We are seeking an all-round engineer to join our growing technical team, to undertake maintenance and repairs, on location, for our growing fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) around the UK and Europe.  This is a varied and challenging role, with work tasks ranging from minor equipment replacements to removing and installing engines.  Whilst experience in the marine sector is preferable it is not essential and we welcome applicants with demonstrable experience of working in other engineering roles.  We offer engine and gearbox-specific training at the commencement of employment, and we are committed to continued professional development of our staff, providing ongoing training opportunities to meet with technological developments of the fleet.

Vacancy: Shore-based Engineer

Location: UK and Europe

Windcat Workboats Limited

Windcat Workboats Limited are proud to be at the fore of the fast-paced growth of the offshore renewable energy sector.  With a growing fleet of over 50 vessels and several vessels in build, including the new MK5 series, we are one of the largest CTV operators in the industry.  From our offices in Lowestoft (UK) and Ijmuiden (the Netherlands) we support the operation of our vessels and in collaboration with our local Joint Venture Partners we also support vessels operating in France and Germany.  In May 2022 Windcat launched the world’s first Hydrogen CTV, using dual fuel technology, which is the largest application of hydrogen on a vessel to date.  In November 2022 we announced the development of our CSOV division and two brand new CSOVs, providing an additional service to be offered alongside our CTV fleet.  We are striving to maintain the leading position in the market with the continuous development of the company including the growth of our technical department, whose expertise are critical in the success of ensuring our fleet remains fully operational.

  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work away from home including; travel to numerous sites around the UK and Europe
  • Expectation of 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.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Preferred L3 Diploma/NVQ Engineering or equivalent
  • 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 time employment in an international organisation (probation period applies)
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Hours: 2 weeks on/1weeks off rotation
  • Location: Varied
  • Use of company vehicle, phone, laptop and accommodation whilst on shift (when working away from home)
  • Company benefits include salary-sacrifice pension scheme, private medical and life protection schemes, Cycle-to-Work and Electric Vehicle schemes, free eye test and contribution to eyewear (subject to minimum terms of employment – further information available on acceptance of employment).

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Courtnay Waller – cwaller@windcatworkboats.com