88257 - Principal Naval Architect
Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Principal Naval Architect, based in Rosyth.
Job Description Development of concept solutions for a variety of vessel sizes and types for both commercial and defence markets. Determination of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic characteristics of vessels. Design and analysis of ship structures including: Scantling calculations to Classification Society Rules Longitudinal strength analysis Finite element analysis Shear flow analysis Hull girder stress and deflection analysis Shock analysis Design and analysis of lifting, turning and transport arrangements, and preparation of lifting, turning and transport procedures, for units and blocks of ship structure Ship Refit Support Tasks: Design of dock furniture accounting for vessel loads Docking/Undocking Calculations Stability Checks for afloat vessels Structural & Dimensional Surveys Inclining Experiments Intact & Damage Stability analysis for both Commercial & Military craft as well as development of loading conditions for new build vessels. Stability assessment of craft subject to significant modification Development, review and approval of outfitting, fire protection and safety arrangements.
Skills & Experience Degree Qualified in Naval Architecture or similar Chartered Engineer registered with Engineering Council and Relevant Institute Experience is required across the design spectrum, ranging from concept development through classification and regulatory approval to detailed design and production definition, in the Marine and Offshore sectors. Hands-on involvement in design activities and the ability to provide technical guidance at all levels in the solution of a variety of complex design problems are essential. Successful candidates will have spent time in the Shipbuilding or Marine design environments and have undergone relevant practical training. Knowledge and experience in both defence and commercial markets would be beneficial. Sound knowledge of appropriate design codes including: Classification Society Rules (Lloyd's Register, DNV, ABS) UK MoD SOLAS MARPOL Proficiency with appropriate software including: STAAD Pro Mathcad Tribon Paramarine AutoCAD Take Ownership and adopt a lead Engineer's role in specific operations appropriate to their area and drive key requirements through liaison with stakeholders. Able to work on their own initiative with good problem solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently. Computer literate and adaptable to the introduction of new software as appropriate. Open to travel and project opportunities outside of normal place of work. Adaptable and able to work with a wide variety of ship systems and equipment. Ambitious and well motivated with a drive to excel. Able to manage and drive personal development for both themselves and those of the teams around them.
This is a permanent position.
The salary for this position is negotiable.
If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 88257.
Job Reference: 88257
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2012