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Machinery Team Lead

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Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX Aberdeen, GB, AB15 8PU

Company: Lloyds Register

The Role Purpose:

Lloyd’s Register sets industry-defining global standards of excellence and has done so for more than 250 years. Our roles are therefore at the heart of what we stand for; enhancing safety at sea, on land and in the air with every action.

  • To effectively manage operations for the Machinery Team to meet specific commercial/ business objectives and develop the business to improve Lloyd’s Register’s competitive position, and coordinate resources.
  • To manage and contribute day-to-day specialist knowledge within their discipline and/or lead in projects which provide commercially focussed support and or/service delivery to internal and/or external clients.
  • To determine solutions for problems, within their discipline, where the parameters are not well defined and where previous experience does not provide any precedent.
  • To lead 7 direct reports ensuring the team are clear about project goals and timelines, empowering and enabling others to perform at their best  
  • To undertake design appraisal, where needed, of a wide range of components on both existing and new construction vessels, primarily in the Marine and Defence sector.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Lloyds Register’s internal and external stakeholders, by answering written queries or attending meetings.


Technical / Professional Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Be Degree qualified and preferably a member of a professional body, with an accreditation from one of the recognised institutions such as the IMechE or IMarEST.
  • Have a knowledge of classification society activities, IMO activities and the role of IACS.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to compliment the Machinery Team.
  • Have a good level of knowledge in most of the below areas.
    • Power and propulsion systems
    • Mechanical design and material properties
    • Two and four stroke engines design
    • Geartrains, vibration theory (torsional, lateral & axial)
    • Risk Assessments including HADIDs and HAZOPS
    • Finite element analysis


You Will:

  • Support others to develop their skills and expertise through feedback, delegation, stretch opportunities and self-development
  • Strive to understand the customer’s business, strategy, priorities and challenges
  • Monitor customer satisfaction and implements actions to improve service
  • Invest time in spotting and winning new opportunities to strengthen our business
  • Look widely to adopt and adapt ideas from other areas, competitors or other sectors that will yield a return
  • Set a personal example through actively creating a positive, inclusive and safe working environment
  • Recognise and capitalises on team diversity to achieve the best possible results
  • Foster relationships across functional and geographic boundaries to share technical expertise and best practice
  • Be self-motivated and client focused, with the ability to communicate with people at a wide variety of levels from graduates to senior management level.
  • Deal with underperformance by proactively identifying improvement measures and applying them
  • Ensure the team are clear about project goals and timelines, empowering and enabling others to perform at their best 


What we offer:

Lloyds Register Culture and Values:

Further to sharing your expertise, Lloyd’s Register offers unparalleled development. Both by deepening your knowledge in specific standards or by widening your scope of activities. We invest in our employees’ development to make sure that we uphold the highest safety standards possible.


  • All profits from your work directly fund the Lloyds Register Foundation as a global charity to engineer a safer world. Lloyds Register Foundation
  • Friendly and supportive working environment with a focus on helping each other.
  • Funded social events to build on this friendly working environment.
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by Diversity and Inclusion Champions.
  • Thought Leadership; Colleagues encouraged to attend and engage at industry events and conferences via fully funded Technology development portfolio
  • Pathways to impact: Opportunity to apply for funding up to £5,000 - or the equivalent amount of money - from the LR Foundation in support of a charity or other organisation that makes the world a safer place.
  • Two volunteering days which can be taken during working days and will be paid as usual.
  • Focused on leading the maritime industry through the challenges of decarbonisation.
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by Diversity and Inclusion Champions.


Personal Package:

  • A competitive salary and a great work life balance with a 35-hour working week.
  • Hybrid Flexible Working - 2 days per week office based
  • Private Medical Insurance – AXA PPP 
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Ride2Work Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Wide range of career development opportunities including professional registration, internal promotions and coaching and mentoring programmes.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Define Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Annual colleague incentive payment.





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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