Naval Architect

July 11, 2024

Job Description

Due to continued business growth our marine client in Glasgow is looking to add a Naval Architect to their renewables team, on a permanent basis.

As the Naval Architect, you will be responsible for undertaking project assessment, client interaction, tendering support and detailed engineering work alongside product development and R&D activities in support of Renewable Department objectives.



  • Degree (2.1) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture, Structural Engineering or other related subject.
  • Strong knowledge in general engineering systems and analysis.
  • Experience in one or more software packages to allow familiarity with computational methods and approaches to engineering design.


  • Ideally 1-2 years’ experience post grad in Wind Turbine Analysis, Riser Analysis, Offshore Installation Analysis, Structural Analysis or related fields.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Working towards CEng.
  • Experience in one or more programming language; Python, Matlab etc.
  • Offshore Certification & OGUK / ENG1 Medical.
  • Prior experience in Orcaflex is advantageous but not necessarily essential, as are abilities to code in Python.
  • Broad Rhino / Strand7 / Ansys / Solidworks experience.
  • Ideally the successful candidate will hold sufficient experience in some combination of the following technical fields:
  • Aerodynamics (of wind turbines) & Aeroelastic modelling of turbines.
  • Turbine control systems.
  • Mooring analysis and design & Quayside mooring.
  • Hydrodynamic analysis of vessels and structures.
  • Riser or dynamic cable analysis and design or closely related fields coupled with high level understanding of Classification Society or the overall regulatory environment as relevant to contribute immediately to the team activities.


  • Contribute to planning and delivery of engineering technical activities.
  • Consult with clients regarding work specifications, maintaining effective client interfaces.
  • Quality assurance of work performed by self and colleagues, ensuring compliance and alignment to all company procedures, industrial standards, and specific client requirements.
  • Support team members with technical and commercial requirements.
  • The candidate will exposed to multiple fields and aided to develop the experience to become a go-to expert in one or more chosen fields of expertise (e.g. mooring analysis, hydrodynamic analysis, vessel motions, riser design, etc).
  • Provide expertise on technical issues to ensure maximum possible conversion ratio from quotes to orders.
  • As required provide input / support to tendering and business development activities.
  • Liaise closely with the Renewables Manager to ensure they remain informed of all technical issues.
  • Liaising with Clients and updating project status under supervision.
  • Prepare quotes and costs for clients as applicable.
  • Detailed engineering work, including but not limited to, mooring analysis, offshore installation analysis, hydrodynamic analysis, quayside mooring analysis, dynamic cable design
  • Attend project meetings, project progress report, liaising with clients and contractors as necessary.
  • Ensure quality control standards are being maintained and implement quality control programmes where necessary.
  • Occasional offshore visits may be required on an ad-hoc basis and so too may be international travel e.g. to attend client meetings/conferences etc.


Competitive Salary and benefits package.