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Ships & Floating Structures Senior Specialist

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Date: 12-Nov-2021

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

This job advert is for the role of a Senior Specialist working in the Marine & Offshore Structures team as part of the UK & Ireland Technical Support Office. The successful candidate would be principally based at Lloyds Registers Global Technology Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom. Dependant on individual circumstances, consideration may be given to alternative working locations.


As part of a dedicated team, you will be primarily working on development and approval of container securing arrangements/software, loading instruments and ship modifications. Your work will also involve providing technical support to our local and global clients and surveyors on the subject of ship structure analysis; and answering a wide range of complex technical queries.  


You will have access to a range of training courses and professional development opportunities. Working at Lloyd's Register, you will be working alongside other technical teams, plan approval offices, software and consultancy departments.


Your duties will include:

  • Working as senior member of the Ships & Floating Structures team carrying out projects related to the development of ship container securing systems and integration of corresponding rules in technical workflows and software tool, developing onboard lashing software and related client support activities, carrying out design appraisal and consultancy activity against a range of Class Rules and statutory codes.
  • Providing specialist technical advice related to design and analysis of container securing structures to internal and external clients globally at a senior level, which will include designers, shipyards and other LR surveyors and specialists.
  • To take the lead and undertake management of projects and produce the deliverable within the agreed broad parameters in an appropriate format.
  • To pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness of LR’s rules and procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Mentoring, coaching and developing other employees, as appropriate, to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application.
  • Contribute to the bid and win processes for new projects by accurately estimating time requirements and developing scopes of work.
  • Actively seeking to ensure client satisfaction and to generate new opportunities with our clients.
  • The above job description does not preclude the assignment of other duties by the Structures Discipline Team Manager or the line manager.


Technical / Professional Qualifications / Requirements:

  • The candidate should have a degree in naval architect, structural engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register.
  • Good knowledge in the container securing field and experience in development of linear, semi-nonlinear and nonlinear solvers to assess loads on containers and container securing systems.
  • Sound technical skills in construction design and analysis of container securing structures.
  • Good knowledge of loads and in-depth knowledge of numerical structural and hydrodynamic simulations analysis and their application to marine and offshore structures.
  • Experience in use of finite element analysis software for modelling and analysis of ship structure and other commercial engineering software. FEM report analysis skills is advantageous.
  • The individual should have knowledge in developing computational codes for calculation arthrogram (C++, C#).
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English Language (written and oral) commensurate with the work and an ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, guidelines and proposals.


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