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Global Maritime Recruitment

Principle Naval Architect

Branch: Yacht building
Workweek:40 hour
Jobs ID:#2702

Principle Naval Architect

Are you a Principle Naval Architect with experience in the ship or yacht building sector? Would you like to lead, coach and supervise a team who design, develop and analyze engineering solutions for yachts, passenger vessels and cruise ships? If so, you just found your next career opportunity!


We are looking for a Principle Naval Architect who has experience with new construction projects, from concept to completion.

Specific duties in this role include:

  • Performing stability, propulsion, weight and strength calculations;
  • Guiding and coordinating other Naval Architects technically;
  • Performing testing procedures related to the ship’s mission;
  • Working closely with other disciplines such as FEM Engineers, CFD specialists and the operating team;
  • Supporting Design Engineers assuring compliance with class requirements and codes;
  • Identifying all technical matters in order to make the specified requirements feasible.


We are looking for a Principle Naval Architect with a Bachelor (BSc) or Master (MSc) degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering and at least 10 years+ experience in a Naval Architecture in a ship or yacht building industry. Additionally, the following requirements should be met:

  • Experience in Naval Architecture related issues, such as: stability, hydrodynamics, hull shape optimization, propulsion, tank capacity plans, noise & vibrations;
  • Experience with 3D drawing software, stability and advanced calculation programs (FEM / CFD);
  • Good command of English language, written and spoken. Dutch is a big plus;
  • Experience in ship or yacht building companies, broad interdisciplinary technical insight in ship/yacht building;
  • Excellent coaching and communicating skills;
  • EU citizenship.


Our client is a world leader in the Yacht building industry specialized in Engineering custom superyachts.


  • Long-term position in a leading company in the Yacht Building industry;
  • Assistance with relocating to the Netherlands as well as with bureaucratic and tax related issues;
  • Very competitive salary up to € 90K bruto per year
  • 38 days off per year;
  • Travel allowance;
  • 8,33% holiday allowance;
  • Excellent growth opportunities within the company.

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Are you a Principle Naval Architect that we are looking for? Apply directly via the application button below or by email If you have any questions you can contact Victoria Piek by phone or Whatsapp +31 (0)6 2280 2421. Your data will be treated confidentially.

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Victoria Piek Recruitment Consultant +31 6 2280 2421