Naval Architect job

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Naval Architect
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 4 months ago
  • Portsmouth, UK
  • 1 vacancies
  • Expires on: 27-02-2020
Job Description

Naval Architect

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive 


Would you like to play a key role in the Design Services Naval Architecture team helping to provide solutions in support of the Royal Navy (RN) surface fleet worldwide? We currently have a vacancy for a Naval Architect at our site in Portsmouth. 

As a Naval Architect, you will be responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects across many platforms and vessels including the Queen Elizabeth Carrier and will be working in close collaboration with Design Engineering and the MOD.

This role is suitable for entry level graduates who are looking to develop a career in this area and will offer excellent career progression and support to achieve Chartership status.


Your main responsibilities as a Naval Architect will involve: 

Structural designs for ship capability upgrades using a mixture of:

•           linear and non-linear FEA

•           Time-domain dynamic FEA

•           Theoretical methods

•           Classification Society standards and requirements


Demonstrating Ship stability safety:

•           Conducting inclining experiments to MoD standards

•           Performing stability analysis and standards compliance

•           Compiling stability books and operator guidance to MoD standards


Dry-docking consultancy:

•           Generating technical information to allow safe docking of ships

•           Dock infrastructure studies – caissons, dock furniture, dock capacity

•           Overseeing dry docking of ships


Supporting ship refits at the waterfront by providing engineering knowledge



What we're looking for in you:


You will be self-motivated and proactive with an ability to work independently as well as within a team. You will have excellent communication skills and able to understand and explain technical information to others.

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats. 

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away! 

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


Your skills and qualifications as a Naval Architect:


Degree/MEng in Naval Architecture, /Marine Technology/Ship Science


Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, Inventor

Structural analysis, both theoretical and ideally using FEA, preferably ANSYS Workbench

Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably PARAMARINE

Understanding of the whole ship engineering design process

Understanding of the hydro mechanic aspects of surface ship design, principally stability


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