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Specialist Ship Structures

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Date: 16-Jul-2021

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register



This job advert is for the role of a Ship Structures 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.


As part of a small and dedicated team, you will be principally working on existing ship modifications and approval of loading instruments, container securing arrangement/software and anchors. Occasional involvement in new construction projects is also possible. Your work will involve supporting our local and global clients and surveyors by undertaking design appraisal and support; and answering a wide range of technical queries. 


Full training for the Role will be provided. You will also have access to a range of training courses and professional development opportunities. Working at Lloyd's Register, you will be working alongside many other plan approval, software and consultancy departments.


Your duties will include:

  • Working as a member of the Marine & Offshore Structures team carrying out design appraisal and consultancy against a range of Class Rules and statutory codes. You will be principally working with merchant ships but there will be opportunities to be involved with other ship types and offshore projects in line with business needs.
  • In undertaking your technical role, you will be required to assess structural problems through direct calculations and application of LR’s Rules and Regulations & other International standards and codes.
  • Providing specialist technical advice to internal and external clients globally, which will include designers, shipyards and other LR surveyors and specialists.
  • Contributing to Rule Development Projects and Proposals if required to ensure our Rules remain up to date and in line with the latest industry innovations.
  • Contribute to the bid and win processes for new projects by accurately estimating time requirements and developing scopes of work.
  • Produce the required deliverables within the agreed broad parameters in a defined format.
  • 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 Technical Manager of Ship Structures Department 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.
  • Experience of ship structural design and the application of Class Rules to the design and construction of merchant ships an advantage.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution.
  • Working towards Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Proficiency in the English Language (written and oral) commensurate with the work and an ability to write detailed technical reports and design appraisal documents.
  • It is preferable that the individual should have an understanding of the responsibilities of a Classification Society, and the interface between Class Rules and Statutory Regulations.


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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