Join the HEC Team - Employment Opportunity for Marine Engineer - Annapolis, MD Office

Join the HEC Team – Marine Engineer – Annapolis, MD office

This position requires a good working knowledge of all machinery and mechanical systems on commercial vessels. A full understanding of the demands of the marine and shipboard environment, international equipment and operating standards, and current industry practice is expected. The successful applicant will support vessel owners/operators with designs for new vessels, vessel construction programs, lifecycle maintenance and repair, major and minor modifications, energy efficiency measures, and regulatory approvals. A working knowledge of Naval Architecture would be a benefit as some projects combine elements of Naval Architecture and ship structure with Marine Engineering. It is planned for this position to be located in the HEC Annapolis, MD office.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare designs for new main propulsion and auxiliary machinery systems installations, including appropriate calculations, and obtain regulatory approvals

• Prepare both conceptual and details designs of ballast water treatment and exhaust scrubber systems, including structural modifications and supports

• Prepare designs for both liquid and dry cargo handling systems

• Troubleshoot and solve mechanical system problems that may arise in shipboard machinery or related cargo or cargo systems

• Design repairs and upgrades to existing equipment and systems

• Oversee installation of machinery and mechanical equipment on board ship

• Able to give guidance on the proper operation of machinery and ensure functionality at optimum levels

• Act as consultant and advise clients on the general nature of electrical systems and materials including what alternatives are available

• Perform shipboard energy surveys and make recommendations on improving energy efficiency in equipment and operational procedures

Skills and Capabilities

• Proven experience in the design of new propulsion and mechanical systems and modifications to existing systems

• Experience with trouble shooting existing systems and M&R issues

• Have demonstrated knowledge and experience with energy savings measures, high efficiency components, and operating procedures

• Knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhino and/or other 3D modeling and design tools. Good knowledge of Excel. Pipe flow calculations knowledge also a benefit

• Experience with relevant Class Rules and US and International regulations and codes

• Practical operating and/or Shipyard design office experience a plus

• Working knowledge of marine electrical power generation and distribution systems

• Working knowledge of naval architecture and ship structure design

• Able to work as a member of a group and independently in support of client


• Have good written and spoken communication skills

• Able to develop projects from concept to completion

• Able to estimate work scope, make budgets and schedules, and manage projects

• Able and willing to travel internationally from time to time

• Able and willing to perform inspections and supervise work on board ships and in

shipyards from time to time. This may involve strenuous activity, proper use of PPE, and

exposure to industrial workplace hazards

• Able to think creatively to solve complex problems

Education and Qualifications

• A PE or Marine Engineer license or equivalent is preferred

• BS Degree in Marine Engineering or closely related Mechanical Engineering specialty

• At least 5 years of related experience, however, someone with 10 or more years of

experience will also be favorably considered. Compensation to suit experience and


For additional information or to submit an indication of interest please email Spencer Schilling at