Company: Petroplan
Skills: Naval Architecture
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom

Naval Architect

Contract (Inside IR35)



The purpose of this role is to provide subject matter expertise in Naval Architecture, Structures and Coatings to Trading & Shipping teams and other areas of the company as applicable.

The key focus areas are to ensure that the operated fleet is structurally maintained according to Class and trading & shipping standards, and provide Structural Assurance to the Vetting & Clearance teams through structural reviews and inspections of the non-operated fleet.

The role will include planning and conducting structural and coating inspections on the fleet; completing structural reviews and inspections of third party vessels; supporting the update of T&S procedures, databases and standards; and carrying out miscellaneous technical support for any other naval architecture requests from T&S or the wider company.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Support the Naval Architecture manager with the upkeep of policies, procedures, inspection & maintenance routines, databases and HECSALV models; capturing and improving structural and coatings corporate knowledge (e.g. TKD's, MIIT incident investigation reports, GIS, VISS etc).
  • Provide structural and coatings support to the T&S operated fleet by assisting with the planning, budgeting and execution of maintenance, modifications, surveys and technical investigations. Whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant procedures and standards.
  • Perform structural reviews and inspections of third-party vessels in support of the Vetting & Clearance team and wider company. Uphold and develop structural policies, Condition Assessment Programme (CAP), industry standards & guidelines and engineering best practice.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with Classification Societies, CAP providers, 3rd party industry bodies, professional bodies and the company's internal engineering bodies.

Essential Education:
  • Degree in Naval Architecture (eg. BEng, MSc, MEng)
  • Member of professional body, e.g. RINA, SNAME.

Essential Experience /Job Requirements
  • Marine technical experience in shipping or ship construction/repair yards
  • Shipyard, Class or consultancy experience, eg. Construction Site Personnel, Classification Society Surveyor
  • Ability to carry out structural Assessments and CAP Reviews
  • Experience with ship inspections.
  • Excellent communications skills and an ability to work in a multi-cultural business environment.

Desirable Criteria:
  • Chartered Engineer or Working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer e.g. RINA, SNAME.
  • Experience of a variety of offshore projects / assets, as well as a sound technical knowledge of marine vessel structures and systems
  • Wider commercial experience gained on projects

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.