richardp
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About

An experienced, creative, and motivated individual with 8 year’s Naval architectural, structural engineering &
compliance experience. Used to working on high profile, multidiscipline programmes and projects, in office,
boatyard & marine production environments within the commercial & private sector. Determined to deliver
success by approaching all challenges and assignments with enthusiasm and optimism.

Experience

  • Naval Architect / Compliance Engineer Sunseeker International · Full-time Dec 2015 – Feb 2020 4 yrs 2 mos Poole, England, United Kingdom  I ensured that every Sunseeker is designed, built, and commissioned in accordance with the relevant
    standards and regulations, whilst maintaining an efficient build process
     I produced AutoCAD drawings in the form of: Visibility drawings, LSA plans, Max limit vessel
    investigation, cockpit drainage & calculations, downflooding angles, DCR updates.
     I liaised closely with the conceptual, interior, construction, engineering, electrical Design Engineers to
    ensure awareness & understanding of the relevant rules
     I was to review drawings with an up to date knowledge of all rules & regulations that are in force &
    applicable to GRP boat production intended for private & commercial use
     I made sure design drawings are issued in a timely manner to Classification Societies and Flag
    authorities.
     I took park in weekly, quality surveys along the boat production lines to ensure approved and issued
    drawings are being followed using SAP and on the spot checks.
     I worked closely with the Super yacht Technical Author to help make sure SOPs and manuals are up
    to date and correct
     I accompanied class/flag surveyors during all critical surveys such as fire insulation inspection, final
    surveys & sea trials
     I produced stability booklets in accordance to RINA/LYC-Part A (intact/damage) and for smaller boats
    in accordance with ISO(hidden)
     I captured & recorded crucial data such as trim angles, speed & noise readings during sea trials
     I was involved in controlling costs of all compliance related materials & kit • Ensuring all components
    fitted to a boat have the appropriate certification for its intended use
     I worked closely with RINA approval engineers via drawing submissions and closing and satisfying
    classification remarks. I worked on a weekly basis with RINA surveyors during yard visits, initial
    stages of build, sea trails, inclining experiments and final sign offs, detailing back any incoherence’s in
    the build to the designers & yard team leaders
     All vessels built to commercial yachting standards adhered to the large yacht code LY2/ LY3, LYC
    part A or MGN280. I was able to liaise with flag state parties which were part of the Red Ensign
    Group category 1 & 2 to organise visits during intermediate and final stage surveys of build and to
    provide all certification requirements.
  • Naval Architect / Structural Engineer Griffon Hoverwork · Full-time Aug 2013 – Dec 2015 2 yrs 4 mos Southampton, England, United Kingdom I established and implemented structural scantling calculations for global wave loading and
    collision scenarios, determined local load cases & working towards class and flag requirements of
    MCA & Lloyds Register Special Service Craft to produce a safe and effective hovercraft
     I was responsible for maximising lightweight aluminium & composite constructions for optimised
    strength and comfort throughout. I ensured all documentation was supported with detailed
    calculations and drawings to the relevant approval engineer.
     I managed the assessments of bolting calculations, panel and stiffening arrangements, composite
    layup and mounting integration and ensured this was completed to a defined set of rules
     I ensured design & build processes were followed within the business to guarantee best working
    practices and consistent approaches.
     I worked closely within a team environment and quickly fostered strong working relationships with
    cross department disciplines as well as , senior management.
     I performed weekly checks of production build quality, against my drawings, to asses accuracy of
    build and prevention of production errors and build delays.
     I ensured stability assessments produced met the regulations of High speed craft 2008/ Marine
    coastguard Agency/ & Lloyds Register to both passenger & non-fare paying passenger
    requirements. This required Good rapport and close working relationships with approval
    engineers and local surveyors.
     I produced weight estimations from new builds through the production life cycle, including
    hovercraft inclining experiments, producing preliminary reports and final lightweight checks.
     I was the trials liaison officer for a craft prototype, where I organised test areas, test procedures
    for craft performance in preparation for sea trials and data analysis of findings.
     I ensured all crafts built were designed using ISO122-15/ LR SSC Rules/ Provisional Air Cushion
    Vehicles Rules & Regulations/ High speed craft 2008
     I was responsible for producing and peer checking structural scantling drawings to class,
    evacuation and fire safety drawings that were submitted to
     Initial Professional Development- I consistently improved & exceeded personnel development
    targets. I am a regular RINA conference attendee and currently to fulfil my career aspirations to
    become an incorporated engineer/ Chartered engineer

Education

  • Southampton Solent B Eng (hons), Yacht & Powercraft Design, 2:1 2010 – 2013