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Senior Naval Architect

Job description

Are you interested in working for a leading global technology and services provider for the floating offshore wind energy market?

I am working on behalf of my client and looking for a Senior Naval Architect/Senior Global Performance Engineer to be based in Lisbon, Portugal. 
The successful candidate will work on the engineering and design of the next generation of offshore floating wind turbines.


Group Responsibilities
· Hull global sizing based on project specific conditions (Metocean data, site/project specifics including facilities, wind turbine selected).
· Stability analysis for pre-service and in-service conditions
· Global performance analysis including Design Load Case philosophy, motion analysis, airgap analysis and load calculations.
· Active ballast system specification and modelling
· Internal engineering interface with Structures, Marine Systems, Mooring/Cables and Installation
· Internal interface with Project Management, Business Development, Technology
· External interface with wind turbine manufacturers, Classification Societies, and Clients
· Load-out and commissioning technical support during execution.

Position Main Accountabilities
· Perform, support and/or manage Group work product delivery and ensure quality work products on commercial engineering studies and projects.
· Develop engineering competencies across many of the critical areas of the Group’s responsibility.
· Support the definition, development, review and approval of design methodologies, numerical models, and design procedures/processes.
· Support the selection of internal or external design tools/software
· Support discipline development and improvement initiatives, including through the management of other Engineers of the Group.
· Guide, train, mentor and/or develop Graduate Engineers of the Group across all technical disciplines of the Group.
· Facilitate Group’s internal and external technical communications and interface

· Master of science or above in a relevant field of engineering (ocean engineering, naval architecture, mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, material science, etc.);
· Proven technical skills in the field of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Knowledge of structure dynamics and/or mooring systems is an advantage
· Comprehensive experience in performing aerodynamic and hydrodynamic analysis, design and engineering deliverables;
· Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in the design of floating offshore structures for pre-FEED/FEED/Detailed design. Design of floating wind platforms would be an advantage;
· Minimum three (3) years of professional experience working with hydrodynamics and aerodynamics tools such as Rhino, Orca3D, WAMIT, OrcaFlex and openFAST or equivalent software.
· Proficiency in the programing languages (Python or Matlab)
· Strong technical skills (numerical modeling and data analysis)
· Strong communicator (written and oral), especially for technical topics.
· Ability to deliver high-quality outputs under pressure;
· Proficient with Technical Written and Spoken English and in producing all technical documents and/or reports.

If this role is of interest to you and you meet the above requirements, please apply online or reach out directly to