Naval Architect / Project Manager

Location Essex
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Discipline Design
Reference J7878
SEA-KIT is a leading Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) designer and developer, focused on over-the-horizon deployment of various maritime systems and sensors. Our USVs have applications across various sectors including maritime logistics, environmental management and the security and monitoring of offshore assets. Through its collaboration with industry partners, SEA-KIT is sharply focused on driving down the cost of geo-data collection and reducing the sector's carbon emissions.

SEA-KIT is looking for a skilled and motivated Naval Architect / Project Manager to manage design, build and class approval.

Reporting directly to the CEO you will be directly responsible for:
• Project management of design and build ensuring that it is delivered to the client's specifications, on time and within budget
• Management of various sub-contractors and other stakeholders
• Liaising directly with the classification societies to ensure that the vessel is designed and built in accordance to the class rules
• Developing and maintaining the project schedule and ensuring that it is communicated with the relevant stakeholders
• Co-ordinating with suppliers and the procurement team to ensure items are delivered on time
• Tracking the costs of the various elements of the design and build in accordance with company accounting principles
• Perform weight and stability analysis throughout the vessel design
• Oversee all relevant calculations
• Attending and witnessing surveys for classification requirements

• Minimum 5 years project management and ship design experience including hydrostatic & structural design on alloy and composite vessels up to 24 meters
• Previous experience working as team lead from initial vessel design, vessel build and fitout, through to commissioning and vessel delivery
• Project management certification such as PMP is a plus
• Experience with creating cost estimates and managing vessel build budgets
• Ability to perform technical calculations and investigations
• An understanding of electrical system drawings and fluid and mechanical systems
• You will have a strong proven track record managing vessel build in accordance with class regulations (specifically Lloyds register SSC)
• Experience with Lloyds SSC software would be beneficial
• Experience in Hydrodynamic analysis, Maxsurf resistance or similar software
• Use of Rhino, Solidworks, AutoCad and Microsoft Office
• Have the ability to handle various challenges and deadlines simultaneously
• You must have the ability to work independently and also contribute as an effective and positive member of the SEA-KIT team
• You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable leading and facilitating stakeholder meetings

SEA-KIT is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Please send all applications directly to j.moore@sea-kit. com

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