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Job Summary and Purpose

Manage the technical and production aspects for multiple company ship constructions programs at multiple shipbuilding locations and lead all phases of the ship design and construction effort at project site location, including detail design development, plan review and approval, vendor selection, construction oversight, equipment shop tests, vessel trials, deliveries, manage interaction with the selected shipbuilders and control the project administration budget that covers project shipbuilding site(s). 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage all design development tasks and plan approval efforts with the Engineering Support Lead/manager to ensure all technical work is completed in a satisfactory manner within the scheduled timeframe.
  • Support those members of the Core Plan Review Team, as may be required, in matters concerning the design development and plan approval efforts, as well as vendor selection for all vessels designed and constructed at the relevant shipyard(s).
  • Establish a field staff at the newbuilding site.
  • Prepare and manage the project administration budget. including the office budget and site budget, for the work being carried out at with this shipbuilder.
  • Prepare regular management reports to the Shipbuilding Director, including a summary of key events during the current reporting period, forecasts of events to come in the next reporting period, budgetary analysis and projections, schedule adherence, and mention of any special issues that are of significance.
  • Endorse cost changes and proposes all design changes to Shipping Project Director for approval.
  • Coordinate efforts with the Project Management Team (PMT)   as may be required.
  • Coordinate efforts with the terminal and Ship-Shore Interface personnel as may be required.
  • Act to ensure that all efforts meet the shipowner’s vision, mission, and objectives.
  • Act to ensure that shipowner’s SHES policies are fully implemented and adhered to.
  • Attend, as required, sea and gas trials.
  • Coordinate schedules and work steps to bring each vessel into service at delivery.


Generic Accountabilities:


Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ):

  • Adhere to all relevant SHEQ policies, procedures, instructions, and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.


Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:

  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, and procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.



  • Carry out any other related duties as directed by Shipbuilding Director to support the Shipyard initiatives and projects.

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills


  • Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture or Electrical / Marine Engineering, or Chief Engineer’s License.



  • Minimum twelve (12) years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with a ship owner/operator, responsible for the design and construction of large vessels
  • In-depth knowledge of ships and terminals operation and the LNG transportation industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ship design and construction business.


Job Specific Skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
  • Good management and motivational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with individuals of various levels of authority and of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in the use of word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software (especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), including the ability to prepare professional reports and presentations.




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