Naval Architect/Marine Engineer

Job Details


Job Type:

Min Education:

Min Experience: 2+ to 5 years

Required Travel: None

Date Posted: 09/18/2015


Naval Architect/Marine Engineer 

The Naval Architect/Marine Engineer is responsible for the management and oversight of overall vessel performance, including hydrodynamics, sea keeping, ships structures and vessel arrangements for security patrol vessels for an international Customer. 

This role will be responsible for the management and oversight of the propulsion machinery, power generating machinery, deck machinery and auxiliary systems design. The vessels are to be constructed in northern Europe with delivery and acceptance in the Middle East. These vessels will be built in accordance with international standards, rules and regulations, as well as specific Customer requirements. 

As a key member of the program team, the Naval Architect/Marine Engineer will provide expertise and influence decisions related to vessel performance and systems. 

This individual will develop and implement strategies to complete the work on time and within budget, to ensure all requirements are met, including compliance with international marine standards and safety regulations. 

The Naval Architect/Marine Engineer will interface with the Customer and resolve vessel performance issues and concerns. 

Reporting to the Ship Design Manager, it is expected that this will be a long-term international assignment involving travel to multiple international locations. 


Act as company representative and provide oversight of shipyard development of vessel design including vessel performance, arrangements and structural design to meet requirements. 

Oversee assembly and erection of ships structures and outfitting at the Shipbuilder's build sites, and provide oversight of Shipbuilder's trials and final site acceptance testing. 

Oversee the development of vessel systems design, arrangements, and selection of materials and equipment. 

Oversee installation, integration and test of equipment and systems at the shipbuilder's build sites, including initial system power-up and checkout, alignment and calibrations, shipbuilder's trials and final site acceptance tests. 

Required to frequently interface with the Customer for status reporting and team coordination. 

Participate in all Design Reviews. 

Promote adherence to the project quality plan at the Shipbuilder's construction sites. 

Responsible for the tracking of requirement verifications, including close-out of all Customer action items 

Required Skills: 

Experience leading the design, construction and repair of ships, boats, other marine vessels and offshore structures, both civil and military 

BS degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering, from an accredited university or college 

Demonstrated experience managing complex multi-disciplined teams. 

Demonstrated experience with vessel performance predictions, arrangements, ships structures design and construction, and vessel tests and trials in a shipyard environment 

Detailed knowledge of international maritime commercial standards and practices 

Must be able and willing to travel to project sites for extended periods of time 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Desired Skills: 

Experience in the design, construction, integration, test and trials of small to mid-size high-performance vessels 

Experience in the selection, installation, integration and testing of command and control systems, communications systems and security systems on marine vessels 

Experience working in a shipyard production environment including vessel construction, production planning, test and trials, inspections, quality assurance and quality control 

Prior experience assessing and evaluating progress on vessel construction projects 

Prior knowledge and experience doing business in the Middle East 

Experience working on a complex, geographically diverse international teams 

Master's Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or equivalent 

Headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has locations in Washington, California, Utah, New Mexico, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Rhode Island, Alabama, Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas including air and missile defense systems, missile defense radars, early warning radars, naval ship operating systems, robotics and other advanced technologies. With a workforce of 14,000 employees and 2012 sales of $5 billion, IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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