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Ship Performance Consultant

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Date: 05-Aug-2019

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:28232
Location:Southampton : Boldrewood Campus (LR_L000124) 
Position Category:Consulting
Department:GB110376 : Technical Investigations (GB110376)
Position Type:Employee Regular
Education Required:See Job Description
Experience Required:See Job Description
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About the role:


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Lloyd’s Register (LR) highly skilled and respected Technical Investigation Department (TID). TID has a long history of being prominent in the marine industry, providing a worldwide, fast response service to shipbuilders, owners, ship managers and charterers in the areas of in-service failures, performance improvement, technical advisory and environmental compliance. TID has a reputation for impartiality and technical excellence, and is looking to recruit a marine engineering consultant with exceptional skills in naval architecture, data analysis and field measurement.


The successful candidate will provide specialist consultancy services to support LR’s rapidly growing technical advisory and ship performance business line. With the shipping industry moving towards a decarbonised future, there is an increasing demand for TID’s consultancy advisory services for low/zero carbon shipping technology and independent in-service performance assessments of new shipping technologies. This role will support growth in this area and provide unique opportunities for career development in a rapidly changing engineering sector.


The successful candidate will become part of the talented group based in our £120M Global Technology Centre (GTC) on the University of Southampton campus (UK). You will also have access to many knowledgeable colleagues and training courses to pursue professional development. The role is based in LR’s Southampton office and will require attendance in the office on a regular basis. However, working from home for a maximum of 2 days per week can be considered.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of the Technical Investigation Department team in the GTC office in Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • Undertake project work that will include attendance on vessels, at yards or model testing facilities
  • Carry out field work (solely or as part of a team) that will include installation of instrumentation, setting up data acquisitions systems, and acquiring data either in situ or remotely
  • Carry out data analysis to draw conclusions in areas such as ship performance and condition monitoring.
  • Produce deliverables to the defined scope of work including high quality technical reports according to established procedures, on time and within budget.
  • Liaise with stakeholders on project progress and discussion of deliverables, including suggesting alternative solutions where required. Assume responsibility for project management and administration through to closure where necessary.
  • Support TID’s Naval Architecture, Risk, and Technical & Failure Investigation teams on an ‘as required’ basis, as defined by TID management.
  • 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 in specialist area, in line with team management expectations.
  • Conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Pursue Continuing Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline, knowledge and awareness.


 To be considered for this position you will need:

  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register within the field of marine, mechanical engineering or data science. Post graduate degree in engineering (MSc, MEng, or PhD) is not required but would be an asset.
  • Proven ability in the technical domains of data acquisition and advanced data analysis.
  • Knowledge of the marine industry and naval architecture.
  • Proficiency with Python and web tool development would be highly advantageous.
  • Ability to apply theoretical, analytical, and numerical skills for modelling, data interpretation, and problem classification, in order to solve complex challenges.
  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team on larger projects.
  • Strong consultancy and engineering oriented mindset.
  • Ambitious, positive and self-motivated attitude.
  • Flexible and adaptable to new challenges.
  • Willing to travel when required.
  • Proficiency in the English language commensurate with the work.
  • You will need the right to work in the UK to perform in this role.


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