Dredge Chief Engineer
The Chief Engineer serves as the Officer in Charge of the Engineering Watch (OICEW) as directed by the Master. The Chief Engineer ensures the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the vessel's engineering systems and spaces including, but not limited to, main propulsion, power generation and management systems, vessel control systems, automation systems, dredging systems, fuel management systems, bilge and ballast systems; firefighting systems, refrigeration and HVAC systems; potable water, greywater and sewage systems, communication, and electronic navigation systems, deck machinery and cranes. The Chief Engineer manages all below deck cargoes and engineering stores; tracks and reports on the consumption of fuel, water, lube oils, hydraulic oils, and engineering spare parts and supplies. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the monitoring of the seaworthiness of the vessel, the safety of the crew and persons in addition to the crew, protection of the environment, vessel's dredging performance, mobilization, and demobilization, project management, crew resource management, training, and other responsibilities that may be assigned by Project Management, the Master or that the Chief Engineer recognizes as essential to his/or her responsibility.
Responsibility and Authority
The Chief Engineer is responsible for implementing the safety and environmental protection policies of the Company; motivating the crew in the observation of those policies; issuing and communicating appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner. As directed by the Master, the Chief Engineer has the authority under his/her licensure to perform responsibilities aboard their vessel or when otherwise engaged in the business of the Company in the capacity of a Chief Engineer in a manner consistent with this job description. As directed by the Master, the Chief Engineer serves as the OICEW and is responsible for the management and direction of other OICEWs to ensure the safe operation and efficient maintenance of the vessels engineering systems in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. The Chief Engineer manages the engineering officers, engineering crew, vendors and subcontractors as directed by the Master and Company Project Management, including service delivery, safety management, human resource management, and cost management. When not acting as chief engineer on board, this position will report to the company’s equipment manager and assist in fleet maintenance and repair.
Qualifications and Experience
The minimum qualifications and experience required for each Chief Engineer are:
Possess a valid USCG Engineers License with a minimum of Chief Engineer Limited or a DDE 4000.
Valid CPR, First Aid, and Fire Fighting Certificates.
Working knowledge of all vessel systems; hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, diesel (caterpillar), propulsion, and auxiliaries.
Basic computer skills.
A valid Driver's License.
Ability to read and write English as well as render, understand, and react to commands given in English.
Experience with dredging equipment is preferred but not necessary.
Note: Rotation schedule may vary and is subject to change based on vessel and company requirements.
Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company LLC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employee or job applicant based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, national origin, marital or family status, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, religion, ancestry, citizenship, or any condition or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.