HVAC engineer for SAGA new build

June 12, 2019
V.Ships Leisure Monaco
Engine Jobs
Ventilation / Refrigeration Officer

Contract Duration: 3 Months

Position Information:
We are currently looking for an HVAC Engineer

Licence / Qualification requirements;


  • 2nd Engineer Unlimited COC or recognised Refrigeration qualification (City and Guilds or NVQ3)
  • Knowledge of Refrigeration and Refrigerant Gases.
  • F-Gas Certificate
  • EPA Certificate
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as 2nd Engineer or HVAC Engineer onboard a Passenger Ship or Land-based
  • Refrigeration/Air conditioning role
  • STCW certification relevant to this position
  • Good command of the English language
  • Knowledge of USPH and international public health requirements


  • Previous experience with CO2 refrigeration systems
  • Previous experience with SRtP vessels
  • Experience of working with complex automation/energy efficiency modules and systems
  • Line Manager;
  • Chief Engineer (whilst in new build phase only)
  • Staff Chief Engineer
  • Direct Reports;
  • Assistant HVAC Engineer(s)

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

Technical Department Responsibility 13 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Responsible for:

  • Ensure system installation and commissioning is in accordance with the design criteria of the new build specification
  • Development and attendance of equipment specific training for the respective areas of responsibility
  • Input into standard operating procedures, risk assessments and maintenance tasks requirements for the responsible systems
  • Coordination with Chief Engineer and site team (whilst in new build phase) for all HVAC related tasks
  • Operation and maintenance of all main air conditioning, refrigeration machinery, fire dampers and technical space fans with specific attention placed on Public Health, SOLAS, Flag and Class items.
  • Planning and supervision of any third party works planned in relation to the air conditioning of refrigeration systems on board.
  • Maintain all records as required by eVMS, Environmental and Public Health compliance.
  • Responsible for safe and correct use, inventory, record keeping and storage of refrigerant gases.
  • Maintenance and security of fan rooms and AC stations in line with company requirements
  • Supervision and training for direct reports, to ensure their standards of work are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and they have the required skill sets to perform tasks
  • Attend to passenger cabin defects effectively and professionally to minimise any effects on the guest experience

Additional Duties

The HVAC Engineer’s duties will include:

  • Prepare appraisals for all direct reports under their remit in accordance with Saga and V.Ships policies
  • Ensure that planned maintenance assigned to their discipline is conducted and reported in a timely manner
  • Attend passenger social events as directed by the Head of Department.
  • Partake in inspections, trainings and meetings as instructed by the Head of Department.
  • Other tasks pertaining to departmental operations as instructed by the Head of Department.
  • Ensures that the set standards are kept and staff members work according to their respective job descriptions.
  • Attending training and office visits as required by V.Ships and Saga where possible

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