The Naval Architect is a key role in the Warship Support Naval Architecture team responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects. The Naval Architect will be providing solutions in support of the RN surface fleet worldwide.
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What you will be doing
Conducting naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and drydockings
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.
Entry Requirements and what we are looking for
To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in either Naval Architecture, Ships Science or Marine Technology. Experience preferred during degree:
Conducting and analysing Inclining Experiments in a MOD framework
Understanding of drydocking theory and practice
Structural analysis, both theoretical and ideally using FEA, preferably ANSYS Workbench
Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
Understanding of the whole ship engineering design process.
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 & Rhinoceros
Awareness of Product Safety and SHE
We would not accept candidates who had a general engineering degree.
Overview of Business Unit
Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join more than 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services – from ensuring the Royal Navy’s ships are ready to go to sea, managing Portsmouth Naval Base, or even manufacturing radar, torpedoes, small boats and components for aircraft.
We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything its personnel need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. We have extensive experience in managing the base’s facilities and services, including accommodation, catering, transportation and even energy services.
Our support to ships sees us maintain and upgrade the fleet around the globe to ensure the Royal Navy meets its operational commitments.
Our training services ensure personnel are capable and ready for maritime action and our products add operational advantage to our UK and international customers, this includes radar, torpedoes and small boats, as well as electronics being used in the new F35 Lightning B aircraft. Our work on complex technologies is used to support defence activities across the globe.
We have sites in Portsmouth, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and Hillend in Scotland.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Maritime Services as the work at all our sites is helping the Royal Navy prepare for the arrival of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. By joining Maritime Services you could have the chance to help develop the engineering support required for the carriers throughout their operational life.
If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.
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