Naval Architect Yacht Building (Freelance)


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: all-around naval architectural calculations

Projects: custom-built mega yachts +100m

Company: leading mega yacht design studio with excellent development opportunities

Main requirements: acting as an independent Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors

Your opportunity

As a Naval Architect Yacht Building, you will be performing a supporting role, in addition, to the existing technical team. You will be developing the theoretical and functional design of a mega yacht project.

You will focus on performing calculations: weight (related to the structural and interior parts), stability, and propulsion, as your main task will be to determine whether it is feasible to build the vessel based on the specifications received from the designers. You will be cooperating closely with internal and external CFD & FEM specialists, Structural Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers, as well as external stakeholders. 

What you will do

  • Acting as temporary support to the existing technical team
  • Performing a wide range of naval architectural calculations for mega yacht projects, such as weight, stability, resistance, propulsion, inclination test, hydrodynamics & hull shape optimization, Gross Tonnage, tank layout, drive axle & appendages
  • Creating a preliminary 3D plate model
  • Ensuring the correct design according to various regulations such as draft marks & watertight integrity, fire safety & escape routes, and noise & vibrations
  • Checking whether the information received from the designers is accurate and making a critical analysis with regard to the feasibility and feasibility of the design
  • Maintaining continuous contact with the Lead Naval Architect for the smooth exchange of information, coordination, and consultation regarding the design
  • Keeping an eye on the developments of the norms, standards, and procedures to ensure the optimal use of internal knowledge and skills
  • Communicating on a daily basis with other departments that are involved in the project (mechanical, interior, exterior, structural, and naval architecture)
  • Integrating new technologies into the design

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

  • Independent Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture or Naval Engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of REG Part B, Passenger Yacht Code, SOLAS, and Flag Drawings for yachts +100m
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will have a supporting role to the existing team
  • Experience with Classification Societies is a big asset
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD, and other 3D tools (Cadmatic/Siemens NX)
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multi-cultural team and clients 

Your benefits

  • A super exciting project that will redefine the definition of the Dutch yacht building
  • Salary based on expertise, starting from 60K gross per year
  • Possibility of a freelance / ZZP contract
  • Hybrid working policy: use the home office to do the deep work, and come to the office to brainstorm with your colleagues
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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