Principal Naval Architect

50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
18 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
911744 - Principal Naval Architect

Our client is the UK's leading Engineering Support Services company employing over 27,000 people worldwide operating in the Defence, Mining & Construction, Rail, Nuclear, Energy, Property Management and Education & Training sectors.

They are currently recruiting for the position of Principal Naval Architect, based in Bristol.

Job Description

* Engagement with Customers to develop and agree unambiguous statement of requirements.
* Manage risk within the project lifecycle.
* Application of first principles to novel problems.
* Objectively assess different design options.
* Produce design documentation in support of project lifecycle.
* Preparing and checking design documentation as required to time, cost and quality.
* Authorisation of design documentation as required.
* Substantiation of design against requirements.
* Undertake role of Technical Authority in accordance with E&MT Governance Policy.
* Chair and/or contribute to Design Reviews.
* Specification, selection and/or management of external suppliers (component and service) as required.
* Provide practical engineering solutions to problems discovered during design implementation.
* Managing bid responses.
* Representing Group and/or Department as required.
* Management of multi discipline engineering and design teams to time, cost and quality.
* Develop new and existing processes and procedures, across health and safety, and engineering.
* Undertake independent investigations.
* Train and develop self and others.

Skills and Experience

* Engineering degree or comparable academic standard, in relevant discipline.
* To hold Chartered Engineer status.
* Member of relevant professional engineering body.
* Practical knowledge and experience within Naval Architect discipline.
* Recognised expert in field and/or ability to work within complex multi discipline teams.
* Engagement with Customers to produce unambiguous statement of requirements and manage project risk.
* Development of design solutions, substantiated against statement of requirement.
* Substantial experience, of the practical application, of design approaches throughout the project lifecycle.
* Ability to objectively assess different solutions against acceptance criteria (challenge and question).
* Management of project risk within the project lifecycle.
* IT capable; Office, CAD, Paramarine, AVEVA, FORAN, RHINO.
* Understand through life and configuration management requirements.
* Continual Professional Development of self and others within discipline and industry, and evaluate outcomes.
* Good verbal communication skills; chair meetings, facilitate technical discussion at meetings, manage interaction with Customers and Suppliers.
* Good written communication skills; production of unambiguous technical documentation, written communication with Customers and Suppliers, contract specifications, papers and technical articles.
* Ensure the health and safety of self and others.
* Team player, building effective working relationships.
* Experience of working in a design engineering environment post qualifications.
* A working knowledge of legislation, standards and regulations applicable to their discipline.
* Sound knowledge of Company engineering processes and procedures across the design lifecycle.
* Understanding of Ministry of Defence working practices.

This is a permanent position.

The salary for this position is negotiable.

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 911744

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