News from the Society of Maritime Industries

03 June 2019

Vacancy for SMI Programme Director and Secretary to Councils

About the role

The position involves the dual role of Programme Director for the SMI, and Secretary to two Councils, the Maritime Defence & Security (MDSG) Council and the Maritime Autonomous Systems (MASG) Council.

Candidate Specification

The candidate is expected to have a strong Royal Navy background having operated at a senior level of approximately OF5 rank with deep experience of the MOD organisation, of defence procurement and support and with a good understanding of the domestic and export markets in naval systems and equipment. Ideally, a background in engineering would be an advantage.

Experience in commercial matters with cost centre responsibility is desirable together with a mature, confident and personable manner, able to liaise with contacts at the highest level. Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing are essential.

The candidate must live within a daily commute of our central London office and no relocation package is offered. The job does involve travel both internationally and within the UK.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 June 2019


Please read the recruitment pack for instructions on how to apply.


About The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI):

SMI is the voice of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which design, build, refit and modernise ships, and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, digital technology, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security & safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.  



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