Marine Technical Adviser


The Technical Adviser – Marine, assists the Technical Director in delivering the Organisations work programme, especially the various technical and regional committees. This is a highly technical role and requires significant technical experience and knowledge of offshore construction vessel operations, vessel inspections and DP Operations and trials.

Key Responsibilities:

Work Programme

  • Extend your significant technical experience and knowledge of offshore operations, vessel inspections and DP Operations and trials.
  • Take the lead in the designated Committees and their working groups, including preparing agendas and minutes, attending meetings and delivering action items.
  • Prepare new technical guidance documents and company Information Notes and Bulletins.
  • Consult and engage with third-party organisations (regulators, trade and technical associations. professional bodies, clients and others).
  • Monitor regulatory and technical developments which may affect company members, briefing and lobbying as appropriate.
  • Prepare the technical programme for seminars and other events, including chairman and speaker liaison.
  • Take the lead for a Regional Committee and any associated Regional Sub-Committee.
  • Prepare technical presentations for the company regional meetings.
  • Prepare technical briefings for the senior management.
  • Consult and engage with other members of the secretariat.
  • Provide technical advice to designated Management Committees, workgroups and the wider company membership.
  • Prepare and deliver technical programmes for the company seminars.
  • Provide support to the members on technical enquiries received by email and phone.
  • Review and revise existing technical guidance documents.
  • Support the company’s work at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
  • Travel nationally and internationally, as required, to act as the company’s representative at appropriate meetings and events.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • STCW Master Mariner Unlimited A-II/2 or possibly a 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.
  • Demonstrable experience of working onshore in a technical support role.


  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a drive for results.
  • Structured and systematic approach to work tasks.
  • First-class communication/presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to work with various groups of expertise and seniority.
  • Skilled in influencing and negotiating.
  • Ability to deliver technically correct, logical and well-argued work.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to command and develop technical discussion.
  • Able to work well in a team environment.


  • Must have a strong technical knowledge of systems, as utilised by complex offshore vessels.
  • Widespread and relevant experience and knowledge of subsea construction operations.
  • Good knowledge of offshore vessel legislation regarding IMO mandatory instruments