Marine Structural Designer

Seattle , WA | Contract to Hire

Post Date: 05/30/2018 Job ID: 226473 Industry: Engineering

Marine Structural Designer


A senior level position responsible for independently developing complex marine structural designs.  A Designer 1 is responsible for guiding junior designers on structural designs, and for performing quality assurance functions. 
  • Evaluate engineering concepts and develop functional structural designs of marine vessels and components.
  • Produce new structural plans with little or no guidance.
  • Provide design support to project team members by reviewing project requirements, meeting with clients and project team members, and drafting project reports.
  • Provide feedback to the project manager on project progress, client issues, and potential problems with proposed solutions.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with USCG and ABS regulations.

  • Document work activities, significant project events, and project related communications by maintaining a personal log and company files.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of internal design processes, procedures, and standards.
  • Safeguard client and EBDG proprietary materials, ideas, copyrights, and inventions.

Corporate Citizen

  • Foster a continuous learning philosophy among the design and junior engineering staff.
  • Actively manage personal efforts to complete design tasks within the prescribed budget.
  • Coach and mentor the activities of less experienced designers and junior engineers.
  • Maintain positive relationships with the existing EBDG clients and develop positive relationships with new and prospective clients.
  • Be available after normal business hours to provide design support to meet critical deadlines.
  • Identify sales opportunities associated with current projects and report these to the project manager.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Work experience with licensed engineering firms or with marine related production or transportation industries
  • AutoCAD certificate or equivalent experience

Specific Skills:

  • Strong AutoCAD and Rhino skills – will consider someone that is only familiar with Rhino (can be trained)
  • Thorough understanding of marine construction materials
  • Familiar with creation of welding schedules

Internal or External Vocational Experience:

Typically, eight or more years of professional experience performing detail design.  Shall also have extensive professional experience in marine construction and repair, and/or industrial engineering, Coast Guard regulations, classification society rules, and marine transportation.
Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate computer work station in an office environment.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous vessel inspections including climbing ladders and working in confined spaces. 

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