Naval Architect

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Photo by Fleur on Unsplash

$79,596

Median Yearly
Income

good

Work
Prospects

4

Prospective
Employers

Naval architects are responsible for conducting basic and applied research as well as designing, developing, and evaluating construction during all stages of the life of a marine vessel. This includes everything from ship structural analysis and design to determining which materials to use within a particular ship, and overseeing the building, maintenance and repair of marine vessels and systems. They design and develop marine vessels and floating structures and associated marine power plants, propulsion systems and related systems and equipment.

Work type:

full-time

Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree

Certification:

Professional Engineer Certificate

What you do

A Naval Architect performs some or all of the following duties:


  • Design and develop ships, barges, tugs, dredges, submarines, floats, and buoys
  • Design the associated marine power plants and propulsion systems
  • Oversee the building, maintenance, and repair of vessels and marine systems




What you need

  • An eye for detail and an aptitude for design
  • Ability to think analytically and logically
  • Ability to work with high amounts of focus and patience
  • Persistence and good judgement
  • Ability to visualize three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills




Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?



Job Postings

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: Naval Architects and Ship Design Staff (General)

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1 Jan
: Project Manager(s) - Marine, Offshore and Energy

Project management staff to oversee marine, offshore and energy Projects. Work may be related to new construction, refits, repairs, dockings and/or engineering. Some travel may be required and…

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Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs


Provincial Standards Examination for Right to Title and Practice

Certification attests that the holder has met provincial requirements for the occupation. Certification is required to practice this profession.