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Lead Naval Architect - Ottawa - 27766 in Ottawa at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ottawa
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/7/2019
  • Job ID:
    27766

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Lead Naval Architect

a. To act as Task Owner for Specific Design Tasks.
b. To lead the Naval Architecture Section of a Design Services Team as required and when authorized.

2. Principal Tasks and Responsibilities

The Senior Naval Architect responsibilities will include application of mature naval architecture knowledge in the planning and execution of multiple challenging client tasks.  The Senior Naval Architect will demonstrate the ability to devise new design approaches, apply existing design criteria in new ways and draw conclusions from comparative situations.  In addition, the Senior Naval Architect will be responsible for:

a. Supporting the Design Team, Managers and fellow Senior Engineers in the conduct of all activities while building a reputation in their specialist field.
b. The day to day conduct, quality, effectiveness and timeliness of the technical services provided.
c. The maintenance and development of the professional and technical standards and capability of the Naval Architecture elements of the Design Team as a whole.  To this end, the Senior Naval Architect shall demonstrate the ability to write clear, business like, complex technical reports and proposals, provide presentations to colleagues and clients, demonstrating comfort in communicating with various audiences.  They will use terminology and business terms clearly and concisely.
d. Developing and implementing technical working practices and policy for the Naval Architecture elements of the Design Team (in conjunction with the Managers) and shall ensure, where possible, that this is compatible with Customer working practices.
e. Correct implementation and use of Classification Society Rules, SOLAS and IMO regulations, and industrial standards such as ASTM, ASME, DIN, ISO.
f. Performing Class Rule calculations and detailed knowledge of performing stability analysis, weight estimating, resistance and propulsion analysis, sea keeping analysis, structural design and analysis including FEA, general arrangements development, space arrangements and material selection.
g. Working effectively as an individual, and, in a team environment, following the direction of the Team Leader / Manager.
h. Continually building experience in the design of Submarines and Naval Ships and / or Coast Guard Vessels to military standards and have an awareness of commercial standards.
i. Working with clients to formulate requirements and specifications and then develop these into concept designs, system functional and detailed designs.
j. Developing drawings / providing oversight of drawing development.  Will be responsible for Naval Architecture analysis and design for new ship and submarine designs.
k. Ensure that a safe, healthy and satisfactory working environment exists in the immediate working area and report any failures to comply with current regulations to management.

3. Interfacing Responsibilities

For the principal tasks and responsibilities identified in Section 4 to be carried out and discharged effectively, there are a number of limited responsibilities of other groups or persons that must also be discharged.  Principal amongst these are:

a. Customer focal points of contact.
b. External contractors on technical issues as required.
c. Additionally, the Senior Naval Architect will be responsible for ensuring regular and adequate communication between the Design Team Members on all aspects pertaining to the Naval Architecture field of responsibility.

4. Authority

a. The post holder has the authority to call upon and direct the services of Lead Engineers, Engineers and Technicians as necessary for the timely and successful execution of his assigned tasks.  Prior agreement of appropriate line manager should be sought before any such action.
b. Discuss and agree technical issues with the customer and third parties, where such agreements do not affect existing or constitute new contractual arrangements.
c. Represent the Design Team in technical matters that fall within the postholder¿s area of expertise.



Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in naval architecture, or related engineering field such as ocean engineering, and 15+ years of relevant work experience directly related to ship design, or equivalent in training and experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 years applicable work experience.

Minimum 15 years of experience as a Naval Architect, with experience in the design of research ships, commercial vessels, Coast Guard and/or Naval vessels to commercial standards.  Experience with the use of Classification Society Rules, SOLAS and IMO regulations, and industrial standards such as ASTM, ASME, DIN. Experience in performing stability analysis, weight estimating, resistance and propulsion analysis, seeking analysis structural design and analysis including FEA, general arrangements development, and space arrangements.  Proficient in the use of AutoCAD or Ship Constructor.  Good communication and organizational skills and in report writing. Proficient with Microsoft Office Product. PMP Certification highly desirable.

Naval Architect on Canadian and International Naval and Coast Guard vessel ship contract, functional and detail designs.  Candidate will further development customer ship construction specifications and drawing package into functional and detail design products including typical naval architecture and structural analyses and drawing development or drawing review/oversight.  Will be responsible for Naval Architecture calculations, analysis and design for new ship designs. Must be able to work in a team environment and to follow the direction of the team leader.

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