MSC Cruises

Naval Architect & Marine Engineer - Deck Inspector

MSC Cruises
Deck Jobs
Chief Engineer, 1st Engineer, 2nd Engineer, 3rd Engineer
March 18, 2024


The Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, placed in the Marine Operations Department, is responsible for all Class related matters for retrofits, lengthening project, scrubber modification, refurbishment, conversion, upgrading Solas and Marpol requirements. Deck Superintendent in Marine Operations Department. In charge of Ship's Deck Equipment monitoring, spare parts and procedures, SMS documentation, deck inspections, hull, and ship's maintenance status.


Naval Architect and Marine Engineer:

• Dry Docks Superintendent and support, in charge of listing the works expected to be done in Dry Dock, and to submit the related requests of budget, and to perform inspections and acceptance of results;

• Napa Onboard support and updates;

• Provide Engineering support for modification on existing ships, both in operation and in Dry Dock;

• Charter approval/supports;

• ERS/SOPEP Drill Evaluation;

• Drawings' support, updating with any modifications;

• New buildings plan approval, basin tests, and sea trials verifying that ship is designed and built as per highest standards possible and in compliance with Contract and Technical Specification;

• Naval architecture projects on assignment;

Deck Inspector;

• Performs continuous checks and inspections of the assigned Ships to ascertain and maintain the technical status of Ships. Creation of each visit's report to be submitted to the Vice President Deck & Safety/DPA any interested Stakeholders;

• Creates and check that Standard Procedures in force related to Deck Dept. and their updates are correctly applied;

• Checks that Monthly SMS Documentation is correctly updated, considering the Ships' Status and reporting the outcomes to the Vice President Deck & Safety/DPA;

• Ensures that any Deck Equipment and Mooring Ropes are technically and safely working, that relative maintenance SPs are applied, that any technical problem is duly investigated by Ship's Command or any external party, and to ensure that Vice President Deck & Safety/DPA is informed;

• Performing Deck Vessel Inspection (filling the related SMS form) and randomly supervises Ships' Deck Equipment Routine Inspection, reporting to the Vice President Deck & Safety/DPA the outcome and checking that any remarks will be followed and closed as per agreements between Ship's Command and Deck Superintendent;

• Ensures that tank cleaning and inspections are done within the expiry date;

• Reporting to Vice President Deck & Safety/DPA the hull status and ship's general steel maintenance regarding hull status, particular attention should be paid to the upper vertical and vertical sides below water, planning with Ship's Command the underwater hull cleaning;

• Ensures the hotel structures (such as pools, balconies, public pax decks) of all the vessels are kept at high standards while guaranteeing maintenance is planned and carried out successfully;

• Ensures that on the US/C Ships (if assigned), there are the certified personnel to use/drive the shoreside cherry pickers for hull maintenance, supporting Ship's Command for the planning of embarkation/disembarkation and training of Deck Crew;

• Carries out checks and inspections to approve the Deck Department's monthly requests of material and consumables, monitoring the annual budget and presenting the annual budget relating to the Deck


• Good English speaking, Italian speaking is highly desirable;

• Naval Architect and Marine Engineer (Master degree);

• Dry Dock experience is highly desirable;

• Shipyard experience and/or naval architect project office and/or repair companies is highly desirable;

• Good pc skills, with good use of AutoCAD;


Right to work in the UK, with the ability to travel worldwide.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises


MSC Cruises has grown exponentially since 2003. In such a short time, we have built a fleet of 21 modern and most environmentally advanced ships!

With our constant expansion, our fleet will grow in capacity with the arrival of eight new ships in three different classes by 2027.

One of our latest ships – MSC World Europa – was delivered in 2022, inaugurating the World Class. It is our largest cruise ship to date, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, served by more than 2,000 crew members.

In 2022 we also inaugurated the MSC Seascape which features new immersive high-tech entertainment with innovative technology that provides guests with endless leisure options.

From 2023 MSC Cruises will enter the Luxury segment by launching its first of four Explora Journeys ships. The ships will be equipped with the best and latest environmental technology and bestowed with a highly-innovative design.

Career Opportunities

With four new mega-ships and four Luxury ships to be built and delivered between 2023 and 2027, the biggest and most important challenge for MSC Cruises is to find, recruit and train a high number of new crew members needed to provide the service, fun and safety that have become hallmarks of MSC Cruises.

This massive project is already well under way. The Human Resources Team is not only working to recruit the best talents but is also visiting our manning agencies and hiring partners around the world to ensure that the right people and facilities are in place to prepare this ‘army’ of new crew members for their life at sea.

We need motivated and ambitious crew members who work with passion and understand the value of a smile.

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