Chief Engineer
Cape Jervis - Permanent Full Time




Join the excitement of new vessels arriving in early 2025


If you hold a Marine Engineer Class 3 we encourage you to apply!


About the role


The position of Chief Engineer is an integral part of the SeaLink South Australia's Marine Operations crew. The primary function of this role is the safe and efficient operation of Company vessel engines and mechanical systems. This will include working as part of a team, whilst maintaining excellence in safety and reliability at all times.


The Chief Engineer is expected to meet and exceed key performance indicators, whilst displaying a high level of work ethics. This position requires interpersonal and organisational skills, and effective written and verbal communication abilities are essential. The Chief Engineer is responsible for overseeing the Engineers work practices, standards and performance, and to assist with deck loading operations. A sound knowledge of the vessels is essential to all aspects of this role.


The Chief Engineer works 7 days on, 7 days off and at times outside of these hours during periods of annual slipping and maintenance requirements. This role reports to the Master of the vessel and will be working in close conjunction with the Marine Operations Manager, and the Marine Maintenance Manager.  It is essential you hold a Marine Engineer Class 3 certification. Only applicants with this certification will be considered.


This role requires energy, commitment, initiative, teamwork, multi-skilling and time management.


About You

  • Problem solving and engineering diagnostic skills
  • Proven reporting and accountability focus
  • Advanced computer literacy, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Organisational, planning and scheduling skills
  • Ability to perform autonomously and delegate tasks where required
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Ability to handle difficult situations

These key requirements will be complimented by experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Marine Engineer Class 3 NC - ESSENTIAL 
  • Current Drivers licence - essential
  • Current First Aid and CPR - essential
  • Confined Spaces qualification - essential
  • Master <45m NC Certificate of Competency - desirable
  • Master <24m NC Certificate of Competency - desirable
  • Heavy Rigid and Forklift licence - desirable
  • Elevated Work Platform licence - desirable

If this role sounds of interest to you please submit your application via the link and include your qualifications and experience.


Applications close: Monday 3 June 2024 or earlier if a suitable candidate is sourced. Previous applicants need not apply.


We are open to supporting sponsorship arrangements for the right candidate.


About Us


SeaLink South Australia is part of the Kelsian Group, is Australia’s largest land and marine, tourism, and public transport service provider with established international operations in Singapore and the UK.


With around 12,000 employees, we are one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse multi-modal transport businesses operating around 5,000 buses, 120 ferries, and 24 light rail vehicles, carrying over 207 million customers per year.


Kelsian Group Limited is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find out more about the Kelsian Group visit

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   Posted 16 May 24

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