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Regulatory Policy Lead

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Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

With a central role as part of a team working on different regulatory topics, the main purpose of the role is:


Managing the implementation of statutory and classification regulatory amendments and interpretations into Lloyd’s Register (LR) rules, regulations and procedures. Areas of responsibility are primarily environment-related, including, but not limited to, decarbonisation, pollution prevention and machinery disciplines covered in International Maritime Organisation (IMO) conventions including MARPOL, and statutory codes, as well as the output of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and the European Union.


Setting LR's technical policy on various matters to influence and respond to external activities including IMO committees and sub-committees, the IACS Environment Panel and other groups.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the necessary actions in LR to develop and implement regulations and requirements in a timely manner. Managing the resulting projects in accordance with quality system requirements, cost structures and budgetary/contractual requirements and ensuring that the projects are delivered so that clients’ compliance is supported.
  • In cooperation with other specialists in LR, to define product requirements originating from regulatory developments and develop interpretations of classification requirements related to statutory compliance.
  • To take ownership of LR technical positions and the communication of them in order to influence regulatory developments where appropriate. To take the lead in developing a single clear position even where there are conflicts or gaps in the advice and information available.
  • To provide lead specialist support and advice within the area of regulatory affairs to internal/external clients, including flag states, other recognised organisations and industry associations. This may include any or all of the following: clear indicators of actions required of clients for compliance, production of presentation material for delivery to clients either by yourself or colleagues, and the drafting of internal documents to familiarise our client managers any significant regulatory updates.
  • To produce client reports for selected IMO meetings, and other communication materials, based on broadly defined parameters. To take responsibility for reviewing, collating and appropriately presenting other specialists’ work as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of the resource plan to enable planning by managers of subject matter experts on the expected demand on their time for implementation and development work, including when the plan cannot be based on certainty.
  • To contribute to the development of IACS instruments including unified interpretations of IMO convention requirements, history and technical background documents and position papers for the IMO in consultation with specialist colleagues worldwide.
  • To reliably manage a high volume of amendments to existing instruments, as well as confidently interpreting complex new developments or changes where precedent cannot be relied upon for interpretation and application.
  • To provide direct responses to client questions relevant to the technical policy behind regulations and taking client/LR mutual regulatory concerns through appropriate channels for resolution.
  • To pursue continuous professional development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness. Keeping abreast of relevant developments both legislatively and technically within IMO, IACS, ISO, EU and occasionally individual countries.
  • To assist in process, tool and service delivery improvement by making suggestions and taking ownership of a suitable response to internal/external client feedback.


To be considered

  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register within a relevant field including engineering, science or maritime studies (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 (desirable but not essential).
  • PC literate, especially proficient with MS Office 365/SharePoint/Power Apps.
  • Demonstrable time management and organisational skills. Able to prioritise a busy work schedule and ensure timely delivery of tasks within multiple projects against sometimes tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of the activities and roles of IMO, IACS, the EU and flag administrations relating to the safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment, including working knowledge of applying classification requirements and IMO conventions and codes.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple levels of personnel. The ability to
  • negotiate with and influence different levels of stakeholders to achieve defined goals, including monitoring progress to ensure that deadlines and commitments are met by others.
  • Proficiency in the English language commensurate with the work.



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