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Marine Structural Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Marine Structures Design Engineer
Location:             Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available 
Compensation:   Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF56321


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 Marine Structures Design Engineer at our Bristol, Plymouth, or Rosyth sites.


Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MOD T31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.


We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.


The role
As a Marine Structures Design Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is a highly prestigious position within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early-stage design as well as supporting the bidding process. This role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver complex structural solutions within an exciting, interesting team environment. Each week will provide you with new challenges that will test your skills and knowledge.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for is responsible for preparing, developing and substantiating marine and structural designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning and diagnostic test support. You will contribute to product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs.


Primary deliverables:

  • Substantiation reports/designs for installation solutions.
  • Preparation and production of substantiation reports for solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost, and quality requirements.
  • Liaising with design teams and other stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of system designs, including supporting design reviews.
  • Develop and support innovative design solutions.
  • Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  • Produce technical reports and other documentation.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you will continually develop your knowledge and expertise in an interesting and rewarding environment. 


Essential experience of the Marine Structures Design Engineer

  • Proven structural design experience from a highly regulated industry. 
  • Experience with appropriate analytical software such as FEA, CFD and/or CAD

This is a permanent position, working Monday to Friday. 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 flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements. We are happy to discuss this with you in more detail.


Qualifications for the Marine Structures Design Engineer

  • Ideally Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline 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 or Incorporated status (or be working towards).
  • Either already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave. 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement.
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity.


Babcock International 
For over a century, Babcock International 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. 

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.


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