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Marine Engineer UK (Liverpool)


To anticipate on the development of our organisation and further professionalization of our local team in the port of Liverpool (UK), we are looking for a:

Marine Engineer UK (Liverpool)

With 350 years of combined heritage, we are passionate about assisting ships safely. Our large fleet of 70 tugs provides tailored towage services in twelve European ports: Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Flushing, Terneuzen, Zeebrugge, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. These ports are major junctions where ships from all over the world bring their cargo and passengers or come to pick up cargo for further transportation. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organisation and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued. Our culture, our conduct and our business approach are based on five core values passion, respect, collaboration, flexibility and professionalism.

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The Marine Engineer ensures that equipment and installations on board are in good condition and ready to operate. The Marine Engineer will be reporting to the captain of the tugboat and the Technical Superintendent and will be representing our company and our policies.

As a Marine engineer you will perform effective and efficient maintenance and repairs of propulsion installations and auxiliary equipment to ensure the tug is available to provide services in a safe manner and to create a pleasant work environment.

You will advise on modification and/or improvement of technical equipment, which include ordering and use of technical items, bunkers, oils and water to control costs and manage the treatment and removal of waste.

You will ensure accurate maintenance logs, administration and reporting in order to comply with company and legal requirements and all necessary certificates are up to date and complete.

During towing operations, you will operate the winches. You will participate in safety drills on a regular basis. To increase safety and awareness, you will be reporting unsafe situations and actions.

What type of applicant are we looking for?

  • Nautical education
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Passion for the maritime industry
  • Good command of the English language, both oral and written.
  • Certificate Marine Engineer, in line with the designated vessel and its operational area
  • Valid medical and training certificates, in compliance with flag state requirements

Your talents:

  • Improve and find efficiencies with administration systems and procedures.
  • Proven technical knowledge by experience as Engineer 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

We offer:

  • A dynamic career within an international company
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the port of Liverpool

Challenge us. Challenge yourself.

If you have a passion for a nautical job and would like to work on board, then we invite you to send your motivation letter and CV by filling out the online application on our website or call Melanie Cain at phone +44 1512078540.

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