The Manager, Marine Engineering is a seasoned leader that will manage and lead their marine engineering team. They are responsible for the maintenance and appearance of all vessels in a manner that enhances the experience for the guests. The Manager is responsible for overseeing, assigning daily projects and routine maintenance to the engineering crew. The Manager will also be responsible for leadership, performance management and administrative duties. This position reports to the Director, Marine Operations. Essential job functions and duties include but are not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • manage and lead the Marine engineering crew, including Engineers, Engine Room Ratings and Engineering Assistants
  • create and manage crew schedules; approve time off, sick time and all other requests
  • work with the Manager, Marine Operations to ensure all vessels exceed the minimum standards for Transport Canada as well as all other federal, provincial and contractual requirements
  • responsible for performance management, including coaching, counseling, developing and engagement of crew
  • plan and monitor all daily engineering operations while working closely with all other Operations Managers
  • together with the Manager, Marine Operations lead projects during new vessel builds, equipment upgrades, vessel maintenance and repairs including haul outs, refits and equipment overhauls
  • manage, prepare and oversee all purchasing, engineering operating/capital budget and strategic plan
  • ensure ongoing cost analysis and containment in responsible areas
  • reviews work requests, and compare them with previous work completed on vessels in order to ensure that costs are economically sound
  • prepares technical reports for use by engineering, marine operations and upper management
  • monitor and ensure compliance with all provincial, federal and industry specific legislation and company standards set for all project and daily operations
  • manage and develop external relationships including all authorities, regulators, local stakeholders, contractors, suppliers, and consultants
  • maintain industry knowledge of best practices, new technologies, and systems to improve the quality of guest experience and employee performance
  • develop new and innovative ways to enhance safety and operational efficiency
  • ensure the logging and documentation of inspections as set forth in the SMS and ISO Management Systems is completed, remain current with inspections and documentation for internal and third party audits
  • recommend, plan and execute projects as directed by the Director, Marine Operations
  • acts as a liaison between Captain and Engineers in order to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, and that vessels are operated safely and efficiently
  • work with the Manager, Marine Operations and other department Managers to share information, ideas and strategies for continuous improvements
  • schedule machine overhauls and the servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water and sewage systems
  • assist with the recruitment, placement and on-boarding of engineering crew
  • provide Engineers with the tools, documentation and schedules to deliver training, drills and safety talks to meet the regulatory, legislative and required contractual obligations
  • hold Engineers accountable for conducting and recording training drills, checklists and safety talks
  • together with HR, ensure that all training and required certifications for the Engineering department are up to date
  • review and recommend updates to the departmental policies, procedures and plans
  • develop and maintain the company vessel security plan in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements
  • develop and maintain the company safety management system in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements


  • ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in a marine operation, preferably within the hospitality industry
  • minimum of five years managing and leading employees
  • post-secondary education at an accredited maritime college or other institution preferred
  • 4th Class or higher Marine Engineering certificate
  • PCOC, SVOP, or Limited Master Certificate (training provided)
  • current Marine Advanced First Aid
  • current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical
  • strong leadership, customer service, organizational and planning skills
  • excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written, oral and listening) including conflict resolution skills
  • demonstrated knowledge of diesel engines, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • possess and maintain a current Ontario drivers license and satisfactory driving record
  • Confined Space training an asset
  • Fall Arrest training an asset
  • knowledge of shipboard maintenance software and Microsoft office applications an asset

Job Type: Full-time


  • progressively responsible marine operations: 10 years (Required)
  • managing and leadership: 5 years (Required)


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Required)


  • Marine Advanced First Aid (Required)
  • 4th Class Marine Engineer (Required)
  • Transport Canada Approved Medical (Required)

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