Palmer Johnson Monaco is seeking an experienced Marine Mechanical Engineer to work in our design team in Monaco on a new and innovative range of Superyachts. The successful candidate will work in the engineering team, mainly in the Monaco head office, with some travelling to the production site required. 

Type: Full-Time   Experience: 7 Years+   Function: Engineering   Location: Monaco



•   Coordinate and manage external engineering companies contracted by Palmer Johnson Yachts.

•   Responsible for P&ID design of all shipboard mechanical systems.

•   Design marine mechanical systems by applying principles of mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials. 

•   Optimize systems design and engineering for manufacturing, by researching cutting edge manufacturing and assembly methods and materials. 

•   Understand critical interfaces between structure, systems and interior design. 

•   Develop marine mechanical systems in line with vessel specifications. 

•   Responsible for systems compliance with regulatory bodies. To include diagram submission & review of Design Appraisal Documents to the following societies: “MCA, SOLAS, Lloyd’s, DNV & RINA.” For smaller boats, knowledge of CE rules and the USCG is required. 

•   3d modeling of marine mechanical systems ensuring the most efficient use of space in respect to equipment & system function. 

•   Management of production drawings. 

•   Negotiation of equipment contracts with vendors. 

•   Management of technical information between clients, equipment manufactures, and outside design firms. 

•   System of Change Orders - technical and costing analysis. 

•   Responsible for Commissioning of Equipment and start up during vessel launch. 

•   Perform systems diagnostics during dock trials and record performance data during sea trials. 

•   Responsible for Crew training of mechanical systems & preparation of Operations manuals. 

•   Prepare reports for systems improvements. 


•   Bachelor and/or Master's degree in marine / mechanical engineering with a minimum of 7+ years experience in Yacht design engineering ranging from 50ft up to 170ft and / or ship yard engineering experience.

•   Competence with 3-D CAD applications such as Solid Works or Cadmatic, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Inventor, Rhinoceros, Pro-Engineer, Ship Constructor and/or Solid Edge.

•   Good English verbal & written communication skills.  


HVAC, Fresh water distribution, Desalination Systems, Waste Treatment Systems,

Black/Gray Drainage, Fuel Transfer System, Fuel Service, Lube Oil, Central Hydraulics,

Steering Hydraulics, Main Engine Exhaust, Generator Exhaust, Seawater Cooling Systems,

Engine Room Ventilation, Bilge/Ballast, Fire Suppression Systems, Scuppers & Overboard drainage, Tank Ventilation, Refrigeration Systems. 

To apply please send your Resume and Cover Letter to: with the subject line: Marine Mechanical Engineer

Please note the candidate must be eligible to work in Monaco.