Marine engineers are engineering specialists who design and operate the mechanical operational systems of ships, boats, submarines, remotely operated crafts, and other large marine vessels. Their job is to apply their knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering to develop and design watercraft propulsion and on-board systems and machinery for marine vehicles. Marine engineers are also responsible for maintenance and repairs, and they are typically in charge of conducting tests of the equipment they design.
Marine engineers usually work with the architect who designed the ship. However, the marine engineer focuses primarily on the power machinery and all the other things needed for the ship to operate and function. While the architect is responsible for aesthetic elements of ship design, the marine engineer ensures that all the systems work properly and meet safety standards and regulations.