Senior Engineer - Structures

Position description

Carry out technical analyses and investigations involving the design and calculation of ship scantlings or equipment seatings. Support junior engineers, manage budgets, lead and motivate small teams and make engineering decisions within their own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority.

Core Activity

  • Produce structural design solutions, supported by calculations/analysis, for either ship scantling issues or seat designs as required
  • Liaise with the Detail Design community and equipment owners to unblock issues preventing the conclusion of structural design activities
  • Prepare Design Sketches of structural solutions as required
  • Peer reviewing of other team members calculations where required.
  • Checking calculations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Structural solutions, calculations/analysis, design sketches and drawings supporting design and assessment tasks, specific to own discipline.
  • Design and Assessment Studies
  • Technical Reports and Specifications
  • Peer reviewing of other team members calculations where required

Qualifications/Functional Knowledge

  • Typically degree qualified, likely to be Naval Architecture or similar engineering related discipline
  • Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.
  • Knowledge and competence in ship structural design including the derivation of scantlings and major equipment seatings from first principles.
  • Sound capability in general structural theory and analysis and its application to ship structures.
  • Possesses good knowledge of all aspects within his/her discipline.
  • Able to perform analysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements based on experience. Experience in conducting Finite Element Analysis of ship structures would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Has sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct trade-off decisions
  • Knowledge of the use of Classification Society rules and processes, preferably Lloyd's Register Naval Ship Rules.
  • Awareness of shipyard production and fabrication processes and issues with respect to structural design and analysis.
  • At least 5 Years' experience in engineering or a defence or related industry
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Expiry Date
25/06/2023 10:08:00
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