Communications System Engineer

Job Purpose

Provide Technical support, implementation, maintenance and project work associated with Telecoms, Radio (VHF/UHF/Microwave), Vessel Information Technology (IT), Communications and systems in general.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site and remote systems support to the onshore and offshore fleet
    • International travel is required
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues in person, remotely and via phone
  • Maintenance, installation and projects work related to vessels communication and IT equipment including:
    • Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)(KVH)(Cobham)
    • Onboard KVH media server
    • Onboard Captive Portal servers
    • Vessel IT
      • Computers: Windows 7/10, MS Office, PC hardware/software
      • Networking: Switches, Wireless Access Points and VoIP
      • Windows Servers 2008/2016
  • As required, assist with the troubleshooting and support of the following systems:
    • GMDSS SAT C equipment
    • Dynamic Positioning Equipment
    • Global Positioning Equipment (DGPS)
  • Repair, maintenance and installation of vessel computers and related software.
  • ECDIS install and configuration.
  • Maintain software updates and configuration of vessel files on timely basis.
  • Continuous monitoring of communication equipment and IT systems to reduce down-time.
  • Cost control of vessel communication and IT systems.
  • Work closely with the IT in the development and implementation of vessels standards.
  • Document and inventory vessel communication and IT systems and configurations.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Extensive experience maintaining industrial communication systems preferably in a Marine environment.
  • Degree in Electronics or IT or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with IP based networks and associated hardware
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows OS, PC hardware and software, and MS Office
  • Experience working with third party vendors
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English both verbal and written
  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences


  • Degree in Computing / Electronics or related field
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working in the offshore sector will be considered.
  • Offshore Medical and Survival Certificates
  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Experience managing and selecting third party vendors

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