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Naval Architect

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Role Description

Naval architects are engineers responsible for the design, construction, decommission and repair of seafaring vessels, including ships, boats, submarines, and offshore structures.

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Starting salary: £25,000-£35,000.
With experience: £35,000 to £50,000.
Senior posts: £60,000-£65,000+.

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Typically 9am to 5pm, with some extra hours. You'll need a flexible approach to working hours.

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Skills gained are transferable and valued elsewhere so many options are available like teaching, equipment procurement, sales, marketing.

Skills Valued by Employers

  • Produce clear and well-presented drawings and plans.
  • Analytical skills to interpret technical information and drawings.
  • Effective spoken and written communication skills.
  • Report-writing skills.
  • Sound judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Teamworking skills, and the ability to work independently in both office and site environments.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • A creative, enquiring and logical mind.