Chief Engineer / Staff Engineer

August 22, 2019
Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services
Engine Jobs
Staff Chief Engineer
not specified

For our growing fleet, we are currently searching for Chief Engineer.

The responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Responsible for the entire technical operations of the vessel including engineering, electrical, and mechanical divisions
  • The Chief Engineer is the head of the entire Engine Department aboard the cruise ship, the highest-ranking officer within the department and along with the Captain / Master, one of the most important figures in the Marine Operations division on the ship
  • The Chief Engineer has overall responsibility for all technical operations and equipment onboard the cruise ship
  • Assisted by his / her subordinate officers (Staff Chief Engineer, Chief Electrical Engineer, Chief Refrigeration Engineer, Hotel Service Engineer) he / she makes sure that systems and equipment within every sub-division of the Engine Department are operating correctly and are maintained up to the highest possible standards of the cruise line and international regulations - main and auxiliary engines, generators, electrical and electronic systems, communication systems, heating, cooling, ventilation systems, plumbing, waste management systems, the machinery in the lifeboats, rescue boats etc.
  • Ensures that the Staff Chief Engineer and the other senior engine department officers are fully familiar with his/her duties and could assume his/her position at any time should that becomes necessary
  • Responsible for the professional, safety and emergency drill training of subordinate officers and crew.


  • National Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer Officer – no limitation for other than ro-ro vessel) > Chief Engineer licence required for both position
  • Strong leadership skills and previous cruise ship experience as a senior engine officer

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