Naval Architect

Our client is a distinguished company that boasts an illustrious history dating back to 1960's, known for their unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, elegance, and innovation in the marine world.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Naval Architect to join a prestigious yacht design and build company, you will be leading the Naval Architecture of the vessels as the company expands. 
Having already grown in 2023, this company is looking to take on several more people to grow their team! 
  • Working within the design team on a variety of engineered systems and structural designs.
  • Supporting the design and development of major component structural design, working with our external Naval Architecture partner.
  • Ownership and control of weight estimate documentation, tracking and reporting.
  • Ownership of all homologation documentation, tracking and reporting.
  • Ensure that the product complies with all relevant Codes, Classifications, and liaison with
  • certifying bodies.
  • Interpreting and analysing data and test results
  • Writing reports and documentation
  • Undertaking relevant research for future technologies, or composite development.
  • Providing technical advice
  • Checking calculations and analysis for all structural, trim/floatation/hydrodynamic aspects supplied by our Naval Architecture partner.
  • Aiding the design team in the successful delivery of all New Product Introduction, and Model Year upgrade projects.
  • Creation of mould construction and installation drawings where required.
  • Working with a team of designers / external contractors / naval architects, to optimise the overall design and build efficiency.
  • Be able to produce full production drawings, including detailed construction drawings, system drawings / schematics / Specification documents and installations, to enable the production teams and external contractors to efficiently produce the yacht and its components.
  • Have a clear understanding of materials, BOM’s.
  • A good knowledge of marine systems used throughout yachts.
  • The ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Occasional travel between design and manufacturing sites will be required.
  • To liaise with other departments within the business to ensure designed components, meet target costing and Production expectancy.
  • To be able to work effectively with the production team to discuss any design requirements and issues.
  • Attend various meetings and support Design For Manufacture and Assembly reviews, including any necessary testing activity.
  • Degree level qualification in Naval Architecture.
  • Prior Naval Architectural design experience essential
  • Able to work with 3D CAD software – Siemens NX and Maxsurf preferred, or a similar 3D software package.
  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter PLM - Desirable.
  • Design and practical experience within the motor/production yachting sector.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of yacht production techniques and processes – Desirable
  • Relevant shipyard/design office work experience is desirable
  • Able to analyse and interpret technical information and drawings
If you'd like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply and call Steph on 02381 680 502 OR email

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