Essential Responsibilities:

Lead hydrodynamic studies for on-going ice class program

  • Define with owner operational conditions of the vessel in ice and in open water.
  • Propose hull shape solutions regarding pod integration with consideration of operations in ice and in open water.
  • Define with shipyard integration of azimuth pod and auxiliaries with regard to aft hull shape/pod room.
  • Define with classification societies the ice impact loads or pressure fields to be taken into account on azimuth propulsion for Propeller / Nozzle / Pod casing/ Steering system.
  • Define propeller design from classification society and performance requirement.
  • Specify Finite Element Analysis of steering system/shaft line/propeller/nozzle if any/casing.
  • Lead tank test in ice and in open water to confirm the above hypothesis.
  • Get approval from classification society of the azimuth propulsion regarding ice management and pod integration.
  • Define the instrumentation necessary for qualification at sea of the propulsion.
  • Review and optimize operational conditions at sea for optimized ice management.
  • Effectively communicate with technical leader and design team to execute project plans (Risks, Strategy etc.).

Lead hydrodynamic and ice management POD product improvement

 Support hydrodynamic and POD integration ITO activities, including DTI (Design to Inquiry) initiative

 Support marine propulsor new product introduction for extended product range and new applications and ensure technological survey for marine propulsion


  • Naval architect degree and significant experience on ice class vessels.
  • Experience at sea in ice management conditions.
  • Communication skill to work efficiently with multi-cultural team.
  • English language fluent.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Exposure to vessel hull/propeller/structural mechanical design