Marine Surveyor (Plan Approval /Machinery) - USA

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


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City: Houston 

State: Texas


Role Purpose Statement:

The LPO (UPO) is placed under the authority of the Client Technical Services Manager, Marine & Offshore North America. The job incumbent is responsible for the review of drawings of marine and offshore machinery systems and equipment within the limits of the applicable Rules & Regulations, instructions and plan approval office delegations and in accordance with Bureau Veritas Rules and Regulations, internal instructions, National and International Regulations. He performs the job within the framework of the BV Quality System, the Code of Ethics and the BV Group policy.


Main Responsibilities

  • Review and validation of drawings and calculations of marine and offshore machinery systems and equipment within the limits of the applicable rules, regulations and plan approval office delegations.
  • Providing technical support to the local Surveyors and Ship-owners within the context of the applicable Class Rules and Statutory Regulations.
  • Act as focal point for technical matters related to BV Rules & Regulations and National or International Regulations.
  • Continuous development of the level of technical content and data on which the professional judgement is based.
  • Attend meetings and workshops with the clients
  • Prepare reports, time-sheets, account details and other information for further processing.
  • Actively participate in the sharing of knowledge and information (Knowledge Management).
  • Adhere to the execution of the policy concerning occupational health, safety and welfare.
  • Manage special tasks / contracts as delegated by superior.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • MSc/BSc degree in Naval Architecture / Marine Engineering or equivalent.
  • Extended Bureau Veritas or other IACS member Classification Society experience (>5 years), or equivalent competencies as justified.
  • Preferably with at least Level 1 delegation for standard machinery delegations. Experience with passenger ships / ships less than 500GT / Gas fueled ship is a plus.
  • Recognized authority within his field of technical knowledge / specialization.
  • Familiar with the latest (marine) systems and equipment technology, evolving regulatory requirements with ability to develop functional specifications with good technical-commercial judgment.
  • Strong knowledge of the regulations and standards commonly used in the marine vessel industry (IMO, classification society rules, etc.). To be familiar with the Regulation of Transport Canada is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational competencies.


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