Chief engineer

The title of chief engineer is used to signify a senior engineering role in an organization. The typical duties vary considerably depending on the industry.


In marine engineering, the chief engineer is a licensed mariner in charge of the engineering department on a merchant vessel.

A chief engineer (commonly referred to as"ChEng," "the Chief" or just "Chief") is responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship.

Under many jurisdictions the chief engineer is of equal rank to the captain, with responsibility being split between the two posts; the chief engineer taking responsibility for engine room and maintenance, and the captain taking responsibility for navigation and deck operations.

Public works

In public works, such as for a city, county, military division, or federal program, the engineering department often has a chief engineer. This is typically shown as "Office of the Chief Engineer" in organizational charts. This person or group is separate from the other engineering offices, and functions to coordinate their activities from an engineering perspective.

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Haryana declares solid waste exigency in Gurugram, invokes Disaster Mgmt Act

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
He said that the programme led by a high-level committee, including the divisional commissioner, deputy commissioner, municipal commissioner, chief engineer of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), senior environmental engineer of Haryana State Pollution Control ......

Airlines ready to trust Boeing again, but want quality and safety in place

Live Mint 13 Jun 2024
But, I think they let the short-term financials take primacy, and all they must do is get back to the culture of quality and engineering and the financials will take care of themselves,” United Airlines chief executive Scott Kirby told Mint.Boeing has been in the spotlight since January over investigation into the 737-9 MAX aircraft....

KWSC sees 68pc rise in revenue due to modern hydrant management centre

The News International 13 Jun 2024
CEO, KWSC Engineer Syed ... The Karachi Water and Sewerage Corporation (KWSC) has seen a significant increase in revenue following the establishment of a modern Hydrants Management Centre, a development driven by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KWSC Engineer Syed Salahuddin Ahmed....

Haryana govt declares ‘solid waste exigency’ in Ggm

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
Prasad said that the SWEEP program is led by a high-level committee, which includes the divisional commissioner, deputy commissioner, MCG commissioner, chief engineer of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), senior environmental engineer of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board and the deputy commissioner of police (HQ)....

Speeding motorists in Sewickley cause concern for Laughlin Children's Center officials

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 13 Jun 2024
Council as well as the (borough) manager, mayor and police chief will be working to improve the situation.”. Borough engineer Mike Galet said Sewickley already had plans to address speeding through raised crosswalks, similar to speed humps, as a way to do some traffic calming....

Yancheng shows which way the wind is blowing

China Daily 13 Jun 2024
Zhai Endi, chief engineer of Goldwind, said Yancheng boasts large-scale advantages, and has rich experience in developing offshore wind power ... Bo Wenxi, vice-chairman of China Enterprise Capital Union and chief economist at wealth management firm IPG China, said ... Qiu Lin, chief ......

Centre seeks fresh Tribune Flyover estimate from Chandigarh admn

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
(HT Photo) ... UT chief engineer CB Ojha, who attended the meeting, said they will be submitting the fresh estimate by the month end ... Over four years later, the HC bench of acting chief justice GS Sandhawalia and justice Lapita Banerji lifted the stay on cutting of trees and allowed UT to proceed with the project in the manner in which it deems fit ... .......

Struggling Angelenos get $253M in relief to pay late DWP and garbage bills

Daily Breeze 13 Jun 2024
Environment and Sanitation celebrated the distribution of federal funding at a news conference ... “We want our customers to know that LADWP cares, and we are here to help them get caught up on their LADWP bill and better manage their electric and water use,” DWP’s CEO and Chief Engineer Janisse Qui�ones said in a statement ... News . ... ....

PH seeks infrastructure, aerospace collaboration

Manila Bulletin 12 Jun 2024
Pascual met with Vincent Chong, ST Engineering’s Group President and Chief Executive Officer, to discuss potential investments and collaboration in PPPs, aerospace and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), and smart city initiatives ... advanced MRO services," the DTI chief added....

Elon Musk sued by SpaceX engineers claiming they were illegally fired

The Guardian 12 Jun 2024
Musk ordered firings after engineers raised concerns about alleged sexual harassment and discrimination, lawsuit ......

Students develop honey production machine

The Manila Times 12 Jun 2024
The engineering students involved are Hadrian Flores, Franco Luis Asis, Kehn Warren Bucsit, Carmela Cabading and Dominic Sobremonte ... Rowel Munar, Nartdi division chief for planning and development, assisted and served as the engineering students' external evaluator during the performance test of the prototype machine at Nartdi on May 28 and 31....

Should we fear AI? Auto tech founders say we’ll learn to live with it

LA Daily News 12 Jun 2024
We chat with Younis, the former chief operating officer of famed startup accelerator Y Combinator, and Ludwig, who previously led engineering work at Android Automotive for Google ... We supply software that goes on vehicles and to engineers who are building vehicles ... Most of our employees are software engineers and all are partners of the company....