Home > Careers > Career Search Result > Marine Surveyor

Marine Surveyor

Marine surveyors carry out inspections of passenger and cargo ships, commercial charter craft, fishing vessels, recreational craft and yachts.

Duties & Tasks
Marine surveyors may perform the following tasks:
  • examine and approve design plans of hulls and equipment, such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and air conditioning plant and pumping systems
  • inspect standards of construction and witness tests of materials
  • inspect hulls, machinery and equipment during ship construction to ensure standards and legislative requirements are met
  • conduct surveys throughout the ship's life to ensure standards are maintained
  • perform inspections required by domestic statutes and international conventions
  • witness tests and operation of emergency and safety machinery and equipment
  • measure ships for tonnage and survey them for load line assignment
  • attend court as an expert witness and assist with coronial enquiries
  • investigate marine accidents.
  • Personal requirements
  • enjoy the sea and maritime activities
  • an inquisitive mind with attention to detail
  • good written communication skills
  • aptitude for using computers
  • able to work with a variety of people.
  • Related courses

    Related careers