Vacancy - Naval Architect - Princess Yachts

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Current Vacancy

Job Title: Naval Architect
Reports to: Head of Naval Architecture
Hours of Work: 39hrs per week Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm, Fri 7.30am – 12.30pm

Main Purpose of the Job

Providing support to the Head of Naval Architecture and the other members of the Naval Architecture Group, the Naval Architect - Composites role focuses on all matters of composite part production; ensuring that Princess Yachts has the most cost effective composites scantlings and processes to deliver class leading performance and aesthetics.

Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Work activities as required by the senior Naval Architecture Group members
  • Resolution of clashes within structural arrangements to ensure fit, form and function
  • Creation Bill of Materials for composite parts together with cutting lists, core models, etc. such that Production can manufacture the parts in an efficient manner
  • Create drawings and instructions as required to ensure Production can manufacture the parts correctly in the required TAKT time
  • Adherence to the Composites Work Instructions and other Development Standards raising improvement suggestions
  • Drafting of Work Element Sheets as required
  • Research and development activities as agreed with the Head of Naval Architecture
  • Support of production activities as agreed with the Head of Naval Architecture
  • Attendance at team meetings on behalf of the Naval Architecture Group, accurately reporting back to the team, closing actions as required
  • Adherance to all aspects of Health, Safety and Security Policies
  • Acting as an Ambassador for Princess Yachts, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to the Company’s values, to promote Princess as a market leader.

From time to time, specific project activities will be required on specific issues; as determined by the Head of Naval Architecture.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to your role.


Supply of BOM information to DEVSUM schedule

Strategic Interface

All areas and levels of the business, internal supply chain, external suppliers, Owner’s Representatives, Clients and their support agents.

Person Specification

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline or relevant experience in lieu
  • Working towards professional status with the Engineering Council through a suitable body (Royal Institution of Naval Architecture, Institution of Marine Engineers, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Siemens NX & Teamcentre. Experience with FEA analysis (e.g. CODA) software and regulatory software (RINA STR-DIP; Hullscant) would be an advantage
  • Hands on Composites manufacturing experience is advantageous
  • Results oriented approach with good analytical, team leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a cross functional organisation
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Recognition of and understanding of the luxury goods, luxury yacht market and client base from a practical perspective


If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a completed application pack with a covering letter.

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