Weeks Dredging - Chief Engineer


Covington, LA, US New Orleans, LA, US Houma, LA, US

Requisition ID: 171867 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Weeks Marine - Dredging 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Marine 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Chief Engineer has the supervisory responsibility for the safe overall operation, maintenance, and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and environmental systems of assigned equipment and personnel.


District Overview

Weeks Marine. is a full-service marine contractor operating across North America. Our experience and expertise cover a wide range of specialty marine construction solutions. We operate in the transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, industrial, and oil, gas, and chemical markets. As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. We are an innovative team that works on both Kiewit projects and with other general contractors across all our markets.


This role will be based out of Covington LA or Houma, LA


●    Ensures vessel and operational compliance with company policies and applicable regulatory agencies of assigned equipment and personnel.
●    Requisition spare parts, fuel, lubrication oils, and other material needed for the efficient and safe operation of the engine room
●    Communicates with Port Engineer in regards to vessel repairs and maintenance
●    Complete Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and or Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) 
●    Keep payroll records of engine room crew and review their performance
●    Assign engine room personnel to perform regular maintenance and repairs to pumps, motors, diesel engines, and other equipment on the dredge and attending plant
●    Supervise repairs to ensure that they are performed in accordance with specifications and standards
●    Keep accurate records in order to create engine room logs, inventories and maintenance history
●    Track and order fuel, oil, and water
●    Determine maintenance priorities
●    Perform other duties as assigned by the Technical Group 



●    5+ years on a Cutter dredge and/or qualified engine room experience preferred
●    Ability to work 84-hour work week
●    Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
●    Willingness and ability to travel as required
●    Proficient skills in standard office software packages
●    Supervisory experience preferred
●    This position requires fluent use of the verbal and written English language and understand hand signals


Required Certifications or Licenses

●    Driver’s license 
●    Merchant Mariner Credential (preferred)


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Weeks Marine. With marine construction and dredging projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Weeks Marine, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of marine infrastructure construction, waterway maintenance and creation, tunneling and other environmental coastal protection projects — all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

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