Role: Maritime Engineering Lead
Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)
Diploma of Marine Surveying
Member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Member of International Institute of Marine Surveyors
I lead the Maritime Engineering team at BMT Design & Technology and am responsible for delivering engineering and vessel survey services to the commercial and defence industries. I am a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors and have recently completed a Diploma in Marine Surveying.
I joined BMT Design & Technology in 2012, and have since worked on a broad range of design, analysis and surveying activities in the commercial and naval sectors. Through this work I have developed expertise in informing vessel replacement strategies; Life of Type Extensions; and valuation of vessels.
I have applied this knowledge to a range of notable projects, including: Life of Type studies for the Palma Class Hydrographic Survey Vessels, the LCM8 Landing Craft, LARC V Amphibious Trucks and two Australian transhipment vessels; Valuation of the ACV Ocean Shield and Anzac Class Frigate; condition assessment of the Victorian Police boat fleet; and preparation of specifications for a range of seagoing vessels.
Why were you interested in working for BMT Design & Technology?
BMT D&T is involved in a very broad range of work on short term projects which makes every day interesting and exciting. The attitude of the company also empowers individuals to make the best of their position and work towards the improvement of the company.
How does the professional development program work?
The professional development program is initially focused around the requirements of professional membership of an institution appropriate to your qualifications, with a strong focus on people increasing their competence in their field as well as in related disciplines. This continues on beyond the attainment of professional membership and into a plan for your career. The most important part of this is that it is tailored to the individual, as we recognise that one size does not fit all.
What has been most challenging?
There are new challenges every day, with a range of different projects which present their own challenges in delivery and in thinking.
The most surprising aspect of your role?
The level of supported responsibility afforded to people working on a project, with the opportunity to use this to grow and develop.
What advice would you give to current students?
Gain a range of experiences across different areas of your industry and never turn down an opportunity which comes to you. Don’t underestimate the value of practical experience in engineering.