Chief Naval Architect Jason Dobb has been invited to join the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors (RCNC), a rare accolade normally reserved for Ministry of Defence (MoD) civil servants.
Jason, who works in the Office of the Chief Engineer for the Dreadnought programme, is the first person in industry to be recognised in this way since a recent change in the RCNC's membership policy.
The RCNC was established in 1883, consisting of a Corps of civilian staff (within what was then known as the Admiralty) who were involved in the procurement and support of warships for the Royal Navy.
Jason began his career working at the-then VSEL shipyard in Barrow for a year before receiving a bursary to study for a BEng in Marine Technology at Newcastle University. He then returned to Barrow and has since been working on programmes spanning Vanguard, surface ship building, Astute and now Dreadnought.
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It's been incredible to spend my career here and see the development of the shipyard, and seeing the fantastic new capabilities that we have in the Central Yard Facility still inspires me today. Membership of the RCNC will be invaluable in allowing me to network and help support the upholding of the highest professional standards across the enterprise.
Chief Naval Architect Jason Dobb