Everyone looks to the Engineering Technicians to keep the ship moving. The Engineering Technicians look to you. Being a Marine Engineer Officer means leading the day-to-day maintenance of our most cutting-edge kit. Without you, vital operations wouldn’t happen. You’ll report directly to the Commanding Officer when there’s a problem, and be relied upon to make key decisions when it matters most.
"We run the team who run the ship, keeping her moving and fit for the challenge. It’s my role to manage the people who make that happen." - Grant, Officer, Engineering Branch
Royal Navy Jobs - Marine Engineer Officer
As a Marine Engineer Officer you'll lead a team of skilled technicians, with responsibility for the ship's hull, engines, power generation capabilities, water, cooling and hydraulics systems.
Lead and manage a team of specialist Engineering Technicians who will rely on your support, guidance, advice and understanding.
Solve complex problems using the most sophisticated equipment on the planet. You might need to work alone, or rely on the expertise of your team.
Keep our kit functioning correctly. You might be ensuring the hull, engines and power generation of the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier are up to scratch. Or overseeing work on the water, cooling and hydraulics systems of a Type 45 Destroyer.
Look after the welfare, morale, training and development of a team of skilled men and women, using your expertise to make decisions about complex engineering problems quickly while under pressure.
What you'll need
You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
All Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) degrees with be considered
If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas; acceptable UCAS points can be accrued from A-level grades A*-D, or AS-level grade A. Before 2017, you need 180 UCAS points
If you take your GCSEs (Scottish equivalent) after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths; before 2017, you need 5 at grades A*– C
A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National.
Commonwealth applicants applying from inside their country of origin must be aged minimum 18. If a resident in the UK Commonwealth applicants are eligible to apply at 16. Current valid passports and visas (where applicable) are a mandatory requirement to be eligible to apply, it is the responsibility of individual applicants to ensure that they have permission to be in the UK and this permission is valid for the entirety of the recruitment process up to the point entry.
Skills & interests
An ability to thrive on responsibility and lead from the front
Confidence making key decisions in high-pressure situations
A passion for cutting-edge engineering
An aptitude for solving problems.
What you'll get
A starting salary of over £27,000, rising to around £33,000 after just two years.
An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
A £27,000 joining bonus.
Six weeks of paid holiday every year
Additional pay for each day spent at sea.
Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
Subsidised travel, accommodation and food.
Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores.
COVID-19 update - The Royal Navy continues to recruit throughout the period with a few amends to the usual process. We are currently not conducting any face to face interviews, medicals etc…. All this is being done through Skype, phone calls etc… If a virtual alternative is not possible then a Royal Navy Careers Advisor will contact the candidate and take them through the next steps.
Our Careers Advisors are still working and will continue to process applications for those already applied.
Naval service training continues, however, in this rapidly changing situation this may cease.