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.
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.