Naval Architect

Job Description

Job Title: Naval Architect
Location: Bristol, GB
Business Unit: Submarine Support Engineering
Salary: £37,165 - £41,710

About the role

Babcock Submarine Support Engineering's (SSE) mission is to deliver submarine programme and engineering excellence through enterprise collaboration, innovation and analytics. Within Babcock SSE the Constructive Group support the Royal Navy Submarine Fleet through the Structures, Naval Architecture, Seamanship and Outfitting and Design Change disciplines.

The Naval Architecture technical function is currently experiencing considerable growth within the hydrostatic analyses area as part of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Therefore this is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a technically capable and highly motivated team as we continue to grow and deliver complex outputs to support UK submarine availability.

The Naval Architect role will be accountable to the Principal Engineer - Naval Architecture for delivery of engineering outputs principally within the Naval Architecture technical function, within the Babcock SSE, Constructive Group.

In this role you will:

* Participate in a wide range of activities including feasibility & options studies, concept design, detailed design, support to delivery and in-service support to submarines and naval base facilities;
* Be responsible for producing technical reports or other documents relevant, or required by, a particular requirement to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with a range of stakeholders; and,
* Develop and maintain a range of naval architecture toolsets to support the execution and delivery of complex engineering projects & programmes.

What do I need to do the role?

The following skills / experience are considered essential for this role:
* BSc, BEng, MEng or equivalent experience in Naval Architecture / Marine Technology / Ship Science;
* Experience using quantitative assessment techniques to assess ship stability (i.e. hand calculations); and,
* Experience using ship stability computer simulation assessment software.

The following skills / experience are considered desirable for this role:
* Familiarity and/or experience of working within the UK Marine Defence sector, ideally submarines;
* Familiarity with standard stability assessment methods, standards, principles and codes;
* Familiarity of ship stability certification in a MoD framework; and,
* Familiarity and / or experience using the Paramarine analysis software suite.

What else do I need to know?

* The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance from United Kingdom Security Vetting.

* We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
* The role is based in Bristol (with a requirement to travel to Plymouth, Clyde and Rosyth as necessary for the role).

This role is based in Bristol which is a vibrant city in south west England with a wide range of attractions, landmarks, events and shopping. It has excellent transport links and is only 1.5 hours from London by train.

Application Guidance

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Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.
Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs.

Closing Date: 29/07/2021