RIVER - Nautical Instructor Engineer

Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships, seven ocean vessels, two explorer ships and a Mississippi River ship.

Our guests experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.

For the complement of our Nautical Operations department, we are looking for a Nautical Instructor Engineer.

This position requires traveling to Viking Longships in operation, harbors, and various training locations in Europe, with up to 10% of time spent in the Basel Office.

Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.



  • The tam of Nautical Instructors is responsible for providing functional educational programs to the Nautical crew of Viking River ships from onboarding of newcomers, repeater training for current employees and talent development programs. All programs use a blended learning approach and are a combination of: simulation using modern technologies, practical training onboard, classroom workshops, coaching, e-learning and online seminars
  • Position of Nautical Instructor Engineer is mostly focused on educating Engineers, Second Engineer and Sailor at Viking
  • This position reports to the Director Nautical Compliance



Classroom and practical training:

  • Training in engineering functional topics, including electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Delivery of practical training onboard a Viking Longship
  • Coaching Engineer and Second Engineers
  • Preparation and execution of practical exams and assessments


Concept & design:

  • Design a concept for Engineer training, including an assessment framework and individualized learning paths
  • Work in close co-operation with Infrastructure Operation (IOR) for concept development


Digital Learning:

  • Preparation and leading of online webinars
  • Using Microsoft Teams for training facilitation (creating channels, sharing material, planning online meetings)
  • Participation in review of existing digital learning material
  • Development of Engipedia, online Q&A platform



  • Organize logistics of the training program: transport, meeting rooms, participants showing up on time etc.
  • Alignment with external partners and establish a close working relationship with various system providers (Caterpillar, Martin Systems, Drews etc) to ensure training material is both current and applicable
  • Organization of statutory training



  • Preparing and filling in the documentation reg. trainees progress and monitoring proper filling in of those documents by all involved trainers (internal and external)
  • Ensure proper registration of classes in the Learning Management System



  • Keep close communication with the participants regarding their program, logistics and assignments
  • Keep close contact with participants to discuss their progress
  • Alignment with the office team about scheduling and ship assignments
  • Report on the status of training programs and progress of trainees



  • Participate in long-term planning of talent management programs at Viking
  • Quality assurance of external training sessions



  • Experience as an Engineer on a Viking Longship
  • Passion for training in a Nautical field and adult education
  • Education in adult learning (as an asset)
  • Proven track record of conducting training in a nautical field
  • Excellent planning and organizational abilities
  • Proactive and precise communicator
  • Microsoft 365 (SharePoint)
  • Fluency in English
  • Communicative, inspiring and convincing personality
  • Flexibility and willingness for co-operation and teamwork
  • Reliable and stress-resistant



Please apply via our website www.vikingcareers.com, including your CV in English and a one-page cover letter to introduce yourself and your interest for the role.

For more details about this position, contact Virginia Belli under +41 61 638 60 11


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