Marine Engineer (Scotland - 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 of customer care & service.


For our operations in Northeast Scotland (Port of Nigg) Boluda Towage is recruiting new colleagues:


marine ENGINEER 





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Objective of position

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


To execute maintenance, insure 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 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 of the vessel.
  • Advice on modification and/or improvement of technical equipment
  • Fault finding in the technical systems on board of 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?


  • Hold a minimum of SCTW 111/3 Chief Engineer Unlimited Certificate of Competency for Motorships less than 3000kW with an endorsement for up to 9000kW in the Near Coastal Area.
  • Hold full valid STCW Refresher Courses
  • Hold a valid ENG 1 Medical Certificate
  • Experience within the towage industry is preferred, but not essential
  • Passion for the maritime industry
  • You are fluent in English
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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 within an international company
  • Small team in Scotland
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in Northeast Scotland

Challenge us. Challenge yourself.


If you are enthusiastic about a nautical job and work onboard, feeling connected to the maritime industry, and keen on bringing your dedication and talent into a challenging and 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.


*** Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated ****


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Before completing the application form below, please note that there are mandatory requirements:


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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