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Senior Naval Architect

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £65.00 per hour

Senior Naval Architect

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Naval Architect.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be apart of a key role in the Small Boats Design team responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 minor 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.
  • Collate evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.
  • Lead minor engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.
  • 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 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

Key skills & qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level, usually MEng, in Naval Architecture /Marine Technology or demonastrable experience.
  • Small craft design from concept through to delivery. o Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, DefStan, Classification Rules) o 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 ideally using FEA Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
  • Conducting and analysing Inclining Experiments.
  • Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

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

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