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Principal Naval Architect

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Principal Naval Architect x2
Based from Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth
£49,740 – £62,140 dependent on experience and location
About the role


Energy & Marine (E&M) is a business unit within the Marine Division of Babcock International Group. E&M Engineering is a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine, system engineering, electrical engineering design and project support services to the marine and defence markets worldwide. We have vast experience in engineering, construction, concept design and through life support for a wide range of front line naval and auxiliary support vessels.
There is a requirement for world-class Principal Engineers to represent Babcock across the business, whether in a specific projects like the Type 31 Frigate or in a multi-company rainbow team working directly for the customer.


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 in the surface ship domain. They are required to be lead the development of not only the technical solutions but also the individuals and teams they work in. you will be a leading technical authority on whole ship / concept design.


You will produce technical reports or other documentation and support the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs. In addition, you will support and mentor the team members to support both their effective working, and their development, while ensuring that, health, safety and environmental requirements are implemented.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to join 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 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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