BC Ferries

Chief Engineer, Minor

Posted Date 1 week ago(11/18/2021 7:36 AM)
Number of Positions
Location City
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Closing Date

Job Description

Full time, permanent Chief Engineer opportunities on our exciting new electric hybrid ferries.


Come work with us and experience: 

    • Hybrid electric vessels with state of the art technology
    • Latest propulsive machinery
    • Challenging and rewarding engineering position
    • Full training and support
    • Excellent benefits and pension
    • Expenses paid when you travel away from the home point of assembly 
    • Relocation support
    • Room to grow in organization – constant opportunities available for training & movement
    • Annual Scheduled Time Off – know your schedule for the year, option on some routes to take more time off or more financial compensation

“We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”


At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction.

We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.



Island Class Vessel


 We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in a Shipboard Management Position as Chief Engineers. You can be based in the Comox Valley, or a nearby community and travel to work to the following Northern Gulf Islands. 


Texada – Sunshine Coast

                -7 days on 7 days off

                -10hr shifts

                -Live on the Sunshine Coast or Lower Mainland


 Alert Bay – North Island

                -7 days on 7 days off

                -10hr shifts

                -Engineering Living Allowance


Quadra – Campbell River

                -4 days on 4 days off

                -12 hr shifts

                -Excellent Differential/Time Off Options

                -Commute from Campbell River



The successful applicant is a passionate, innovative engineer who brings the technical, interpersonal, developmental, administrative and leadership skills as well as the experience required for safe and efficient management and operation of the ship’s machinery and equipment.  You are committed to the Company’s vision and values including safety, exceeding customer expectations and performance efficiency.  Your experience includes proficiency in marine engineering with relevant operating systems and a demonstrated knowledge in safe work practices, leadership & development of employees and an understanding of financial and budget processes.


Interested employees holding a Transport Canada 3rd Class Motor Certificate will be considered for this opportunity based on meeting the qualifications, experience and suitability requirements determined by the Company.


Please apply by January 15, 2022



BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.




We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





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