Naval Architect Yacht Building


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: all-around naval architectural calculations

Projects: custom-built mega yachts +80m

Company: leading mega yacht design studio with excellent development opportunities

Main requirements: +3 years of experience as a Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors

Your opportunity

As a Naval Architect Yacht Building, you will be developing the theoretical and functional design of mega yacht projects. You will be involved in the process from the initial phase, through the concept and basic engineering, up to the inclining test and sea trials.

You will focus on performing weight, stability, and propulsion calculations, 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

  • Performing a wide range of naval architectural calculations for mega yacht projects, such as weight, stability, resistance, propulsion, inclination test, hydrodynamics & hull shape optimization, tank layout, drive axle & appendages, transport, sea trial & delivery
  • 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

  • +3 years of experience as a Naval Architect within yacht or shipbuilding sectors
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture or Naval Engineering
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will be involved in projects from start to finish
  • Analytical thinking style & proactive attitude, so you are able to observe, propose and realize innovative solutions based on sound knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of rules & regulations for super yachts +80m
  • Experience with Classification Societies is a big asset
  • Passion for yacht building is a big asset 
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, and Siemens NX is a huge plus!
  • 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
  • Salary based on expertise, starting from 50K gross per year
  • 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
  • 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 provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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