Naval Architect II

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design calculations and drawing development as assigned by the Chief Department Engineer or a Department Engineer III
  • Responsible for checking calculations done by Engineers I
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • Three (3) to seven (7) years of shipyard design and construction experience or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates with equivalent experience as a Cognizant Engineer over one or more systems may also be considered.
  • Two (2) years’ Engineering experience at Austal USA will be considered in lieu of shipyard design and construction experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
  • Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.
  • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
  • Working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)


  • Experience in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels
  • Knowledge of modular construction methods
  • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels
  • Knowledge of shock design
  • Knowledge of FEA methods
  • Knowledge of composite shafting

Naval Architect

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture
  • Working knowledge of vessel structural design
  • Working knowledge of vessel trim & stability calculations

Additional Guidelines

All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


  • Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD

Direction Exercised

  • May lead and direct the work of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons
  • May determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations

Discretion Exercised

  • May provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons

LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers

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