Senior Naval Architect

We have a brand new ‘returners’ role available with our partner company BAE Systems!

As a Senior Naval Architect the main responsibilities are:-

  • Providing Technical Leadership and direction for naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and drydockings.
  • Leading design reviews and certifying deliverables.
  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance to other team members.
  • Provide assurance to the Design Authority that tasks are fit for purpose.
  • 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 surface ship platforms and naval base facilities
  • 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 manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work
  • 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 programme 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 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
  • Promoting the skill areas capabilities and department to attract new work
  • Adopt a professional approach to all naval architecture design solutions to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology

Functional Knowledge (Requirements for knowledge of functional work and activities)

  • 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
Companies: BAE Systems
Locations: Portsmouth (Hampshire)

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