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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.

Seafaring

Chief engineer in the engine room of a Norwegian ferry

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. [1]

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. [2]

Public works

In public works, such as for a city, county, military division, or federal program, the [3]

Product development

In large-scale product development, such as for motor vehicles or mobile phones, each product will have an assigned chief engineer. In these industries, the chief engineer is responsible for the design of the product, and coordinates the activities of all other engineers and design personnel involved in the product. [4]

General industry

In some companies, the title of the most senior engineer is chief engineer. This position may also be called engineering manager, engineering director, or chief technology officer in larger corporations. [5]

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