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Job Description

Faststream Recruitment has entered into an exclusive partnership with MSC Cruises to recruit and hire across MSC's extensive cruise ship new build programme. MSC Cruises are now seeking a Research & Development Technical Engineer for their UK HQ in Uxbridge.


R&D Technical Engineer Supports the New Building Technical Director in the technology development and research in MSC Cruise’s various maritime technology projects. This role aims to be an expert within the marine engineering discipline to develop new solutions.


•Performs market research to determine what types of products might be technically successful and research how existing products on the market are performing;
•Assists the Research & Development area of expertise in meetings;
•Receives and acts on feedback on the performance of vessels in service;
•Collaborates in the design development, system, and evaluation of equipment specifications to ensure that all statutory, Company safety, and operational standards and requirements are observed throughout;
•Conducts research and development activities;
•Monitors products and performance of manufacturers that provide fleet equipment and services;
•Liaises with the New Building Technical Director in continually updating the specifications of the vessels under construction or conversion to ensure that accurate records of all changes are maintained and that on delivery or re-delivery of the vessels, an “as fitted” specification is available;
•Assists in managing Department workflow in reviewing specifications, drawings, diagrams, and technical submissions in accordance with st < UNK> procedures;
•Provides technical input on warranty failure claims in conjunction with the Guarantee Engineer;
•Performs other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

•Ability to assimilate, critically examine, and analyse technical information and make informed recommendations where appropriate;
•Ability to respect given deadlines;
•Analytical ability to perform many research tasks and create design plans for products;
•Ability to write cogent and precise technical reports and detailed product plans;
•Ability to present technical and commercial arguments effectively;
•Ability to understand the underlying (naval) architectural principles behind issues under negotiation and to demonstrate the practical application and feasibility of what is being recommended by MSC Cruises;
•Ability to understand reasonable requirements of the company operating departments and actively build good relationships;
•Sensitivity to commercial considerations;
•Ability to prioritise work and adapt the pace of work to business demands;
•Strong computer proficiency, Excel (including use of formulas, charts, and tables), PowerPoint and Word;
•Frequent overseas travel;
•Working additional hours and some weekends if necessary