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Vancancy: Technical and Environmental Director

22 October 2018

The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) is looking for a Technical and Environmental Director with a strong background in naval architecture or marine engineering. Experience in the superyacht industry is a plus.

SYBAss is a worldwide association of builders of custom and semi-custom superyachts. SYBAss represents its members at various international levels and defends their interests in the fields of promotion, regulation and professionalism. As Technical and Environmental Director, your tasks are situated in the two latter fields.

The main tasks of the Technical and Environmental Director are specified below.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the needs of SYBAss members for (amendments to) regulatory measures and generic technical developments;
  • Be the representative of the large yacht industry towards regulatory bodies, flag states and other stakeholders;
  • Create awareness and understanding in the broader yachting industry of regulatory developments by means of publications and participation in seminars and workshops;
  • Monitor the technical and environmental developments in design, construction and operation of merchant ships in general, and those of superyachts in particular;
  • Monitor the development of rules and regulations for the design, construction and operation of ships in general, and those for the design and construction of superyachts in particular;
  • Participate actively in the rulemaking process based on own knowledge and/or with assistance of and input from SYBAss members; initiate independent research as considered necessary;
  • Inform SYBAss members about all regulatory developments in design, construction and operation of superyachts that could ultimately affect their business. To this end, the Technical and Environmental Director will manage the SYBAss Technical Committee, which meets yearly during the METS trade show in Amsterdam.
  • Liaise with other associations as necessary.

This role can either be carried out at SYBAss’ office in Amsterdam or remotely. Employment is possible through direct employment or a management contract. The number of hours is open for discussion, but a minimum of 50% part-time is required.

The ideal candidate can work independently and is analytical, diplomatic and practical with a creative, open mind. The preferred qualification is a master in naval architecture or marine engineering. Substantial experience with shipyards (including yacht builders) is required, whilst experience with regulatory processes is an advantage. Fluency in English is required, while Dutch and/or Italian are an advantage.

Please view the full job description here.