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Senior Naval Architect


Port Nelson, NZ, 7010 Auckland, NZ, 0624 Whangarei, NZ, 0110

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Marine Industrial Design (MID) is looking for a Naval Architect to join the Design Team based in either Auckland, Nelson or Whangarei.


Marine Industrial Design (MID) is a New Zealand based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering design consultancy with a reputation for providing practical and proven marine design engineering solutions to our clients. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock (NZ) Limited, MID complements and supports the organisation's commercial and naval engineering capabilities within New Zealand.


About the role


Join our dynamic team in Auckland as a Naval Architect, where you'll be at the forefront of providing innovative naval architecture and engineering design solutions across various engineering sectors.


Be part of a collaborative environment where your expertise will shape projects, ensuring they meet contractual requirements while adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance.


If you're ready to take on diverse challenges and contribute to the success of cutting-edge projects, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provide naval architecture input and design support, ensuring timely and accurate delivery while assessing risk factors.
  • Offer supporting Naval Architecture authority and management, ensuring outputs meet customer requirements and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrate leadership by mentoring less experienced staff, performing lead roles on projects, and supporting senior team members.
  • Manage and oversee Naval Architecture projects, ensuring high standards, minimal re-work, and adherence to budgets and timelines.
  • Ensure professional output and quality control by adhering to company standards, conducting peer reviews, and promoting good engineering practices.


About you


We are seeking a candidate with a degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture or a related technical discipline, with a minimum of five years of experience in the marine industry, particularly in shipbuilding and repair.


You will have strong design experience in marine ship repair/conversion and proficiency in CAD software packages. You will possess effective time management and analytical skills, with the ability to translate concepts into practical solutions.


Additionally, strong interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, and a customer-focused approach are essential/


Key Required Skills


  • Degree or equivalent in Naval Architecture or associated technical discipline is essential, additional Project Management Qualifications would be highly regarded.
  • Design experience in the marine ship repair/conversion sector.
  • Proficiency in CAD software packages and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to translate concepts into practical solutions.
  • Effective time management, planning, and estimating effort.
  • Strong oral communication, interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Locally in New Zealand, our wholly owned subsidiary business Marine Industrial Design (MID) is a well-respected Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering consultancy. Our team of professional Naval Architects, Marine, Mechanical, Electrical and Design Engineers provide a blend of innovation and ingenuity, backed up by proven engineering experience. We are trusted by our clients to provide professional, pragmatic, and proven solutions to help their businesses succeed.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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