Engineer London (UK)



About Boluda Towage

Boluda Towage provides tailored towage services to its customers in major ports across the globe.


We are a family-owned company and a global leader in maritime services. The Towage division is one of the subsidiaries of Boluda Corporación Marítima, which has its origin in 1837. We can be found in 79 ports across the globe, operating a fleet of over 300 tugboats in 18 countries on 3 continents in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Next to port towage, we also provide offshore and ocean towage and salvage operations.


We are passionate about assisting ships safely. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.


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, Excellence of customer care & service.


For our operations in the UK (Port of London) Boluda Towage is recruiting new colleagues:





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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?


  • 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
  • Needs to be in possession of obligated certificates and documents relating to the Local Manning Act to be able to sail as Engineer on board a tugboat
  • In possession of updated STCW basic safety training, Masters II/3 ticket, 500gt certificates;
  • 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 within an international company
  • Small team in the UK
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the port of London

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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In the application forms (open applications or vacancies) you can give your permission to Boluda Towage Europe to store your personal data for a period of 4 weeks or prolong the period of 4 weeks for storage up to a maximum of 1 year.

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