Lead Naval Architect


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: being the go-to person for all Naval Architecture-related matters

Projects: custom-made mega yachts +80m

Company: engineering office with state-of-the-art building facilities

Main requirements: +5 years of experience as a Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors 

Your opportunity

As a Lead Naval Architect, you will be the go-to person for all Naval Architectural matters. You will proactively advise your colleagues in the Project Management team, Engineering, and Production departments. You and your team will be responsible for monitoring the projects of superyachts from the sales phase until the sea trials and delivery to the client. Furthermore, you will be coordinating the inspection process carried out by the classification societies and the flag state.

Given that each project is custom-made, you will be challenged by its own specifics and characteristics.

What you will do

  • Testing the naval architectural design for quality and technical feasibility
  • Being the main point of contact for design issues in the construction process
  • Providing input in solving technical design challenges
  • Advising the project teams on design risks, technical specifications, and quality
  • Ensuring a consistent approach to the technical design across all construction numbers of the yard
  • Checking whether all requirements from the project team/owners team meet the applicable construction principles of the yard
  • Following the Engineering process and give advice if needed
  • Helping, giving advice, thinking along with making dock plans, launching, transport, etc.
  • Ensuring uniformity between the technical installations of the various construction numbers
  • Implementing the technical feedback from Aftersales, Refit and Warranty

Where you will work

Dreaming of working in a company that is among the top 3 mega yacht builders in the Netherlands? Then this is the opportunity for you!

Our client does not only build state-of-the-art luxury mega yachts but is also one of the oldest and most prominent shipyards in the Low Lands.

  • Combination of rich tradition and a modern approach
  • The finest quality & attention to detail
  • You will learn from the best professionals in the market
  • Engineering office together with shipyard facilities
  • The fast-growing department that requires to be sharp and flexible
  • An international team of passionate & motivated colleagues 

What you already have

  • +5 years of experience as a Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors
  • Deep technical knowledge about Naval Architecture, since you will be the main advisor in this field  
  • Clear and empathetic communication, since you will be working across several departments and project teams
  • Positive and energetic attitude, so your team comes to work with a smile!
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team
  • Available for full-time in the Leiden area

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary: based on expertise starting from 60K gross per year
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course, so you will understand Dutch jokes during coffee breaks
  • Meet new friends: we invite you 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.
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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