Port Engineer

Port Engineers are responsible for estimating, planning,and performing short and long-term maintenance, repairs,and modifications on vessels for a specific region.They supervise engineering personnel and ensure they are properly trained,qualified, and comply with regulatory training requirements.

They also assist inthe development and adherence of the maintenance and repair budget and makerecommendations to the General Manager. Day-to-day work of Port Engineerscan be different depending on their area of expertise. This can include lookingafter port equipment (mechanical engineering) or infrastructure development (civilengineering). Being a Port Engineer requires highly-developed technical andorganisational skills.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Supervises modifications and refurbishment projects of existing fleet.
  • Develops evaluation projects.
  • Analyses problems and interfaces with appropriate operations personnel.

Industry facts

  • Working conditions include outdoor weather conditions and sometimes hot and confined spaces.
  • This role requires moving, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.
  • Port Engineers may be required to work on weekends and holidays and, when at sea, is required to be available to work on a 24-hour basis.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

Industry accreditation through to degree programs

Estimated Salary

$80,000 – $150,000 (median $115,000)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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