How much does a Chief Engineer make in the United States? The average Chief Engineer salary in the United States is $85,151 as of January 26, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $75,573 and $95,144. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South - Alexandria, VA

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Chief Engineer

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HV Global Group, Inc. - Chesterfield, VA

What is a Chief Engineer ?

A chief engineer, commonly referred to as "ChEng" or "Chief", is the seniormost engine officer of an engine department on a ship, typically a merchant ship, and holds overall leadership and responsibility of that department. As a person who holds one of the most senior roles on the ship, he or she must have excellent communication and leadership skills. He or she will be expected to regularly work alongside other crew members and external consultants, and most importantly, provide guidance his or her team. To be a chief engineer, an engineer must attain a chief engineer's license appropriate ...

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Norfolk Sheraton - Norfolk , VA
Hotel: Norfolk Sheraton Chief Engineer Full time Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of the Chief Engineer is to ensure guests have an excellent experience through managing the engineering ...
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Blue Water Hospitality Group, LLC - Natural Bridge Station , VA
If you have a passion for growth, can be adaptable while on the job, and overall innovative Blue Water Development wants YOU! At Blue Water, we create an environment where our employees are engaged ...
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Job Description A maintenance engineer reports directly to the Chief Engineer and is responsible for assisting with the maintenance of the hotel's building and grounds and the operation of its ...
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THOR Solutions, LLC - Norfolk , VA
The Chief Test Engineer shall provide additional leadership to develop, coordinate and manage the Integrated Test Team that develops the Integrated Test Plan (ITP), prioritize tests across ...
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Tulk LLC - Fort Belvoir , VA
The office is the home to the Chief Engineer, Chief Architect, Chief Data Officer; and Governance forums: Engineering Review Board (ERB) and Configuration Control Board (CCB). Overall Assignment ...
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Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies Inc DBA BecTech Inc - King George , VA
Performs other responsibilities and technical support to the Chief Engineer and Program Manager associated with this position as may be appropriate Requirements: * US Citizenship with Secret security ...
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