Marine Engineer Officers

Naval Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Marine.

What you’ll do

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.

Your role

  • 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
  • You’ll need a minimum of 96 UCAS points. At least 64 points should be in maths and an engineering based science. These can be accrued from either GCE A/AS levels (or equivalent) or National Diplomas (e.g. BTEC).
  • 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 £31,305, rising to £37,425 upon completion of training + £27,000 joining bonus
  • An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
  • Golden Hello. All of our Engineer Roles have a £27,000 Golden Hello for qualified Graduates.
  • 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.
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  • Salary
    £31,305, rising to £37,425 upon completion of training + £27,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Dartmouth then UK & International Travel
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Electrical
  • Marine
  • Mechanical
  • Naval Architecture
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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