Naval Architect

Naval Architect

Last updated nearly 4 months ago
Do you have a couple of years’ experience with concept and basic design in the maritime industry? And would you like to develop in the upcoming years towards a lead engineer, where you’re responsible for the engineering of some of the most complex offshore operating vessels around? Do get in touch with us.

Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam is currently looking for a naval architect, with a couple of years of experience, who wants to develop to a lead engineer role in the upcoming years. As a naval architect, your focus will be on concept and basic designs for new vessels, as well as conversions, where you’ll work on vessel lay-outs, stability, weight- and hydrodynamical calculations to optimize hull-and ship structures taking integration with offshore equipment, marine systems and workability into account.

The types of new designs and conversions you’ll work on show a big variety, where you can think of custom-made designs for the offshore, renewable, dredging & mining and salvage and decommissioning markets.

All your design and engineering work will be under class approval of organizations like DNV, Bureau Veritas or Lloyds. You’ll be responsible for coordination and communication with these organisations and will discuss progress with your lead engineers or department manager.

The differences between the naval architect position and lead engineer are, that as a naval architect you’ll be part of a project team and will work on (smaller) scopes of the project, but as a lead engineer you’ll be responsible for the whole project, from estimations till final drawings, while guiding a team and managing planning and clients during the projects.

  • Translating client request into functional designs and concepts;
  • Making all types of calculations like weight-, stability- and strength calculations to determine vessel lay-outs and optimal hull structures;
  • Cooperation with departments equipment design and operational engineering for integration of equipment and workability;
  • Coordinating and communication with class approval companies like DNV, Lloyds and Bureau Veritas;
  • Cooperate with/Guide FEM and 3D/2D engineers during the projects.

  • A Msc degree in Naval Architecture, Maritime Engineering or comparable;
  • A couple of years’ engineering experience in the maritime industry and looking for a 2nd or 3rd step in your career;
  • Experience with different stages of engineering like concept- and basic design, FEA analyses and 3D/2D modelling;
  • Well known with class approval authorities and rules & regulations
  • Pro active and good writing and communication skills in both English and Dutch.

  • Excellent salary and working conditions;
  • Good secondary conditions like 37 holidays (28 + 9) profit distribution and working from home arrangement;
  • Working on state-of-the-art projects within the maritime industry with a high variety of projects to work on;
  • Working in an experienced team;
  • Various study possibilities and training.

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Sebastiaan Schuurman
Sebastiaan Schuurman

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