Principal Engineer - Naval Architecture

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    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Principal Engineer - Naval Architecture

Would you like to work across all lifecycle stages of the most exciting and cutting edge defence platforms in the UK?

As a Principal Engineer - Naval Architecture you will be working within the Naval architecture Department, which is split into four functionally aligned teams; hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, concept design and build support / infrastructure. You will be using your expertise to support submarine platforms across all phases of their lifecycles, providing advice to design and production teams, dockside test organisation and other shipyard departments

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on multiple 'state of the art' submarine platforms and build a long lasting career that will offer professional development. The Naval Submarine naval architecture team provides a number of opportunity's for development in both specialist technical analysis naval architecture roles as well as more generalist management roles

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Naval Architecture could involve:

+Providing support to the definition and development of user, system and sub system requirements through to demonstration of acceptance

+Undertaking hull form design, optimisation and development whilst simultaneously incorporating hydrodynamic performance, appendage design and integration

+Conducting assessments of buoyancy and stability characteristics for concept and detailed design phases

+Managing the stability for boats and ships in water during commissioning phases

+Making predictions of manoeuvring and control performance through mathematical, computational and physical modelling methods

+Conducting manoeuvring assessments including; open ocean surfaced, periscope depth and deeply submerged, coastal waters, shallow water and restricted channels

+Providing technical support to launch and support sea trials

Your skills and qualifications:


+Degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering or relevant engineering degree or equivalent

+Demonstrable experience in Design reports and calculations

+Demonstrable experience in working with key stakeholders and being customer focused


+Knowledge of the submarine or surface ship industry

+Knowledge of stability analysis using packages such as Paramarine, Aviva or FORAN

+Demonstrable experience with CAD packages such as Rhino or AutoCAD

+Knowledge of hydrodynamic analysis, including CFD tools such as FLUENT or STARCCM

+Demonstrable experience of model testing and trials

What we're looking for in you:

It is important that you have strong communication skills and are able to organise your own work load effectively and independently. You must be confident and be able to liaise with high end stakeholders and senior level internal management

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.