Based in Orkney, Orcades Marine Ltd was established in 2010 and provide services to the marine renewable sector; wave, tide and floating wind and solar. We now have an exciting 12 month placement for a Graduate Naval Architect. The successful candidate will undertake analysis into mooring floating structures through the use of Proteus DS mooring software. In addition, the placement will require you to work with the wider team to undertake research and development (R&D) into new products.

Specific tasks of the placement will include:
• Use of Proteus DS mooring software to undertake analysis.
• Utilise up to date knowledge to contribute to the research and development of new products in the sector.
• Work with the wider team to gain practical experience.
• Undertake site inspections of moorings and structures.
• Share skills and knowledge with the wider team, as well as creating a handover document.
• Use other mooring software such as Orcaflex for comparison purposes.
• Develop an understanding of the current industry guidelines such as DNVGL and IEC standards.

1. Naval architectural degree or equivalent.
2. Ability to conduct analysis using mooring software.
3. Able to organize their work with minimum supervision
4. Enthusiastic about the project and confident in their ability to deliver a successful outcome.
5. Strong interpersonal skills.
6. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
7. Attention to detail.
8. Willing to relocate to Orkney, if applicable.
9. Clean driving licence.
10. Commitment to complete the 12 month placement.

1. A good working knowledge of the maritime industry and marine renewables.
2. Project management knowledge.

Minimum Degree in Naval Architectural Studies or equivalent. Other subjects accepted provided the candidate has the required skills.

12 month placement, 35 hours per week. Salary £20,000 per annum.

Upon successful completion of the project the graduate placement may result in permanent employment, should the candidate meet Orcades Marine’s needs, be a good fit with the core team and would like to develop his or her career with Orcades Marine.

Please apply directly through the ScotGrad website at