IMCA seeking Technical Adviser – Marine

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IMCA, the 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 IMCA’s wide-ranging work programme.

Based in London, this is an 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, the position is ideally suited for an individual with a deeply held passion for the subject and the enthusiasm and assuredness to stimulate IMCA membership 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

An engineer, ideally with 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 work of IMCA;

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 to IMCA’s Membership on DP- systems.

Key duties of the DP technical adviser will include:

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

Coordinate IMCA Marine committees and associated workgroups;

Prepare technical briefings on marine issues for the senior management;

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

Prepare agendas and minutes for MDMC and IMCA Marine & DP workgroups;

Prepare and delivery of technical presentations for IMCA regional meetings;

Prepare and delivery of technical programmes for IMCA 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 IMCA and its members;

Review and revise existing IMCA 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 IMCA members, briefing and lobbying as appropriate;

Promote the benefits of IMCA membership to relevant organisations;

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

Employment Terms

Permanent staff appointment;

A competitive compensation and benefits package.

To apply, please forward your CV and a covering letter by 13 July 2018, to

52 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0AU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7824 5520