Naval Architect

Company Info

Name: Austal USA

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Job Details

Location: Mobile, AL

Job Type: Full-Time

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Min Experience: 0 - 5 years

Required Travel: TBD

Date Posted: 02/19/2015



  • Responsible for design calculations and drawing development as assigned by the Chief Department Engineer or a Department Engineer II or III



  • General:
    • 0 to 5 years of shipyard design and construction experience or equivalent experience.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
    • Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.
    • Knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
    • Knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
  • Naval Architect:
    • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture
    • Knowledge of vessel structural design
    • Knowledge of vessel trim & stability calculations


  • Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD



  • May determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations



  • N/A


LIAISES WITH:  Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers



  • General:
    • Experience in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels is advantageous but not a requirement
    • Knowledge of modular construction methods is advantageous but not a requirement.
    • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels is advantageous but not a requirement.
    • Knowledge of shock design is advantageous but not a requirement
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Naval Architect:
    • Knowledge of FEA methods is advantageous but not a requirement.
Austal USA shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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