Consulting Services

The Shearer Group, Inc. provides technical support and consulting services to vessel owners, charterers, and operators. This can provide us with a comprehensive picture of a client’s operation and allows us to deliver on their specific needs and desires. We have found that adding value throughout the entire vessel acquisition, operation, maintenance and decommissioning processes is the most effective way to build long term relationships with our clients.

We specialize in “total contract management”. Our designers and engineers create the design, contract plans and specifications for a vessel to the client’s satisfaction, assist in selection of a capable builder, participate in negotiating the construction contract and providing on-site construction observation by utilizing our experienced and qualified personnel.

Specific consulting services include but are not limited to:

Technical Consulting Services:

  • Professional Engineering Services
  • Operational Assessments
  • Independent Design Verification
  • Fleet Management
  • Lifecylce Management
  • Logistics Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Marine Construction Support, waterfront development, bridges, offshore installations, unit movements

Acquisition Support:

  • Performance Specification Development
  • Construction Specification Development
  • Cost Estimating
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) Development
  • Source Selection
  • Technical Screening and Selection
  • Technical Due Diligence for Financial Institutions
  • Contract Development and Negotiation
  • Transportation and Installation Support
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Turnkey Design / Build Services (see Special Projects)

Construction Oversight Services:

  • Schedule Review
  • Quality Assurance
  • Welding Inspections
  • Weld Procedure Development
  • Vessel Inspections
  • Regulatory Liaison Change Order Management
  • Shipyard Deliverables Review
  • Monthly Progress Reports
  • Progress Payment Assurance
  • Digital Photo Documentation
  • Record Keeping
  • Systems and Equipment Testing and Validation
  • Testing and Trial Program Development and Implementation

The Shearer Group, Inc. is a full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting.

Core Values

  • Technical Excellence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Centric
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility


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The Shearer Group, Inc.
3118 Harrisburg Blvd., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77003

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