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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Amid cold wave, PDD Chief Engineer says, ‘unprecedented increase in load, will ensure less power ...

The Wire 18 Oct 2021
Chief Engineer, Power Development Department (PDD), Aijaz Ahmed Sunday said that the department has reported an unprecedented increase in the power consumption by its consumers after temperature has gone down in the Kashmir Valley ... People should use electricity judiciously,” the chief engineer appealed.(KINS)....

6 lakes & 9 parks in Hassan to be revived at a cost of Rs 144 cr

The Times of India 18 Oct 2021
Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, during coalition government regime, had allocated Rs 144 crore in his budget for the development of Channapattana ... The project also includes installation of sewage water treatment plants,” said Venkataramanappa, deputy chief engineer, HRP....

Auto industry prepares for challenging quarter

China Daily 18 Oct 2021
Chip shortages are continuing to hurt car production in China ... But Xu Haidong, deputy chief engineer of the association, said sales in the fourth quarter are very likely to fall year-on-year because the figure was high in the same period last year ... Xu, the CAAM's deputy chief-engineer, expects sales to grow at a fast pace in the fourth quarter ...