Chief Engineer London (UK)





We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organization, and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued.


Our culture, our conduct, and our business approach are based on core values: Transparency & professional honesty, Teamwork & operational efficiency, Flexibility & innovation, and Excellence in customer care & service.


We are a highly ambitious company with an expanding footprint around the world. Increasing volumes across our UK ports mean that we need to increase our pool of high-quality tug crews, to work on our modern, powerful, and varied fleet of tugs including ROTOR’s, ASD’s and Voith Schneider propulsion systems.




(London - United Kingdom)

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Objective of position

The Chief Engineer ensures that equipment and installations on board are in good condition and ready to operate.


In this role, you will execute maintenance, ensure and improve the vessel systems, equipment, and parts in compliance with Class, Flag State, HSE-Q, maintenance strategy, and other compulsory regulations in a safe, effective and cost-efficient manner. Ensure that spare parts, consumables, and inspections are planned and ordered on time.


The Chief Engineer reports hierarchical to the Tug Master and functional to the local Superintendent.


Key tasks:

  • Perform effective and efficient maintenance and repairs on all technical (electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical) installations on board the vessel.
  • Advise on modification and/or improvement of technical equipment
  • Fault finding in the technical systems on board the vessel and report in an adequate manner to superintendents
  • Contribute to the max uptime of the tug
  • Manage ordering and use of technical items, bunkers, oils, and water to control costs
  • Operate winches during towing operations
  • Manage treatment and removal of waste 
  • Ensure accurate maintenance logs, administration (planned maintenance system), and reporting
  • Ensure the tug and its equipment comply with company and legal requirements and all necessary certificates are up to date and complete
  • Report unsafe situations and actions to contribute to increased safety and awareness
  • Participate in safety drills on a regular basis

What type of applicant are we looking for?


  • Nautical school
  • Company mandatory training
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a similar position and working on a tug
  • Certificate Engineer, in line with the designated vessel and its operational area
  • In possession of valid medical and training certificates, in compliance with flag state requirements
  • In possession of obligated certificates and documents relating to the Local Manning Act to be able to sail as an Engineer on board a tugboat
  • In possession of updated STCW basic safety training
  • You are fluent in English
  • Passion for the maritime industry


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Your talents:


  • Flexibility
  • Stress-resistant 
  • Communicational and social skills
  • Actively focusing on and achieving or exceeding results
  • Independent, within your own responsibility in the team
  • Taking initiative
  • Technical know-how: maintaining the tugboat
  • Administrative skills
  • Planning and managing activities and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve goals

We offer:


  • A dynamic career with the market leading towage provider 
  • Attractive terms and conditions
  • A small local team in the UK
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the port of Liverpool in the UK

Challenge us. Challenge yourself.


and keen on bringing your dedication and talent into a challenging and a dynamic working environment, then we should meet. We’d invite you to submit your motivation letter and CV, by filling out the online application form on our website.


For more information about the vacancy, please contact our HR Manager UK, Melanie Cain via office phone: +44 151 207 8543.



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Boluda Towage Europe operates in Northwest Europe (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK). For this reason, we only can accept applications if a candidate:


  1. Holds citizenship in the EU/UK or has a work permit in Europe/EU/UK.
  2. Has a good command of the local language, applicable to the vacancy concerned.


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