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Senior Specialist, Technical and Failure Investigation Department

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Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:37844
Location:  Work from home and visit office/materials & instrumentation laboratory in Chandlers Ford as required  
Position Category:  Senior Specialist Consulting

Position Type:  Employee Regular

Job Title: Senior Machinery Consultant

Location: LR Group Technology Centre, Chandlers Ford near Southampton  

Position Category: Senior Specialist Consulting

Department: Technical & Failure Investigations (GB110355)

Position Type: Employee Regular

Relocation: No. Opportunity to work from home and visit office/materials laboratory in Chandlers Ford as necessary. Applicants must be UK based.

About the role:

The Technical and Failure Investigation Department (TFI) provides world-class failure investigation services to global clients by carrying out engineering assessment and evaluation of systems and component failures to help marine and land-based installation 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 Manager, a key responsibility of this role is to carry out a wide range of technical and failure investigations which will include site investigation work and collaboration with our own state of the art materials laboratory in Chandler’s Ford. This is not a laboratory based role.

Candidate requirements:

  • To provide technical support to TID’s Naval Architecture, Risk, Performance Design and Environmental, Hull/Analysis, Technical & Failure Investigation teams as required.
  • To produce deliverables within agreed parameters in an appropriate format and take responsibility to review other employee’s work as requested.
  • To discuss / present deliverables with internal / external clients at a senior level 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 meet client’s expectations. Ensure consistency of proposals to clients according to established procedures.
  • To 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.
  • To 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 senior personnel within Lloyd’s Register.
  • Conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • To pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • To mentor / coach other technical employees to achieve effective technical knowledge transfer and application.
  • To 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 officer.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution an advantage.
  • Working towards achieving Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status an advantage.
  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work.
  • Familiarity with MATLAB for data post processing an advantage.
  • Good general knowledge of marine and industrial power plant machinery including internal combustion engines (mainly diesel, dual fuel and gas), electric motors, shafting, gearing, dampers, couplings, propellers, pumps & piping, steam plant etc.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to a wide range of technical investigations on client vessels/sites in the marine and offshore and land-based industry providing timely solutions in line with client expectations.
  • In depth experience within technical specialism.
  • Good metallurgy knowledge.
  • Experience of performing RCA investigations.
  • Excellent technical report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation techniques for data acquisition would be an advantage.
  • Prepared to work away from home on jobs ashore or on ships in port and/or at sea in the UKI and worldwide from a few days to a few weeks at a time.
  • UK driving licence.

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