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Naval Architect

£32660 - £42544 per annum
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29 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Naval Architect

Location: Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AT

Compensation: £32,660.00 - £42,544.00 (dependent on experience) + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Job ID: SF43101

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in an ambitious team of high performing engineers? If so…we are growing and looking for exciting new talent to join us on our journey.

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.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people, with a desire to be at the forefront of engineering excellence, to join our growing team of Naval Architects.

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). 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.

This role will suit candidates with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math's. Whilst ideal for candidates with existing experience within the UK Marine Defence sector, it would also suit those looking for that first step in their career or seeking a change in direction & a strong desire to develop themselves.

What will you be doing?

This role will allow the successful candidate to 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
  • Providing submarine docking & un-docking support and independent assurance to the waterfront
  • Developing technical solutions and managing the implementation of capability improvements
  • Providing support & technical advice to better inform future UK submarine projects

The experience you'll bring

The successful candidate will have the following essential attributes:

  • BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in Naval Architecture / Marine Technology / Ship Science or other relevant STEM degree subject
  • Effective project management, communication & organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and deliver in a complex environment
  • Experience of completing analysis & design using industry recognised software (i.e. MS Excel MathCAD, MATLAB, Python, Rhinoceros and AutoCAD)
  • An ability to work within a dynamic team environment, taking accountability and maximising personal contribution to deliver results
  • An analytical & proactive approach to problem solving

The following attributes are desirable but are not necessary for the right candidate who can demonstrate a willingness to learn:

  • Familiarity and/or experience of working within the UK Marine Defence sector, ideally submarines
  • Awareness level knowledge of ships stability and manoeuvring & control principles, standards and codes
  • Familiarity and/or experience using naval architecture software (i.e. Paramarine, Aveva, Napa, MaxSurf)

You must be a sole UK national and be eligible for 'Security Check' (SC) or 'Developed Vetting' (DV) security clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs.
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
  • Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams

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.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.

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 and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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