Experienced Marine Structural Design Draughtsmen
We are not hiring at this point in time.
However experienced Marine Structural Design Draughtsman
are generally in short supply in South Africa. Hence should such a
person be well experienced in Classification Society Rule based ship
design, and 2D detailing for fabrication, he could drop an email with
his contact details, so as to be contactable should we be hiring again.
Such a person would typically be responsible for
both design and draughting elements, and would be delivering his work
in the form of 2D detailed fabrication drawings, for both Class Approval
and Construction. Anyone without this expereince should not apply.
He should also have a reasonable knowledge of strength of materials
(structural design), prefereably technicon level.
All correspondence should be directed via email.
Only applicable applications will be assured a reply.
No availability for NAVAL ARCHITECTS
We get inundated with applications for Naval Architectural
positions. We have no availability in this area.
What is a Naval Architect, and how to study Naval Architecture?
A good reference can be found at this comprehensive
- Careers in Naval Architecture
this Brochure from the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (6MByte)
How to Study Naval Architecture in SA?
By far the most frequest request, outside of actual
work related inquiries, is "how to study Naval Architecture",
and particularily "how to study Naval Architecture in South Africa".
Naval Architecture, unlike Building Architecture,
is essentially Engineering based. There are universities in Europe
and America that offer Naval Architecture as an undergraduate degree,
ie. BSc Degree in Nav Arch, however the more common route for those
that studied it locally, was to complete an undergraduate degree in
Mechanical Engineering (B. Mech Eng, or B.Sc Mech Eng), and then to
do a M.Sc in Naval Architecture.
Many of the current South African Naval Architects
went this route, and many in fact, were sponsored by the SA Navy at
the time, in which case they did their B. Mech/Marine Eng at the University
of Stellenbosch, and their M.Sc. Nav Arch, or M.Sc. Marine Eng at
There were also some in the 1990's that did an M.Sc
Eng (specialising in the Naval Architecture) under Professor Hoppe,
at the University of Stellenbosch, however Stellenbosch no longer
offers Nav Arch as a full time post graduate option, but does offer
some block courses, partially for student purposes and partially for
Continued Education Courses (ECSA Points).
There is also a distintion between yacht designers
and Naval Architects. Some Yacht Designers are qualified Engineers,
and some are not, hence in the case of the latter, the term and title
"Naval Architect" is sometimes used somewhat loosely to
describe the occupation rather than the qualification.
Generally Naval Architects in the context of the
International Maritime Industry are graduate Engineers (Pr Eng) so
as to have the authority to sign off on designs that contain a high
degree of responsibility, and professional liability. This largely
excludes the small boat industries which is less formal.
For more information on studying Naval Architecture
in South Africa, you can contact the University Of Stellenbosch, Dept
of Mechanical Engineering.
Triton Naval Architects
No. 8 Foregate Square,
Foreshore, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27 21 418 2090 | Fax:
+27 21 425 2722 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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