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Date Added: Fri 10/11/2023

Prinicipal Naval Architect

Port Glasgow, PA14, UK
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Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Responsible for all naval architecture deliverables associated with the design, acceptance, manufacture, build, setting to work and sea trials of ships withing Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow.

Naval architecture deliverables:

Produce hydrostatic & stability calculations (floodable length, intact stability, deterministic and probabilistic damage stability) and required documentation for third party or owner`s approval.
Contribute to damage control plan and watertight integrity documentation.
Perform resistance/speed calculations, 3D hull form development for proposals and attend towing tank tests and prepare interpretations.
Control weight budget of the ship and provide monthly reports.
Perform ship launching calculations.
Perform structural calculations derived from hydrostatic and hydrodynamic conditions with relevant methods like FEM.
Perform structural calculations for heavy lifting and other yard level requirements for steel, aluminium and composite materials with relevant methods like FEM.
Perform hydrodynamics, seakeeping, manoeuvrability, and multi-body dynamics calculations with relevant methods like CFD.
Perform noise/vibration calculations for rotating machinery and pax comfort.
Perform evacuation analysis.
Contribute to cargo loading manual preparation along with loading computer inputs.

Work closely with the new business, detail design, build and commissioning teams:
Provide technical expertise and support throughout by forming positive and collaborative working relationships in particular the engineering team and the production team.
Contribute to general arrangement plan, area/volume calculations, compartment numbering, insulation plan and various shipbuilding drawings.
Prepare product definition and technical specifications for various systems.
Implement lessons learned and production enablers.
Preparation of work methods for ongoing activities in to do list format.
Actively review the ongoing activities and raise tickets if necessary.
Contribute to the test and commissioning strategy and support test and commissioning activities including Factory Acceptance Tests, setting to work and sea trials. Be a positive contributor to solve emerging problems and minimise risks. Participate in test and trials.
Produce FMEAs, HAZIDs and similar.
Maintain the as-built technical specification for vessels in work.
Support acceptance of the vessel by customer and third-party verification bodies.
Provide leadership to junior naval architects or peers.

To build a sustainable and adaptive future in shipbuilding, the candidate is expected to have below mindset:
Actively follow up new developments and keen to implement new techniques in shipbuilding cycle, develop new techniques for expansion of yard capabilities.
Keen to develop handbooks for processes, i.e., fundamental naval architecture calculations, advanced calculations, and standardisation.
Keen to learn new techniques for process rectification i.e., artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Keen to be integrated in new trends such as NetZero policy, renewables, green energy systems etc.
Be a positive contributor for ERM (enterprise resource management) adaptation.

Good and honest character, a team player.
Ready for challenge, resistant to stress and multi-tasking.
10 years' experience in Naval Architecture
Experience in early lifecycle ship design, build support and sea trials.
Demonstrable leadership and management experience
Degree qualified in naval architecture, ocean, and marine engineering.
Chartered Engineer with RINA or other relevant body
Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills.

Current Contract until 31/03/24, starting asap.

37 hour week standard

£50/h PAYE plus £6.03/h holiday accrual
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