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Principal Naval Architect

Location: 

Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title: Principal Naval Architect
Location: Bristol or Plymouth or Rosyth, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available 
Compensation: Competitive Salary + benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF45676

 

Build the Future

 

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 Principal Naval Architect in Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth.
 
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

 

Marine Engineering & Systems – Shipbuilding Export Variants
 
Principal Naval Architect role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems – Shipbuilding Export Variants.

 

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 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 as well as our continuing work on in-service Naval platforms. 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 800 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

 

The difference our new Principal Naval Architect will make

 

As a Principal Naval Architect, 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.

 

Day-to-day, 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 final vessel acceptance. You are required to be lead the development of not only the technical solutions but also the individuals and teams they work in.

 

You will lead design teams throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of design. Support the development of the team members to support both their effective working, and their development. You will develop innovative design solutions and processes as well as produce substantiation reports for tasks undertaken including stability assessment, concept designs etc.

 

You will produce technical reports and other documentation while leading the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs.

In addition, you will belong to the wider engineering capability group and will have the opportunity to support other projects in different roles within your discipline with a focus on longer term career development.

 

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

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. 

 

Essential experience

 

  • Ideally, you will be Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an Engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered
  • You will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered engineer status
  • Experience in the naval/marine industry and experience of using a variety of naval architecture packages and design packages e.g. ship stability, 2D & 3D CAD
  • Either already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance

 

What we offer

 

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns 
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

 

Babcock International 

 

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

 

Armed Forces Covenant

 

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
 
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. 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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