Job Description

Naval Architect

A Naval Architect is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Portsmouth.

Overview of the Naval Architect contract role

An experienced naval architect with a depth and breadth of engineering knowledge. The Senior Naval Architect is a key role in the Design Services Naval Architecture team responsible for delivering naval architecture capability across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs of Warship Support internal projects and the customer programmes.

In addition to participating in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to surface ship platforms and naval base facilities, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading naval architecture domains such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and drydockings.
  • Leading design reviews and certifying deliverables and providing assurance to the Design Authority that the tasks are fit for purpose.
  • Mentoring and providing technical leadership and guidance to other team members.

Key skills required for the Naval Architect

  • Qualified to degree level, preferably MEng, in Naval Architecture /Marine Technology.
  • Professionally Registered (CEng) as a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) or equivalent.
  • Has a breadth and depth of expertise in
    • leading, conducting and analysing Inclining Experiments in a MOD framework
    • Structural analysis, both theoretical and ideally using FEA, preferably ANSYS Workbench
    • Understanding of drydocking theory and practice
    • Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
    • Caisson design and operation
    • GRP and steel ship repair methods and procedures
    • Surface ship design standards and processes (IMO, NES, DefStan, Classification Rules)
  • Good understanding of the whole ship engineering design process.
  • Good understanding of the hydromechanic aspects of surface ship design, principally stability
  • Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably PARAMARINE
  • Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, Inventor
  • Awareness of Product Safety and SHE
  • Awareness of marine and/or defence systems
  • Awareness of how marine risk is managed by Class/ Flag State Authority

The role is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire - commutable from Southampton, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Guildford, Aldershot, Crawley, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Chichester

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