has hired its third naval architect, Jianjun
Qi, in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district, reporting
to Jensen General Manager Sergio Fifi.
Qi brings to Jensen a decade of naval architecture, marine
engineering and shipyard expertise, the company says. Before joining
Jensen he worked as a naval architect at Incat Crowther, of Morgan City, La., a
diversified naval architecture group, and served as a senior naval architect
for Derecktor Shipyard in Bridgeford, Conn.
“We are confident that Jianjun will prove to be yet another
asset to the Jensen team and to our diverse clients in the Gulf,” said Fifi in
a Jensen press release. “He is uniquely qualified for the position because of
his hands-on experience in shipyard operations and his background in advanced
hydrodynamic analysis. He also comes to us with significant experience in the
design and operations of fishing vessels in Asia.”
Before working for Incat Crowther and Derecktor Shipyard, Qi
held the positions of research assistant for Davidson Laboratory of the Stevens
Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.; assistant research professor at the
East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, part of the China Academy of
Fishery Services in Shanghai; and a junior naval architect for Dongfeng
Shipyard in Qingdao, China.
Qi earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fishing
engineering, with a specialization in fishing vessels, from the Ocean
University of China. He later went on to attain his Ph. D. in ocean
engineering, with a major in naval architecture.
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 this past summer at
1515 Poydras St., Suite 2030. The company plans to hire up to ten people for a variety of positions in the new office. Interested job
seekers should visit www.jensenmaritime.com/careers
for more information.