Marine Surveyor 'S' Level Policy Lead

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Job description

Are you an experienced Marine Surveyor with an interest in developing UK policy?

We are looking for a proactive and dedicated Vessel Standards Policy Lead to join us at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

This is a pivotal role that supports key UK Government objectives for a safe and commercially successful UK fleet. We will look to you to lead the development and management of UK policy regulations and guidance for the design, construction, equipment and operation of ships and vessels.

This is a challenging and rewarding role where you will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues across the MCA, wider Government, national Maritime Administrations as well as industry stakeholders. You will need to keep pace with industry and continue to develop and maintain appropriate levels of technical competency and accreditation.

Role responsibilities

• leading on UK policy for a specific remit which may include one or more of: inland waterway vessels, high speed craft, small and domestic passenger ships, international passenger ships, dry cargo ships, small commercial vessels, large yachts, sail training ships, fishing vessels, pleasure craft, offshore industry vessels and specialised ship types
• acting as a focal point and maintaining a positive and proactive role in liaison with internal and external stakeholders which have an interest in shipping matters
• drafting instructions for Government lawyers for preparation and timely implementation of regulations and draft codes and guidance to implement UK policy for shipping safety
• developing, implementing and disseminating information, advice and guidance on the construction and operation of ships
• supporting and briefing Directorate of Maritime Safety and Standards Heads of Division, Section and Branch, keeping managers informed of matters arising in particular those that may evolve into risks and to ensure that they are prioritised and managed in line with branch and agency objectives
• advising MCA's International Liaison Branch on the requirement for negotiations of International safety standards and providing necessary briefs
• representing the MCA at meetings, including with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the European Commission (EC), working groups and external events
• instigating, managing and participating (when directed) in MCA and externally funded Research Projects as necessary

You will be operating to a normal weekday working pattern consisting of a 7.4 hour working day and over the course of a year the you will be contracted to work 1931 net conditioned hours.

You will be required to occasionally work outside of normal conditioned hours, and to work/travel on official duty within the UK and short-term visits overseas or offshore.

About you

You must be an experienced Marine Surveyor with the breadth of experience and competence required to operate effectively as a Senior Marine Surveyor.

This includes holding the minimum academic qualifications identified below as well as experience in a managerial role on board a ship or in a technical capacity of responsibility within the maritime industry. You must also be computer literate and familiar in the use of MCA IT office software.