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Hull Lead

Job Requisition No.:  21254
Category:  Shore-Based

Reporting structure

Reports To:

Site Team Manager

Direct Reportees:

Hull Inspector


Job Locations:

  1. HSHI Shipyard, Samho, South Korea
  2. HHI Shipyard, Ulsan, South Korea
  3. HANWHA Shipyard, Geoje-si, South Korea


Job Summary and Purpose

Lead and conduct inspection of all hull matters during the construction of multiple of LNG / LPG vessels to be built at shipbuilding site for the newbuilding programs.  Ensure the site team attendance at all scheduled inspections, commissioning, tests, demonstrations, and trials in accordance with the shipbuilder's published schedule for these items. Conduct formal inspections, tests  that may be scheduled outside of the main shipbuilding facility, including but not limited to vendor's shop tests. Hull matters include steel work and structural fitting, welding. arrangements, hull outfit, hull systems, and other related items.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Regular inspection and oversight of the shipbuilder's production of the vessel(s) currently under construction at this shipbuilding site. Specific areas of concern include all hull matters such as steel work and structural fitting, welding, arrangements, hull outfit, hull systems, and other related items as may be assigned by the Site Team Manager..
  • Act to ensure that the shipbuilder's efforts fully meet the expectations of the shareholders and are in accordance with the contract, specifications, approved plans and the various memorandums of agreement.
  • Attend or appoint for attendance a member of the site staff at all scheduled inspections, commissioning, tests, demonstrations, and trials in accordance with the shipbuilder's published schedule for these items as assigned as per  scope of work.
  • Propose design changes (with or without cost) to improve the vessel's design, operation, and/or maintainability to the Site Lead for consideration and approval.
  • Coordinate efforts with the other Lead Inspectors as required.
  • Act to ensure that all shareholder SHES policies are fully implemented and adhered to; and acts to bring all areas of concern to the immediate attention of the Safety Coordinator and the Site Team Manager.
  • Coordinate schedule 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 Site Team Manager to support the shipbuilding  initiatives and projects.


Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills



  • Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering, or Chief Engineer's License with at least five (5) years of LNG vessel experience.



  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in the construction of large vessels, including at least five (5) years of direct shipbuilding experience involved with the construction of LNG carriers, or equivalent experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ship design and construction business.


Job Specific Skills:

  • Good 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.
  • Capable of hands-on supervision of a field staff of locally hired inspectors.
  • Above average leadership and problem-solving skills when faced with complex ship construction issues.
  • Proficient in the use of word processor and spreadsheet software (especially Microsoft Word and Excel), including the ability to prepare professional status reports.

Hull Lead


Job Segment: Inspector, Facilities, Construction, Engineer, Quality, Operations, Engineering

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