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Kent Recruitment

Senior Naval Architect

London, United Kingdom
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We’re looking for a Senior Naval Architect to join our Naval Architecture team in London. Our business has worked in the offshore industry for more than 40 years. We’ve taken on and helped to successfully deliver some of the largest and most complex offshore structures and have been at the forefront of some of the industry’s most pioneering innovations.

You would join Kent’s London based team of 12 Naval Architects and be part of our global community of over 25 Naval Architects. We work closely with our international Naval Architecture teams in Houston and Perth (Australia), providing our team a huge range of opportunities and access to unrivalled technical expertise. We have a RINA accredited graduate scheme and regularly support our junior engineers through the chartership process.

Kent is at the forefront of floating wind technology, having been involved in concept, FEED, detailed design and project support for FOWTIs including Hexicon - Dounreay Tri, Cobra - Kincardine, Equinor - Hywind, Floating Energy Systems - Drop Keel. These cutting-edge projects require Naval Architects who have the ability to solve complex problems and who are comfortable working on unconventional design, outside of the comfort of established codes, standards and practices.

The Naval Architecture team typically work on tasks throughout the product lifecycle covering aspects including, concept design, FEED and detail design, fabrication support, in-operation integrity management and decommissioning.

The Person:

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your own and the team’s technical capability. With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their clients, and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty. You will have excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills, and will be able to effectively manage both complex client relationships and internal delivery teams.

There is some flexibility in the level of experience we are looking for, but you will be chartered, or close to chartership with a desire to reach chartership soon.

Comfortable at heading tasks, you are keen to support, mentor and improve/develop the capability of the team. You are also a motivator and take personal responsibility in achieving the best from the team to ensure client satisfaction. You are comfortable working in, and adaptable, to, new and changing environments. You are detail-conscious and proficient in making judgements under pressure.

As a senior technical member of the team, you would assume Lead roles in multi-discipline design projects and consultancy tasks, acting as a ‘technical approver’ reviewing design, review and reporting tasks. Frequent collaboration will be required with colleagues in UK and internationally, to support a range of projects. You will also support tender preparation through technical input and will support the team through line management and technical mentoring as required.

Expert technical knowledge in hydrodynamics, wave loading, and mooring analysis is essential to the role, feeding this into our day-to-day delivery and technical best practice.

What you'll be doing?

  • With the support of the London team, you could find yourself leading some of the following tasks:Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures including- FPSO/FLNG vessels, semi-submersibles, floating offshore wind turbines, fixed offshore wind turbines.
  • Study of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including - hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, structural assessments.
  • Delivering projects such as those recently undertaken; Kincardine and Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind farms, Shell Prelude FLNG assessment, Ichthys mooring reliability, Jacket or Monopile offshore wind substructures, such as Beatrice & Triton Knoll offshore wind farms.

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, however highlights include:A flexible working schedule to allow you to tailor your work-life balance, less than full time is available for all employees.
  • A competitive salary benchmarked against the industry.
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year.
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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