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Naval Architect

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

Seaway7 is looking for a Naval Architect on a full time, staff basis, situated within our Zoetermeer office.

As a Naval Architect, you will be responsible for specialist naval architect support to any Tenders & Projects as well as the implementation of new operational methods and equipment in our daily offshore operations. This is all with the aim to comply to the customers need.

What you will be doing

•    Analysis of vessel performance and preparation of load and design input for the projects
•    Support and advise the crew during the project execution
•    Liaise with project teams, subcontractors, crew, clients, and certification authorities
•    You will be supported to consolidate your engineering knowledge, including working knowledge of design codes and standards, legislative requirements, and current best engineering practices
•    Typical naval section activities are:
o    Multi body analysis of marine operations
o    Workability analysis
o    CFD analysis
o    Mooring analysis - Vessel to Seabed
o    Quayside Mooring
o    Vessel to vessel mooring
o    DP capability analysis, project specific
o    Positioning footprints project specific
o    Stability of crane vessels, transportation barges, other vessels, submerged structures
o    Longitudinal strength calculations
o    Loadout engineering
o    Transportation analysis - Design input for grillage and seafastening. Sailability limits
o    Towing engineering - Tug selection.
o    Mating impact analysis
o    Workability Forecast
o    Preparation and class approval of loading manuals and onboard computer programs
o    Preparation of parts of vessel’s operations manual
o    Supervision and checking of external engineering
o    Investigation of modification proposals
o    Preparations for operational upgrades
o    Engineering assistance for ship repair and dry-docking
o    Design, weight, loading and cost calculation for vessels and barges
o    Prepare technical specifications for construction/conversion/modification of vessels/barges

What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in fixed offshore wind.

•    Previous experience in offshore installation
•    Flexible and proactive approach to designs, changes, and challenges
•    Ability to communicate effectively
•    Professional and curious attitude
•    Strong analytical skills and technical ability
•    Excellent computer skills and knowledge of relevant software (AQWA, Ansys Fluent/CFX, Shipshape, Matlab, GMoor, DPCap, MS Office) is preferred
•    Comfortable working in a team, with high sense of responsibility

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, we want to hear from you. 


What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.
And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

•    Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
•    Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
•    A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.


The next steps

To apply for this role, simply click the ‘Apply’ button found on this page.

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit an application:

•    Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
•    Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team. 
•    Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes. 

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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