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Job Summary and Purpose

Manage and coordinate the activities of the Plan Review Team, providing technical and engineering expertise during the design development and plan review phases of the construction at shipbuilding locations. Participate in all design development issues, the plan review and approval effort, vendor review and selection, and other technical issues during the construction and plan approval periods for vessels under contract. Coordinate the technical efforts to meet the demands of the delivery of vessels, to meet the schedules and objectives of the Team Leaders. Monitor work and schedule demands and ensure adequate resources  to carry- out plan approval and other identified technical work on schedule and in accordance with the approved project budget.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical expertise in the areas of hull structural design, hull arrangements, hull outfitting, and general design areas involving proven naval architectural skills.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact in the engineering team in these areas during the design development phases of the various newbuilding programs.
  • Supervise various contract technical personnel that may be assigned specific design development and/or plan review tasks in his area of expertise.
  • Assist in vendor review, approval, and selection for major items of equipment falling in his area of expertise.
  • Identify any special issues that may be of significance to the Engineering Lead and the Project Management Team (PMT)  as may be applicable.
  • Identify cost changes and design changes that may improve the vessel’s design to the Engineering Lead and Team Leader(s) for consideration for approval.
  • Coordinate efforts with the other members of the engineering team as required.
  • Coordinate efforts with the terminal and Ship-Shore Interface personnel as required.


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 Shipbuilding initiatives and projects.

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills


  • BSC degree in Engineering or Naval Architecture.



  • Minimum Twelve  (12 ) years’ experience in the design and construction of large vessels, including at least five (5) years involved with the design and construction of LNG carriers or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with international maritime regulations, including those of the classification societies and international marine regulatory authorities.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to be used when dealing with individuals of various levels of authority and of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • 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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