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Naval Architect | Jobs in New Zealand

Naval Architect

Naval Architects, there are amazing opportunities now to move to New Zealand, with the occupation being selected by the New Zealand Government to be eligible for the straightforward ‘Straight to Residency’ pathway on tier 1 of the Green list.


As international recruitment and immigration specialists, we have been helping professionals find their home in New Zealand for 25 years, from jobs to visas and relocation we’re with you every step of the way.



Day to day responsibilities may include:

  • creating or adapting designs, drawings, written plans and technical calculations for ships, yachts, or boats
  • Aligning designs with safety regulations
  • Consulting with clients, professionals, and government officials on designs
  • Conducting computer simulation and physical tests
  • Manage the design and building process of boats and ships
  • Overseeing repairs, changes, and upgrades
  • Managing shipyards.

Ideally, your knowledge and experience may include:

  • Boat building and structural engineering
  • Knowledge of hydrodynamics (water pressures and flows) and aerodynamics (air pressure and flows) and the effect they can have on vessels
  • Boat handling, marine standards and safety regulations
  • Design, draughting and sketching skills
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and 3-D modelling programs.

We are partnered with a large number of employers throughout New Zealand and as the preferred agency for overseas applicants, we will consider all applications. 


Once we have reviewed your application, we will advise you of next steps.

Please note, that as immigration specialists, the initial contact will be with our immigration team as it’s important that we know your immigration eligibility before you apply for actual roles.