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Senior Statutory Specialist

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

 

We are a leading international provider of classification, compliance & consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, helping our customers 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.

 

Closing date for applications 28th June 2021

 

The role 

As Senior Statutory Specialist you will be part of the Regulatory Affairs team working on a range of topics. The main purpose of the role is to manage the implementation of statutory and classification regulatory requirements, amendments and interpretations into Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) rules, regulations and procedures, as well as communicating LR’s technical position on a range of matters to the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The role will have the primary responsibility within the team for requirements related to stability and structures, but there will also be additional subjects across the scope of LR’s activities.

 

You will: 

  • Provide support to the Principal Specialist for Regulatory Risk, Development and Compliance in liaising and responding to flag States, IACS, other recognised organisations and other external parties.
  • Attend internal and external (IMO, ISO, IACS, regional (EU), local etc.) meetings, as required, to understand the technical background of requirements, and to provide input to relevant stakeholders for their action/follow through,  and then prepare detailed reports of these meetings. 
  • Liaise with and respond to flag States, trade associations and other recognised organisations.
  • In co-operation with specialists in LR, define product requirements originating from regulatory developments and develop interpretations of classification requirements related to statutory compliance. Develop interpretations of IMO statutory conventions and codes.
  • Provide direct responses to client questions relevant to the technical policy behind regulations and take mutual client/LR regulatory concerns through appropriate channels for resolution.
  • Manage projects within subject areas including stability and structures and ensure that they meet LR’s quality system requirements, cost structures and budgetary / contractual requirements.
  • Provide specialist support and advice within areas including stability and structures to internal colleagues and external clients at a senior level, and suggest alternative solutions where appropriate.
  • Monitor Country Files correspondence and respond accordingly to queries from flag States and internal and external customers.
  • Liaise with LR’s Rules, Regulations and Procedures (RPP) Team to update Country Files, and to create new and amended flag State specific forms.
  • Make recommendations based on internal and external feedback to assist in service delivery improvement and to help build the business.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the actions within LR to develop and implement regulations and requirements into LR’s policies and procedures in a timely manner.
  • 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 employees, as appropriate, to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application.

 

You will need: 

  • 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 excellent command of the English language.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory bodies including IMO, flag Administrations, IACS and the EU including how they operate and interact.
  • Working knowledge of marine classification and statutory certification commensurate with practical experience of surveys, plan approval, involvement with flag Administrations or shipboard experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in co-ordinating projects.
  • Excellent communication skills appropriate to the audience.
  • Attention to detail, working towards set timelines and the ability to prioritise under pressure.
  • To be literate in MS O365

 

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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