MMS Technical Manager

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Date: 31 May 2024

Location: GB Rotterdam, NL, 3068 AX Southampton, GB, SO53 3RY Hamburg, DE, 20457 NL

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:39487
Location:UK : Remote Based, Hamburg : Willy-Brandt-Straße 59, Netherlands : Home Based, Rotterdam : George Hintzenweg 77, Southampton : Hampshire House 
Position Category:Management
Position Type:Employee Regular





Technical Manager, Marine Management Systems (MMS)

Lloyd’s Register


Location:  UK : Remote Based (LR_L000126) (Primary), Netherlands : Home Based (LR_L000453), Rotterdam : George Hintzenweg 77 (LR_L000462), Southampton : Hampshire House (LR_L000484), Hamburg : Willy-Brandt-Straße 59 (LR_L000514)


What we’re looking for 

As part of this role, you will have to provide specialist knowledge and experiences within their discipline, to assess multi-discipline complex problems for external and internal clients to determine a range of alternative solutions, where previous experience does not provide any precedent.


 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 programmes.
  • A Full-time permanent role 


   The role 

  • To liaise with surveyors and external clients as the final escalation point regarding matters associated with MMS compliance and issue of certification, to ensure global consistency in line with strategic plan.
  • To lead in provision of technical guidance on interpretation of ISM / ISPS and MLC regulations to ensure global consistency.
  • To globally monitor developments in the industry and by competitors.  Including representation to Flag and IACS on technical issues where required.
  • Establish methods of delegation and technical competency requirements appropriate for ISM / ISPS and MLC regulations.
  • To globally monitor adherence to Flag, LR and IACS procedures in order to ensure that defined standards and performance measures are upheld and ensure corrective procedures are enacted and communicated where required.
  • To review and endorse audit and inspection reports issued globally to ensure quality and consistent delivery.
  • Undertake daily technical correspondence (with critical decision making at level commensurate with role) to internal and external stakeholders as required by current departmental processes and procedures.
  • To train and develop team members; present internal and external training courses on specialist area of LR services and mentor new starters.
  • To monitor performance of the delivery processes and drive the development and improvement of an efficient and effective global assurance processes for certification of vessels in service in accordance regulations.
  • To actively deliver the management of change to LR MMS organization, systems, and processes.
  • To provide technical input to the development and implementation of MMS related internal and external training materials and programmes as required.

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.
  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Project Management process, gained through experience and training.
  • Knowledge of marine classification and statutory certification commensurate with practical experience of a wide variety of ship types gained by prior employment as a surveyor.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of LR and IACS marine management system processes and procedures.

You are someone who:

  • Is keen to take accountability and ownership for delivering customer needs.
  • Can self-manage and prioritize tasks towards achieving goals.
  • Is effective at solving problems, troubleshooting and making timely decisions.
  • Is flexible and eager to take initiatives.
  • Communicates in a structured way and has ability to present technical ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Displays a team spirit, particularly in a multicultural environment.
  • Responds positively to learning opportunities and is comfortable stepping out of own comfort zone.

About us 

Maritime stakeholders are increasingly looking for digital solutions to address the growing challenges of operating in such a vast and complex industry. Pressing issues like climate change, supply chain volatility, and an increase in regulatory requirements already requires considerable agility on the part of all industry members, with no indication of abatement.

Technology will play a key role in allowing stakeholders to operate efficiently and responsibly in the decades to come. When it comes to managing a wide-ranging fleet of vessels, the need for real-time data exchange between ship and shore and interconnected, dynamic processes are sure to increase. Decision-makers will need access to more data than ever and a means to combine multiple interdependent datasets to derive insight and inform decision-making in real-time.

At LR, we have now developed a digital solutions portfolio that provides voyage compliance, voyage planning, ship management and vessel performance solutions to over 20,000 vessels across the globe.

Digital Solutions Division:

We recognise the challenges facing the maritime industry including the drive for decarbonization and the need for improved efficiency. To address these challenges OneOcean is now part of the Lloyd’s Register Digital Solutions division. We are proud to work alongside the other brands that comprise this division, providing voyage compliance, voyage planning, ship management and vessel performance solutions. 

Be a part of 

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.

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.





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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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