About the job
Principal Marine Structures Engineer x2
Based from Bristol, Rosyth, or Plymouth
£49,740 – £62,140 dependent on experience and location
About the role
Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate, and are pursuing opportunities for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting frigate exports, the engineering team is actively working on other complex shipbuilding programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers, alongside our established in service support contracts for UK and overseas customers.
We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit all of these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.
You will join a national team of over 700 Engineers and Designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock. We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets. We have base offices in Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth, and offer flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements.
The role is within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early stage design as well as supporting the bidding process.
As a Principal Marine Structures Engineer, you will be responsible for determination of local and global loads (Still Water Bending Moment, Wave Bending Moment and Shear Forces), scantlings (including midship section and other critical sections) and hull girder strength from classification societies’ rules and regulations.
You will be responsible for design and substantiation of Category A/B equipment seatings and foundations to meet military and commercial requirements. Preparation and approval of specifications, technical reports and substantiation calculations. As well as leadership of design teams and liaison with production teams, classification society representatives and other stakeholders (including supporting design reviews).
You will lead the development of innovative design solutions and processes, implementation of health, safety and environmental requirements and lead the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs.
In addition, you will belong to the wider engineering capability group and will have the opportunity to support other projects in different roles within your discipline with a focus on longer term career development.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to lead 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 be required to demonstrate proven experience of leading a design team as part of a ship design project or technical ship management. You will have experience or whole ship design and working with classification societies (Lloyd’s Register/DNV/ABS).
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 Chartered Engineer status.
What else do I need to know?
You will work 36/37 hours per week Monday to Friday. Our teams are currently working from home with a future agile working approach for 2/3 days onsite per week in Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth. Lastly, you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance for this position.
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 are 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 will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 fits your specific needs.
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