Chief Engineer

· New Westminster, British Columbia
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor. The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching across the country.


FRPD is a growing, award-winning company with significant opportunities for advancement. We know that our success is through our people and we focus on developing talented individuals looking to take advantage of the diverse scope of our many exciting projects.


We are seeking a Chief Engineer with a demonstrated ability to manage the Engine Room efficiently. This position will be based on the FRPD 309, a trailing suction hopper dredger that is currently getting ready for the upcoming dredging season in June 2021.



The Chief Engineer is directly accountable to the Master or the Master's delegate. His duties and responsibilities include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing leadership and direction to all ship Engineering/Technical
  • Providing daily Standing Orders to Watchkeeping Engineer and Duty
  • Ensuring that the vessel's propulsion machinery and other vital systems and equipment - electrical, deck, HVAC, waste, dredging equipment, fire-fighting , are maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications and class requirements, and operate effectively and efficiently.
  • Implementing and executing company policies and the Ships Safety Management System.
  • Maintaining engine room administration (e.g. ships log, daily report).
  • Ensuring that repairs of the vessel's propulsion machinery, ships machinery and other vital systems are carried out as per manufacturer’s requirements, safely, efficiently and to Class and Flag State
  • Complying with national and international maritime law and
  • Maintaining an inventory of all critical spare parts in an electronic format and ensuring

required spare parts are on board or stored at one of the company’s facilities.

  • Critical consumable liquids such as potable water, fuel and lube oil are
  • Daily operation of the ship from the mechanical, electrical and electronic
  • Taking action on maintenance issues in a timely
  • Maintaining good relationships with all shipboard and shore-based
  • Being familiar with all equipment on board the
  • Ensuring that maintenance is carried out in an efficient and most economical manner in cooperation with company’s Technical
  • Providing Equipment & Yard Group with Technical Reports as
  • Working with the Equipment & Yard Group for scheduling of maintenance and
  • Ensuring required Engine Room documentation is


  • Certificate of Competency
    • Preferred - Transport Canada First-Class Engineer, Motor Ship
    • Minimum - Transport Canada Second-Class Engineer, Motor Ship
  • Marine Medical Certificate, Transport Canada
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Safety Training
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Advance Fire Fighting
  • Marine Advanced First Aid



  • 12-hour days with overtime as required
  • 3-week rotation (typically two weeks on and one week off)
  • Unionized position with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild


This position is challenging, interesting and will be well suited to an individual looking to further expand their existing skill set and take part in an exciting experience within a strong and healthy work environment.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Location
    New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience