Jensen hires naval architect Scott Ward for new office in New Orleans
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, 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 in a company press release. “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 St., Suite 2030. The company plans to hire another eight to 10 executives for a variety of positions in the new office. Interested job seekers should visit www.jensenmaritime.com/careers for more information.
Jensen’s new office in New Orleans places the company in close proximity to many important customers and shipyards in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as to Crowley’s Houston-based solutions group, a Project Management Organization (PMOrg), Jensen says. The solutions group provides marine project management services as a prime contractor for the energy and resource extraction industries. Customers in the U.S. gulf whom Jensen is targeting include regional shipyards and local operators, as well as clients in the offshore oil and gas, energy, fishing, workboat and brown-water industries.