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Mechanical Engineer x 2

Forth Ports
Based on Experience
Closing date
22 Dec 2022
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Job Details

The Port of Tilbury London Ltd is the largest of 8 ports owned by Forth Ports and is the largest multi-modal Port in the South East. We offer a wide range of diverse port related services to help connect the UK with Europe and the rest of the world.

The Role

·        We are currently seeking Mechanical Engineers to join our busy Engineering Team within the Central Plant Engineering department.

·        You will be responsible for maintaining, repairing and fault finding on a variety of plant and equipment within the Port, including Mobile Harbour Cranes, Material Handlers, Port Vehicles, Lock Gates, General Port Equipment and Port Infrastructure including Electrical Distribution Equipment.

·        You must have the ability to work to the highest standards of safety, within a team environment.

Candidate Requirements

·        A time served apprenticeship would be preferable, with a minimum qualification of a HNC/HND or NVQ3.

·        You must be comfortable working at height and within confined spaces as this is a regular feature of the role, therefore any previous training in these areas would be advantageous. Full confined spaces training would be given on employment.

·        You should have a flexible approach to your working hours and be willing to work overtime if needed.

·        It is essential that you have a full driving licence and also possess basic computer literacy skills.

Hours of Work

·        You will be required to work a shift system with rotational shifts covering 24 hours, 7 days per week.


Port of Tilbury (London)

The Port of Tilbury, the UK’s 3rd largest port, and London’s closest port, was opened over 130 years ago. Today it handles 16 million tonnes of cargo per annum, approximately 36% of the entire volume that enters the River Thames each year.

As the largest port within the Forth Ports Group, the Port of Tilbury generates over 50% of all group turnover, employing approximately 700 employees while contributing £394 million to the UK economy.

In 2012 the Port of Tilbury launched a £1bn investment programme leading up to 2020.  This investment has seen developments including a 152-acre ‘Tilbury2’ port extension, and a 70-acre distribution park featuring the largest warehouse in Europe, at over 2 million square feet of storage space, now operated by Amazon UK.

Having doubled the size of its business in the past ten years, the Port of Tilbury is now projected to double cargo volume across the quay to 32 million tonnes per annum and triple direct port-related employment from approximately 4,000 to over 12,000, in the next 10-15 years.  This growth is being delivered by both the port and its customers through the development of Tilbury.

Find Us
Port of Tilbury London Ltd
Leslie Ford House
RM18 7EH
United Kingdom
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