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Job Description

Opportunity for a Naval Architect to join the market leaders in clean marine technology.

Silverstream Technologies has successfully developed and deployed a market-leading clean marine technology solution over the last ten years - The Silverstream® System. Our Air Lubrication System (ALS) fundamentally changes the interaction between water and a vessel's hull, creating a carpet of microbubbles that coats the flat bottom of a vessel. As a result, frictional resistance is reduced - dramatically improving a vessel's fuel consumption and associated emissions.

Role Summary
The Naval Architect will be responsible for both calculating the Silverstream® System performance for identified vessels, determining the number, position and sizing of Air Release Units (ARU) to be deployed taking into consideration the shape and form of the flat of bottom, associated hull flow lines for combination of trim and drafts associated with the vessel’s targeted operational range, and the structural integration of ARUs within the vessel flat of bottom. Calculation of performance utilising tools and processes as provided by the Company’s Performance Analysts under the governance of the Company’s Hydro dynamist. ARU positioning culminating in ARU sizing selection and provision of ARU structural integration drawings, both conducted under the governance of the Lead Structural Engineer.

  • Gain a working understanding of experimental works executed to date and the techniques used for calculating energy savings associated with the Silverstream® System.
  • Become competent in application of the performance analysis tools and processes.
  • Retain a clear understanding of the design of ARUs, the drivers for their sizing and the means of integrating into various differing hull structural designs. For the latter an understanding of design drivers of various ship forms is to be developed.
  • Provide feedback to Performance Analysis team in respect to enhancement of performance analysis ‘desktop’ tools and processes to increase robustness and clarity of performance predictions.
  • Assist the Performance Analysis team in maintaining a clear database of Performance Estimates and utilise the database to ensure consistency of guidance given to the Customers.
  • Using tools provided execute performance predictions of hulls as directed.
  • Pre-contract award identify positioning of ARUs based upon best practice, guidance from similar hull forms, company knowledge and structural details that can be discerned at such time. Select sizing of ARU (primarily plate sizing) appropriate to the opportunity, given knowledge of ship type and typical solutions offered to date.
  • Post contract award identify ideal positioning of ARUs against hull flow line and pressure plots distilled from 3rd party CFD works (as per defined internal process defined to ensure appropriate in-flow characteristics to maximise bubble carpet generation).
  • Modify ideal positioning of ARUs to reflect hull structural configuration of target vessel to ease structural integration. Confirm ARU sizing and generate ARU specific CAD drawings both in context of ARU fabrication, hull positioning and integration detailing.
  • Assist the Lead Structural Engineer in continuous review and development of ARU design for fabrication.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the role of the components within the Silverstream® System including but not limited to Air Release Units (ARU), compressors, piping, valves and automation systems.

  • Higher Degree in Naval Architecture, mathematics or equivalent engineering subject with 2-3yrs of experience in relevant industry.
  • A working knowledge of ship resistance and propulsion. Familiarisation with CFD analysis is desirable but not essential.
  • A working knowledge of general ship drawings and information, including GA, Tank Plans, Shell Expansion, Trim and Stability Booklet, Model Test and Sea Trial reports.
  • A working knowledge of the design of ship structures, understanding of fabrication and detailing for construction.
  • Knowledge of Class Rules and Regulations associated with structural design and construction of ships.
  • Competent, and experienced with basic ship structural calculations. Knowledgeable in respect to conduct of FE analysis is desirable but not essential.
  • Competent, hands-on computer skills inclusive of creation of technical drawings using CAD[MW1].
  • Familiar with industry structural standards.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentational skills.
  • Work effectively in a team, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others to help teamwork development.
  • Able to organize own project activities, work independently and apply quality standards effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to time and quality.
  • Strong desire to understands business objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable.
  • Willing to travel within base country and occasionally overseas.
  • Willing to board a vessel deployed with the Silverstream® System to conduct analysis.
  • Willing to learn and progress in engineering career. Desire to reach Chartered Status.