Principal Engineer Marine

Full time - PermanentBrentwood

CMB.TECH is a diversified and future-proof maritime group committed to decarbonising the shipping industry. At CMB.TECH, we believe in hydrogen for small ships and ammonia for large ships, ensuring we stay at the forefront of green innovation. Here, you’ll get more than just a job title—you’ll be part of a team dedicated to creating a better and more sustainable maritime industry.

To strengthen our team, we are currently looking for a Principal Engineer Marine.

You will report to the Chief Engineer.

You must have a UK work visa or permit to apply for this vacancy.

Principal engineer marine

What are we looking for?

  • Owns the technical development of one or more development projects. Responsibility includes all technical aspects of the product, including but not limited to mechanical design, electrical design, system performance (diesel displacement), compliance to all legal requirement.
  • Strive to obtain an expert level understanding of all technical knowledge with reference to design and legislation of your product.
  • Responsible for the audit and quality of the designer and support engineer’s work.
  • Responsible for team communication, motivation and development to ensure technical knowledge and skills are developed and kept up to date with marine industry and certification standards.
  • Ensure the project is delivered from concept through to completion following all steps of the gateway process.
  • Carry out technical investigations of field problems, and provide technical solutions. Conduct project reviews to ensure continuous learning and improvement are built into next generation processes and products.
  • Co-ordinate with team members and utilize own engineering skills and tools to meet product requirements, program delivery and business objectives.
  • Monitors project budget and product cost.
  • Co-ordinate activities with the required stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety, Quality & Environmental policies that affect the relevant work areas.
  • Liaise with Classification societies, flag states, product owner, Fleet Manager and procurement throughout the projects.
  • Ensure compliance and lead safety analysis including FMEA, HAZID and HAZOP.
  • Represent CMB.TECH in a professional manner in all interactions.
  • Working on other projects and tasks as and when required.


What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a related field of study, or an equivalent by experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant engineering/marine experience.
  • Experience in any of the following is preferred and highly valued:
    ➢ Shipbuilding
    ➢ Marine Classification
    ➢ Hydrogen and/or fuel cells
    ➢ Oil and Gas, CNG, LNG, etc.
  • Strong technical knowledge and engineering skills, with proven ability to deliver against time, cost and quality targets.
  • An eye for detail in technical content.
  • Communicate project status, technical information, and risks to Chief Engineer and stakeholders.
  • Understanding of engineering product development for marine systems.
  • Experience of gateway processes and reporting.
  • Ability to work on complex projects and multi-task effectively.
  • Computer and software systems skills such as MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional ownership of technical content.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated with excellent follow through.
  • Ability to travel for 20% of the time. There will be a need to work at times in different CMB.TECH locations in NL/BE/UK based on project needs.


Our offer

  • We offer you an exciting and challenging position within a stable and ambitious company with a family corporate culture. With us you can continue to grow and get more and more responsibility.
  • We provide a competitive salary and benefits according to your experience and competences.

Would you like to contribute to this innovative story?

Please send your CV to: careers@cmb.tech
Reference: Principal Engineer Marine

Advertised: 25 April 2024

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