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Specialist, Entry into Class

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Date: 03-Mar-2023

Location: Southampton, GB, SO53 3RY Seoul, Seoul, KR, 07327

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:38071
Location:Southampton : Hampshire House, Seoul : 25-4 : Singsong Building 
Position Category:Classification
Position Type:Employee Regular

What is First Entry?


First Entry is a team under Lloyd’s Register’s Entry into Class section in Fleet Service Department. The First Entry (FE) process applies to all new vessels designed to Lloyd's Register's Rules and Regulations and constructed under the supervision of our surveyors includes:

  • Plans Approved and Validated against the Rules
  • Materials/Equipment Verified at Approved Works
  • Construction performed under LR Special Survey


What do we do?


The primary responsibility of the FE team is to provide assurance to the Classification Executive that for every newbuild, all pre-requisites have been fulfilled to ensure eligibility for formal entry into class to the satisfaction of the Classification Committee.

In fulfilling this responsibility, a data model is developed for every vessel which describes the hull and machinery configuration as a 'master record' in the central technical database. This serves three important functions:

  • To provide 'single source of truth' for every vessel in the Lloyd's Register fleet;
  • To define the hull and machinery Master Lists of Surveyable Items;
  • To facilitate configuration control and enable the effective monitoring of in-service performance of the LR fleet for the benefit of Clients and other stakeholders in the chain of safety.


Overview of the position

To assess complex problems for internal / external clients where the parameters are not well defined and to determine solutions where previous experience does not provide any precedent. The role may also include managing projects.



  • To perform complex assessments and provide specialist advice for Entry into Class service delivery office within agreed broad parameters that include safety, technical, legal and commercial requirements.
  • To produce the Entry into Class deliverable within the agreed broad parameters in an appropriate format and take responsibility to review other colleague’s work as requested.
  • To discuss / present the Entry into Class deliverable with the internal client at a senior level and be able to suggest alternative solutions where appropriate.
  • Undertake administration as required in line with current processes and procedures.
  • To make recommendations based on internal / external client feedback to assist in service delivery improvement and to help build the business.
  • To contribute to internal / external client management as appropriate.
  • 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 against safety, technical, legal and commercial requirements.


To be considered

  • 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.
  • Working towards achieving Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English Language commensurate with the work.



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