Naval Architect

Posted: 24th November 2020

Purpose: Responsible for the Naval Architecture aspects across MAATS for new build and refurbishment projects.

Key Results Area:

  1.  Defining and configuring control of the Naval Architecture elements of the Project/Design.
  2.  Supporting in the technical management of Suppliers including design reviews.
  3.  Co-ordinating Naval Architecture design and assurance reviews for New Build projects as well as Vessel Refurbishment projects.
  4.  Leading on resolution of key Naval Architecture issues across different enquiries, projects and after sales support.
  5.  Management of multiple Naval Architecture work packages with wide scopes of delivery, requiring close control and clear prioritisation to maintain timelines.
  6.  Provide numerical calculations and hand calculations according to the requirements of each Naval Architecture work scope.
  7.  Formal point of contact with the client, sub-contractors and external authorities.
  8.  Develop technical drawings and arrangements.
  9. Contribute to the marketing and promotion of the company services with suitable material under the guidance of the Principal Naval Architect.
  10.  Responsibility for onsite surveys, assessments and write ups including Stability & Loading Analysis from Inclining Experiments.
  11.  Willingness to travel to contractor and client sites and spend time away from base location during the week.


  1. Proficient in 2D AutoCad and 3D Inventor for concept development and design detailing.
  2. Able to perform structural analysis using hand calculations methods and 3D programmes.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of the organisation, both internally and externally.
  4. Good problem solver and objective decision maker.
  5. Capable of dealing with issues as they develop and solving them swiftly.


  1. Degree qualified in Naval Architecture/ Ship Science/ Marine Technologies or similar.
  2. Experience in commercial or naval ship design including for example Stability, Hydrodynamics, Structures, Ship Outfit, Seamanship.
  3. Experience working with specialist multi-disciplinary teams interfacing with a wide range of providers and customers.
  4. Knowledge of Naval Architecture design processes and inter-relationships.
  5. Ideally working towards Chartership status.


  1. 5+ years in Naval Architecture/Engineering design/detailing environment. Ideally in consultancy setting or marine operations.
  2. Experience of vessel-related projects, deck spread development and equipment installation schemes.
  3. Experience in steel fabrication and manufacturing processes.
  4. Preparation of technical documentation.
  5. Able to undertake UK and International travel.

Job Dimensions: Working as a key team member across bids & tenders, live projects and aftersales with the responsibility of overseeing the Naval Architeture capability in the Marine Engineering business.

Location: Head Office, Gloucester, UK with home working offered.

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