Carnival UK

Marine Engineer

Job ID 7835 Date posted 12/02/2024 Date closes 25/02/2024 City SOUTHAMPTON State HAMPSHIRE Country United Kingdom Job Type Full Time

Job Description

We recognise the value in having people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and skills in our business. That means the role requirements here should be seen as a guide, not a checklist. If you have more, less or different experiences, but really relevant skills, we’d love to hear from you.

We work flexibly and will help you to find a healthy balance of remote working and time in our fantastic Southampton office where you will be based, as well as our other office locations, collaborating, taking part in events and getting to know people that makes working with us so rewarding. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexible hours. 

The Role

At Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, we manage the entire cruise ship-building process, from initial business opportunity to post-delivery warranty for all brands of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company. 

To enable Corporate Shipbuilding to be successful, we’re looking for a Marine Engineer that will provide and apply technical expertise in marine engineering to the design, construction and conversion of passenger vessels and to the operation of the existing fleet. 

  • You will join us as part of the Technical team as a subject matter expert in the design and development of new vessels, assist in negotiation of specifications and associated documents with builders, contractors and operating companies.
  • You will use your expertise in the design development, system design and evaluation of equipment specifications to ensure that all statutory and company safety and operational standards and requirements are observed throughout. This includes working in collaboration with the relevant departments of each brand within Carnival Corporation. 
  • You will use your experience and knowledge t0 review drawings, diagrams and other technical submissions and approve minor technical adjustments that may be identified. 
  • You’ll use your initiative to keep on top of all relevant legislation and company regulations whether in force, coming into force or under consideration and highlight where this could affect the design development of the vessels under design, construction or conversion. 

Our role categories range from CCS15 (entry level) to CCS1 (Senior Vice President) so you can clearly see internal development opportunities. This role is a CCS07 and is offered on a full time basis in Carnival House, Southampton, currently running on a hybrid scheme , with a minimum of three days a week spent working in onsite, with one of those days being a Wednesday. Due to the nature of the work we do in Corporate Shipbuilding, onsite also includes working in shipyards, on ships, visiting suppliers etc as well as Carnival House in Southampton. 

About You

Fresh ideas and different perspectives are what excite us most and help us to succeed. Alongside bringing these to the role, you’ll also need:

  • Significant experience as an machinery and ship systems design engineer preferably for cruise vessels or a senior role as a sea-going engineer on a cruise vessel.
  • Ability to assimilate, critically examine and analyse technical information and make informed recommendations with that information.
  • Involvement with inspecting to classification society regulations, developing shipbuilding specifications and commissioning of systems and equipment. 
  • Experience of negotiating with external parties, including authorities, flag and classification societies and dealing with marine suppliers, shipyard management and marine sub-contractors.

Being part of our team has its advantages…

We’re a holiday company so we know there’s more to life than work. Our comprehensive range of benefits are designed to help your personal and financial health and wellbeing.

Please note: Being able to create unforgettable holiday happiness is a brilliant opportunity so we often receive high volumes of applications for our roles. In these cases we may close our job adverts early and aren’t able to consider applications once this happens.



#Job Functions: Business Development; Engineering; Project Management

About the Team

Corporate Shipbuilding’s core goal is to become the centre of excellence in cruise new builds, assets, refits and innovation for Carnival Corporation. In order to achieve this we are looking to be the employer of choice in the shipbuilding industry, attracting and retaining the best talent. We promote an inclusive culture where difference is respected and valued, within which our people can be themselves, develop and reach their potential. We stand by our Culture Essentials which help us live out our shared commitments across the globe and include our commitment to Speak Up, Respect and Protect, Improve, Communicate, Listen & Learn and Empower.
Carnival Corporation & PLC is a global cruise company and one of the largest holiday companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia. In Corporate Shipbuilding, we are passionate about building world class vessels for all of these brands. Our award winning prestigious brands employ engaged and passionate people to deliver the highest customer service standards to our loyal customers. It takes great passion and real commitment to maintain our position in the cruise market. That’s why we look for people who share our obsession and drive to provide the most memorable experiences imaginable. 
This is your chance to join us on our journey. With full support to enable you to realise your full potential we ensure your career with us is a successful and enjoyable one.

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