Naval New Construction Manager

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Date: 16 Sep 2023

Location: Glasgow, GB, G3 8JU

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:38601
Location:Glasgow : Suite 1C Sky Park  
Position Category:Surveyor
Position Type:Employee Regular


Naval New Construction Manager

Location:  Glasgow


What we’re looking for 

As part of this role you will lead and manage the operations of the UK&I naval new construction business, towards meeting specific business/commercial objectives and deliverables. You will also develop the business to help improve Lloyd’s Register’s competitive position in the sector and act as the external and internal figurehead of the UK&I naval new construction business in line with policy frameworks.

Additionally, you will provide technical and project management guidance to other naval new construction projects globally and contribute to the overall global naval strategy.


What we offer you 

  • 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 programs.
  •  A permanent contract, full time employment


The role

  • Develop, maintain and deliver a UK&I naval new construction business strategy in line with the vision for the business, while supporting and integrating with a global naval segment strategy.
  • Working with a wide group of cross-functional stakeholders including marketing, commercial, finance, and operations, develop, deliver and maintain a UK&I naval new construction business plan to achieve the objectives of the naval new construction business strategy with an outlook of 1, 3 and 5 years.
  • To monitor developments in the industry and Lloyd’s Register’s competitive positioning within the naval new construction business and ensure the information is communicated to senior managers to help with the formulation of business/commercial strategies and determination of the costing structure.
  • To lead, manage and develop the UK&I naval new construction teams to maintain an effective and competitive service.  This includes recruitment, performance management and training / development.
  • To lead, prepare and manage UK&I naval new construction quotes for both plan appraisal and site supervision project contracts.
  • To support and provide guidance for global naval new construction and supply chain projects with technical queries and assistance in preparing quotes for both plan appraisal and site supervision project contracts.
  • To engage and support the naval supply chain by answering technical queries and preparing and managing quotes for plan approval, survey and the attendance during build, as required.
  • Overall responsibility for managing and achieving budgetary requirements of all UK&I naval new construction projects, taking into account commercial and contractual requirements pertinent to delivery. Identifying opportunities for growth in revenue on existing projects.
  • Supporting the implementation of change and developments within the sub-function to meet future business demands to improve Lloyd’s Register’s competitive position and develop selling point capabilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring that LRs systems, processes and procedures are effective, support the naval business and efficient to meet business/commercial requirements for both internal and external clients
  • Supporting the UK&I naval business to ensure it is aware of and complies with the necessary external requirements for the delivery of government business including: regulatory, security, export control, cyber, commercial.
  • Deal with business queries and build relationships with internal and external clients within the Area, as appropriate, to resolve service problems and build the business.
  • To mentor/coach team members, as appropriate, to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application.
  • Liaise with other business areas/offices to ensure consistency in development and delivery of naval new construction  to internal and external clients through the functional support delivered by the Naval Centre of Expertise.
  • To provide naval new construction training to internal and external clients


What you bring 

  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register within the relevant field of engineering or physical science (minimum of two years programme) or Qualifications from a marine or nautical institution and relevant sea-going experience as a certificated ship’s officer.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work.
  • Demonstrable and practiced understanding of the Project Management process, gained through experience and training.
  • Previous experience of budget monitoring and contract negotiations
  • Resident in the UK and eligible for UK Security Check (SC) clearance
  • Experience of successfully managing a team
  • Some experience of business planning and influencing future strategies
  • Preferred thorough understanding of the naval market & marine environment to manage commercial focus & find new business
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within organisations and to influence successfully and openly at all levels – both inside our organisation and outside in the business, particularly with senior government & military figures
  • Ability and understanding to participate, communicate, positively contribute and add value in naval technical discussions with clients and LR colleagues alike
  • Preferred experience of service provision to the UK Ministry of Defence
  • Preferred experience of commercial or naval account management at senior level


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.


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