Chief Engineer needed in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Serial No: 125786
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - View on map

An exciting and challenging role has come up with a well renowned LNG ship management company within the LNG sector. To be eligible to apply for this role it is essential that you hold a Chief Engineers Unlimited Certificate endorsed for steam vessel operation, previous superintendence experience would be a distinct advantage. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team which is being strengthened due to continuing fleet expansion.

Position: Chief Engineer

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Chief Engineer


Salary & Benefits

  • €82,000 p/a
  • Extensive Benefits package available


The Role

  • Technical supervision of assigned vessels, dealing with routine and non-routine maintenance and repair.
  • Authorise and supervising supply of spare parts, stores and services.
  • Attend vessels worldwide to supervise scheduled and unscheduled
  • Attend LNG vessel pre-discharge meetings with Charterer’s representatives, Buyers and Terminal Personnel before vessels arrival.
  • Monitor the arrival and departure of LNG vessels including the berthing and mooring operations, at the discharge and loading terminals as necessary.
  • Monitor vessel condition and ships staff compliance with management policies, international, state and local regulations through regular ship inspections
  • Assist in preparing vessel-operating budgets.
  • Monitor and controlling operating costs within agreed budgets.
  • Preparation of the major repair specification
  • Prepare monthly Planned Maintenance Status Report.
  • Supervision of the major repair periods at the chosen shipyard, administer guarantee claims on ship builders.
  • Collate routine monthly technical reports received from the vessels.
  • Distribute routine technical and class reports to the vessels.
  • Work on longer-term projects e.g. planned maintenance systems and capital projects.
  • Respond and follow-up to vessels technical correspondence.
  • Handle of hull and machinery insurance matters for each vessel.
  • Arrange surveys for statutory and Classification Society surveys.
  • Liaison with Superintendent, Fleet Personnel on matters related to engineering sea staff.
  • Review Engineering staff appraisals
  • Interview prospective senior engine room staff.
  • Brief/de-brief and appraise Chief Engineers.
  • Provide support in all aspects of ship operation, including cargo work, manning
  • Work closely with and provide engineering advice to the fleet team.
  • Carry out and assist as required with risk assessment procedures and accident / incident investigations and prepare reports.
  • Attend weekly Department and Company meetings.



  • Self-motivated team player
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Certificate of Competency to Class 1
  • Senior officer position at 1st Assistant or higher
  • LNG Experience (strongly preferred)
  • Experience in shore-based position (desirable)
  • Professional qualifications in an engineering / electronics field would be an advantage


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