Chief Engineer- Fixed Term

United Kingdom, Plymouth
Closing date
13 Sep 2022

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Defence, Policing
Job Type
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Chief Engineer

Devonport, Plymouth

£4 7,380 - £50,000 per annum pro rota plus benefits

Fixed term contract - 6 months

We're currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer to take overall responsibility for the operational states and maintenance of all machinery and electrical equipment onboard the vessel.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, electrical appliances, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures within and without the machinery spaces and such items as may be detailed by the Company from time to time.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant must hold a Certificate of Competency as a Chief Engineer (minimum of 3000Kw), as well as an in date ENG1.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Maritime Engineer, to bring demonstratable experience of management or leadership, and have a real impact in supporting the team around them.

Due to the nature of the role, strong interpersonal skills are required when dealing with internal stakeholders as well as the customer. SC clearance will also be required, if successful.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.
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