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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High-speed network opens in N China

China Daily 24 Apr 2024
Zhu Ruijun, deputy chief engineer at China ENFI Engineering Co Ltd, said ... Yu Long, chief engineer at the Research Academy of Offshore Oil Engineering Co Ltd, based in Tianjin, said, "Our company has been collaborating with Tianhe since 2016, and we will continue our partnership in ......

SNU professor likely to be named inaugural chief of Korea AeroSpace Administration

Korea Times 24 Apr 2024
An aerospace engineering professor of Seoul National University (SNU) will likely be named the inaugural chief of the Korea AeroSpace ......

Haryana: Electricity grievance redressal meeting of Rohtak Zone today

Hindustan Times 24 Apr 2024
... and Rohtak districts fall under the Rohtak zone and complaints will be heard from 11 am to 1 pm at the conference hall of the office of the Rohtak chief engineer located on the 4th floor of Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Bhawan....

We lost our £300,000 life savings to an investment fraudster who spent it on jet ...

This is Money 24 Apr 2024
September 3, 2018, is a date that will stick forever in my memory. It was not marked by some joyous occasion — the date one of our two daughters got married, or the safe arrival of a beloved grandchild. Nor was it the date on which Gareth, 70, my husband of more than 40 years, retired from his job as a ship’s chief engineer ... .......

Low-altitude economy in Xinjiang starts riding powerful tail winds

ECNS 24 Apr 2024
Meanwhile, the new Xinjiang Aviation Industry (Low-Altitude Economy) Research Institute has appointed Wu Guanghui, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as its honorary president. Wu was chief scientist of the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China and chief designer of the C919 large passenger aircraft series ... .......

Wasa issues high alert as unexpected rains hit south Punjab

The News International 24 Apr 2024
Children walk during rain on April 15, 2024. — APP. MULTAN. Heavy and unexpected rains disrupted life in South Punjab, contrary to weather predictions, starting on Monday evening and continuing throughout the night ... Mepco Chief Executive Officer Engineer Rana Mohammad Ayub Khan instructed the restoration of power from the affected feeders ... ....

World's biggest wheeled crane breaks barriers

People Daily 24 Apr 2024
With a 4,000-ton lifting capacity, the XCA4000 marked the seventh time that Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group, the machine's builder, broke the global record for the largest wheeled crane ... Shan Zenghai, chief engineer at XCMG, said the company's all-terrain cranes have undergone technological upgrades and attained a global leading level ... ....

In Bisada rally, Rajnath Singh says BJP responsible for Noida’s development

Hindustan Times 24 Apr 2024
During the rally in Bisada, Singh also hailed the “double-engine” government in UP and at the Centre, and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath for the fast pace in the development of the Jewar airport. “When I was the chief minister of Uttar ......

Visayan Electric invites businesses to enroll in ILP amid thin power supply

Sun Star 24 Apr 2024
of the Philippines (NGCP). Temperatures are very high and as much as possible, we want to avoid having to implement manual load dropping or at least lessen the duration and frequency so that our customers will not be inconvenienced,” said Visayan Electric president and chief operating officer, engineer Raul C. Lucero ... NGCP advisory at 8 a.m ... Last ILP....

Post Office boss Paula Vennells accused of

The Daily Mail 24 Apr 2024
Vennells asked her 'computer literate' husband for a 'non-emotive' way to describe issues with the Horizon IT system, the public inquiry heard yesterday ... The inquiry was shown a July 2013 email in which Mrs Vennells told communications chief Mark R Davies. 'My engineer/computer literate husband sent the following reply to the question ... READ MORE ... ....

CJCSC confers awards on scientists, engineers

The News International 23 Apr 2024
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza conferred civil awards to the eminent scientists and engineers on April 23, 2024....

What I learnt… applying AI to engineering

The Times/The Sunday Times 23 Apr 2024
Dominic Vergine is the co-founder and chief executive of Monumo, which is applying AI to engineering to reinvent the electric motor ... Monumo raised £10.5 million in 2023 from investors including Simon Segars, the former chief executive of Arm....

Fadnavis split Sena fearing arrest in phone-tapping case: Raut

The Siasat Daily 23 Apr 2024
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday claimed that fearing arrest in the alleged phone-tapping case, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis engineered a split in the Shiv Sena ... The fear that he could be arrested and face conviction led to him engineer a split in Shiv Sena,” Raut claimed....