Naval Architect


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: full cycle naval architecture with a special focus on lightship weight and hydrostatic calculations

Projects: complex defense & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a global established group

Main requirements: +3 years of experience as Naval Architect

Your opportunity

Are you passionate about Naval Architecture and you have great knowledge in weight & hydrostatics? Then this might be the right opportunity for you!

As a Naval Architect, you will be involved in the proposal stage and control the design further in the engineering and production stages. You will translate the client requirements and verify concept design by using your theoretical naval architecture knowledge, making ship design calculations, controlling the weight, and checking hydrostatic properties. As you will be involved in the concept design you will have a major contribution to the performance of the vessel and you will be able to participate in the inclining tests to check that everything works as expected.

What you will do

  • Performing naval architecture calculations such as stability, weight, hydrostatics, center of gravity, among others
  • Analyzing and controlling weight balance and stability boundaries
  • Being accountable for class approval of the stability booklet
  • Working closely with the other disciplines (systems, mechanical, structural, etc.) to have a fully integrated design
  • Advising on weight and stability in each engineering phase from concept design to production
  • Liaising with clients and classification societies to ensure a smooth cooperation
  • Participating in inclining tests and surveys to verify aspects like ship weight and center of gravity

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

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in a Naval Architecture
  • Experience in lightship weight and hydrostatic calculation
  • A structured and accurate approach, to provide a solid base for the project development
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team. Willingness to learn Dutch is much appreciated!
  • Willingness to perform a background check
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects

Your benefits

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

·        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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