• Maintenance & Project Commissioning Engineer

    Based - Hamble, Salary - £30,000

    Role

    We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate person within the marine industry to fill the role of Maintenance & Project Commissioning Engineer. You will be responsible for the continuing maintenance of yachts in our care along with project managing yachts brought to us for refits where the owner has long term cruising in mind. Your role will be a diverse mix of hands on and organisational tasks, with a requirement for both breadth and depth of knowledge across all major boat systems. You will need a desire to continually develop your skills and be part of a small, fast growing business where your ideas and input will be essential.

    Tasks

    • Undertake maintenance checks which will include all common systems aboard modern yachts capable of blue water cruising.
    • Manage the maintenance and cleaning schedules for each boat
    • Diagnose common faults whether they be electrical/ structural/ mechanical
    • Directly repair and/or commission the repair of those faults
    • Directly install and/or commission new systems/equipment
    • Supervise contractors brought in
    • Liaise with suppliers on technical aspects/costings
    • Project management providing written reports of the work carried out

    Experience

    • Working independently and being responsible for managing your own workload (Essential)
    • At least 2 years working in the yachting industry in a relevant role (Essential)
    • Working with suppliers to source key parts. (Essential)
    • Working with external suppliers to deliver projects (Desirable)
    • Project management (Desirable)

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Understanding of yacht systems and general equipment used (Essential)
    • Good computer skills (Essential)
    • Excellent written and verbal skills (Essential)
    • Full UK driving licence (Essential)
    • Prestige yachting brands and boats up to 24m (Desirable)
    • Suppliers to the yachting industry (Desirable)
    • Long distance cruising (Desirable)
    • Yachting qualifications (Desirable, but training will be given)
    • Engineering qualifications (Desirable)

    Job structure

    This position requires a Mon- Fri working week, with additional hours possible on occasion. The successful candidate will enter a probationary period of six months, once passed there will then be regular reviews of performance and an annual review to provide a framework for professional progress within the company. We consider this to be a key post in enabling the company to move forward.

    White Dot Sailing

    White Dot Sailing provides a complete service to the boat owner, from bespoke own boat tuition to fully managed maintenance schedules. Since the company’s inception in 2016 it has established a reputation as a high quality coaching and project management company with a true competitive edge.

     

    Our aim is to be the go-to provider of a tailor-made service encompassing everything from coaching, purchase advice, ongoing maintenance, refit and support services. We put the owner at the heart of everything and develop their adventure with them, whether it be coastal or ocean sailing. We are proud of the close relationships we have forged with our current clients who keep returning and working with White Dot Sailing to achieve their goals.

     

    The company is based in Hamble however it works with boat owners across Europe and beyond. White Dot Sailing works with organisations such as the World Cruising Club, specialising in preparing and supporting owners on their blue water adventures, including the ARC rallies. The company has an ambitious business plan in place which will see it expanding at pace, whilst continuing to provide an excellent service to its established clients.

    Contact

    If you wish to apply for the job, please direct your CV & covering letter to info@whitedotsailing.com

    Closing date

    Closing date for applications - 5th April 2021. After this date, successful applicants will then be contacted.

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