Engineering Officers

Salary inclusive of RFA allowance to be advised, dependent on certification and experience.

Benefits include:

  • Induction Course.  Civil Service Pension.
  • Fully Funded Study Leave.
  • Sponsored Reserve Status, £25 monthly allowance + Activation Bonus

Tour lengths 4 months followed by 84 days paid leave

*To apply for this vacancy online click on the Application Form*

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) will give you a unique opportunity to develop your core skills as a Marine Engineer and broaden your range of experience. Where RFA vessels play a different role to the Merchant Navy’s, our kit reflects this – some of it will therefore be new to you.

The RFA’s vessels are a mix of diesel-electric, slow and medium speed diesel engine propulsion systems. On some ships you will be Engineer Officer of the Watch, while on others, with Unmanned Machinery Spaces (UMS), you will be Duty Engineer for a 24-hour period as part of a rota. As a Third Engineer you will be responsible for the availability, maintenance and repair of a section of the machinery. You will be mentored by the team leader and will in turn be expected to show leadership to the ratings who work with you. Onboard, you will be assisted by a highly professional UK Rating workforce who have been trained to support you in both the operational and maintenance aspects of your role. When repairs are required to ensure a ship stays on station, and meet the needs of our customers, your engineering skills will be vital

Positions holding 2nd Engineer Unlimited COC

As a Marine Engineer Officer in the RFA roles are not tied to rank and the following represents the range of functions you might be expected to undertake as a 2nd Officer Engineer

Operations Engineer Officer (OEO)

To assist the MEO in the management of the organisation and activities of the Marine Engineering department and assist management of the maintenance, operation, testing and preservation of all machinery and systems relating to platform operations including RAS equipment, Deck machinery and CBRNDC fixed systems. 

Platform Facilities Engineer Officer (PFEO)

To assist in the management of the maintenance, operation, testing and preservation of all machinery and systems relating to platform facilities including hotel services and sanitary systems.

Positions holding CHIEF ENGINEERS UNLIMITED COC

As a Marine Engineer Officer in the RFA roles are not tied to rank and the following represents the range of functions you might be expected to undertake as a 1st Officer Engineer.

Propulsion Engineer Officer (PEO)

To assist the Marine Engineering Officer (MEO), usually a Chief Officer rank, in the management of the organisation and activities of the Marine Engineering department and directly manage the maintenance, operation and preservation of all machinery and systems relating to platform propulsion and power generation.

The PEO is directly accountable to the MEO for the delivery of Platform Propulsion, Platform Facilities and Operational Engineering.

Operations Engineer Officer (OEO)

To assist the MEO in the management of the organisation and activities of the Marine Engineering department and directly manage the maintenance, operation, testing and preservation of all machinery and systems relating to platform operations including Replenishment At Sea (RAS) equipment, Deck machinery and Chemical, Biological, , Radioactive, Nuclear & Damage Control (CBRNDC) fixed systems.

Platform Facilities Engineer Officer (PFEO);

To manage the maintenance, operation, testing and preservation of all machinery and systems relating to platform facilities, including Domestic and Cargo Refrigeration and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems.