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Senior Naval Architect

Senior Naval Architect

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Naval Architect.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with Conduct naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design. Lead minor engineering projects, developing requirements into solutions and providing appropriate engineering evidence for the SDA.

Key Responsibilities

Collate evidence and present solutions to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.
Lead minor engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.
Providing technical guidance to other team members.
Conducting naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.
Conducting all activities in a professional manner delivering naval architecture design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones
Participating in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to to the small boats sector.
Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
Participation in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid the manager under the authority of the SDA.
Maintaining accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken.
Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or program of work to ensure all aspects of the naval architecture design solution are considered.
Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of the project or the business
When appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skills
Adopt a professional approach to all naval architecture design solutions to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology.

Key skills & qualifications

Capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, management, and externally.
Be comfortable representing BAE Systems both in the supply chain and in the customer community.
Strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
Required to guide and influence others on technical way forwards
Required to liaise with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of project or the business
Good communication skills, able to understand and explain technical information to others. Limited to own job. The individual has product safety and engineering assurance responsibility in the realm of naval architecture.
The position will have to take responsibility under guidance for all work carried out.
To help influence small boats new build projects and provide support to the SB future product SDA.
Understanding of the whole vessel design process.
Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably Maxsurf.
Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, NX
Awareness of Product Safety and SHE
Leading minor engineering projects
Small craft design from concept through to delivery.
Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, DefStan, Classification Rules)
Vessel powering and performance analysis.
Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel, bilge etc.
3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX.
2D drafting knowledge and experience.
Stability analysis, ideally using Maxsurf.
GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledge
Structural analysis, both theoretical and ideally using FEA,
Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
Conducting and analysing Inclining Experiments

What we're looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Working from Home During Covid

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £40.61 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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