Marine Engineer Officers (Submariner)

Naval Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Marine.

What you’ll do

As a Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner), it’s your job to lead a highly trained team in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable. Working on a submarine isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes you, and your team, elite.

Being a Submariner Engineer Officer means overseeing the maintenance and operation of a nuclear reactor. It’s a role that comes with huge responsibility, because without you the boat is stranded, and some top secret missions don’t happen. You’ll push your engineering knowledge to the limit, as you find solutions to complex problems, and work with the most advanced kit imaginable.

"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, Engineer Officer, Submarine Service

Made in the Royal Navy - Ali's story
Being in the Royal Navy means getting stuck in from the start, developing skills and getting qualifications you never thought possible. Find out about Ali's career as a Submariner.

Your role

  • Lead a team of specialist Engineering Technicians. They’ll be doing longer days than anyone else on board and will rely on your support, 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 maintaining the nuclear reactor of a Vanguard Class Trident submarine, or guaranteeing the functionality of vital support systems on an Astute Class vessel.
  • 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.

What you'll need

Eligibility

  • You’ll need to be aged 17 – 39
  • All Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) degrees will 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 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
  • Minimum height of 157cm and within the healthy range for Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A British National.

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
  • Strong teamwork skills.

What you'll get

  • A starting salary of £31,305, rising to £37,425 upon completion of training + £27,000 joining bonus
  • Golden Hello. All of our Engineer Roles have a £27,000 Golden Hello for qualified Graduates.
  • An excellent non-contributory pension scheme – we pay into it for you, so you don’t have to sacrifice any salary.
  • Additional Submariner pay each day at sea once you’ve qualified
  • A £5,000 bonus on being awarded your Dolphins – the mark of a qualified Submariner.
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year.
  • Forces Help to Buy scheme – a 0% loan to get you on, or further up, the housing ladder.
  • Handy discounts with lots of top brands, from Marriott hotels to Audi cars and high street stores.
  • Amazing opportunities, including world travel and adventurous training for two weeks every year.
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    Ongoing
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
    Yes
  • 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
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Naval Architecture
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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