Lead Complex Autonomy Specialist

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Date: 23 Sep 2023

Location: Chennai, TN, IN, 600032 Mumbai, MH, IN, 400093

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:38542
Location:Chennai : R.V. Chambers, Mumbai: Solitaire Corporate Park  
Position Category:Technical
Position Type:Employee Regular



Lead Complex Autonomy Specialist



Lloyd’s Register


Location: - Mumbai or Chennai, India



What we’re looking for 


We are seeking a Lead Specialist to join our Technical Directorate. The ideal candidate should possess extensive expertise in technical assurance for complex autonomy to provide valuable support and guidance for the development of Classification Rules concerning Marine and Offshore applications of autonomy. Although the team is located at the Southampton Global Technology Centre in the UK, the chosen candidate has the option to work in hybrid work environment from a different location.


As a Lead Specialist in complex autonomy, you will take charge of spearheading LR's efforts to enhance our capability in delivering expert technical advice that meets our customers' expectations. Your responsibilities will primarily revolve around guiding the development of efficient verification and validation approaches across our Rules and assurance products.


 What we offer you 


  • Competitive Salary
  • Hybrid work environment
  • The opportunity to work for an organization that has a strong sense of purpose, is values driven and helps colleagues to develop professionally and personally through our range of people development programmes. 


The role 


  • Utilize technical expertise to assess and provide assurance for the functional applications of autonomy on our client's assets. This includes scaling from complex automation in uncertain environments to fully autonomous decision-making in complex environments, such as onshore infrastructure like remote control centers.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from systems engineering, cyber security, and human-factors disciplines to address dependability and ensure human wellbeing and safety are not compromised when implementing autonomous technologies.
  • Identify client needs and review their requirements to plan and develop appropriate services related to autonomy.
  • Participate in technical sales calls and meetings to recommend suitable assurance services for customers' complex automation, digitalization, and autonomy strategies. Provide scoping assistance for projects.
  • Represent LR as a subject matter expert in various stakeholder forums and deliver presentations.
  • Take personal ownership of identifying and continuously seeking improvements to the service delivery and the development of the classification framework.
  • Maintain Continuous Professional Development and stay updated with a broad range of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • Assist in building a collaborative team and enhancing LR's autonomous system capability globally through upskilling initiatives.



What you bring 


  • A demonstrated understanding of applications of autonomy in a complex safety-critical environment, acquired through practical experience and/or training.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and standardized assurance approaches used to verify and validate the safety and security of assets operating in the Ocean Economy.
  • A degree or equivalent experience recognized by Lloyd's Register in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably in computer science, control engineering, electrical engineering, or systems engineering.
  • Hands-on experience and practical skills in working with sensors and systems for machinery monitoring and autonomous navigation.
  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts and terminology.
  • A strong willingness to learn from related engineering fields to develop a comprehensive understanding of maritime operations within a systems and human factors context.
  • Working towards or having attained chartered engineer status.
  • Experience with Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships would be considered advantageous.
  • Knowledge of risk management for artificial intelligence (e.g., ISO/IEC 23894) and artificial intelligence management systems would be considered beneficial.
  • An understanding of ethical and societal concerns related to artificial intelligence would be considered beneficial.
  • To be available to travel internationally.


About us 


We are a leading international technical professional service provider and a leader in classification, compliance, and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, a trusted advisor to our customers helping to design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance. We are shaping the industry’s future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions for our customers every day.


Be a part of 


Lloyd’s Register is wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a politically and financially independent global charity that aims to engineer a safer world through promoting safety and education. For a thriving ocean economy, Lloyd’s Register colleagues and Lloyd’s Register Foundation work together to fund research, foster industry collaboration and develop action-oriented solutions to make the world a safer place. 


Want to apply 


We hire people with a wide variety of skills, experience, and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, women, people identifying as LGBTIQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, careers, and other varied groups. 


We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you. 


If you don't tick every box in these ads, please don't rule yourself out. We focus on hiring people who share our goal of working together for a safer, sustainable, thriving ocean economy. 


We care, we share, we do the right thing.


If you have further questions about this role, please contact us at careers@lr.org and we will respond to you as soon as possible.





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