Role and key duties
Marine surveyors ensure that commercial vessels in Victoria maintain the required levels of safety.
Duties may include: undertaking periodic surveys of commercial vessels by conducting examinations of each vessel in accordance with the requirements of Marine Safety Victoria regarding hull structure, machinery, fittings and equipment; providing a list of any deficiencies requiring remedial action, to each vessel owner; determining if identified deficiencies have been satisfactorily corrected; upon the satisfactory correction of any deficiencies or repairs, completing a report and declaration stating that each vessel complies with the laws and regulations and is in a satisfactory condition and fit to operate; carrying out simple stability assessments on commercial vessels by performing inclining experiments and/or roll period tests; undertaking accident investigations on all types of vessels, in accordance with the powers of an inspector under the Marine Act; using communication skills to negotiate with and obtain cooperation of stakeholders to ensure that survey services are delivered effectively and within sought timelines; and providing innovative and expert advice, analysis and policy recommendations to senior surveyors and managers which lead to improvements in marine safety.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering.
Degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering.