Vacancy for SMI Director of Business Development & Council Secretary

SMI is looking for a Business Development Director

About the role

The position involves the dual role of Director for Business Development for SMI, and Secretary to two Councils, the *AMSI Council and the *BMEA Council.

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate is expected to be a second career person and could demonstrate a good knowledge of the ship owning sector, the marine science and technology, and the commercial marine equipment markets, both in the UK and overseas, and preferably have a background of working at a senior level in at least one of these sectors.

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 30 September 2016 


To apply, first email for an information pack. 

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, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security & safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy. SMI as a membership based not-for-profit organisation provides a wide range of activities both internationally and in the UK for the benefit of the maritime engineering business community. The members’ interests are represented by our six councils and our activities follow our objectives of presenting members with business opportunities, assisting with research and innovation, lobbying government and NGOs to improve the business environment, facilitating network opportunities and providing marketing and other services.


* The legacy names of the two Councils are the AMSI Council and the BMEA Council which have both been retained for reasons of the historical links with an earlier organisation of the Society.


Marine Science & Technology