• Maintenance & Project Commissioning Engineer

    Based - Hamble UK, Contract - full time, Pay £DOE


    We are seeking a highly motivated Maintenance & Project Commissioning Engineer to join our team and help manage the current and future workload.


    The role requires a blend of technical knowledge, hands-on engineering and organizational skills. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate they already have a good knowledge of maintaining common boat systems; the ability to install or manage the installation of new systems, equipment, and parts; an understanding of managing maintenance schedules and a commitment to developing their skills. They also need to demonstrate they can communicate effectively with owners and suppliers. Ongoing training will be provided to the successful candidate to help develop their skills and areas required by the business.


    The contract will be full time and in-person, based out of our Hamble office. There will be 40 hours each week (Mon-Fri) with occasional overtime depending on demand within the business. UK and overseas travel is sometimes required.


    The post holder will have the following responsibilities;


    • Undertake maintenance checks and assessment which will include all common systems aboard modern yachts (both sail and power) including those capable of Bluewater cruising.
    • Manage the schedules for each boat, such as maintenance and cleaning
    • Diagnose faults whether they be electrical/ structural/ mechanical
    • Directly repair and/or commission the repair of those faults.
    • Directly install and/or commission the installation of new systems/equipment
    • Supervise contractors brought in
    • Liaise with suppliers on technical aspects/costings
    • Project Manage the above and provide reports of the work carried out.
    • Take the lead in instigating improvements in all the vessels under management


    • Of working independently and responsible for managing their own workload(essential)
    • Of at least 2 years working in the yachting industry (essential)
    • Of working with suppliers to source key parts (essential)
    • Of working with external suppliers to deliver projects (desirable)
    • Of project management (desirable)

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Knowledge of yachts and of the key equipment/systems they use (essential)
    • Knowledge of prestige yachting brands (desirable)
    • Knowledge of suppliers to the yachting industry (desirable)Yachting (power or sail) qualifications (desirable, but training will be given)


    • The ability to carry out maintenance checks and fault find on standard yacht systems (essential)
    • The ability to systematically carry out maintenance tasks (essential)
    • The ability to diagnose faults (essential)
    • Excellent communication skills (essential)
    • Full UK driving licence (essential)
    • The ability to assist and/command vessels within marinas (desirable but training will be given)
    • Recognised boating qualifications sail and/or power RYA/MCA certificates or equivalent (desirable)

    Job structure

    This further appointment is due to continued growth in line with the company’s ambitious Business Plan. The Maintenance & Project Commissioning Engineer will be directly accountable to the company owner.

    They will also have to work directly with customers and suppliers, where they will be expected to establish good and effective working relationships with them.

    White Dot Sailing

    We advise, guide, support and enable sail and motor enthusiasts to create their own unique adventure by giving them the skills, knowledge, and preparation they need; to overcome any challenge and succeed in their journey with the confidence that allows them the freedom to explore, grow and enjoy a life on the ocean waves.


    White Dot Sailing started trading in May 2016 and was incorporated in November 2019; full-time management contracts have been established with a diverse group of boat owners and there is ongoing demand for the services we provide. We strive to be the go-to provider of a tailor-made service encompassing everything from coaching, purchase advice, maintenance, refit and support services to boat owners, whether they be experienced sailors or new to the industry.


    In addition, we help owners through our Adventure Projects programme, to prepare for Bluewater voyages; either bespoke challenges or events like the ARC and World ARC rally. This involves assessment, advice, project management of refits, coaching, and ongoing support once underway.


    Our success and growth means, there is increasing demand for the services we offer. The business now needs someone who can play a key role in organising and delivering those services, helping us to expand further. The role will therefore be pivotal and as such the successful candidate will be involved with decision making and developing structures within the company. There is the opportunity to grow quickly with the business and therefore benefits will increase at the same pace.


    The company’s offices are located at Hamble Point Marina, Hamble; however, it assists boat owners worldwide.


    Download the job role pdf here.


    You must have proof of eligibility to work in the UK. References will be requested.


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