Entry into Class Specialist

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Date: 17 Apr 2024

Location: Southampton, GB, SO53 3RY

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:39339
Location:Southampton : Hampshire House 
Position Category:Surveyor
Position Type:Employee Regular



Specialist – Entry into class


Lloyd’s Register




What we’re looking for 

First Entry (FE) operates within Lloyd’s Register’s Entry into Class division in the Fleet Service Department. The FE process is applicable to all newly constructed ships and other asset types that adhere to Lloyd's Register's Rules and Regulations and are overseen by our surveyors. This includes:


  • Approval and validation of plans against the Rules
  • Verification of materials/equipment at approved works
  • Construction conducted under LR Special Survey


The main objective of this role is to provide specialized knowledge within the designated discipline on a daily basis and support the Lead Specialist in facilitating the submission of all FE cases to the Classification Committee for formal classification.



 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 

The primary responsibility of the FE team is to ensure that all prerequisites for formal entry into class for every newbuild are met to the satisfaction of the higher Classification Committee, providing assurance to the Classification Executive Committee.

In fulfilling this responsibility, the team develops a data model for each vessel, describing the hull and machinery configuration as a 'master record' in the central technical database. This serves several crucial functions:

  • Providing a 'single source of truth' for every vessel in the Lloyd's Register fleet.
  • Defining the hull and machinery Master Lists of Surveyable Items.
  • Facilitating configuration control and enabling effective monitoring of in-service performance of the LR fleet for the benefit of clients and other stakeholders in the safety chain.
  • Provide specialized advice for Entry into Class service delivery offices within agreed broad parameters encompassing safety, technical, legal, and commercial requirements.
  • Produce the Entry into Class deliverable within agreed parameters in an appropriate format, and review colleagues' work as requested.
  • Discuss the Entry into Class deliverable with internal customers and propose alternative solutions where necessary.
  • Perform administration tasks as required in accordance with current processes and procedures.
  • Make recommendations based on internal and external customer feedback to aid in quality and service delivery improvement.
  • Contribute to internal and external customer engagement efforts as deemed appropriate.
  • Conduct activities in accordance with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development to maintain a high level of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • Assist in coaching other employees to facilitate effective technical knowledge transfer and application.
  • Monitor project milestones against safety, technical, legal, and commercial requirements.



What you bring 


  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary institution recognized by Lloyd’s Register in the relevant field of engineering or physical science (minimum of a two-year program), or qualifications from a marine or nautical institution along with relevant sea-going experience as a certified ship’s officer.
  • Membership in an appropriate professional institution.
  • Pursuing Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English language at a level suitable for the responsibilities of the role.



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.






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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