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Design Engineer - Naval Architecture

Job Requisition No.:  20247
Category:  Shipyard

Reporting structure

Reports to:

Lead Engineer

Direct Reports:





Job Summary and Purpose

Provides the technical & technological problem-solving ability of design engineering and planning abilities in order to input to the operational performance of complex Marine engineering Projects in close coordination with commercial (estimating), production (workshops) and operations (Project management & Planning) departments. Advises on the basic and applied research, design, development, design evaluation and calculations during all stages of the life of a marine vessel.

Expected to guide and mentor less experienced Designers & Draftsmen to execute & technically oversee Naval Architecture activities for any Marine & Offshore Project.


Key Accountabilities:

1.    Provides technical and critical business inputs to the design engineering process in the phases such as problem definition, conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and design communication.
2.    Prepares, reviews & issues The docking and lifting plan for all the vessels in the yard for Graving & Floating dock.
3.    Technically clarifies all the issues regards to the docking & Vessel Lifting Plans. 
4.    Reviews the Pre-bid contract technical specifications, and develops the design inputs, checks the Classification & statutory rules requirements, updates the Head of Marine & Offshore about the naval architectural scope of work. 
5.    Develops the weight control format and issues the periodic weight control report. 
6.    Carries out the vessel stability calculations as required by the contract. 
7.    Develops inclining and dead weight survey procedures & carries out inclining exp along with the appointed 3rd Party /Client.
8.    Prepares the Bollard test procedures and attend the Bollard pull test. 
9.    Updates the vessel GA & Fire & safety Plan for all vessels as required per the contract. 
10.    Develops the Jacking trial, Preloading test, Lifeboat test, sea fastening calculations, Crane load test, Loadout & other procedures & calculations. 
11.    Liaises with Classification society to address all the Class comments.
12.    Ensuring that Engineering deliverables are completed as per the Agreed project schedule & with acceptable quality.
13.    Coordinates with client, classify society & vendors on technical requirements of project. 
14.    Provides timely support and advises the Other trades on Naval Architect issues.
15.    Leads the team on weight control & dead weight survey of the Project.
16.    Estimate the Manhours during the Bidding stage of the project.
17.    Monitor the manhours spent in development of drawings upon award of project.  
18.    Evaluate the Comments from Client and identify potential Change orders.
19.    Ensures that Yard safety standards are followed for the development of the lifting and docking Plans.
20.    Displays safe behaviour on site and in the office.
21.    Ensures Drawings & design are produced to meet the Contract technical specs & Class rules. 
22.    Ensures that drawings are produced to meet the Department KPIs for quality.

Accountabilities - 2

Accountabilities - 3

Accountabilities - 4


Achievement Oriented
Collaboration & Teamwork
Customer Centricity
Drive Vision
Empower & Nurture Talent
Interactive Communication
Solution Oriented

Key Result Areas

The delivery of best practice Engineering services for defined marine repair, conversion and new building & offshore jobs within the work stream and as aligned with the yard strategy. 

Fit for purpose engineering design and drawing work within minimal to no re-work.

Interactions and Working Relations

• Section Management, Supervision and Industrial Workers.
• All Operations Sections in NKOM
• Operations - Project Managers

Purpose: To integrate and operationalize the Project Engineering and Project Management plans into Production Engineering plans, and as relevant for either Execution, Quality, Safety or Maintenance.   


• Clients 
• Sub Contractors 
• Service Engineers                    
• Surveyors

Purpose: To communicate and hold dialogue in regard to client specifications & requirements & provide progress reports.

Financial Authorities

As per TOFA

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

•    Degree /Diploma in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

•    At least 5 years of relevant experience.
•    Experience of working in Classification society, Design consultancy & Shipyard preferred

Technical Competency

  • Technical & Engineering solutions (Mairne & Offshore - Structural, Electrical & Instrumentation, Naval Architecture, Piping & Mechanical disciplines)
  • Business Process Knowledge

Design Engineer - Naval Architecture

Department:  Operations
City:  Ras Laffan

Job Segment: Design Engineer, R&D Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, QA, Engineering, Technology, Quality

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