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Technical Advisor - Marine

  • Job reference: 921100
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Marine
  • Date posted: 09/08/2018

Our client, influential international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies, is seeking a Marine Technical Adviser specialising in Dynamic Positioning (DP) to join the technical team, supporting and implementing a wide-ranging work programme.

This exceptional opportunity to play a leading part in the formulation of Marine & DP-related guidance within the offshore energy sectors, in addition to the production and dissemination of key learnings within our membership, is ideally suited to an individual with a deeply held passion for their subject and the enthusiasm and assuredness to stimulate engagement and participation with the marine work programmes.

The successful candidate will have advanced, current and in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of DP systems, as utilised on vessels deployed in the offshore energy sectors. Familiarity with the operational aspects of these DP systems will be a distinct advantage.

Required Qualifications/Experience

STCW Class 1 Chief Engineer III/2 certification or equivalent marine/electrical engineering qualifications and associated industry experience.

Significant experience and knowledge of offshore operations, vessel inspections and DP trials.

Required Skills

Technical knowledge of DP electrical and control systems, as utilised by complex offshore vessels;

Evidence of performing offshore vessel audits and DP trials

First class communication/presentation skills (written and verbal);

Top level personal skills in representing and promoting the client;

Ability to work unsupervised or within a small team.

Personal Attributes

The successful candidate will have the following personal qualities:

Highly self-motivated and disciplined;

Structured and systematic approach to work tasks

Skilled communicator - both verbally and in the written form

Ability to stimulate and develop technical discussions.



Provide subject matter expertise and technical support/guidance on DP- systems.

Key duties of the DP technical adviser will include:

Provide technical advice at an advanced level required, to the Marine Division Management Committee (MDMC), workgroups and the wider membership;

Coordinate committees and associated workgroups;

Prepare technical briefings on marine issues for the senior management;

Prepare new DP technical guidance documents and Marine & DP Information Notes;

Prepare agendas and minutes for Marine & DP workgroups;

Prepare and delivery of technical presentations for regional meetings;

Prepare and delivery of technical programmes for Marine & DP seminars;

Prepare and report on analysis of DP events, including causal factors and remedial actions to ultimately provide valuable feedback to the industry;

Respond to marine technical enquiries received by email and phone;

Liaise with third party organisations - regulators, professional bodies, clients and others - to represent the client and its members;

Review and revise existing Marine & DP technical guidance documents, with a focus upon currency and accuracy of technical information;

Take the lead for the continuous development of the eCMID to ensure it provides value to the industry;

Monitor regulatory and technical developments which may affect members, briefing and lobbying as appropriate;

Promote the benefits of membership to relevant organisations;

Travel nationally and internationally, as required, to present at appropriate marine related meetings and events;

Employment Terms

Permanent staff appointment

London office based

A competitive compensation and benefits package;

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.