Naval Architect

Job Description

Job Title: Naval Architect

Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: £34,160 - £44,044 (dependent on experience) + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF 43101

Be where you matter

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Naval Architect at Bristol.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility.

Babcock International and Submarine Support Engineering

The Naval Architect role is based within Submarine Support Engineering (SSE).

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

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

The role

The difference our new Naval Architect will make

As a Naval Architect, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Naval Architecture technical function is currently experiencing considerable growth as part of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Day to day, you'll work on a wide range of projects on complex assets, which may include:

  • Monitoring & managing the impact of through-life growth of UK submarines
  • Completing intact & damaged stability analysis using empirical methods & industry recognised software
  • Creating bespoke operator procedures, processes or guidance relating to submarine stability and manoeuvring & control
  • Developing technical solutions and managing the implementation of capability improvements

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days working from home dependent on the project requirement.

Essential experience

  • BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in Naval Architecture / Marine Technology / Ship Science or other relevant STEM degree subject
  • Effective personal management, communication & organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively to deliver in a complex environment
  • Be able to use industry recognised software (e.g. NAPA, Aveva, MaxSurf, MS Excel, MathCAD, MATLAB, Python, Rhinoceros and AutoCAD) in order to undertake analysis & design activities
  • The willingness to work within a dynamic team environment, taking accountability and maximising personal contribution to deliver results
  • Have an analytical & proactive approach to problem solving

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 5% of salary up to 8%, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employment development allowance - £125 per year
  • Payment of Professional Fees

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.