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Kent Recruitment

Graduate Naval Architect

London, United Kingdom
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About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and engineer solutions that make not only the UK’s energy security stronger but actively impact the way in which the world drives towards a net zero future?

Our Naval Architecture teams across the UK operate globally in both the Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas markets working towards reducing carbon emissions. As a graduate in one of our locations, you will be contributing to a variety of technically challenging and exciting projects, from designing new offshore wind farms, sub stations and floating concept designs, to supporting our clients through the range of consultancy services we offer, including feasibility studies, concept and sizing, and life extensions.

Key Responsibilities:

You’ll be joining a team spread across 2 UK locations (London & Edinburgh) that actively encourage and foster innovative solutions and new approaches to our client’s problems. Your work could involve the following:

  • Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures. This could be fixed and floating offshore wind turbines, semi-submersibles, FPSO/FLNG vessels across the life of the asset, from concept study through to decommissioning.
  • Analysis of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including - hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, transportation analysis, structural assessments.
  • Learning to use tools such as Ansys AQWA, DNV SESAM (inc. SIMA, Riflex & Bladed), Simulia Abaqus, Orcina Orcaflex, modeFRONTIER, and Python.
  • Interfacing directly with clients, representing our teams to discuss engineering solutions to complex problems.
  • Supporting our external markets, business development and work winning activities.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Minimum 2.1 Bachelors or 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Naval Architecture or Ship Science.
  • A passion for working in a consultancy environment.
  • Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do.
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team.
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable).
  • Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies.
  • You should be within 2 years of graduating your university degree in Naval Architecture/Ship Science.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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