Knowledge of Windows and good administration skills;
  • Good communicational skills;
  • Flexible and capable of withstanding stress;
  • Good social skills and a team player;
  • Prepared not to smoke in places where it may affect others.


Are you one of us?

If you have a passion for a nautical job and would like to work on board, then we invite you to send your online application and CV to humanresources@kotugsmit.eu or call Debbie Boom via +31(0)10-3073532.


For more information about the vacancy, please contact Operations Manager London and Southampton, Stuart Strutton via s.strutton@kotugsmit.eu@kotugsmit.eu or via +31(0)10-3073565.