Job Description

Senior Naval Architect

A Senior 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 Senior Naval Architect contract roles

An experienced naval architect with a depth and breadth of engineering knowledge. The Senior Naval Architect is a key role in the Small Boats Design team responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects. The Naval Architect will be providing solutions in support of new build, development and post design projects for small craft.

As a Senior Naval Architect your main responsibilities will involve: -

  • Collate evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.
  • Lead engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.
  • Provide sound estimates for engineering work carried out.
  • Providing technical guidance to other team members.
  • Conducting naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.
  • Conducting all activities in a professional manner delivering naval architecture design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones
  • Participating in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to the small boats sector.

Key skills required for the Senior Naval Architect

  • Qualified to degree level in Naval Architecture /Power craft Design.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:
  1. Leading small craft design from concept through to delivery.
  2. Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)
  3. Vessel powering and performance analysis.
  4. Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel bilge etc.
  5. 3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX.
  6. 2D drafting knowledge and experience.
  7. Stability analysis, ideally using Maxsurf.
  8. GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledge
  9. Structural analysis, both theoretical and using FEA,
  10. Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards

If you are a Senior Naval Architect looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196

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