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Southampton, Hampshire
Bmt Defence Services LTD

Principal, Senior and Naval Architects – Commercial Vessels Principal, Senior and Naval Architects – Commercial Vessels

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The Role

Principal, Senior and Naval Architects – Commercial Vessels

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future. T o find out more about BMT please go to

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

Private Medical (family coverage)

Enhanced Pension

Flexible Working

Wellbeing Fund – a yearly fund for you to spend on a hobby or interest.

Employee Assistance Programme

26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

Holiday Trading

Retail Vouchers

Professional Subscriptions

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About the role

As Principal, Senior or Naval Architect working in our commercial team you will make a valuable contribution towards a wide variety of projects and enquiries, spanning the full breadth of our portfolio. The work ranges from concept design, initial enquiry assessments and tender bids, to detailed project naval architecture through the Class, Production and Build phase of vessels that will operate in a number of different market sectors, around the world. High levels of interaction between disciplines is inherent to the projects we complete, offering learning opportunities beyond Naval Architecture.

The role is nominally based at our Southampton office working 3 days in office however, we will consider applicants who wish a more flexible and hybrid working arrangement.

About you

You will have a Bachelors or Masters level degree in Naval Architecture with a minimum of two years relevant experience in the marine industry. Greater experience is required for the more senior roles.

Working in a team of Naval Architects, you will have a strong background in Naval Architecture principles, with the experience to apply these principles in a practical and dynamic way within a design environment. Experience with relevant codes of practice and Classification Society rules and practical experience in vessel construction is desirable.

You will be competent in fundamental Naval Architecture tasks such as hull design and stability calculation, weight calculation, performance prediction, model testing, seakeeping analysis, tank plan development and arrangement drawings.

Experience with one or more of the types of vessel that BMT designs is desirable; such as Crew Transfer Vessels, Service Operations Vessels, ferries, patrol boats, workboats etc.

Ideally you will possess advanced level skills in 2D/3D CAD (AutoCAD), and other specialist software skills would be an advantage in order to produce and review design information.

You’ll be commercially aware, ensuring that works are being carried out and completed to an appropriate standard and level of detail.You will produce clear and well-presented drawings and plans to a suitable quality and standard. A high degree of initiative and self-drive is essential for this rewarding role, ensuring that agreed targets and deliverable deadlines can be met.

You will also have sound verbal and written communication skills.

Missing skills or experience? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

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