One of the naval architect's main responsibilities is actively ensuring the design and analysis of all types of flotation systems are maintained. This may include being able to ensure that all naval architecture, ship structure, and ship design are as cost-effective as possible. A naval architect is also responsible for providing maintenance and training support for all water-bound vehicles. They must also be able to analyze any issues that may arise and develop a plan to fix them, as well as adjust those plans as necessary. Naval architects work with companies that deal with boats and other ocean travel, such as cruise ship companies and marine companies. They typically work full time in indoor and outdoor environments, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company. Travel may be required as well.
Naval Architect Tasks
Collaborate with stakeholders and translate performance desires into design specifications.
Create prototypes and review performance metrics, ensuring standards are met with all interior, exterior, and structural details.
Design marine vessels and structures as well as oversee their construction.
Maintain and develop knowledge of naval standards and marine architecture methodologies.