Technical Director at IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association)
IMCA - Technical Director for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).
Has overall responsibility for the technical staff and is the general manager and quality manager of the Association
Liaising with third party organisations (regulators, trade and technical associations, professional bodies, clients and others) to represent the Association and its members.
Monitor regulatory and technical developments which may affect IMCA members.
Budget and financial input to Chief Executive.
Managing the work output efficiency from the technical advisers.
Charles Taylor Consulting - Carried out routine condition surveys on various types of ships, reviewing external surveyors reports, writing and contributing to technical bulletins concerning marine and environmental safety and loss prevention.
Worked as a Consultant Marine Engineer for Braemar Engineering, Essex, specialising in the LNG shipping sector and worked on various LNG carrier projects for Qatargas. Attended several factory acceptance tests for various items of marine equipment including rescue boats, LNG pumps, marine propulsion gearboxes, LNG reliquefaction systems and dual fuel marine engines. Completed various in-depth studies for various clients concerning dual fuel engine retro-fitting, exhaust gas emissions, LNG ship propulsion design, failure mode effect analysis reports and trials.
Worked as a superintendent engineer with a shipping company, responsible for the complete organisation and completion of ship dry dockings including keeping to strict budgetary requirements. Carried out general ships maintenance, repairs and the general running of the fleet.
Over 25 years of sea going experience as a marine engineer onboard a variety of ships, specialising in bulk carriers, offshore diving support vessels, ultimately sailing as Chief Engineer Officer.