Notice: In order to work on Canadian ships, seafarers must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada and hold Transport Canada-issued Certificates of Competency.

For information about finding a job in Canada, please visit

(Hide me)
Recommend This Site
Available in these languages: English   Fran├žais  

Chief Engineer
Posted date [2021-Jan-11] (ID: 1979)

General Area of Responsibility

This individual will be playing an important role in the day to day maintenance of the tugs servicing the Strait of Canso.  Must have a minimum of 3rd Class ticket.


Specific Area of Responsibility:

The job responsibilities of the Chief Engineer must include as a minimum:

  • In charge of Tug maintenance on board in accordance with the planned maintenance schedule and budget;
  • Supervision of personnel undertaking and assisting in the engineering function;
  • Responsibility for signing off on maintenance work completed;
  • Preparation of maintenance and operational reports as required;
  • Participation in safety training, including the training of other crew members;
  • Assisting other engineers as required;
  • Monitoring and review of relevant occupational health and safety standards and procedures and reporting as appropriate;
  • Ensuring day to day compliance with relevant environmental regulations;
  • Participation in operational improvement exercises and liaison with SVITZER management regarding improved operational procedures, leading to a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Daily correct use and maintenance of all machinery, safety and environment protection equipment
  • The correct keeping of Engine Logbook and Oil Record Book (when applicable)
  • Comply with local, regional, national and international legislation.
  • Responsible for all bunker and internal oil transfers according to Bunkering of Fuel and Oils and Internal Transfer of Bunkers or Oil Products
  • Comply with the regulations of the company safety management system HMS.
  • Where required through local working arrangements; To perform operational duties, as required and directed, related to all tasks of the vessel including mooring/unmooring and tow line connection/disconnection.
  •  Required/Preferred Education 

    • Marine Technical background with relevant higher education desired.


    Training and competencies

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in marine technical field.
    • Excellent oral and written English.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft office.
    • Knowledge of Sertica a plus
    • Good knowledge of applicable rules and regulations (ISM, ISPS, MARPOL, SOLAS, etc.)
    • Ability to plan, coordinate, and monitor the work performed by marine technical staff on multiple vessels
    • Good communication skills across multiple levels in the organization and with external and internal stakeholders.
    • Flexibility to travel for short periods if required.
    Job Title Chief Engineer
    Job Details
    Posted By Svitzer Canada
    Start Date February
    Salary 75k
    Location Port Hawkesbury NS
    Deadline for Application 2021-Jan-31
    Contact Phone #
    Contact Email tammy.corkum(at)
    Categories and Description
    Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
    Term Term -> Long-term
    Position / Rank Position -> Chief Engineer