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Technical (Engine, Electro-Technical and Ventilation)

Our Technical team is the beating heart of our fleet, making sure all our ships sail safely around the world while our guests enjoy unforgettable holiday happiness.

This multi-national team of experts includes Engineering Officers, Electro-Technical Officers and Ventilation/HVAC Officers, all skilled specialists performing vital tasks on board.


Safety focused, the Engineering team provide 24-hour watch-keeping support to the engine control room, plus maintain and repair the ship’s ventilation systems, elevators and guest venues.


Also part of our Engineering team, the Electro-Technical Officers lead on maintaining the ship’s power supply, IT, navigation and hotel management systems.


Our Ventilation/HVAC Officers manage and maintain the ship’s ventilation, main AC water chiller systems, and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning system plant.

To see all current vacancies, in the ‘What’ box, search ‘Engineering’ , ‘Electro’ or ‘Ventilation’ .

Learning and development at CSMART

CSMART, Centre for Simulator Maritime Training, is the international maritime training centre for Carnival Corporation & plc, located at the Arison Maritime Centre in Almere, The Netherlands.

With its scale, technology, equipment, and training approach, CSMART is the most progressive maritime centre of its kind in the world for training and continually improving industry-wide safety, sustainability and operational excellence.

In June 2018, CSMART Academy was recognised as the world’s first Centre of Safety Excellence by DNV-GL, the world’s leading classification society and a recognised advisor for the maritime industry.

All Cunard Officers keep up-to-date with industry training and standards by regularly attending CSMART.

Being part of our Engineering team has its benefits…

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Career Path

Career Path

Flexing your ventilation expertise, we’ll look to you to ensure defects are responded to quickly, and that work is prioritised and supervised and carried out safely, efficiently and in accordance with all current safety and company regulations. You will be supporting the Electro-Technical department in the maintenance and delivery of the asset management plan to ensure the ship technically meets the needs of the business whilst managing the development of the ventilation team.

Building on your ventilation and refrigeration industry experience, you’ll ideally have a relevant Refrigeration Qualification (i.e.) City and Guilds or NVQ3, HND member institutions desirable You will be highly organised and calm under pressure, you’ll also need to be comfortable talking to a wide range of people: from colleagues to guests. In a role that is essential to enhancing the quality of life on board, your focus on customer service will be second to none.

Having gained invaluable experience during your career in the cruise industry, you’ll support our focus on mentorship by guiding 3rd Engineering officers during watches in the Engine Control Room.

You’ll run and maintain the on-board machinery and equipment to keep the ship safe and efficient, as well as take a leading role in the 24-hour watch-keeping team.

2nd Engineer Officer tasks include:

  • Complete maintenance and inspect, assess and report or rectify defects whilst on watch. Coordinate isolations, watchkeeping rounds and watch specific routines for the ship
  • Supervise 3rd Engineering Officer colleagues to complete tasks in accordance with all current safety and company regulations.
  • Keep the senior officer/s informed in all aspects of the machinery spaces and support junior officer development.
  • Ensure environmental compliance of plant operations and complete relevant paperwork. Establish good situational awareness through receiving and delivering good quality handover information at watch change.
  • Attend events, promoting engineering careers at sea and representing P&O Cruises and Carnival UK as a brand ambassador

With a culture that focuses on teamwork, we encourage mentorship and ensure our 3rd Engineers are guided by our experienced 2nd Engineers during watches in the Engine Room. You’ll also share your skills and expertise with our Cadets and Technicians to ensure tasks are undertaken safely.

Our teams lead by example providing an exceptional safety culture on board; you’ll take part in inspections, training and meetings regarding environmental compliance and upholding our HESS Culture (Health, Environment, Safety, Security).

You’ll also complete preventative and planned maintenance, making sure that the on-board machinery and equipment is as safe and efficient as possible, and be guided through our policies and procedures, working with your colleagues to complete repairs and report any faults.

As a member of the Electro-Technical team, you’ll support with maintaining all electronic and electrical equipment to maximise the operational safety and efficiency of the ship. This includes the Engine Room, the Bridge and guest venue equipment.

3rd Electro-Technical Officer tasks include:

  • Follow work schedules and undertake preventative and planned maintenance to ensure continued and uninterrupted service on all electrical and electronic equipment. Troubleshoot problems and complete repairs promptly and report any faults for further investigation.
  • Drive self-development by working closely with senior colleagues to increase personal skills and expertise.
  • Supervise Cadet and Technician colleagues to complete tasks in accordance with all current safety and company regulations.
  • Attend events, promoting engineering careers at sea and representing P&O Cruises and Carnival UK as a brand ambassador