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Second Engineer MPSV M/F

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General information


A market leader in offshore marine services, BOURBON offers the most demanding offshore energy operators a broad range of surface and subsea marine services for oil & gas fields and wind farms. These services rely on a modern & standardized fleet of 458 vessels and on the skills of more than 8,200 highly qualified professionals. Constantly striving for operational excellence, the group provides a local service for customers in the 44 countries in which it operates, guaranteeing the very highest standards of quality and safety. In 2019, BOURBON achieved adjusted revenues of over €720 million.  



Job type (offshore/onshore)


Position description

Job title

Second Engineer MPSV M/F

Roles and responsibilities

The Second Engineer is directly responsible and accountable to the Chief Engineer, but with due consideration for the master’s overall command, from whom the Second Engineer also has a duty to comply with any legal orders and instructions.

Technical Competence:

  • Has whatever authority the Chief Engineer delegates upon him/her with regard to the technical department’s on-board, subordinates engineering officers and ratings assigned to work therein.
  • Shall support the Chief Engineer by carrying out any legal orders and / or instructions issued by the Chief Engineer when such orders and / or instructions are sound and within the accepted practices of good seamanship.
  • Shall apply, follow and encourage Company policy and procedures in the performance of all tasks, with special emphasis on the protection of the environment and pollution prevention.
  • Shall ensure that Company policy and procedure is rigorously maintained with all technical and engineering related job and task planning, with special emphasis on the correct use and application of PPE, safety equipment, Risk Assessment, JSA use, Checklists, Pre-task “tool box talks” and all other safety precautions relating to job and task performance.
  • In accordance with the Chief Engineer’s orders and instructions, plan, perform and supervise technical and engineering related operations including the corrective and preventive maintenance and inspection of the vessel’s equipment, machinery and associated plans in accordance with all safe working practices.
  • Shall report any technical problems to the Chief Engineer and assisting as applicable with any corrective maintenance, temporary and permanent repairs.
  • Shall stand his/her own watch and supervising as required the daily duties of the subordinate engineering officers and engine room assigned ratings.
  • Shall load and discharge fuel and other bulk cargoes as applicable in conjunction with the Chief Engineer’s instructions and orders and the vessels accepted procedures.

Operational Competence:

  • Shall familiarize him/herself with the applicable details of the vessel’s emergency signals, stations and procedures.
  • Shall familiarize him/herself with the Chief Engineer’s standing orders and fully comply therewith.
  • Shall supervise as required all required training and familiarization of junior engine room personnel, particularly when such personnel are new to the vessel.
  • Shall assume temporary emergency command of the engine room and act in the place of the Chief Engineer in the event that the Chief Engineer is absent or unable to fulfil his/her functions due to accident, illness, or other causes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences


  • Must possess STCW Second Engineer unlimited III/2 license
  • Possessing a foreign license will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of Three (3) years as Second Engineer on MPSV Subsea Operations
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting
  • Must be meet all Manilla 2010 STCW certificate requirements
  • Must be able to use Microsoft applications
  • International experience will be an added advantage.

Position localisation

Job location

Africa, Nigeria, Onne base

Candidate criteria

Licenses (seafearers only)

Second Engineer Unlimited (A-III/2)