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 a Shore Based Engineer, to join our technical team, whose expertise in providing a responsive service to maintaining and repairing vessels are critical to the success of our long-term plans.

Job Description

Reporting to the Technical Manager you will undertake maintenance and repairs, on location, of our growing fleet of CTVs around the UK and Europe with work tasks ranging from minor equipment replacements to removing and installing engines. You will work with crewmembers and colleagues across the sites to ensure the ongoing availability of the CTV fleet.

Key Duties
  • General vessel maintenance, inspection and repairs (Engine types include: MTU, MAN and Volvo Penta. Gearboxes include: Twindisc and Servogear).
  • Fault-finding and repairs of vessel electrical, hydraulic and heating systems.
  • Work closely with the crews to understand their problems and train them to service/ check their vessel.
  • Travel and work away from home at multiple sites around the UK and Europe
  • Take a flexible approach to working hours and to work in accordance with operational requirements (including in the event of breakdowns/emergency repairs).
  • Demonstrate and maintain expected QHSE standards whilst working on any of our vessels, on any sites, and promote a positive safety culture.
Skills and experience


  • Demonstrable experience of engineering roles
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent team player and a proactive mentality
  • Strong problem-solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Full, valid driving license


  • Preferred L3 Diploma/NVQ Engineering or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a marine related role
  • 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 occasional travel to Europe (inc. Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Use of company vehicle, phone, laptop and accommodation whilst on shift (when working away from home)
  • Continued professional development with the provision of ongoing training opportunities to meet with technological developments of the fleet
  • 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,