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Ship Design Manager

Ship Design Manager

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  • Permanent
  • Cebu

Marine People

The Ship Design Manager develops and maintains the Shipbuilding Design Department ensuring efficient local design activities. To plan, organise and control design activities, to ensure that designs support Production requirements and meet all contractual and external needs, on time, within budget and to company standard.

Key objectives & responsibilities:

  • Establish a capable and professional Design department through effective resourcing planning & recruitment execution.
  • Design planning and management of new project including definition of design scope, technical and regulatory constraints, quality, schedule and resourcing planning.
  • Establish & maintain project design schedules through strong design planning & direction, resource forecasting & planning, materials requisitioning & planning, cost control & analysis.
  • Monitor department KPI’s and take appropriate action where variances occur .
  • Identify & address all potential precontract and emerging design risks in accordance with relevant specifications, policies & procedures, in a timely manner.
  • Direct management of design personnel including recruitment, training, development & performance management
  • Design sub-contractor management (if applicable)
  • Implement & support continuous improvement initiatives with quality assurance & compliance
  • Ensure Design personnel comply with organisations Safety, Health & Environmental policies & procedures; whilst striving to achieve a positive SH&E aware culture throughout the business

Required Skills/Experience/Attributes:


  • A bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of industry ship design software
  • Good knowledge of Imo Rules (preferably IMO HSC Code)
  • Has managerial experience
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