Vessel Engineer – Adelaide

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted on 3 July, 2024

Website Maritime Constructions

Based in Adelaide, South Australia.

We are seeking a highly experienced, professional Vessel Engineer to join our marine crew and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our tug, “Sea Pelican” and harbour tugs. Being a part of our team means joining a great bunch of people who are experts in their field, providing a rich learning environment to further your professional and personal development.

Maritime Constructions are a marine contractor, uniquely capable of self-performing the full range of specialised engineering disciplines to deliver complex marine infrastructure projects from design and construction through to commissioning.  Projects include jetties, wharves, bulk loading facilities, dredging, reclamation, navigation aids, marinas, underwater pipelines, in Australia and internationally.

Why Work for Us?

  • Competitive hourly rate, good OT+ allowances
  • Paid RnR
  • A family first culture
  • A diverse range of projects with a dedicated and highly skilled team
  • Work in pristine sea and riverside locations

About the Role:

Performing the role of vessel engineer on short and longer duration sea tows of our suite of Barges and Dredgers
Assisting in project operations once mobilized to sites
Maintenance of vessel, plant and ancillary equipment as per programmed maintenance schedule and budgetary constraints
Compilation of maintenance and operational reports as required
Supervision of personnel undertaking and assisting with maintenance

About you:

You have extensive experience in the Marine industry bringing with you a sound understanding of general vessel structure and mechanics. You’re self-motivated, hard-working and your work ethic is second to none. You enjoy working with a committed team and can do so with minimal supervision. Additionally:

  • You are adaptable, flexible and able to live on board while working away
  • Located in Adelaide SA
  • Weekend availability is essential to be able to work safely in ever-changing weather conditions
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a genuine commitment to QHSE compliance and shipboard safety
  • Good overall Seamanship skills
  • Have ability to self-diagnose and rectify mechanical problems when encountered
  • Must pass a full pre-employment medical including functional capacity fitness evaluation and drug and alcohol screening.


  • Must have minimum MED 2. MED 1 viewed favorably.
  • Must hold a current Construction White Card and Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • High risk tickets such as dogging and rigging desirable but not essential
  • Coxswain, Masters ticket viewed favorably
  • Experience towing Barges and working close quarters in and around marine structures desirable but not essential
  • Must have current First Aid & CPR
  • Must have a current driver’s license

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