Kongsberg Maritime - Propulsion & Engines

Hydrodynamicist, Waterjet Specialist

At Kongsberg, we believe that we can achieve world class solutions through dedicated people and continuous improvement of our technology. We have a commitment in Sustainable Development Goals and for us, the oceans and marine resources are extremely important. We therefore strive to develop products with reduced emission and damage to life below water. We believe in a workplace characterized by diversity and together we can create a work environment that brings the best out of everyone. We are very positive that you want to contribute to our development, and that you will want to develop within Kongsberg.

Searching for an exciting position in the marine industry to utilise your passion in hydrodynamics?

Kongsberg Maritime is currently looking for a solution driven Hydrodynamicist, to join our experienced Propulsion Hydrodynamics team in the Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Research Centre (KHRC) based in Kristinehamn, Sweden.  The KHRC is one of the world’s leading marine hydrodynamic research facilities, specializing in the development of marine propulsion systems including the design and testing of propellers, rudders, thrusters and waterjets.

Our Hydrodynamicist position offers a unique opportunity to work with design, prediction and methods development for our market-leading waterjet products. You will use your in-depth hydrodynamic knowledge in quality investigations, as well as project lead for in-house model tests and full-scale measurement activities in this role. You will also contribute to our sales organisation, where you transform customers’ requirements into efficient hydrodynamic design solutions and performance is balanced in accordance with customers' expectations. You may also be required to deliver general hydrodynamic training within the company and provide technical support to Sales, with methods and tools, on an as needs basis.

By testing and evaluating technical solutions in our on-site cavitation tunnels, we have a unique opportunity to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers. Our collaboration with research communities ensures that we are at the forefront of the technical development. You will have the opportunity to deliver and lead high quality hydrodynamic research projects on time and to budget.

As a Hydrodynamicist, you will ensure the quality of your work is exemplary and actively work to continuously improve the group’s methods and processes.

What we can offer

We offer an inspiring and safe work environment with the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future. This is a position with a wide range of challenging tasks, working in an environment close to research, combining numerical simulations and experiments. You will be part of a team of well experienced colleagues and have access to a strong Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) capability. Working within a world leading supplier of maritime solutions in an international environment and in multidisciplinary team collaboration, you will have ongoing opportunities to make a real difference and develop on a technical and personal level.  Some travelling will be part of this role.

Kongsberg offers flexible working hours and the option to work partly remote based on your work tasks.

Qualifications and experience

To best fulfill the position needs and make this a perfect fit, you will have a master’s degree in engineering, preferably in Naval Architecture, Marine or Mechanical engineering, Technical Physics, Applied Mathematics or another relevant field with a solid understanding of fluid principles. Experience working with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and/or Hydroacoustics, while not essential, is highly advantageous.

To succeed in this role, you are a team player with a collaborative attitude and ability to communicate in a clear and structured way. You have a proactive approach and are prepared to act on your own initiative. You can analyze complex issues and problems and come up with rational judgments. You are systematic in your approach, planning and setting clear priorities for your work while keeping focused on the pursuit of team goals.

Regular communication with both international customers and colleagues is a big part of this role, therefore a high level of both oral and written English is necessary. Fluency in additional languages is advantageous.   

Point of contact

Andreas Hörberg, Manager Propulsion Hydrodynamics

andreas.horberg@km.kongsberg.com +46 76 647 48 82

Georgina Fielding, HR Specialist

georgina.fielding @km.kongsberg.com +46 76 894 55 92

Last day to apply 2023-10-08

Kongsberg works with customers from both the commercial and naval market segments.

As our Hydrodynamicists work with classified materials, security clearance and export control are both required for this position and questions related to citizenship will be part of the selection process.

For this position we work with personality and ability tests, which may be sent to you if you proceed in the process. Interviews can start during the application period as we wish to fill this position as soon as possible.

Kongsberg Maritime, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including: merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime is part of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. Kongsberg Maritime has a commitment in Sustainable Development Goals and for us, the oceans and marine resources are important. We therefore strive to develop products that help reduce emissions and damage to life below water.

Kongsberg Maritime in Kristinehamn consists of 310 engaged people working with sales, research, development, construction, service and assembly of market leading marine solutions.

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