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Naval Architect

Employer: Navis Consulting
Desired Expertise: Naval Architecture
Experience: + years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Dorset
Salary: £28000.00 - £35700.00 per annum
Date Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Job Description

Naval Architect - Poole - Permanent - Competitive Salary

Primarily focused on Composite structural design and calculations, 3-D modelling and draughting of all Composite components from the hull, main deck and superstructure through to small mouldings and integral tanks. Core focus will be on producing Composite mouldings that suit all needs from Classification, Production, Interior Design, Systems and Engineering, Exterior fit-out, Cost, Weight and Surface finish - both by wet-lay or VART (Infusion).

Drawings produced will be to a very high standard for owners, production and Classification Societies. Good engineering principles are essential.

Detailed and accurate boat weight estimates of the range will be a critical function.

Inclining experiments and intact/damage stability booklets will be required on occasion.

Example responsibilities include:

  • Undertake structural design, calculations and production drawings for all Composite parts including integral tanks for both new and existing projects, using either Siemens NX 3-D design software or AutoCAD 2-D as required
  • Model and draught all aspects of Composite structures including hull, deck and superstructures as well as integral tanks and small mouldings. Ensuring all work is carried out within drawing office procedures and protocol
  • Structural design of all Composite mouldings to meet Classification and weight / finish, working in harmony with interior design, machinery, systems and exterior fit-out. Detailed and comprehensive structural calculations will be carried out
  • Developing and optimising in-house structural design software programs
  • Lay-out drawings of infusion materials/lines to enable a part to be made by VART
  • Produce accurate moulding weight estimates, bill of materials and costing of all Composite parts
  • Develop new materials and methods to reduce weight / costs and to improve surface finish
  • Produce detailed and practical Composite repair schedules whether for in-house or warranty/after sales issues
  • Good communication with production is key and regular visits to the production sites are essential to ensure good practical understanding of boat moulding and construction. These visits should also be used to help optimise the structural lay-up and design to optimise for production but taking in to account overall weight and cost
  • Working with rules and regulations - C.E, MCA LY 3, Lloyds, RINA, DnV, ABS and ISO
  • Produce full and accurate weight estimates for any boat in the Sunseeker range
  • Conducting inclining experiments and producing both intact and damage stability booklets to either C.E or LY3 may be required on occasion. Using the Wolfson Unit programs
  • Lightship checks for vessels on the water
  • Noise and fire insulation drawings/design may also be worked on as required


To be considered for this role you should have:

  • A thorough knowledge of Composite materials including structural design
  • Practical, hands-on experience with Composite construction, preferably in the marine sector
  • Excellent capability with AutoCAD 2D and a working knowledge of 3D design software (ideally Siemens NX)
  • A degree in Naval Architecture
  • Outstanding / advanced MS Excel / spreadsheet skills

If you would like further information or be considered for the role please send your CV to chrism@navis-consulting.com

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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