Senior Naval Architect

Job Description

Senior Naval Architect x5
Based from Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth
£40,841 - £53,385 dependent on experience and location

About the role

Energy & Marine (E&M) is a business unit within the Marine Division of Babcock International Group. E&M Engineering is a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine, system engineering, electrical engineering design and project support services to the marine and defence markets worldwide. We have vast experience in engineering, construction, concept design and through life support for a wide range of front line naval and auxiliary support vessels.

The Division is expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects including Type 31 Frigate Design & Build Programme and the Successor Programme, as well as, providing engineering services to the UK Surface Ship and Submarine fleet. Also, with ongoing additional framework agreements, infrastructure projects, export markets and research & development projects. Therefore, we are looking to grow our existing team, building on a well-established foundation of over 700 staff across the UK. We are recruiting staff in all disciplines, to join us at Bristol, Devonport or Rosyth with flexible working arrangements and UK travel to meet project requirements.

As a Senior Naval Architect, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of technical solutions across a wide range of tasks, from concept design studies, new build bid submissions to inclines and test and trials. You will be require to be support the development of not only the technical solutions but also the individuals and teams you work in.

You will lead design teams through the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of design. You will develop innovative design solutions and processes as well as producing substantiation reports for tasks undertaken including; stability assessment, repairs/conversions, concept designs, inclines, test and trials etc. Also, you will provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.

You will produce technical reports or other documentation and support the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs. Also, you will support the development of the team members to support both their effective working, and their development, while ensuring that, health, safety and environmental requirements is implemented.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to join a team of like-minded Engineers and support on our high profile projects. As well as working for the UK's leading naval support business, we will also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you would expect from a global company.

What do I need to do the role?

You will have experience in naval architecture on vessels/marine platforms, defence related design experience, demonstrable experience of using ship stability packages, demonstrable experience of using 2D & 3D CAD packages, experience of undertaking physical trials, experience with working with stakeholders as well as good written and verbal communication skills.

Ideally, you will be Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in naval architecture or marine engineering with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered. Ideally, you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold or working towards Incorporated or Chartered status.

What else do I need to know?

You will work 36 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.

About Babcock International

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.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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