Naval Architect


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Full cycle naval architecture, emphasizing environmental sustainability

Projects: Complex defense and security vessels

Company: Naval shipbuilder, part of a global established group

Main requirements: 3+ years of experience in Naval Architecture, with a focus on environmental impact

Your opportunity

Embark on a pivotal role as a Naval Architect dedicated to environmental integrity within a dynamic 2-year project tenure. You'll spearhead the integration and enhancement of environmental standards across the engineering stages of an eminent project. This role is crucial for ensuring compliance with environmental parameters such as temperature extremes, humidity, green water impact, local accelerations, and ship orientations affecting all onboard systems and equipment.

What you will do

  • Design an Aspect Management Plan (AMP) to guide environmental considerations from engineering to final trials
  • Propose a comprehensive database for environmental attribute verification and compliance
  • Lead discussions with client representatives on AMP, database proposals, and manage deviations
  • Develop a robust cold weather operation concept
  • Collect and analyze environmental data from suppliers against client standards, documenting deviations
  • Consistently deliver the Aspect Analysis Report (AAR) detailing deviations and non-conformities to the client

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Naval Architecture or a related field
  • Over three years of relevant experience in Naval Architecture, with a significant focus on environmental aspects
  • Full-time availability in Vlissingen
  • Strong command of English for effective communication with a multicultural team
  • Preparedness to undergo a background check
  • EU citizenship is essential due to the sensitive nature of military projects

Your benefits

·        Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance

·        Salary: based on expertise starting from 45K 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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