Macduff Ship Design is looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Naval Architect to join their industry leading team. The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, be committed to a high standard of professionalism and willingness to learn from the experience of senior staff members.

About us: Macduff Ship Design Ltd. are proven industry leaders in the Naval Architecture and Marine Survey sectors, having worked for more than 25 years with owners, operators and shipyards globally. Our capable team of sector specialists in fishing vessels, workboats, tugs and pilot vessels are committed to delivering services to our client’s full range of bespoke requirements. From our base in Macduff, Scotland – at the heart of the UK aquaculture and fishing sectors – we are ideally located to provide a high-quality service to these sectors. Further information on the company and our activities can be found here.

The role: Successful candidates will work alongside the existing team of naval architects initially focusing on drafting steelwork and outfitting plans. From here the naval architect will work on the full cycle of designs from concept to fulfilment including structural and stability calculations. Supplemental to new build design work the Naval architect will receive training in stability surveys on existing vessels.

Future prospects: Macduff Ship Design has a longstanding ethos of recruiting young enthusiastic graduates and developing them into industry-leading Naval Architects. Most staff, including the managing director, joined the company as graduates and have progressed through the company structure to their current roles. In 3-4 years most graduate naval architects would be ready for project naval architect responsibility where they manage the design of a vessel from concept to completion. The company has a structure that allows employees to develop and progress to suit their abilities.

Remuneration and benefits: Salary in line with their abilities. 33 days paid holiday per year. Assistance will be provided for relocation to the area.

Contact: Please send your CV or questions to


Please note we are only able to consider applications for those with the right to reside and work in the U.K.

Closing date for applications 29/04/2022