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Naval Architecture Placement Scheme 2022

Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Looking for a career that's got as much energy as you do?

As a leading Tier One, Integrated Energy Services company, Kent PLC is currently on an exciting global journey of evolution and growth. Although we're a brand-new company, we're the result of several of the biggest names in the industry (including the legacy Atkins / SNC-Lavalin Oil & Gas and offshore wind businesses) joining together, so we've got decades of experience and expertise behind us.

As we continue to establish ourselves across Renewables, Oil & Gas, and Low Carbon markets as Kent, we're looking for the next generation of young, talented innovators to help our clients get the right energy where it's needed most.

As a part of the Kent placement scheme, you'll experience high-quality experience and opportunities, giving you the chance to find your area of passion and develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to become an outstanding engineering consultant of the future. Your managers will work with you to get you on the right training opportunities and set you on the track to career success. And it's not all about work. There's plenty of chance for friends, social events and charity challenges too.

We're a team of 10,000 Kent people in all parts of the world, so you'll get to work on a whole range of game-changing and challenging engineering projects. In the UK, you'll be joining a friendly community of more than 350 people at all levels of the career ladder, so there's plenty of support as you take your first step on it.

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the design, engineering and project management industry? Join our Placement scheme, where you'll be trusted with complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to senior leaders.

If we've kept your interest this far, visit our website where you can hear first-hand from our young professionals and discover more about opportunities with our new and exciting company. You can also check out some of the work we do.

While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Speak to us about how we support wellbeing in and out of the office - including different ways to be flexible around work.

Your role

Summer placement location: London
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor's or a 2.2 Master's/MEng degree in Naval Architecture or Ship Science

Join us as a Naval Architecture placement student and you'll help to support and deliver the technical aspects of a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally.

Whether it's the design of fixed and floating offshore structures, in both the offshore wind and oil & gas spaces, you'll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we've a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you develop highly sought after industry skills.

We're looking for the next generation of engineers to join our Naval Architecture team in London. The Naval Architecture team typically work on tasks throughout the product lifecycle covering aspects including, concept design, detail design, fabrication support, in-operation integrity management and decommissioning. Some of our typical clients include: BP, Shell, Iberdrola, Equinor, Innogy and Vattenfall. With the support of the London team you could find yourself involved with some of the following tasks:
  • Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures. This could be fixed and floating offshore wind turbines, semi-submersibles, FPSO/FLNG vessels across the life of the asset, from concept study through to decommissioning.
  • Analysis of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including - hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, transportation analysis, structural assessments.
  • Learning to use tools such as Ansys AQWA, DNV SESAM (inc. SIMA, Riflex & Bladed), Simulia Abaqus, Orcina Orcaflex, modeFRONTIER, and Python.
About you

We're not all the same, and that's our greatest strength. Different views and opinions enhance our ability to provide value-added performance and better services for our clients. That's why we believe different, makes a difference. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring.

Our placement scheme has been designed to give you an insight into what it's like to work with us and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you'll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. Whichever path you take, your future starts here.

What you'll need?
  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • To embrace equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable)
  • To be comfortable embracing agile ways of working and learning new technologies
Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you're rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being to include:
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
In addition to the above, our top performing placement students (who've completed at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we're able to support you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us.

Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.
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