Even if you find the right consultant, there is still a strong chance that you will be completely unhappy with them. The good news is that you can change it. A common problem in consulting relationships is that the client, that’s you, doesn’t know what to expect from the consultant.
It’s very understandable. After all, the consultant is the expert. They know their own capabilities and expertise. They know the consulting business. That’s why you hire them, for their expertise. But this isn’t a simple oil change. Marine design is very complex, with myriad opportunities for misunderstanding. How to avoid those mistakes and ensure everyone walks away satisfied?
Watch the video below to learn reasonable expectations for a marine consultant. This video describes critical knowledge like the expertise of your consultant and their staff.
- Naval architect
- Ship integrator
- Stability expert
- Marine engineer
- Structural expert
- Fire safety
- Machinery integration
But the consultant can’t provide the whole package. They are only the design element of a ship. There are other elements.
- Marine consultant: ship designers
- Shipyard: construction expert
- Owner/Operator: maintenance and operation expert
I cover all this and more in the video. Watch to get the full details. It is important to understand how to best use your consultant so that they become the most important role: a problem solver. The marine consultant can solve your physical problem, but they also understand all your constraints. They recognize that money doesn’t grow on trees; budget constraints are important. They know that time and tide wait for no one. They can provide schedule estimates with enough safety margin to ensure your vessel leaves on time. All this goes into the problem solving that your marine consultant provides. When they work in this role, you can amazing value from your marine consultant.