Scope of work
The Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer shall provide hydrodynamics expertise with understanding on structure’s impact, and guidance to the Hydrodynamics/Mooring team when available.
The Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer is responsible for optimizing hull shape and weight both for demonstrator and commercial model.
The Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer is accountable for technical integrity of deliverables (including, but not limited to simulations, Calculations, Datasheets, Technical Specifications).
The Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer shall support the Chief Innovation Officer with contractor appraisal to ensure relevant engineering contractor(s) have resources, systems and processes in place to allow quality, on time, on budget, safe delivery of project activities related to hydrodynamics and structure deliverables.
The Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer will also manage individual projects as appointed by management.
- Develop hydrodynamic simulations and calculations to optimise hull shape and behaviour minimizing slack occurrence and optimizing overall hull weight of both demonstrator and commercial model.
- Validate project scope is sufficiently defined and understood at the relevant project phase.
- Agree and manage the technical scope within the CTR’s for hydrodynamics scope.
- Offer direction to the technical and project team, aiming to deliver fit for purpose technical solutions.
- Interface with Subcontractors, Suppliers and Vendors for completion of engineering activities for hydrodynamics scope. Position may shift from engineering to fabrication up to deployment to follow up a demonstrator project
- Monitor and manage appraisal comments of engineering deliverables from the engineering contractor to the technical team, ensuring on time review and feedback for hydrodynamics scope.
- Ensure engineering deliverables are being delivered in line with the Project Schedule for hydrodynamics scope.
- Plan and identify resource shortfalls in consultation with the Project Manager / Chief Innovation Officer for hydrodynamics scope.
- Hold regular progress meetings as required keeping control of progress and delivery to schedule.
- Write the necessary documentation for DNV approval and project documents to be presented to the administration.
- Enthusiastic, supportive and engaged.
- Must have good working awareness of codes and standards.
- Should have multidisciplinary skills and, in addition to Naval Architecture and Hydrodynamics, shall have good knowledge of cross functional disciplines especially Mooring and Structure.
Must have good knowledge of following softwares:
- Mooring software (Orcaflex, Deeplines Wind)
- Analysis software (FEMAP, SESAM)
- Programming (Python, Matlab)
- Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Must have tank test and/or seastate trials experience
- Experience in project and team management (up to 10-people multidisciplinary project team)
- Verbal and written communication using English and Spanish is compulsory.
- Minimum of 15 years of work experience in the O&G / Shipping / Marine Renewables Industry as long as this involves floating structure.
- Qualified to Master degree level in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering