Are you our next Naval Architect?

We want to strengthen our technical/R&D team with the addition of a new Naval Architect, an innovative “out of the box” thinking individual who is not afraid of a challenge.

Rafnar is a maritime technology company that aims to change the industry. To do so, we need team players with an understanding of ships and seas. You will join a team of highly competent colleagues where you can continuously learn, grow, and expand your knowledge. As the company grows you will have the opportunity to influence the trajectory of your career within the company.

The bulk of the Rafnar Maritimes technical/R&D team is in Iceland and Norway. Personal and professional skills are more important to us than geographical locations. If you think this sounds exciting and want to be a part of our journey, don’t let your GPS coordinates stop you from applying!

The person we are looking for should fulfil all (or most) of the following:

  • Naval Architect with master’s or bachelor’s degree. (For the right candidate, proven experience and knowledge can replace a lack of formal education).
  • Experience with new builds of high-speed boats from 8-24 meters.
  • Very knowledgeable in class drawings, that are needed to approve new builds.
  • Experience with strength calculations for vessels utilising lightweight materials.
  • Experience with stability calculations for vessels.
  • It will be beneficial if the candidate has got experience from working with CFD-simulations.
  • It would also be beneficial if the candidate has experience with 3D-drawing.
  • Personal experience with boats is a big advantage

Rafnar at a glance

In 2005, Icelandic inventor Össur Kristinsson established the maritime technology company Rafnar ehf. He invented and patented a unique hull form that reduces overall slamming by up to 95% and significantly reduces energy use at cruising speeds. Click the link to read more about our technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about our application process.

What kind of jobs do you offer?

Rafnar currently has a production, engineering, research and development, and a sales and marketing team.

Are you looking for Interns?

Rafnas is always open to motivated interns who are interested in the maritime industry

What information should I send

Along with a CV and your personal information we love seeing great recommendations and anything you deem could relevant expertise and experience for Rafnar.

Where are your facilities?

Rafnar has facilities in Iceland, Greece, USA, Turkey, UK and the Netherlands

How do I apply?

Please fill out our job application or if you are applying for an internship then please fill out our intern application.

What kind of education do I need?

Rafnar employs people with a wide variety of skills and education.

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