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Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst
Location:              Plymouth, Bristol, Rosyth + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF57132


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 Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst either in Plymouth, Bristol, or Rosyth.


Building on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate we 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. 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 1000 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.


The role
As a Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Day-to-day, you’ll:


  • Execute and deliver complex FEA analysis tasks.
  • Use your deep technical knowledge to support product development throughout the design lifecycle.
  • Provide technical support to key customers.
  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs.
  • Generate appropriate analytical methodologies for the optimisation of stress analysis studies and produce appropriately justified technical solutions, interpreting, and converting analysis results into practical design outputs.


This role is full time, 35 hours per week,with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst

  • The role requires professional expertise, knowledge & experience in FEA.
  • Mechanical or structural experience within ships.
  • Nonlinear analysis experience
  • You should have experience in the use and application of ANSYS (preferable), LD-Dyna or Altair Hyperworks (desirable).


Qualifications for the Senior Marine Structure FEA Analyst

  • HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Degree level qualification is advantageous.
  • Be a member of a relevant institution (e.g., RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered status or have a route to Chartership.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • 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.
  • Opportunities to develop your career.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.


Babcock International
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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