Marine Surveyor

Location
Nationwide
Salary
£45,038
Posted
27 Jun 2022
Closes
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

Location

Aberdeen AB11 5EZ, Belfast BT20 5ED, Beverley HU17 9JB, Cardiff CF24 5JW, Colchester CO2 9BY , Crosby L23 8SY, Paisley PA3 2RB, Plymouth PL1 4RW, Southampton SO15 1EG. (Other locations - these are optional and not guaranteed: South Shields NE34 6ET, Dover CT15 5NA, and Falmouth TR11 4WZ). Please note: You will be required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance (45 minutes’ drive time or 25 miles driving distance) from a location (to be agreed) within the geographical area supported by the office at your preferred location.

 

Summary

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Do you want to work for a company where having a good work life balance is important?

Are you an experienced Maritime Professional looking for a challenging and rewarding experience to further your career?

Whether you are a Naval Architect, seafarer looking for their first job ashore or an engineer with RINA accreditation, we can offer a varied job role with a structured career path.

This is your opportunity to join a diverse team who are all working towards making a difference to maritime safety, and we’d love to hear from you.

Please note: The advertised salary will be after training has been completed. The starting salary for this role will be £43,038 which will rise to £45,038 after training. Training typically lasts between 1 – 1.5 years but there is not a set time for this. There will be £3,500 allowance during initial training, allowances increase to £12k in total after training (which will be no less then 12 months). Allowances will be pro-rata for part-time staff.

 

Job description

No two days are the same for our Marine Surveyors. You could be inspecting a ship in Hull ensuring its meeting UK and International Regulations one day, working from home the next, and assessing oral examinations for seafarers the day after.

We have a number or Marine Surveyor positions available in the Engineer, Naval Architect, Nautical and Ship Surveyor disciplines. Please see the Role Profiles attached below for further information about the responsibilities associated with each role.

We want our Marine Surveyors to be the very best. In return we offer full training, a competitive package which includes flexible working patterns and attractive remuneration, and ongoing support to develop a rewarding career that makes a difference and saves lives.

 

Responsibilities

Some of the typical responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

• Inspecting, auditing and surveying ships and maritime ship operators to safeguard that they meet UK, EU and international safety, management, welfare, security and anti-pollution regulations. Carrying out approval of stability information where qualified to do so. When qualified as a Nautical Examiner, undertaking oral examinations so as to ensure high standards of training and competence amongst seafarers

• Carrying out safety management audits in straightforward and routine cases under the International Safety Management (ISM) code of ship operators and their vessels for ISM Document of Compliance (DOC) & ISM Safety Management Certificate (SMC)

• Carrying out inspections of ships and port installations in straightforward and routine cases to ensure compliance with International Conventions, EU legislation and UK statutory requirements

• As a qualified Port State Control Officer (PSCO) helping fulfil UK obligations under the Paris MOU Agreement and EU Port State Control Directive in the inspection of foreign registered ships calling at UK ports

Does this sound like something you would enjoy?

 

About You:

You are an experienced Maritime Professional who holds either a Master’s unlimited Certificate of Competency (unlimited CoC), or RINA accredited Degree.

You have proven customer service skills and can make quick, effective decisions, that are always focused on achieving the best outcomes. You are resilient, flexible and able to manage a varied workload with competing priorities. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across different cultures and industries. If this sounds like you, then please apply.

Please note, due to the nature of the role you will also be required to undergo a Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC). Gaining CTC Clearance will normally require you to have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years, and only candidates who meet this requirement will be considered for the role. You will also be required to pass a medical - the health standards are attached to this advert.

 

Important Information:

On occasion, there will be a requirement to work outside of ‘normal hours’.

You will be required to work and travel on official duty within the UK and short term visits overseas or offshore, which may involve overnight stays away from home.

 

Licences

A full driving licence for driving in the UK and a passport valid for international travel are required.

 

Qualifications

Nautical Discipline - The minimum academic qualification required is one of: Nautical Surveyor: MCA Recognised STCW II/2 Master unlimited Certificate of Competency. MCA Recognised' means certificates issued by a country whose seafarer training is recognised by the UK. A list of those countries can found on our website at www.gov.uk and search MCA CEC. (Those without UK issued STCW Certificates of Competency will need to complete UK LAP training at an early stage after entry).

Ship Discipline - The minimum academic qualification required is one of: An engineering degree accredited by IMarEST / IMechE as meeting the academic qualifications for Chartered Engineer Applicants without the qualification stated above, may also be eligible if they are Chartered Engineer (C. Eng) (through the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) or Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)), but in such cases evidence of the equivalent level of learning plus relevant marine industry experience will need to have be demonstrated to the satisfaction of an MCA S&I technical review panel.

Naval Architect Discipline - The minimum academic qualification required is one of: A degree accredited by RINA/SNAME as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer Applicants without the qualification stated above, may also be eligible if they are Chartered Engineer (C. Eng) (through Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) or the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)), but in such cases evidence of the equivalent level of learning plus relevant marine industry experience will need to have be demonstrated to the satisfaction of an MCA S&I technical review panel.

Engineer Discipline - The minimum academic qualification required is one of: Engineer Surveyor: MCA Recognised STCW III/2 Chief Engineer unlimited Certificate of Competency. `MCA Recognised' means certificates issued by a country whose seafarer training is recognised by the UK. A list of those countries can found on our website at www.gov.uk and search MCA CEC. (Those without UK issued STCW Certificates of Competency will need to complete UK LAP training at an early stage after entry).

Further details of essential minimum qualification requirements can be found on the relevant Role Profile for each discipline

 

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

 

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Surveyor Competency Framework - Underpinning competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989) understanding and application of bridge operation of seagoing commercial ships - Level 2
  • Surveyor Competency Framework - General competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989) - understanding of MCA Plan Approval Process (including systems of type approval) Level 2
  • Surveyor Competency Framework - Specific competencies (as detailed in MCA document MSF 4989) - Understanding of PSC requirements - Level 2

 

Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

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