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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DNV: Addressing the surge in engine room fires on container ships

SAFETY4SEA 01 Dec 2023
According to DNV, statistics show that between 2019 and 2021, there was a sharp increase in engine room fires on board container ships ... Correct and timely engine maintenance and lubrication oil management are essential to prevent such failures ... looking for the Chief Engineer or asking the Master’s permission to act....

Kashmir to bring in law to criminalize online content 'disrupting peace'

Anadolu Agency 01 Dec 2023
The police chief's comments came after a non-local engineering student was booked for posting blasphemous comments about Prophet Muhammad, the last and greatest prophet of Islam, triggering outrage from some religious organizations ... The majority of students at this engineering ......

UPSC CSE: Parliamentary reports point out more engineers, doctors switching to civil services; but what's wrong in that?

Indian Express 01 Dec 2023
A recent parliamentary standing committee report has flagged concern over an increase in doctors and engineers entering the field of civil services ... Another example of good governance is of ex-Railway Board chief Ashwin Lohani, a mechanical engineer and a steam engine train enthusiast....

Mangaluru chapter of Young Indians gets new office-bearers

Business Line 01 Dec 2023
Suyog Shetty, Chief Executive Officer of Niveus Solutions, and Laeeq Ali of Bloombox Brand Engineers were the chief guests ... .......

Mumbai AQI: BMC invites EOI for cloud seeding

The Times of India 01 Dec 2023
The EOI has been invited by the deputy chief engineer — environment department. ....

GT Road revamp: NHAI to develop major drain network along Ghaziabad stretch

Hindustan Times 01 Dec 2023
The corporation has consented to bear ₹25 crore for developing the drain network, which will benefit a number of residential areas in the city, which face issues of waterlogging ... This network will benefit a number of residential areas in the city, which face issues of waterlogging,” said NK Chaudhary, chief engineer, Ghaziabad municipal corporation....

More advertisers retreat from X on cards following Elon Musk's tirade

Hindustan Times 01 Dec 2023
C.E.O. of Tesla, Chief Engineer of SpaceX and C.T.O. of X Elon Musk(Getty Images via AFP). Walt Disney and Warner Bros ... We're now on WhatsApp ... The Tesla chief also acknowledged that an extended boycott by advertisers could bankrupt X, formerly Twitter, but suggested that the public would blame the brands and not him for a potential collapse ... U.S ... U.S ... .......

‘The goodbye and thank you our family never had’: Merchant Marines pay tribute to Lehigh ...

The Morning Call 01 Dec 2023
Merchant Marine Academy, getting on-the-job training in the engine room ... The twin-engine Ju-88s had sped down from northern Italy and caught the port’s defenses off guard. A bomb fell through a hatch near the Tilden’s smokestack and demolished the engine room ... chief officer....

Andhra releases water from Nagarjunasagar Dam amid Telangana friction

The Siasat Daily 01 Dec 2023
Amaravati ... Engineer-in-Chief (Irrigation) C Narayana Reddy told PTI that Andhra Pradesh officials had no other option but to open the gate to release 3,000 cusecs of water as Telangana has been allegedly creating hindrances over the past nine years ... Also Read. AP, Telangana cops clash at Nagarjuna Sagar Dam; CCTV cameras damaged ... ....

Pentagon moves slowly on AI

Lincoln Journal Star 01 Dec 2023
Space Force chief technology and innovation officer Lisa Costa, told a recent online conference ... One urgent challenge, says Jane Pinelis, chief AI engineer at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab and former chief of AI assurance in Martell's office, is recruiting and retaining the talent needed to test AI tech....

Not so dead as a dodo: ‘De-extinction’ plan to reintroduce bird to Mauritius

Auburnpub dot com 01 Dec 2023
US-based biotechnology and genetic engineering company Colossal Biosciences, which is pursuing the “de-extinction” of multiple species, including the woolly mammoth, has entered a partnership with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation to find a suitable location for the large flightless birds....

Career Paths: Nikeel Idnani, PPG and IMarEST

SAFETY4SEA 01 Dec 2023
Nikel recounts pivotal career milestones, underscoring the profound influence of his family ... SAFETY4SEA ... Nikeel Idnani ... Sailing as a supernumerary and a Sea Cadet Corps stint in school, I ventured into a 4-year marine engineering apprenticeship. Climbing the ranks, I proudly reached the rank of Chief Engineer ... S4S ... N.I. ... S4S ... N.I. ... S4S ... N.I.. Best advice ... S4S....