Salvage Engineer

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What do we promise?

  • An advertureous job around the world
  • Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • Experience of a lifetime

What do we ask of you?

  • A good command of English
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Excited to work abroad

How you can make your mark

As a Salvage engineer, the world is your playground. You never know when or where a ship gets into trouble. That is why for a Salvage Engineer literally every day is different. It sounds like a cliché, but it is the reality. As a Salvage Engineer, you will have an adventurous job. When a ship is in distress, you will travel to the emergency scene with a multidisciplinary team. Once on-site, you work together with the team to repair the ship's plant and get the systems up and running again. It is vital to salvage the vessel as quickly as possible. As well as working on actual ship salvage operations.

Your responsibilities as a Salvage Engineer

  • As part of the mobile team, provide support to the Salvage Master/Project Manager at site.
  • When at base, assisting the technical manager and the operations manager in the selection of new salvage equipment and setting up the right maintenance procedures.
  • Maintaining company owned salvage equipment.
  • Sharing knowledge with other engineers about complex ship's systems.
  • Advising the salvage inspector and superintendent about how to break into existing ship's systems in order to use them during the salvage operation.
  • Producing reports about the actions taken to get systems operational again. As you can expect from a leading international maritime service company, you will work with state-of-the-art equipment.

Your qualities
To make your mark as a salvage engineer with SMIT Salvage, you will need a flexible approach; you never know when or where your next project will be. You adapt easily to working with different teams and you are fully proficient in English. Of course, you are happy to work irregular hours and to spend longer periods of time abroad. In addition, you have: 

  • A  degree as Marine Engineer and holder of a COC certificate.
  • Worked for at least 5 years on modern (merchant) ships.
  • Preferably experience with a range of different types of vessels and engine-room plants. 
  • Willingness to work on weekends and public holidays frequently, with OT and allowances compensated.

We offer

What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job where you can make an impact, in an earth-moving company, as part of a diverse, international team of experts.
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy.

Extra information

  • Your team: As a Salvage Engineer you will work for SMIT Salvage Singapore. You will work for one of the largest salvage companies in the world. You are part of a team of 6 Salvage Engineers. You will also work with various other colleagues who are part of the Salvage team.
  • Where you will work: You will work at our office in Singapore and at project locations worldwide.
  • Full-time: The Salvage Engineer position is full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it’s clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to Smit Salvage Singapore.

About Boskalis

Working for SMIT Salvage means working for one of the largest salvage companies in the world. We have an extensive track record and our client base includes many ship owners, governments, oil and gas companies and leading insurers. The power of the sea is unpredictable. You never know when or where a vessel is going to get into trouble and how a salvage operation will turn out. We have five strategically located offices near the main global shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town, Macae and Singapore.

Want to know more?

Interested? Apply by filling in your details and uploading your CV and cover letter on our careers site.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies 
We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment- and selection agencies.



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