About Tadek

Tadek’s history and purpose

Established in 2010, Tadek is an independent consultancy with a reputation as a dynamic consultancy resource for Marine, Offshore & Subsea projects. We offer services in mooring and umbilical design, naval architecture, and installation analysis to the oil and gas, marine renewables and offshore wind industries.

Tadek’s particular strength is to work closely with customers to ensure assets are safely installed offshore and interfaced to existing or new infrastructure in the most cost-efficient way.

Tadek are at the forefront of floating wind technology, having been involved in concept, FEED, detailed design and project support for FOWTIs including Marine Power Systems, Principal Power EFGL, Saitec, and Floating Energy Systems – Drop Keel. These works have built on a foundation of work within wave and tidal energy where we have been involved as installation engineers and designers in nearly every device install in the past decade, starting with Tadek’s first job, the installation of the first commercial scale tidal device, the 1MW HS1000 of Andritz hydro Hammerfest. These cutting-edge projects require Naval Architects who have the ability to solve complex problems and who are comfortable working on unconventional design, outside of the comfort of established codes, standards and practices. Floating wind is a rapidly growing sector for us and now makes up the majority of our workload.

“It’s an exciting time to join Tadek as we continue to expand our team and build on our strong reputation in oil and gas, hydrogen and offshore wind.

If you are seeking an exciting and rewarding role, with challenge, responsibility and daily development opportunities, alongside a positive, supportive and inspiring working environment, you’ll love it at Tadek.”

R Raymond, Managing Director

About the Role

How does the role contribute to the overall company mission?

We’re looking for a Senior Naval Architect to join our Naval Architecture team in Woking. Our business has worked in the offshore industry for nearly 15 years. We’ve helped to engineer solutions for a range of complex offshore projects and have been at the forefront of many pioneering floating energy systems concepts.

You will join Tadek’s UK based team of 14 Naval Architects. We have a graduate scheme and regularly support our junior engineers through the chartership process.

As well as a senior resource the role would also suit a partner director level resource, someone who has become limited in their current role and seeks to join a firm with an ambitious growth target and take a stake in that growth.

The Naval Architecture team typically work on tasks throughout the product lifecycle covering aspects including, concept design, FEED and detail design, fabrication support, in-operation integrity management and decommissioning.

  • Hydrodynamic modelling of a range of vessels and floating bodies
  • Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures including: floating offshore wind turbines, floating tidal and other floating systems
  • Consultancy projects such technology selection and cost estimation for floating wind farms
  • Helping to maintain and deliver our cutting-edge innovation processes to ensure we continue to lead the industry and deliver value to our clients
  • Maintaining existing and creating new client relationships through: tender development and delivery of new work into the team
  • Guiding and mentoring the next generation of Naval Architects
  • Developing innovative solutions to new and existing problems


Education, Experience, Hard Skills, Soft Skills
  • Master’s of Engineering/Science in Naval Architecture or Offshore Engineering
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • Analysis of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including – hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, structural assessments.
  • Working knowledge of relevant codes and software: (AQWA, OrcaFlex).
  • Chartered or working towards chartership (RINA, IMechE or other professional bodies).
  • Experience in a consulting environment is desirable.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence needed to communicate effectively with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
  • Confident and able to work on own initiative without supervision
  • Team player who can guide and train project members on the job
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)

Essential Information

Hours and working pattern

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Additional hours may be required during project execution phases.


The role is based at Tadek’s office in Woking, Surrey (and/or hybrid/remote as applicable). International travel including offshore/off-site location may be required during project execution phases.


Competitive, commensurate with experience.


From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Enhanced Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Basic Gym Membership
  • Weekly team lunch allowance
  • Quarterly social gatherings and downtime as a team
  • Ongoing training and development

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to us at careers@tadek.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Interview process

Stage 1: Telephone/Teams interview (basic education, experience, location)

Stage 2: Technical capabilities test (e.g. Orcaflex, presentation of procedures, operations or deliverables that the Engineer has successfully delivered)

Stage 3: In-person interview (including some time spent shadowing an engineer)

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Tadek Graduate Programme

Get in touch

If you are interested in pursuing a career at Tadek, we warmly invite you to get in touch.

Whether you apply for one of our advertised roles, or you’d like to send your CV and covering letter prospectively, we look forward to hearing from you.