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Graduate Job Graduate Naval Architect/Engineer (x2) - QED Naval

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: QED01
Salary: £14,500 - £16,000  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Closing Date - 2 December 2012
Location - Edinburgh and Lothian
Salary - £14,500 - £16,000

Job summary

QED Naval have an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join this Edinburgh-based SME working on the development of an innovative product in the Marine Renewables Sector. This 9-12 month placement will provide training, mentoring and experience in the state of the art CAE tools.

Job Description

The successful candidate(s) will enjoy a high degree of responsibility for the development from the start but will be supported by domain expert consultants within the industry who will individually mentor the candidate to allow quick progress towards a career to achieve of Chartered Status.

The candidate(s) will experience many different aspects of engineering design and production providing a holistic involvement often not available within larger corporate firms.

The “Subhub” device is a large marine platform for the transport, installation and operation of marine renewable turbines at the intended site. The first stage (12 months) is a feasibility study comprised of the following key project phases:

A sizing/parametric study of platform and the development of an initial geometry based mainly on the assessment of the platform's stability characteristics in all its operational roles to various classification standards.

The project then moves from statics to dynamics to develop numerical models of the installation procedure whilst subjected to the powerful environmental loading conditions.

Once confidence has been provided for the installation procedure further modelling methods will be used to determine the stability of the Subhub and turbines on the seabed during operation.

The final part of the feasibility study is the development of a commercial model building the relationships with the supply chain required to procure this large marine structure.

Skills / Experience


The skills required by the candidate(s) place a strong emphasis on, and utilise:

•        numerical analysis of marine systems

•        state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software tools including GRC Paramarine and ANSYS AQWA, Mechanical (FEA), and CFX (CFD) tools. A working knowledge of one or all of these tools is preferable but the principals of how they work are essential.


•        A good technical knowledge of computer hardware systems and software development tools, especially web based technologies, and databases is also desirable.


The ideal candidate must be degree qualified, ideally to M Eng / MSc level within Naval Architecture, and / or likely fields such as Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering. The role requires a strong independent and self motivated individual who is willing to take on a challenging research and development project.


As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and may have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Significant training and support will be given to the successful candidate in order for them to quickly progress towards Chartered Status.

Additional Info

Preferred Placement Start Date: 12 December 2012

Location: Central Edinburgh

Duration: 9 to 12 months

Location: Scotland

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