Naval Architect



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
, United Kingdom

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Posting Start Date:

May 23, 2023

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Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

The Naval Architecture team within Shipping & Maritime, Technology provides specialist technical advice and assurance to floating projects across Shell. Projects include classical oil & gas projects across upstream floating assets shipping, but also include support to new areas including new energies, renewables, and carbon capture projects.

What’s the role?

The role will be responsible for providing Naval Architecture advice to Fleet Operations, construction and conversion projects in which Shell Shipping Technology is engaged, and to other parts of the Group. This person will also be responsible for undertaking the Naval Architect work in support of Shell Shipping Technology activities and fleet operations.

The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Participation in project teams for new construction and conversions, including the preparation of outline specifications, technical evaluation of tenders, negotiation with short listed bidders, plan approval, design discussions with builder, attendance and witness at factory acceptance tests, commissioning, and trials.

  • Effective liaison with personnel from professional bodies, shipyard managers, Shell Shipping fleet management operation units and Shell Group discipline engineers.

  • Follow policies and interpret legislative requirements with some guidance.

  • Keep abreast of industry developments and recognise potential for economic implementation of innovative ideas as a means of increasing operational safety or reducing costs.

  • Ensure that maintenance and repair of all ships and systems is commensurate with the highest possible quality, realistic cost, and potential period out of service.

  • Participate in technical discussions with manufacturers regarding design, testing and operation of equipment.

  • Design, installation, and commissioning of equipment for maritime assets.

  • The Naval Architect may provide casualty response within a multi-discipline team. Training will be provided in specialised software and response system.

What we need from you

Along with your degree in Naval Architecture or a similar discipline, we hope to see the following in your CV:

  • Experience in tanker and LNG carrier design including plan review and approval.

  • Experience of working in a shipyard environment as part of the shipyard’s design or construction team or as a representative of the buyer or classification society. The position requires a sound technical knowledge of naval architecture with a bias on structural design and sea-going performance of ships and offshore assets.

  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant Classification Society Rules and Design Engineering Practices.

  • Ability to analyse and develop proposals and solutions to a wide range of technical and operational problems seeking guidance from Seniors where applicable.

  • A team player with the necessary communication (oral and written) skills to interface with other disciplines and the ability to produce written reports of a high quality in the English language.

  • Assess personal competencies and development to close any competency gaps and to enhance professional skills.

  • Maintain a contemporary knowledge base within own area of expertise.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don't feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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