Arts/Graphic Design

Lead Structural Engineer

Full Time Permanent

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Copello are seeking a Lead Structural Engineer on behalf of a luxury yacht builder based in Southampton. The Lead Structural Engineer with head up the structural design team and report directly into the Head of Design.

Key Responsibilities of the role:
* Establish a clear and accurate scope of supply using the contract Master Work List and guided by the Client Project Manager.
* Provide a focal point for composite design and production support across the company
* Prepare 3D models and 2D drawings for Production (AutoCAD & Siemens NX)
* Adhere to design requirements
* Review external survey reports and compile list of actions based on Surveyor recommendations
* Perform in-house surveys, prepare reports and design repair strategies were required
* Design material test samples, commission testing and prepare test result reports as required
* Develop and optimize manufacturing strategies
* Continuous design improvement (value engineering), design for production efficiency, cost and weight reduction.
* Manage departmental workload, manage deadlines and input into KPIs on a weekly basis.
* Mentor and manage 1 to 2 Junior Designers within the team
* Attend production and project meetings as required to stay abreast of contract variations and production feedback.
* Manage design aspects of relevant external supply chain in conjunction with Procurement and Project Managers.

The right person will be in a similar position in either a consultancy or boatyard with a strong yacht production experience and be familiar with composites.

Strong 3D CAD skills are required for this role, ideally Siemens NX or other similar software.

For more information or to apply, please contact Shannon ay Copello on

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