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Venice Marine Surveyor

Posting Date:  11 Jul 2024
City:  Venezia

Venezia, IT, 30175

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Marine South-West Europe Region
Level of experience:  Intermediate

RINA is currently recruiting for a Venice Marine Surveyor to join its office in Venezia within the Marine South-West Europe Region Division.


A surveyor in a classification society plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, compliance, and quality of ships and marine structures. The main responsibilities are aimed at verifying that vessels meet international and classification society standards. #LI-GZ1

Key Accountabilities

  1. Technical Expertise:

    • Provide expert technical advice to clients, shipowners, and manufacturers on matters related to classification, design, construction, and maintenance.
    • Stay abreast of the latest industry technologies, innovations, and advancements to ensure the application of cutting-edge knowledge in surveys.
  2. Regulatory Compliance:

    • Ensure strict adherence to classification society rules, international regulations, and statutory requirements during surveys and inspections.
    • Collaborate with regulatory bodies to interpret and apply new regulations as they arise.
  3. Problem-Solving:

    • Act as a troubleshooter, addressing technical issues and challenges that may arise during surveys or in the course of client interactions.
    • Provide practical and effective solutions to clients while maintaining compliance with classification standards.
  4. Quality Assurance:

    • Implement quality assurance measures in survey processes to uphold the highest standards of accuracy and reliability in inspection reports.
    • Participate in internal quality audits and contribute to the continuous improvement of surveying procedures.
  5. Client Education:

    • Educate clients on classification society processes, rules, and the importance of compliance for safety and operational efficiency.
  6. Documentation and Reporting:

    • Develop and maintain standardized templates for inspection reports, ensuring consistency and clarity in reporting.
    • Integrate digital tools for efficient documentation management and reporting.
  7. Collaboration and Teamwork:

    • Collaborate with colleagues, both within the classification society and externally, to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices.
    • Actively participate in team meetings and contribute to a collaborative work environment.
  8. Continuous Professional Development:

    • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with evolving industry standards, technologies, and best practices.
    • Pursue relevant certifications or qualifications to enhance expertise.
  9. Ethical Conduct:

    • Uphold the highest ethical standards in all professional interactions, ensuring integrity, transparency, and fairness in survey processes.


Master’s Degree in Naval Engineering


•    Minimum 3 years experience working as a Junior Surveyor or minimum 5 years experience in the engineering or survey fields within the marine industry or other applicable industry to their specialization.
•    Proficiency in the English language commensurate with the scope of classification, statutory certification, related services and, before assignment, with their future work.
•    Ability to develop a working knowledge of RINA Rules, Guides, statutory regulations, and related instructions, as well as the RINA Employee Safety Policy.
•    Ability to understand engineering plans and have a basic knowledge of shipbuilding practices and ship operations.
•    Ability to perform new building surveys:
−    to assess the suitability of certified materials and products supplied for the new building,
−    to assess that hull, machinery and equipment have been built in compliance with rules and regulations by means of compulsory inspections, tests and trials,
−    to identify the deficiencies to be rectified (if any) and assess whether immediate repair is necessary or a recommendation may be issued with an appropriate due date,
−    to issue Certificates, Reports, Records and Status in compliance with rules and regulations.
•    Ability to perform ship in service surveys:
−    to assess that hull, machinery and equipment have been maintained in compliance with rules and regulations by means of compulsory overall inspections, tests and trials,
−    to identify the deficiencies to be rectified (if any) and assess whether immediate repair is necessary or a recommendation may be issued with an appropriate due date,
−    to follow-up as required by rules and regulations any repair work or due to previous outstanding recommendations,
−    to assess whether the deficiencies identified (if any) may be linked with potential failure of the Ship Management System,
−    to endorse Certificates, issue Reports and Status in compliance with rules and regulations.
•    Knowledge of ships' engineering systems and machinery.
•    Knowledge of computer programs or software packages related to job responsibilities.
•    Knowledge of related technical interfaces required for group project work.


  • MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS - Structure activities according to priorities, actions, resources and constraint
  • ADDRESS THE WAY - Have a big picture of different situations and reinterpret it in a perspective way
  • MANAGE EMOTIONS - Recognise one's and other's emotions and express and regulate one's reactions
  • CLIENT INTIMACY - Embrace internal and external client needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction
  • EARN TRUST - Take everyone's opinion into account and remain open to diversity
  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Promote commitment by keeping promises as a Role Model
  • THINK FORWARD - Capitalise on experiences and translate them into action plans for the future
  • PIONEER CHANGE - Actively embrace change and benefit from the new circumstances
  • BUILD NETWORK - Forge trust relationships, across departments, and outside the organization


With over 5,600 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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