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Principal Naval Architect – Small Boats

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £44.69 per hour

The Principal 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.

This role will:

  • Participate in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to the small boats sector.
  • Conduct naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.
  • Lead individual engineering projects, developing requirements into solutions and providing appropriate engineering evidence for the SDA.
  • Mentoring and providing technical leadership and guidance to other team members.

As a Principal 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 to the small boats sector.
  • Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
  • Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
  • Participation in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid the manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work under the authority of the SDA.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken.
  • Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or program of work to ensure all aspects of the naval architecture design solution are considered.
  • Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of the project or the business
  • When appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skills
  • Adopt a professional approach to all naval architecture design solutions to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology.

Skills/Experience

  • Qualified to degree level in Naval Architecture /Power craft Design.
  • Already or on course to Professionally Registered (CEng) as a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) or equivalent.

Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:

  • Leading engineering projects.
  • Leading small craft design from concept through to delivery.
  • Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)
  • Vessel powering and performance analysis.
  • Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel bilge etc.
  • 3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX.
  • 2D drafting knowledge and experience.
  • Stability analysis, ideally using Maxsurf.
  • GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledge
  • Structural analysis, both theoretical and using FEA,
  • Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
  • Conducting and analysing Inclining Experiments.
  • Requirements Capture.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft.
  • Understanding of the whole vessel design process.
  • Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably Maxsurf.
  • Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, NX
  • Awareness of Product Safety and SHE and the participation in HAZIDs

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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