Hydrodynamics Specialist- Naval Architect

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
£37773 - £46167 per annum
31 Jul 2018
28 Aug 2018
Katie Dunbar
Location Type
Vessel Type
Cruise ships, Shore-based
Contract Type
I am working closely with a client who want to hire a Hydrodynamics Engineer with recent experience in Dynamic Mooring Analysis and Ship Hydrodynamics.

This is a rare opportunity to join a company with a fantastic reputation for service provision to the cruise industry. With this a global leader in the sector, you will be working with internal and external clients, from top of the range facilities, and your work with have a truly international scope.

If successful, you will have primary responsibility for performing around 20 detailed mooring studies per year for cruise berths in ports around the world. Other projects will include analysis effects of passing ships and LNG side-by-side bunkering operations. You will work closely with a team of 6 engineers and Port Study Captain, including Assisting on risk assessment studies.

Responsibilities and deliverables:
-Perform mooring analysis to support cruise ship operations
-Acquire all the required data together
-Assess moored ship response under environmental loading such as wind, current and waves
-Perform passing ship-moored ship analysis (including hydrodynamic interaction)
-Perform mooring analysis for side-by-side moored vessels (ex. during LNG bunkering operations)
-Generate mooring line loads, bollard forces and fender compression and reactions
-Determine number, type and location of mooring lines and mooring bollards required to accommodate high wind events or to accommodate a passing ship
-Write report and present results to management and staff
-Acquire data for creating and tuning ship mathematical manoeuvring models- fine tuning as needed
-Order new ship models from the simulator supplier (for bridge simulator)

Essential Experience & Qualifications
-Master's degree in a relevant technical discipline eg Naval Architecture, Ship Science
-Minimum 2 years on mooring analysis using Optimoor, aNySIM, Orcaflex or similar software
-Experience in MATLAB or similar programming language
-Proficient in technical report writing using MS Office Suite
-Ability to use 3D panel method (eg AQWA, WAMIT, DIFFRAC or similar) for calculating vessel response to first order wave effects
-Familiarity with PIANC and OCIMF mooring related guidelines
-Full professional proficiency in English, both written and spoken
-Enthusiastic team worker and effective communicator

The salary on offer is negotiable and competitive in the current market, but other benefits associated with this role are particularly generous. I'm expecting a lot of interest in this position so please make your application now and I will call to discuss in more detail before representing you to my client.

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