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Second Engineer Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, IV40 8AJ Working 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off Full time, Permanent Competitive Salary + Benefits Serco Maritime deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers’ needs all delivered...

Second Engineer

Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, IV40 8AJ

Working 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off

Full time, Permanent

Competitive Salary + Benefits 



Serco Maritime deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers’ needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad.


Our vessels provide a range of support, which include for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers.



This rotation for this role is 6 weeks on/3 weeks off. The vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a professional multi-skilled team providing support to the Raasay Ranges out of BUTEC for customers who expect and deserve the best service.


We have a vacancy for a Second Engineer who will be responsible for the day to day running of the Engine Room Department and in maintaining an environment which is without risk to the health and safety of engine room staff, other crew members and the environment. The Second Engineer will report (whilst on board a vessel) to the Chief Engineer and/or Master, with regular contact between crew/Operations team/Technical and Marine Superintendent and clients.


Main Accountabilities:


  • Carry out planned/emergent maintenance and repair work for continuous survey of all propulsion, auxiliary and deck machinery, air conditioning, domestic installations, boilers, fittings and structures both within and without the machinery room spaces after discussions regarding work programme with Chief Engineer.
  • Supervise work on main engine and auxiliaries, ensuring planned and co-ordinated performance of maintenance duties.
  • Be in the engine room during manoeuvring and trial periods (with short breaks yet remain readily accessible).
  • Monitor, control and document the use of spare parts and stores.
  • Operating at all times in compliance with Flag and Class legislation / guidance and Serco Maritime, Integrated Management System and Serco Limited policies.
  • Liaise with the other members of the crew in order to give feedback and early warning to the Chief Engineer concerning any practice, item of plant or machinery which might be a potential hazard.


What you’ll need to do the job



  • MCA Certificate of Competency as 2nd Engineer (3000kw as a minimum)
  • STCW Basic Safety Qualifications (Incl. refresher courses as required).
  • Unrestricted ENG1
  • Methodical in approach
  • Due to nature of the contract the successful candidate will need to be capable of achieving Security Clearance.


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you’ll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We’re also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.