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Leadship provides bespoke solutions to the maritime industry with a particular focus on passenger ships. Our services go beyond design to offer total support from our Designers, Consultants and On-site Teams, ensuring the smoothest outcome for even the most demanding projects and partners.

We are formed by a group of Ship Design experts and consultants from leading Northern European design companies and are descried by our Client and Partners as a “Boutique Ship Design Firm”.


Leadship is looking for a Naval Architect to provide Stability Expertise (with proven use of NAPA software) capable of offering management and support at all stages of the design process for various vessel types, from initial concept development through to vessel delivery.

The Naval Architect will be joining and experienced stability team but will need to be able to undertake projects individually and show a good way to translate rules requirements into efficient design decisions/proposals for the rest of the team.

Candidates should be able to take a lead role in such projects and have the ability to enhance the company’s strengths in at least two core areas. They should have proven experience when it comes to working closely with demanding customers and should already have a professional standing within the industry.

The Candidate needs to have experience in executing and coordinating lightweight surveys and inclining experiments for new buildings and existing vessels with a focus on also carrying out stability enhancements.

The successful Candidate will be either based in our UK or Greek office, but will also be required to travel worldwide based on projects requirements.


  • Conducting lightweight Surveys and Inclining Experiments

  • Take a lead role in the stability aspects of ship design

  • Develop specifications for vessels of varying types

  • Communicate effectively with Class and Flag authorities

  • Implement design developments for energy optimisation, industry decarbonisation, etc.

  • Participate in design review meetings

  • Ensure projects and scopes are carried out in accordance with client requirements


  • Minimum BEng and preferably Master Level Degree in Naval Architecture from a Major, Recognised University

  • The role demands strong knowledge in the use of Software for calculation, 2D drawing and 3D modelling.

  • At least 5 years of proven experience in either Shipyards, Classification Societies or other Design/Consulting Companies

  • On-site Experience at shipyards location will be considered advantageous

  • Good understanding of shipbuilding process

  • Good understanding of ship design and ship approval process

  • Proven Experience in managing projects and multi-disciplinary teams

  • Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary team environment performing multiple tasks with critical concurrent deadlines.

  • Able to anticipate, identify and take action on potential issues and problems

  • Ability to handle clients' and colleagues’ requests in a professional and friendly manner.

  • Experienced and passionate about vessel design and the maritime industry.

  • Proficient in Business English. The role requires verbal and written communication in English.


JOB ADVERT: Leadship Design & Consulting - Ship Designers
Type of Employment: FULL-TIME
Company: Leadship Ltd.
Locations: Athens (Greece), Mersey Maritime Region (UK)

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