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Naval Architect (PERM)

Basingstoke, Hampshire
Naval Architect (PERM)


This will be a permanent position based in Basingstoke, but candidates must be prepared to travel and work abroad when required

Candidates must have demonstrable work experience in an engineering company, with particular experience in detail design of oil and gas floating structures.

With experience in the offshore industry, able to perform and check engineering activities and their documentation for shallow, deep and ultra-deep water oil & gas fields. He/she shall be able to coordinate engineering activities and, at the same time, to guarantee the whole system integrity with respect to projects objectives, international standards and regulations, Company standards and engineering best practices as well as safety, cost and reliability.
Main objectives of the role:
  •         Select and  design the best technical solution as far as floating structures are concerned;
  •         Design and follow-up the FPSO and FLNG design (both new-built and converted);
  •         Check contractor design;
  •         Coordinate design activities ensuring technical support during execution phases;
  •         Define tender documentation and carry out technical evaluations of tender;
  •         Be the Technical Authority and, if needed, the Technical Coordinator as far as naval aspects are concerned with respect to liaisons with Contractor, waiver request and compliance with project requirements and standard;
  •         Ensure interface between different Contractors and the Company;
  •         Attend technical and coordination meetings;
  •         Provide assistance during audit and Peer Review;
Experience and Skills:
Candidates must have experience of the following:
- detail design of oil and gas floating structures
- FPSO design (new-built as well as converted);   
- ship and floating structure design with respect to:
- structural sizing of primary and secondary structures;
- stability checks; marine system design (ballast, bilge, slop , inert gas etc.);
- environmental loads and their effect on the floating structures in order to define mooring system and mooring pattern;
according to the most used Classification Society and international standards;
  •         definition and flow-up of tender documentation for ship and floating structures;
  •         experience with computer tools relevant to perform above activities (e.g. GHS, Wamit, SafeHull, Orcaflex etc.)
  •         Windows OS, Microsoft Office package AUTOCAD or similar
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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