Marine Engineer - SIC04025

Shetland Islands Council

  • Location: Graven
  • £26,657.10 to £27,757.60 per annum, H
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SIC04025

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The Marine Engineers are responsible to the Senior Technical Engineer and are part of a multi disciplinary team of maintenance personnel within Marine and Air Operations. The Marine Engineers undertake a range of maintenance on ferries and terminals operated by the Shetland Islands Council. The main areas of work include overhaul and maintenance of plant whilst vessels are out of service, in annual refit or whilst in temporary lay up. In carrying out this role all members of the team must be fully aware of all operational requirements, restrictions, regulations and the Council's approved Safety Management System (SMS). The postholder will be required to be on call for periods of time.

Specific duties of the Marine Engineer include:

To undertake maintenance, repair or replacement of plant whilst vessels are at refit or are out of service. This will involve working with and to the procedures contained within the MCA approved SMS; To conduct general maintenance and upkeep of linkspans, associated hydraulics and other ferry terminal plant; To assist in breakdown maintenance at short notice, disrupting the service as little as is practicable.

 More details is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached below.

You will be required to report for duty at the Port Administration Building, Sella Ness.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: David Henderson/Michael Slater, Senior Technical Engineers on 01595 744235/233 or e-mail

Please follow the link below for further information. 

Additional Information

The grade of this post is Grade H 

Salary shown is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance (£2,157 per annum). Established full-time post for 37 hours per week, 52.18 weeks per year A relocation package does not apply to this post. We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland. Ability to work outside normal hours/standby as required.

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

The Individual Must have recognised apprenticeship in a marine environment. Must have significant experience in a marine environment. Must have the ability to be an effective member of a multi disciplinary team Must have the ability to be a logical thinker and to solve varied problems without continual reference to in line managers.

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