MMS Specialist - Marine & Offshore

Apply now »

Date: 12 Sep 2023

Location: Chennai, TN, IN, 600032

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:38703



MMS Specialist - Marine & Offshore



Lloyd’s Register


Location: - Chennai, India



What we’re looking for 

We are looking for professionals who can oversee the daily operations of a team responsible for delivering a proficient technical and commercial service within a department or office. Additionally, we aim to evaluate intricate issues on behalf of both external and internal clients, seeking to identify a variety of potential solutions.


 What we offer you 


  • Competitive Salary
  • 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 

  • Execute and oversee relevant tasks, offering guidance and alternative solutions for service delivery within areas of expertise, while adhering to budget constraints and contractual obligations specified by Marine Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Perform activities in accordance with internal protocols, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high level of discipline, knowledge, and awareness.
  • Administer team-related tasks in alignment with current processes and procedures related to planning, conducting, and reporting requirements for Marine Management System (MMS) audits. This includes tasks such as contract preparation, supporting service requests/delivery, conducting service reviews and follow-up activities, as well as control, monitoring, and support functions.
  • Provide technical support and actively seek solutions to challenges faced by auditors and inspectors. Support client management and Service Delivery (SD) teams by offering technical advice and collaborating with clients/auditors on technical issues that require in-depth investigation, especially in building surveying/valuation and other related services. Manage client expectations and offer professional guidance and support when necessary, particularly concerning their ISM, ISPS, MLC, ISO certification. Proactively manage and address issues and problems as they arise.
  • Aid the Business Development (BD) team in securing more MMS business by providing feedback on business opportunities and managing projects in accordance with quality system requirements, cost structures, budgetary constraints, and contractual obligations. Make recommendations based on feedback from internal and external clients to contribute to process improvements in service delivery.
  • Mentor and coach other employees to facilitate effective knowledge transfer and application. Develop proficient auditor resources by identifying resource requirements, training auditors/inspectors, and monitoring MMS authorizations. Ensure that Activity Monitoring is conducted and reported as per management system requirements.
  • Act as the intermediary between LRQA (Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance) regarding all ISO-related matters. Key responsibilities include arranging cross-training for our Safety Management (SM) auditors to become ISO assessors.
  • Support Area Managers/Technical Performance Managers in conducting and recommending locations for MMS Verification Technical Audits (VTA) and ensure consistent implementation of corrective actions stemming from internal and external audits, as well as findings from activity monitoring and investigations to assess their effectiveness. Carry out VTA/BAR (Before and After Review) for MMS within the region.
  • Offer breathing room, on-the-job training, and mentoring to attain consistent competency levels among auditors and supporting staff. Ensure that appropriate auditor/inspector authorizations are maintained across all areas.
  • Provide technical expertise and assistance in investigating Port State Control (PSC) and related cases, with a focus on reducing PSC detentions. Liaise with Flag Administrations and communicate with flag states as necessary for extensions, authorizations, and various cases, including PR17, PSC detentions, and Additional Verification Audits/Inspections.
  • Offer support as needed or provide guidance for special audits/inspections, such as PSC/FSC detentions and PR17, ensuring compliance with flag state requirements and instructions.
  • Review and approve/revalidate auditors/inspectors' Activity Codes and Technical Competencies.



What you bring 


  • A degree or equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution recognized by Lloyd’s Register in a relevant field of engineering or physical science (minimum of a two-year program) or qualifications obtained from a marine or nautical institution, along with relevant sea-going experience as a certified ship's officer.
  • Membership in an appropriate professional institution.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English language that aligns with the demands of the work.
  • Profound knowledge of the Maritime Labour Convention, ISM & ISPS Codes, Flag State Rules & Regulations, MMS procedures, and the requirements for ISO certification for Clients. Proficiency in liaising with M & O (Management and Operations) and LRQA (Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance). Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across various functional areas.
  • Prior experience in budget monitoring.
  • Certification as an ISM/ISPS Lead auditor and MLC Inspector, with a preference for ISO Lead Assessor qualifications covering ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018. Additional expertise as an Assessor and Ship Technical Expert for ISO 50001:2018. Proven track record as a Lead Auditor/Inspector for ISM, ISPS, and MLC Code/Convention.
  • Capacity to undertake global technical responsibilities as outlined by the Marine Business Stream, with a commitment to meeting all role-specific requirements as per IMO Resolution A. 789 (19) as amended and IACS Procedure Requirements No. 7 and 10, which pertain to the qualification and training of surveyors and auditors.



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 and we will respond to you as soon as possible.





Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's Register:

Together we are one Lloyd’s Register, committed to developing an inclusive and safe workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive to ensure that all applicants to LR experience equality of opportunity and fair treatment because we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you do too.

Copyright © Lloyd's Register 2023. All rights reserved. Terms of usePrivacy policy.

The Lloyd's Register Group comprises charities and non-charitable companies, with the latter supporting the charities in their main goal of enhancing the safety of life and property, at sea, on land and in the air - for the benefit of the public and the environment. (Group entities)


Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, Inspector, Surveyor, Technology, Quality, Engineering, Research