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Ship Design Manager

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Date: 08-Nov-2022

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

We are a leading international provider of classification, compliance, and advisory 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 to our customers every day.


Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Maritime Professional Services (MPS) help maritime clients around the world to achieve their business goals improving asset performance, optimising safety, and enhancing sustainability. In addition to providing professional technical / engineering advisory services, LR’s clients are increasingly requesting that LR leverage its deep knowledge of the industry and Naval Architecture to support them in ship design, construction and operability advisory services. These services include supporting clients in design and modification feasibility studies, design risk studies, independent yard and vendor assessments, independent owner support through construction, mooring assessment, failure investigations, life extension studies, and polar region operation assessments.


This role will be within the Performance, Design and Environment (PDE) advisory group of MPS which provides the maritime value chain with a comprehensive portfolio of advisory services associated with decarbonisation, vessel design, and environmental sustainability. The PDE group works closely with all LR professional services groups to provide holistic and meaningful solutions to our client’s unique challenges.


The successful candidate for this role will have a passion for Naval architecture, the challenge of decarbonising the shipping industry, commercial success, leadership and managing a team of talented Naval architects in the Ship Design line group. The individual will join the global network of 4,000+ talented LR colleagues and provide specialist advisory services to ship owners, shipyards, charters, and equipment suppliers.


What you will do:

  • Line management responsibility for the ship design line group that includes governance, quality assurance and career development of group members.

  • Technical authority on Naval architecture for LR advisory services and provide specialist support / advice to external and internal clients.

  • Play an active role in ship design and Naval architecture capability growth within the group and across the global regional hubs by mentoring / coaching other employees to achieve effective knowledge transfer and determining the need for training and talent development.

  • Monitor developments in the industry, and competitors, within the discipline of ship design and Naval architecture, and develop new services and products that are aligned with market demands and the wider advisory group strategy.

  • Prepare proposals to address client challenges where the parameters may not be well defined and require solutions where previous experience does not provide any precedent

  • Undertake project work as agreed with stakeholders (either individually or as part of a team), including providing progress updates to project stakeholders, requesting and exchanging information with clients, preparing and presenting project deliverables.

  • Undertake project management and administrative tasks according to established procedures and take responsibility for monitoring project progress, spend against budget, contract requirements and project closure, with emphasis on quality and timing. When necessary, informing project stakeholders of any threats to successful on-time and on budget project completion.

  • Monitoring and improving the resource planning and project execution processes to ensure client projects are delivered in accordance with quality system requirements, cost structures and budgetary / contractual requirements

  • Pro-actively share knowledge with the team and the company at large for technical and promotional purposes

  • Build a network of contacts in order to gain knowledge and promote business

  • Achieve targets for chargeable time of line group, in line with team management expectations

  • 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

What you will need:

  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register within the field of Naval architecture or mechanical engineering. Post graduate degree in engineering (MSc, MEng, or PhD) is not required but would be highly regarded.

  • Previous experience managing engineering consultancy teams

  • In-depth knowledge of Naval architecture, ship design and construction

  • Demonstrable understanding of the project management process gained through experience and training.

  • Excellent communication skills, which are necessary for effective project management, conflict resolution, interacting with superiors and effective client engagement

  • Flexibility to take on new challenges with an enquiring mind

  • Ambitious, positive, highly organised and self-motivated attitude

  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work



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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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