At Windcat, we have been at the forefront of providing specialist crew transfer vessels to the offshore industry for over two decades. With a growing fleet of over 55 vessels and even more vessels in build, including the new MK5 series, we are one of the largest CTV operators in the industry. We are adding a new vessel type to our fleet to offer safety and comfort for up to 120 people: five Elevation Series CSOVs are currently underway. The first of these innovative vessels is expected to launch in 2025, completing our existing CTV fleet.

Our offices in Lowestoft (UK) and IJmuiden (the Netherlands) support the operation of our vessels across multiple sites and collaborates with local partners across Europe.

Windcat is a family that stands for pioneering experience, efficiency, trust and service, for a sustainable future. Ultimately, the way of working and the people at Windcat is what makes us stand out!

Windcat is a part of CMB.TECH, a shipping and cleantech company that develops, builds, owns and operates large marine and industrial applications that can run on hydrogen or ammonia. Therefore we build all our new vessels to run on hydrogen, marking a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions.

We continue to grow and maintain the leading position in the market with the continuous development of the company and expansion of our talented, passionate, and enthusiastic teams. To do this we are looking for an Assistant Lifting Equipment Inspector to join our operations team, whose expertise in managing vessels and keeping operations moving is critical to the success of our long-term plans.

Job Description

Reporting to the Operations Manager and drawing on your experience with vessels (ideally small boats), you will carry out statutory inspections and monthly testing and examinations on various vessel equipment and systems.  You will maintain good working relationships with crewmembers and colleagues across the site and operations management teams as well as the technical department.

Key Duties

To include but not limited to;

  • Statutory inspections to be conducted in accordance with LOLER and PUWER regulations on vessels cranes, lifting equipment, safety equipment and anchor points.
  • Tests on vessels water tanks.
  • Smoke integrity testing
  • Calibration of vessel gas detection monitors
  • Servicing, testing vessel Windgrip system.
  • PAT testing.
Skills and experience


  • Experience onboard vessels, small boats or in boatsheds/boatyards.
  • Experience working within a testing / inspection environment.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to spot problems and provide solutions.
  • A good professional manner when dealing with people.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and time manage.
  • Team player.
  • English knowledge, able to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to administer, keep records and work with I/T systems
  • Full, valid driving license


  • In-house instructor qualifications and competent in the inspection of lifting equipment in accordance with LOLER & PUWER.
  • The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) qualifications.
  • Be part of a pioneering team shaping the future of the offshore industry
  • Full time employment in an international organisation (probation period applies)
  • Hours: Shift work 2 weeks on 1 week off
  • Location: Various sites in the UK (main reporting office Lowestoft, Suffolk) and Europe (inc. France, Germany, Belgium)
  • Training will be provided for the right candidate
  • Company benefits include enhanced holiday cycle to work scheme, death in service, workplace pension, private medical insurance, electric car scheme. Please note, some benefits require qualifying length of service.

Please send your CV and covering letter/email to Vicky Webber, HR Business Partner,