Assistant Engineer Officer – Woolwich Ferry

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Assistant Engineer Officer - Woolwich Ferry

  • Post Date:27th June 2023
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Job Description

Organisation – Woolwich Ferry
Job – River Services
Position Type – Full Time

Main Location: Woolwich Ferry

Salary: £42,104 + 10% Unsociable hours allowance

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Under instruction from the Marine Engineer Officer, Assistant Engineer Officer will be responsible for the technical upkeep of vessels and river terminal assets and their safe operation through the provision of first line mobile technical and engineering support for vessels and plant, for routine, planned and unplanned maintenance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supporting the Marine Engineer Officer in the monitoring of the running vessels performance to provide safety assurances to the Captain to proceed with start/shutdown and technical support and guidance throughout the vessels’ running time in the event of automation deviations in vessel propulsion, linkspans and auto-mooring and the re-setting of alarms
  • First Line response in the event of any technical issues, requiring interrogation of the appropriate control systems, undertake physical inspections, identify cause and make sound technical recommendations for rectification; where necessary liaison with 3rd party support services
  • To conduct periodic checks and adherence to all routine maintenance requirements in accordance with the planned maintenance system and to coordinate necessary resources for the timely completion of planned and unplanned maintenance under the direction of the Engineer Officer and the Marine Engineering Manager
  • Assist with managing the preparation of vessels for dry dock and major special works and supervise externally contracted engineering works for the timely completion and quality assurance
  • To understand and comply with the emergency procedures and designated responsibilities in line with the ISM code and emergency procedures
  • Ensure adherence to technical standards in accordance with best practice, technical operating procedures, class and statutory regulations
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility


  • Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW), unlimited STCW 111/1 Certificate of Competence, Senior Marine Engine Operators Licence (SMEOL) or Marine Engine Operators Licence (MEOL) or other equivalent certification
  • Completed mechanical or marine engineering apprenticeship
  • Marine operations and safety requirements
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid


  • Technical analytical and fault-finding skills
  • Engineering and mechanical workshop skills
  • IT & computer literacy skills
  • Ability to use Planned Maintenance Software
  • Personal Survival Techniques


  • Marine and mechanical engineering
  • Electrical, electronic and control engineering
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Familiarisation with the philosophy of hybrid integrated power generation and propulsion management systems
  • Experience with diesel electric frequency drive propulsion system preferably with DC bus bar

This is a safety critical role; therefore, Occupational Health Clearance will be required.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a one-page covering letter. Word format preferred and do not include any photographs or images. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV.

The closing date for applications is 9th July 2023 at 23:59hrs

Diversity statement

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to represent the city we serve, which will help us become a more innovative and efficient organisation. Our goal is to make our recruitment as inclusive as possible. We are a disability confident employer who guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets all of the essential criteria. We also use anonymising software that removes identifying information from CVs and cover letters to make the process fair.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Free travel for you on the TfL network
  • Reimbursement of 75% of the cost of a standard class Ticket for National Rail travel from home
  • 38 days annual leave including public and bank holidays
  • Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
  • Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
  • Discounted Eurostar travel