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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CEA chief engineer Manoj Tripathi appointed as BBMB chairman

Hindustan Times 27 Sep 2023
The appointment committee of the cabinet (ACC) on Tuesday appointed Manoj Tripathi, working on the post of chief engineer in the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), as chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on a deputation for a period of three years....

2 Delhi Jal Board engineers suspended over monument demolition row

Indian Express 27 Sep 2023
Executive Engineer Rajiv Sharma and Chief Engineer Virender Kumar were suspended on the orders of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DJB A....

Hennessey Hires Top Motorsports and High-Performance Vehicle Engineer from Multimatic to Lead ...

Enid News & Eagle 27 Sep 2023
Brian Jones, formerly Chief Engineer of ... Before joining Hennessey Performance, Jones served as Chief Engineer of Vehicle Development and Integration at Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations (MSVO), where he led engineering on the Ford GT and, most recently, Mercedes-AMG ONE....

Lesco recovers Rs57.86m from defaulters

The News International 27 Sep 2023
Lesco spokesman told the media here on Tuesday that on the 14th day, Chief Engineer O&M (T&G) Zafar Iqbal with the support of Tehsildar City Mujahid Zia and Tehsildar Shalimar Noreez Humayun recovered outstanding dues of Rs5.07 million from 147 defaulters in Northern Circle and Rs4.16 million from 90 defaulters in Eastern Circle, respectively....

Apple, Google agreed to ‘defend’ search deal from regulators

Hindustan Times 27 Sep 2023
Apple Inc.’s lucrative agreement to use Alphabet Inc.’s Google as the default search engine for the iPhone includes a provision that the two tech giants will “support and defend” the deal against government scrutiny, a top Apple executive said at an antitrust trial. A cursor moves over Google's search engine page.(AP)....

Aviation industry first for hydrogen-fuelled jet engine

The Engineer 27 Sep 2023
Significant engineering challenges had to be overcome as hydrogen burns hotter and more rapidly than kerosene; the nozzles control the flame position using a system that progressively mixes air with hydrogen to manage the fuel’s reactivity ... Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer at Rolls-Royce, said ... engineering net zero....

Industry first for hydrogen-fuelled jet engine development

The Engineer 27 Sep 2023
Significant engineering challenges had to be overcome as hydrogen burns hotter and more rapidly than kerosene; the nozzles control the flame position using a system that progressively mixes air with hydrogen to manage the fuel’s reactivity ... Grazia Vittadini, chief technology officer at Rolls-Royce, said ... engineering net zero....

Apple exec defends the decision to make Google its default search engine on iPhones and Macs

Rutland Herald 27 Sep 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Apple executive defended the tech giant’s decision to make Google the default search engine on Apple iPhones and Macs, saying there was no “valid alternative.’’ ... Parakhin also recounted his experience battling Google in his previous job as chief technology officer at the Russian search engine Yandex....

DJB suspends two engineers in Jal Vihar monument demolition case

Hindustan Times 27 Sep 2023
A senior government official confirmed that suspension orders were issued on Monday to a chief engineer and an executive engineer associated with the water utility ... An inquiry has found that the two engineers failed to act in accordance with provisions while the demolition of the heritage structure was taking place....

easyJet and Rolls-Royce hydrogen research project sets new world industry first with key milestone success

TravelDailyNews 27 Sep 2023
Both Rolls-Royce and its partner easyJet are committed to being at the forefront of the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment, from the mid-2030s onwards ... Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Rolls-Royce, said....

Power utility takes steps for safe Ganesh immersion processions

Hindustan Times 27 Sep 2023
Rajendra Pawar, chief engineer, MSEDCL Pune circle, said, “Across Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and various talukas, including Mulshi, Velhe, Haveli, Ambegaon, Junnar, Khed, and Maval, a dedicated team of 4,575 engineers, technical staff and contractors is working to provide uninterrupted power facility.”....

Grand Strand Water solicits bids for $40M Bull Creek treatment plant expansion

My Horry News 27 Sep 2023
24, GSWSA Chief of Engineering and Construction Matt Minor told the GSWSA operating board at its meeting on Monday, Sept ... Neeraj Patel, GSWSA’s chief of field operations, reported that despite more than 11 inches of rain in Mullins and Marion where the utility provides water and sewer service, “we made it through."...

Exascale Drives Industry Innovation for a Better Future

Technology Org 27 Sep 2023
“Exascale is a massive accelerator for technology, productivity, engineering and science,” said Dave Kepczynski, chief information officer for GE Research and co-chair of ECP’s Industry and Agency Council ... Aviation is made possible through the application of complex engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, physics and materials science....

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