CFD Specialist Yacht Building


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: CFD analysis and simulation for mega yacht projects

Projects: custom-built mega yachts +80m

Company: leading mega yacht design studio with excellent development opportunities

Main requirements: +5 years of experience with CFD calculations within the maritime industry & good knowledge of STAR CCM+

Your opportunity

As a CFD Specialist Yacht Building, you will play a crucial role in developing world-class superyacht designs. You will support the naval architects with complex CFD analysis and simulations to optimize designs and present solutions for critical problems. You will contribute and perform the implementation of CFD working methods in the naval department and create awareness of the various applications that CFD has to offer within the shipbuilding process. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to coordinate the CFD scope of work within different and simultaneous projects and assist more junior engineers. Your main tasks will be to prepare a realistic schedule, set priorities, and have an overview of the project's status. 

What you will do

  • Being the go-to person within the CDF discipline
  • Performing resistance simulation, appendage and trim wig optimization, and wakefield analysis and optimization (for propeller design)
  • Executing hull-form optimization
  • Preparing simulations and analysis of the propeller, wind climate, and exhaust gases
  • Analyzing the helicopter landing and pool sloshing
  • Communicating and cooperating with other technical departments about the status and updates concerning the projects

Where you will work

Almost every vessel is born surrounded by 3 key elements. The client, the designer, and a blank piece of paper. If you ever dreamt about taking part in this beautiful process, this is the perfect place for you!

Our client is an international bureau specializing in the design, engineering, research & development of luxury custom-built motor superyachts. The exceptional quality of their products comes from the way of working together and sharing knowledge on a daily basis.

  • Long and rich traditions paired up with the latest trends in design and technology
  • A creative center of a bigger organization that unites 4 shipyards and several design and engineering offices
  • Classical design style combined with revolutionary concepts
  • Almost 200 international colleagues, passionate about the mega yacht building 

What you already have

  • +5 years of experience with CFD analysis and simulations within the maritime sector
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will be involved in projects from start to finish
  • Analytical thinking style & proactive attitude, so you can observe, propose, and realize innovative solutions based on sound knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of rules & regulations for super yachts +80m
  • Passion for yacht building is a big asset 
  • Good working knowledge of STAR CCM+, Python, and Java
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team and clients 

Your benefits

  • 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Hybrid working policy: use the home office to do the deep work, and come to the office to brainstorm with your colleagues
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance, so you stay safe during business trips
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration are provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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