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Architect, Naval Sr

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Position Summary


The Senior Naval Architect participates to daily ship project naval architectural routines for specified Vessel Classes during their design and building phases. Participation to concept design process for upcoming new build projects belongs also to his/her focus areas. The Senior Naval Architect works closely with the teams of Maritime Technology and Chief Naval Architect assisting experts with technology development and research in addition to various new build related technical projects such as technical feasibility studies and verification of new technologies.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Naval Architecture – Design and Building phases

  • Acts as an influencer of naval architecture in the ideation phase for Newbuild concepts
  • Participates in development of new projects and liaises with the yard and external design and technical design specialists to gather insights on proposed innovative concepts
  • Explores multiple aspirational ship platforms and/or design ideas through feasibility phase, considering main boundary conditions such as technical feasibility, buildability, operability, and affordability
  • In-house advisor for Newbuild department on statutory regulations and their direct impact on architectural design. This includes fire safety related topics like space categories, structural fire protection and escapes, assembly stations arrangement, general technical issues, etc.
  • Manage assessment and development of ship performance impact on architectural design development including weights and stability, hydrodynamics and speed requirements, ship structure in addition to passenger comfort aspects such as wind comfort, noise prevention, vibration and acoustics, and operational efficiency including passenger flow and lift arrangement.
  • Builds and maintains collaboration with team, NB Business & Strategy, Maritime Technology, shipyards, naval architects, architects, brand leaders, and other key thinkers.
  • Collaborates with our external partners, consultancies, classification societies, flag states and other industry bodies.
  • Actively coordinates the different disciplines, by leading the project general arrangement plan development
  • Participates to ships Naval Architectural and regulatory work with classification society, Flag administration, USCG, etc
  • Brings basic knowledge by self and maintains relationships with knowledge experts in Classification Societies, Flag State and USCG in ideation phase for feasibility feedback
  • Applies knowledge of relevant rules and regulations to the design process
  • Assesses and advises specifications, measurements and calculations relevant to ship design.
  • Studies, compares, assesses and shares statistical information and analyses across various ships and areas bringing forth observations
  • Prepares presentations, supporting documents, e.g. simplified drawings, to improve the understanding by others
  • Develops and prepares reports and records related to assignments or projects
  • Stays current on relevant maritime industry and technical research and projects; seeks information and evaluates new technology with knowledge experts
  • Considering the position and role, the employee is required to perform reasonable and temporally any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management


Technology development

  • Participates in design criteria selection and developments for new projects
  • Participates to risks management process for new technologies qualification and applies internal process how to identify risks properly at early stage of project
  • Feasibility studies for different field of technologies as needed.



Key skills & experience required


  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Word, MS Project or equivalent, PowerPoint,
  • Working knowledge of various computer aided design programs and analysis programs. Good skills to analyze and develop specifications. Drawings, layouts and other technical documentation.
  • Understanding of shipbuilding project and programming processes.
  • Operational knowledge of SOLAS, IMO, classification rules and marine standards.
  • Fluency in English, other languages as advantage.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Good skills for communication and co-operation in multicultural working environment.
  • Willingness to travel.



M. Sc. Naval Architect or equal with minimum 8 years of experience in the field of naval architecture in cruise shipbuilding industry.


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, and stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information. The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to walk to the dock, ascend and descend the vessel within a construction site environment. This position may regularly travel domestically or internationally. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, as well as domestic, international, and shipboard travel. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.


We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions.

Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon.

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