Principal Naval Architect

Bristol, Rosyth, or Plymouth

Job summary

Recruiter:
Babcock International
Salary:
£49,740 – £62,140 dependent on experience and location
Posted:
26/09/2021
Discipline:
Mechanical
Sector:
Defence, Nuclear
Contract Type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full Time
Expiry Date:
25/10/2021

About the job

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Flexible

Principal Naval Architect x3
Based from Bristol, Rosyth, or Plymouth
£49,740 – £62,140 dependent on experience and location
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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 Naval Architect, you will be responsible for developing and 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. They are require to be lead the development of not only the technical solutions but also the individuals and teams they work in.

 

You will lead the design teams throughout 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. In addition, 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. Lastly, you will support the development of the team members to support both their effective working, and their 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 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 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.

 

Application Guidance

 

All applications should be made online using PC, Laptop or Mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers site. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

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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Armed Forces Covenant

 

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our career site.

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