(NEW ORLEANS; Sept. 14, 2012) Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants as a naval architect in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district reporting to Jensen General Manager Sergio Fifi.
Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations. Before joining Jensen he worked at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of marine and offshore classification services, in the machinery and hull departments. He has also worked for North American Shipbuilding as a naval architect and at Pacific-Gulf Marine as an assistant technical superintendent.
“We are confident that Scott will prove to be an asset to the Jensen team and to our clients in the Gulf,” said Fifi. “He is not only an experienced naval architect, but he has had the opportunity to work on the operations side of the marine business to learn the implications and value potential of design decisions.”
Ward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of New Orleans.
Jensen, which is headquartered in Seattle and also has an East Coast office in Jacksonville, Fla., announced the establishment of a third office in New Orleans last month at 1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2030. The company plans to hire another eight to 10 highly talented executives for a variety of positions in the new office. Interested job seekers should visit www.jensenmaritime.com/careers for more information.
Jensen’s strategic new office in New Orleans places the company in close proximity to many important customers and shipyards in the U.S. Gulf, as well as to Crowley’s Houston-based solutions group, a Project Management Organization (PMOrg). Solutions provides marine project management services as a prime contractor for the energy and resource extraction industries. Customers who will benefit from Jensen’s presence in the U.S. Gulf include regional shipyards and local operators, as well as clients in the offshore oil and gas, energy, fishing, workboat and brown-water industries.
Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation. The company offers a diverse range of consulting, design and engineering services developed from more than 50 years of experience working around the world. Jensen is a recognized leader in the design of all types of vessels – particularly workboats, fishing boats and fireboats – and has built a favorable reputation on a long history of successful designs and conversions with close attention to engineering basics. The company's services include detail and conceptual design and engineering, lofting, regulatory and shipyard liaison as well as on-site consulting services and on-location assistance anywhere in the world. Additional information about Jensen may be found on the Internet at www.jensenmaritime.com.