Third Engineer Officer – Harwich, Essex

Third Engineer Officer

Trinity House

Harwich, Essex


Ready for your next step and a rewarding career where you can make a real difference?


As an island nation, the UK is almost entirely reliant of the safe arrival and departure of shipping from its ports, with around 95% of the UK’s goods entering or leaving the UK by sea. Every single person in the UK consumes goods daily that have been imported by ship. Manufacturers, energy companies, supermarkets, hospitals and many more vital services rely on ships and seafarers for their imports. Some 65 million sea-borne passengers globally rely on shipping for access to public services, employment, business and holiday travel every year.


While Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, its role as a General Lighthouse Authority is essential to the prosperity of the UK.  The capability and development of our procurement and contract profession is vital to delivery our mission and vision, ensuring we continue to provide value for money services as a leading maritime organisation.  


As the third Engineer, you will be part of a small technical team supporting the Second Engineer in the effective day-to-day operation and maintenance of the vessel’s main propelling machinery and auxiliary plant.  You will actively support the Second Engineer in the safe, efficient and effective running of that plant, with due consideration to vessel operations and environmental impact.


With an Officer of the Watch unlimited (III/1) Certificate of Competency or higher, you must have a thorough knowledge of diesel electric propulsion systems.  A working knowledge of the ISM, IMO, SOLAS, MED, ISM and ISPS, codes is also required.  A valid ENG 1 medical certificate is essential.  In addition, you should possess good IT and communication skills and be familiar with maintenance information systems.


If you are interested in this opportunity and keen to develop your skills and experience with Trinity House, please click on the ‘more details’ button at the bottom of this advert to download the job description and complete the online application form.


As an equal opportunities employer, Trinity House is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, to apply.


Please note that we do not accept CVs, therefore please ensure that you answer each question in the application form as fully as possible


Applications to be received by midnight on Sunday 26 March 2023

Interviews to be held face to face in Harwich on 11th April 2023