Naval Architect

Subsea 7

Vacancy information


Seaway7 is looking for a Naval Architect on a full time, staff basis, situated within our Zoetermeer office.

As a Naval Architect, you will be responsible for supporting an advanced, modern fleet of offshore construction vessels, spanning across many regions and sectors within the business.  



  • Provide daily assistance to Vessel Superintendents & Project Managers on technical matters relating to naval architectural issues
  • Preparation of specifications, scopes of work, calculations and sketches for routine modifications, repairs, upgrades and dry dockings
  • Management of third-party consultants retained to undertake specialist naval architectural studies, and liaison with shipyards / fabricators
  • Production of stability, quayside mooring and potentially structural calculations
  • Liaison with Flag State, Port State and Classification Society representatives on technical matters
  • Occasional attendance offshore, on site and at meetings (regional and global) as may be required.
  • Provision of Naval Architectural services to other Subsea 7 departments in areas such as tendering and project support
  • Coordinate and maintain a database of Subsea 7 vessel RAOs
  • Act as a focal point for onboard stability software / computers for the Subsea 7 fleet
  • Management and supervision of 3rd parties completing deadweight surveys and inclining experiments together with the production and delivery of associated stability documentation
  • Liaison with model testing establishments, including development of scopes of work
  • Technical support to new build projects as required
  • Assist with day-to-day management and development of more junior Naval Architects, including graduate engineers



  • Educated to a degree level in Naval Architecture or suitable alternative
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and vessel loading software
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards
  • Experience in Naval Architectural calculations and stability assessments
  • Good knowledge of ship Classification Society rules and international marine legislation (SPS, SOLAS, MARPOL etc)
  • Experience in the design and operation of offshore construction vessels


Seaway7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future.

We are headquartered in Oslo – Norway with five further main offices in Aberdeen – UK, Leer – Germany, Vejle – Denmark, Taipei – Taiwan and Zoetermeer – the Netherlands, and have a local presence in all key offshore wind regions around the world. We employ more than 500 people onshore, and have an offshore workforce of around 500.

Seaway7 is committed to creating a diverse workforce and offer excellent career opportunities, supporting you to develop your skills and aspirations.




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