Senior Naval Architect


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: concept and basic engineering of complex shipbuilding projects

Projects: complex defense, offshore & special vessels

Company: shipbuilding engineering and consultancy firm

Main requirements: BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture

Your opportunity

Are you passionate about Naval Architecture and you enjoy working on real complex shipbuilding projects?

As a Senior Naval Architect at this Engineering & Consultancy firm you are responsible for the conceptual development and basic design of challenging naval and offshore ship concepts. 

What you will do

  • Perform Naval Architecture calculations such as stability, weight, hydrostatics, manoeuvrability, etc.
  • Create and check structural and scantling calculations performed by other colleagues
  • Act as a mentor and coordinate junior naval architects within your team
  • Closely collaborate with the other disciplines (systems, mechanical, structural...) to have a fully integrated design
  • Communication with clients and classification societies to ensure good deliverables
  • Write specifications for the yard and be available to solve their questions in the construction phase

Where you will work

Our client is a renowned engineering consultancy firm in the greater Rotterdam area, with a deep-rooted history of providing naval architecture and marine engineering solutions for the development of naval ships as well as complex offshore vessels and floating installations. With a real passion for technology these engineers are involved in the full engineering cycle, working together on delivering concept, basic, and detail designs and developing new technologies.

  • This medium-sized design engineering company is part of a broadly oriented Dutch top-10 engineering consultancy firm
  • Strong position with clients in the naval defence industry worldwide
  • Wide range of interesting design engineering & consultancy projects
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture
  • +8 yrs of exp. as a Naval Architect developing complex vessels with an offshore mission
  • You enjoy guiding and mentoring more junior engineers
  • Excellent knowledge of theoretical naval architecture calculations
  • Open personality, solution-driven and responsible
  • 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 some military projects

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 31 paid holidays per year for a good work-life balance
  • Salary: based on expertise starting from 65K 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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