Marine Chief Engineer

Channel-Port aux Basques, NL | North Sydney, NS

Marine Atlantic provides a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Come experience the pride of working with a diverse organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for future sustainability.

Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include:

  • competitive salaries
  • defined benefit pension plan
  • comprehensive health and benefit packages
  • extensive professional development and training opportunities

Marine Atlantic is currently looking for Chief Engineers to work onboard our vessels that operate from the ports of Port aux Basques NL and North Sydney NS year round; and Argentia NL during the summer season. These positions are permanent full-time spare and relief positions that are scheduled across our fleet and each tour based on operational requirements.

Reporting directly to the Master of the vessel and functionally to the Technical Superintendent, the position of Chief Engineer is a key leadership role on our vessels that is responsible for all maintenance activities performed on board. The Chief Engineer will lead the engine room department and maintain a safe and efficient operation of all vessel equipment. This position is responsible for all engine room employees, including our electrical division, making this a critical role in leading, managing, and developing their team. The Chief Engineer plays an integral role in developing, maintaining, and promoting a strong safety culture on our vessels as well as managing related environmental programs on board.

What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?


  • Valid First Class Motor Certificate STCW 95

Additional Qualifications

  • 24 months recent experience in a relevant position
  • Demonstrated work experience with leading and developing a successful and effective team
  • Proven ability to manage areas of responsibility such as supply chain management, budgetary requirements, and human resources functions
  • Functional working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Familiar with International Safety Management (ISM) and International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
  • Organizational and documentation skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Marine STCW 6.1 and 6.2
  • Transport Canada Approved Marine Medical Certificate
  • Must have confined space training and experience
  • All certificates must be valid and up to date

Asset Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized marine school in a related program
  • Previous work-related experience relative to various machinery configurations
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • Passenger Safety Management
  • Specialized Passenger Safety Management

Marine Atlantic's Tour Pattern

There is a monthly tour pattern for regularly assigned positions of 15 days on and 15 days off, normally commencing the 1st and 15th of each month. As a new employee, you will be called for work in accordance with operational requirements; therefore, you may be required to work in intervals throughout both tours (i.e. one month) in order to obtain 15 days of work. Please note, you may be called to work in excess of 15 days per month should it be operationally required.

The Marine Atlantic Team

Our employees embody our core values; they are diverse, safety-oriented team players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence. Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.

Please note: This position is designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to the provisions of Marine Atlantic's Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes, but not limited to pre-employment testing. We have a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs.

How do I become a part of the team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before January 2021.

All applicants must apply online:

Additional Information

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from Women, Indigenous People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department (

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