Sr Naval Architect Yacht Building


Dominika Sawa

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: leading mega yacht projects in the Naval Architecture department

Projects: custom-built mega yachts +80m

Company: leading mega yacht design studio with excellent development opportunities

Main requirements: 5+ years of experience in leading mega yacht projects, covering both technical and project management aspects

Your opportunity

As a Sr Naval Architect Yacht Building, you will be at the forefront of designing and engineering custom-built superyachts. This prestigious role involves leading the Naval Architecture department, where your technical expertise and creativity will drive the realization of extraordinary yacht projects.

You will ensure the seamless integration of various engineering disciplines and oversee the execution of complex shipbuilding calculations and analyses. Your leadership will be pivotal in maintaining the high standards of the yachts, from the initial design phase to the final delivery.

What you will do

Project Leadership and Coordination:

  • Leading and coordinating the naval architecture aspect of yacht projects from the design phase to sea trials and delivery, ensuring the integrity of the ship design
  • Managing and overseeing Marine Engineers and Junior Naval Architects, ensuring all technical requirements are met and integrated seamlessly into the final design

Engineering Excellence:

  • Conducting shipbuilding calculations, drawings, and analyses while coordinating parts of this work with your team
  • Ensuring that the specifications in the contract are met while maintaining the overall integrity of the naval architecture

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Acting as the primary point of contact for shipbuilding matters with clients, including shipyards, owner representatives, classification societies, and flag states
  • Assessing and managing risks and impacts related to naval architecture and other engineering disciplines such as Exterior, Interior, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering

Innovative Solutions:

  • Tackling project-specific issues and integrating new technologies into yacht designs
  • Ensuring timely input from the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) specialists

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

  • +5 years of experience as a Sr Naval Architect or Project Engineer Naval Architecture within yacht or shipbuilding sectors
  • BSc. or MSc. in Naval Architecture or Naval Engineering
  • Proven experience in leading engineering teams and defending comprehensive ship design concepts
  • A proactive and independent approach, since you will be involved in projects from start to finish
  • Analytical thinking style & proactive attitude, so you can 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
  • 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
  • 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, so you stay safe during business travels
  • 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 are provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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