Naval Architect

Posting Date: 04 January 2020

Location: Rosyth, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Naval Architect
Permanent, Full-time
Rosyth Based
Competitive Salary
Flexible Working

About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Naval Architect/Marine Structural Engineer to join our Class Output Management Team (COM) who provide a through life support service for the Sandown Class Minehunter vessels.


This exciting and challenging role within the Warships Technical Authority, will report directly to the Sandown Class Lead Engineer. You will support the structural repair activity on the platforms by providing repair solutions in accordance with defined standards. This position will also involve working closely with naval architects to ensure that evidence of repair activity is collated for acceptance and information relating to the classification survey reports is provided in a timely manner.


You will maintain a record of the dynamic material state defects across the class for future rectification. You will do this by; ensuring the platform structural design baseline are maintained, supporting the management of any technical defects identified during the commissioning phase of the project, being a point of contact at the waterfront to manage outputs from the classification survey reports.


You will also interface with key stakeholders to develop and resolve technical or design queries and demonstrate compliance against current legislation and considering the impact of future changes to existing regulations. You will work closely with the Class Lead Engineer to monitor the effect design modifications have on overall platform weight distribution.


As well as being part of a business that continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, we’ll also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you’d expect from a global company. 


What do I need to do the role?

You will need to have a degree in Naval Architecture OR have demonstrable practical experience of marine engineering and identifying or surveying Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) structures.


We would also like you to:
• Experience with dealing directly with a technical authority and a wide stakeholder group
• Awareness in the disciplines of stability analysis, structural analysis and hydrodynamics
• IEng or above or actively pursuing IEng status is desirable.

What else do I need to know?
• You will be based at Rosyth, Scotland with travel to HMNB Clyde required an average of once or twice a month.
• Permanent position with a competitive annual salary and excellent benefits.
• 36 hours per week with flexible working.


About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock 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’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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