Naval Architecture Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Netherlands Zuid-Holland
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
We are lookingh for a Naval Architecture Engineer for our client who is in oil&gas industry and specialised in offshore an fpso. This position is located in the Rotterdam area and it's a 1 year contractor position with a possibility to extend it.

As the Naval Architecture Engineer you will utilize discipline knowledge of Living Quarters, hull layout, hull structure, stability and weights to design a hull that provides a safe and stable platform for personnel and topside equipment. As a Naval Architecture Engineer you will make sure the design meets project and client requirements, as well as international codes, Company specifications and industry standards and regulations. You could be assigned as a Package Engineer with technical responsibility for the design, procurement and manufacture of the Package. The Naval Architecture Engineer must work with Engineers and Designers both within and outside the discipline to deliver a safe, operable, functional and efficient design that meets project requirements.

*The Naval Architecture Engineer may act as Discipline Lead for assigned projects.


To be able to complete the assigned activities you should:
- Understand, plan and deliver assigned tasks with accuracy within agreed time frame
- Identify areas requiring more detailed instructions and clarify understanding/expectation as
necessary with Discipline Lead; ensure no surprises
- Develop engineering documents in a manner that the design intent can be interpreted correctly
- Complete tasks in compliance with applicable engineering codes, industry
standards/regulations and work procedures
- Proactively interface with Discipline Lead and peers for resolving issues, sharing information
and progress
- Seek clarification or guidance as soon as difficulties arise; recommend alternative solutions
- Perform thorough self-check of all deliverables prior to submission for review /approval
- Properly plan work to allow adequate time for documents to be thoroughly checked to ensure

To be able to achieve effective interface management you should:

- Understand how assigned tasks will affect all disciplines and stakeholders; provide timely and
accurate input to other disciplines in support of their design requirements in meeting deadlines
- Proactively provide Discipline Lead with status updates, highlight concerns as they arise, and
prioritize assigned activities to meet key milestones
- Network with stakeholders to serve as a source of support in executing project deliverables;
ensure proactive two-way communication
- Produce consistent/organized documents in a well-structured format to clearly convey required
- Coordinate with vendors, subcontractors, third party consultants, etc. to ensure timely review of
documents and that comments are made with required quality level
- Provide timely and accurate input to other disciplines in support of their design requirements
and project deliverables

To be able to contribute to the success of managing changes you should:
- Raise awareness of issues timely to the Discipline Lead; understand the change impact within
and across Disciplines and identify the stakeholders to be engaged
- Respectfully challenge proposed changes that significantly impact project deliverables to
ensure the best option is taken as the way forward
- Prioritize activities to effectively manage conflicting deadlines to meet key milestones and
- Ensure changes are conveyed through the established channels of communication to minimize
the impact to deliverables and project
- Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in implementing changes
- Ensure Management of Change (MOC) procedures are used to promote positive impact to the

To be able to ensure quality of engineering deliverables you should:
- Be self-motivated to improve technical competencies for current and future work assignments
- Promote continuous improvement within the Discipline by maintaining/sharing the latest
industry developments
- Ensure activities are completed with consistency and in compliance with applicable codes,
standards and regulations
- Apply and capture applicable lessons learned in the execution of activities to enable
information sharing, increase project efficiencies, and support/develop best practices
- Ensure work is organized and documented in a manner to support the intent of design for easy
understanding by others
- Ensure proper level of checks for all deliverables prior to submission; avoid cutting corners

*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order that the Project is properly planned YOU ARE TO:

- Take ownership to define and develop Discipline scope by understanding and evaluating the
project requirements
- Identify dependencies and obtain alignment with project stakeholders to ensure safety and
quality are not sacrificed in the effort to meet the project schedule
- Collaborate with the Discipline Manager/Engineering Project Manager to accurately forecast
man-hours, resource needs, and completion date for deliverables
- Set team expectations for quality standards and enforce safety requirements to meet project
needs, corporate standards, and industry regulations

*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order to effectively lead an engineering team you should:
- Understand project requirements and appropriately assign tasks to team members
- Ensure each team member understands his/her role and responsibilities
- Provide coaching and guidance as needed to team members; partner with Discipline Manager
for mentoring staff as needed
- Proactively address any performance issues and partner with Discipline Manager to
continuously improve team performance
- Promote a positive work environment to keep a high level of employee engagement (e.g. by
providing timely feedback to team, supporting staff in development needs)
- Ensure previous lessons learned are incorporated into the project to minimize the impact of
expected or unforeseen changes; capture new lessons learned and share with Engineering
Project Manager and Discipline Manager for future projects

*If Acting as Lead Engineer: In order to achieve effective interface management and ensure
changes are managed you should:
- Ensure proper communication with internal/external Clients to ensure all parties are promptly
informed of project developments
- Proactively track areas likely to change to reduce the “surprise” element, added costs and
delays to project
- Document all deviations from agreed scope and budget hours to accurately adjust man hour
forecast and project completion date for related changes
- Understand and monitor all interfaces with Class Society and Clients to ensure requirements
are properly addressed and relevant documents are reviewed timely
- Manage the interfaces with Vendor, Subcontractors and third party consultants and ensure
relevant documents are reviewed timely and thoroughly

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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