Marine Engineering Officer

United Kingdom
A starting salary of over £25,000, rising to approximately £32,000 after two years
04 Oct 2016
04 Feb 2017
Job Type
Graduate jobs

Without our engineers, our ships would literally grind to a halt. As a Marine Engineering Officer, you’ll lead a team of specialist Engineering Technicians. Together, you’re responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of some of the most sophisticated kit on the planet. Vital operations simply couldn’t happen without you and your team. You keep us moving.

You could be working on the water, cooling and hydraulics systems of a Type 45 Destroyer, or making sure the power generation of the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier is up to scratch. You’ll need to solve complex engineering problems quickly, in high-pressure situations that can change just as rapidly. Whichever mission you’re on, wherever you are in the world. 


The Royal Navy is only as good as its people. It’s why we invest so much in looking after them. You can expect a pay, benefits and bonus package that’s brimming with features, fast-tracked training and Chartered status, world travel – and real responsibility from the day you start training.

  • A starting salary of over £25,000, rising to approximately £32,000 after two years
  • A £27,000 joining bonus
  • An excellent, non-contributory pension scheme
  • A 0% interest House Purchase Scheme
  • Work towards becoming chartered, with a significant contribution to your fees from us
  • Help with housing and education
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Free access to excellent sports facilities
  • Travel all over the world 


You’ll need a BEng or MEng degree that’s accredited by the Engineering Council, or have one on the horizon. But looking good on paper is just the start. Your passion for complex problem-solving and engineering goes without saying, too. You’ll need to be able to think on your feet, thrive on responsibility and lead from the front, in situations that can be difficult, demanding, and sometimes dangerous. You’ll be ready to see the world, live a life of adventure, and build a career that couldn’t be further from a 9-5.


If you’re bright, ambitious, focussed, and think you have what it takes to make a world of difference, there’s an engineering career for you like no other as a Royal Navy Officer. How far you go is up to you.