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Senior Machinery Consultant

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Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

Job Title: Machinery Consultant

Location: Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus (Moving to Hampshire House, Chandlers Ford, October 2022)

Position Category: Specialist Consulting (3b)

Department: Technical & Failure Investigations (GB110355)

Position Type: Employee Regular



About the role:

The Technical Investigation Department (TID) provides world-class failure investigation services to global clients by carrying out engineering assessment and evaluation of systems and component failures to help ship owners and operators minimise business downtime. Using core engineering skills to identify and understand the root causes of failure, we provide customised solutions to allow recovery back to operation as part of a rapid response service.

Reporting to the TFI Machinery Team Leader, key responsibility of this role is to carry out a wide range of technical investigations including machinery failures, shaft alignment of ship propulsion systems, static and dynamic measurement, analysis and prediction.

This includes:

  • Provide technical support to TID’s Naval Architecture, Risk, Performance Design and Environmental, Hull/Analysis, Technical & Failure Investigation teams as required.
  • Produce deliverables within agreed parameters in an appropriate format.
  • Discuss / present deliverables with internal / external clients and be able to suggest alternative solutions where appropriate.
  • Undertake administration as required in line with current processes and procedures.
  • Produce proposals and define required work to satisfy client’s expectations. Ensure consistency of proposals to clients according to established procedures.
  • Assess / recommend the time / value of the work to be undertaken for an internal / external client within an agreed fee / cost structure and within the commercial aspects of the contract.
  • Make recommendations based on internal / external client feedback to assist in service delivery improvement and to help build the business.
  • Be pro-active in sharing knowledge with the team and advising colleagues based on reviews and own experience; build an internal network of contacts in order to gain knowledge from other personnel within Lloyd’s Register.
  • Conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • Mentor / coach other junior employees to achieve effective technical knowledge transfer and application.
  • Undertake project management where applicable including monitoring project progress and spend against budget and contract requirements.

Essential candidate requirements:

  • 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 senior engineering officer.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution.
  • Working towards achieving Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work.
  • Familiarity with MATLAB for data post processing an advantage.
  • Good general knowledge of marine power plant engineering with particular emphasis on static and dynamic analysis of marine propulsion shafting systems; comprising internal combustion engines (mainly diesel, dual fuel and gas), electric motors, shafting, gearing, dampers, couplings, propellers etc.
  • Ability to apply theoretical knowledge and practical experience to a wide range of technical investigations in the marine and offshore industry providing timely solutions in line with client expectations.
  • 5 years minimum experience within technical specialism.
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation techniques for data acquisition would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of noise and vibration measurement and assessment would be an advantage.
  • Prepared to work away from home on jobs mainly on ships in port and/or at sea in the UKI and worldwide for duration of a few days to a few weeks at a time.
  • Ability to work under pressure in sometimes demanding conditions.
  • Experience of working to company and client HSES requirements on site.
  • Eligible to work from the UK.


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