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  • Job ID: 9783
  • Rank: Undefined Rank
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term - Temp
  • Joining Date: Apr 15, 2021
  • Type of Vessel: Passenger Ship
  • Engine Details: MAN B&W 9L32/40
  • DWT / GRT: 57600

Position Description:

We are currently looking for CHIEF ENGINEER for SAGA cruises - cruise vessel SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE!

Start date: required to join on 15/April/2021 till 30/June/2021

Salary = £/ per month worked on board

Contract 2 months +/-1

“Interview and contract dates are subject to change depending on the operational requirements of the client following COVID-19 return to service plans.”

Licence / Qualification requirements;


Chief Engineer Unlimited

New Build Experience

High Voltage Certification



Experience of Kongsberg Systems

Experience of SIEMENS Podded Drive

Diesel-Electric Experience


Line Manager;

Master (on-board)

Fleet Superintendent (ashore)


Direct Reports;

Staff Chief Engineer, Chief Electro-Technical Officer

To assist the following with their responsibilities as per V.Ships S&QMS – as per

Chief Engineer responsibilities (equivalent reference)


The Chief Engineer is the Head of the Technical Department.  They are directly responsible to the Master with functional responsibility to the Managing Director of the Company and they advise the Captain on all engineering matters.


Their primary responsibility must always be the safe operation of all machinery, safe-working practices within their department and the safety of the ship. They must ensure that those areas of ISM that apply to their department are conscientiously maintained.


Aside from technical competence, areas of expectations should be focused around:

  1. Performance – the Chief Engineer should commit and display the highest levels of both technical and managerial performance in their role
  2. Passion – the Chief Engineer should demonstrate passion in the duties they carry out
  3. Pride – the Chief Engineer should take pride in all aspects of their work
  4. Leadership – the Chief Engineer should show strong leadership in all areas of responsibility and ensure continual professional development of themselves and all team members
  5. Consistency – the Chief Engineer should approach all tasks with a professional consistency
  6. Accurate Reporting – the Chief Engineer should ensure reports to the Master and on-board colleagues are accurate and truthful, highlighting areas of concern regardless of fault
  7. Communication – the Chief Engineer should be an effective communicator between all those on-board as well as shore-side

They are responsible for:

  • Maintaining and effectively operating, to the highest possible standards, all technical machinery and equipment including main, auxiliary and domestic machinery.  These standards must never fall below that of the Company, the Classification Society and the relevant Flag State.
  • Implementing and maintaining the vessel’s planned maintenance system, plant history and inventory systems.
  • Ensuring that the maintenance requirements of the Hotel Department are expeditiously dealt with, particularly those pertaining to hygiene and customer services.
  • Monitoring the condition of fixed firefighting systems and mobile firefighting appliances within technical spaces, ensuring they are in constant readiness.
  • Monitoring the activities of their department, ensuring that all the responsibilities detailed below are correctly discharged and that all technical department personnel comply with procedures and instructions concerning safety and environmental protection.
  • Ensuring close co-operation with the officer responsible for the ship’s stability.
  • Monitoring the individual training of technical personnel in their operational duties.
  • Giving the Master a positive report prior to each departure, that the vessel is ready for sea with regard to the responsibilities of their department. Central to this report, they shall identify that the ship’s main and auxiliary machinery is in a suitable condition to proceed to sea.
  • Keeping the Master promptly and fully informed of any occurrence in a technical space that might affect the navigation or the essential services in the ship.
  • Monitoring the fuel economy of the vessel, consulting frequently with the Captain with regard to passage planning and the setting and regulation of economical speeds.
  • Monitoring the actual and forecast expenditure of their department with regard to the budgets established for the vessel and advising the Master and Fleet Superintendent accordingly.
  • Submitting through the Captain such reports and returns as are required by the Company.
  • Liaison with other departments for the co-ordination of technical department activities and ensuring the smooth running of their department.
  • The safety, discipline and welfare (including the cleanliness of their quarters) of all members of the technical department. He is directly in charge them but may delegate this authority to their Staff Engineer as appropriate.
  • Personally ensuring that all Officers in their Department are aware of their social obligations whilst in passenger's public areas.
  • Ensuring that the policies laid down by the Company are executed and personally verifying that all Officers within their department are properly instructed and aware of their duties and responsibilities relating to the Safety Management System.
  • The effective operation and maintenance of all watertight doors;
  • The effective operation and maintenance of all arrangements and equipment provided for pollution prevention, and the supervision of pollution prevention measures during bunkering and bunker transfer.
  • The disposal of sludge, bilge water, oily water and exhausted oils in accordance with international, national and Company requirements and instructions.
  • Co-ordination and collaboration with the Safety Officer for the effective operation and maintenance of all safety equipment. To this purpose the Chief Engineer will nominate one Engineer Officer as Deputy Safety Officer, responsible for the safety maintenance in the machinery spaces. Appraisal report on its performance will be made in completion of their safety duties.
  • Issuing "Chief Engineer’s Standing Orders" for the safe and efficient technical operation of the ship.  A copy of these standing orders will always be available in the Engine Room or Engine Control Room.
  • Providing a "Chief Engineer’s Order Book", to be kept in the Engine Room or Engine control room, which will be read and the order signed by each Engineer taking over the watch.
  • Ensuring that all Technical Department Personnel are familiar with their own emergency duties and that adequate training is given and drills completed for firefighting, power failure, damage, etc.
  • The workload of the technical personnel is to be organised such that all personnel attend training and drills on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring that sufficient members of the Engine Department remain on board in harbour to comply with the ship’s In Port Manning Plan
  • When proceeding ashore, their deputy must remain on-board and the Captain must be informed.


V. Group is the leading global maritime agency with a pool of 44,000 active seafarers and approximately 3,000 shore colleagues. We represent in excess of 300 global client businesses who have engaged our management services for around 1,000 vessels.

At V. Group, our ambition is straightforward - to drive the transformation of our industry and to be the leading global provider of marine crew supply/management services.

Our values comprise of ‘five C’s’: we Care, we Collaborate, we Challenge, we are Consistent, and we Commit and Deliver, these values are central to our business and remain embedded in to our service output.

We aim to be an industry leader, challenging the parameters of best practice and shaping the future of Marine Operations.

As a strictly compliant global leader in marine services, V. Group will not request any fees or compensation for our services from seafarers. Please be aware of any illegal recruitment services and crewing representatives attempting to act on our behalf.