Marine Engineering Jobs

Marine engineering refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel. Marine engineer job roles often include the design, build, test and repair these vessels, as well as offshore platforms and drilling equipment. It focuses on two disciplines – sea going and shore based; if you work in ship design or construction, your job would be shore based.

To work as a marine engineer, you need a detailed technical knowledge of naval construction, and mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering systems. Depending on the industry you work in, your duties could include shipbuilding, boat-building and repair, offshore oil and gas, marine surveying, merchant or Royal Navy.

You would normally be responsible for managing a team of marine technicians and craftspeople. Working hours are generally flexible, and may include shiftwork and weekends. You could also be away from home for long periods, working on ships, submarines or offshore installations.

If you are considering a role in this sector you’ll need to possess strong problem-solving skills, good communication and negotiating skills, excellent technical knowledge, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills, budget management and people management skills.

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Assystem UK

Assystem is a leading international group in the field of Engineering and Innovation Consultancy.

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Babcock International Group

Babcock is a leading international provider of airport solutions delivering the design and operation of baggage systems, airport IT systems and the management of operation critical fleets and ground support equipment (GSE).

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BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries.

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Coldharbour Marine

Cold Harbour Marine specialises in the design and supply of leading technologies to the world maritime market

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ETL Systems

ETL design and build high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment

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We are designing & deploying wave energy technology to provide the planet with clean energy.​

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