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  • Job reference: RMS0104443

Senior Naval Architect

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Japan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/04/2012
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client is an International Company involved in the supply of Energy globally. Their Operations cover Exploration, Production and Downstream and at present they have projects in over 25 Countries worldwide.
In Australia they are involved in one of the Country's largest LNG Projects, including both Gas and Condensate which is currently in FEED (Front End Engineering Design) Stage.

The Role:
The primary responsibility of this position is the timely execution of engineering activities in the EPC phase and to assist Project Team on all naval architectural activities related to marine operations such as loadout, transportation, mooring, ballasting, Ro-Ro from fabrication yard to MOF(Module Offloading Facilities) and product offloading jetty with respect to range of LPG/LNG carriers.

Key responsibilities of this position include:
• Ensure that all proposed works to be carried out onboard the self-propelled vessel/transition pontoon/carriers which fall within the remit of Naval Architects are carried out to best industry and statutory
standards in a safe and cost effective manner.
• Ensure that deliverables meet the specified level of quality and on schedule. The candidate's approach shall be design, construction and operation minded also showing creativity, flexibility and initiative.
• Confirmation of the positioning, stability and structural strength of the installation and transportation vessels for conducting the intended operations.
• To perform naval architecture activities on open-deck, high capacity vessels (in excess of 40,000 tons payload and 8,000m3/hr ballast capacity) involving loadout, transportation, heavy lift, module
offloading, dredging, berthing operations, mooring analysis, installation procedures, load out procedures and inspection testing.
• Ensure vessel stability and hull bending moment/shear force criteria are not exceeded and that intended vessels are 'fit-for-purpose'.
• Perform review and approval of designs/specifications/procedures for marine systems in compliance with applicable Rules, Classifications and Standards.
• Review and approve motion analyses/deck strength/sea-fastenings/grillage and other proposed installation methods prepared by contractors/subcontractors.
• Participate and provide guidance in the integrated study/workshop with high capacity vessel specialists, transportation companies and MWS to identify the risks associated with logistics transport
frequencies of prefabricated modules (total of 220) and complex ballasting operations for a tidal range of 8.1m at the MOF in Darwin.
• Optimisation of shipping schedule and stowage plan to define the number of voyage and charter period of each recommended vessel.
• Ability to promote new approaches and solutions for changes in methods and procedures proposed by contractors and 3rd party consultant.
• To recommend and follow all quality assurance and safety factors/requirements applicable to the design of naval architecture.
• Interface with marine warranty surveyor, harbour master, vessel superintendents, ship owners and heavy transport contractor.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor or Master of Science in Naval architecture. (Essential),
• Computer literacy for structural, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculations, document processing, spreadsheets and databases. Knowledge of BARMOT, MOSES software would be an advantage.
• Experience with open-deck, high payload capacity semi submersible vessels for multi-modules transportation such as Fairstar's Fjord and STX's Rose1 & Rose2 would be an advantage.
• Proficient knowledge of relevant international design codes and class regulations.
• Recent relevant experience within the oil and gas industry (minimum 10 yrs). (Essential).
• A good team worker is an essential requirement for the selected candidate.
• Candidate should be willing to work in Japan for the detailed engineering phase of the project.
• Candidate should be able to work in sub contractor's office, Fabrication yards or on site in a supervisory role.
• Candidate should demonstrate professional development by emanating a positive attitu

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. (Desirable).
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