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Able Seaman – Forth Engineer

The Company

Since the 1970s, Briggs has grown to become a market leader in the marine and environmental services industry, currently employing just under 700 dedicated members of staff.

Providing clients with services ranging from terminal operations to subsea cable repair, we are committed to employing dedicated and skilled staff looking for a career that offers stability, recognition and meaningful career progression.

At Briggs, we are proud of our core values. They underpin our decision-making and provide a benchmark for all our work, as well as shaping our company culture for future success.

The Role

The Able Seaman is responsible for taking all necessary actions the ensure safety, pollution prevention and the efficient operation of the ship.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Carrying out all orders and instructions in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintenance of equipment and vessel structures as appropriate
  • Perform the duties of coxswain or workboat crewmember
  • Carry out Lookout duties as instructed
  • Assist deck officers in cargo operations as required
  • Operate vessels lifting gear when trained
  • Operate and deploy counter-pollution equipment
  • Assist in the maintenance of safety, lifesaving and fire-fighting equipment.
  • Perform safety and security patrols
  • Responsibilities as identified as part of the vessel’s emergency teams
  • Perform the duties of helmsman
  • Form part of a mooring and anchoring party
  • Comply with pollution prevention requirements
  • Assist engineering staff in regard to maintenance
  • Cleaning duties
  • Operate deck machinery when suitably trained/qualified
  • Undertake ship operational tasks (for example mooring work, supporting trials teams or similar 3rd party work)


  • AB certificate
  • Steering certificate
  • Basic fire prevention and firefighting
  • Personal safety and social responsibilities
  • Personal survival techniques
  • PSC & RB
  • EDH certificate
  • Elementary first aid aboard ships
  • Navigational Watch Rating Certificate
  • ENG1 Medical

What’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with a pension, life assurance, a Cycle to Work scheme and much more, as well as opportunities for on-the-job training and career progression within a stable environment.

As an equal-opportunity employer, we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are eager to receive applications from individuals with all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments that may be needed during the application and assessment process and upon joining.

Next Steps

You must be able to provide relevant documentation confirming that you have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, please complete the form below.

  • Role Details

  • Location
    Forth Engineer
  • Role Type
    Permanent | Fulltime
  • Closing Date
    Jun 28, 2024
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