Our People

We want the most driven, the most passionate and the most technically gifted candidates we can find. In short, we want the brightest and the best.

Del Redvers

Head of Sustainability
Del Redvers

What really excites me about this job is the scope and scale of BMT's operations, and the opportunity this provides to have a major, positive global impact in the work we do.

Del Redvers

Head of Sustainability

I joined BMT Cordah as Head of Sustainability in January 2008 and in 2009 moved across to BMT Group. My job involves advising BMT's companies and customers on sustainability issues and co-ordinating the group's corporate sustainability strategy.

What really excites me about this job is the scope and scale of BMT's operations, and the opportunity this provides to have a major, positive global impact in the work we do. Our engagement with high-impact sectors such as oil, gas and shipping means that we are addressing some of the biggest sustainability issues head-on. And unlike other consultancies, we offer more than strategy development; we combine strategic expertise with highly advanced technical capabilities. This means we can advise people on sustainability, helping to devise strategies, management systems and so forth, but we can also plan and implement technical solutions.

For example, we have worked with a global passenger shipping brand, engaging them with the climate change agenda focusing on how it will affect their business. However, given our technical expertise, we have also been able to talk to them about technological solutions such as ship engines, and exhaust scrubbers that can minimise their environmental impact. It is a totally unique, holistic offer, and our focus on the maritime industry means that we really can claim to be the best in the world at what we do.

I am also responsible for BMT Giveback, our group-wide philanthropic initiative. Our first project has been to design and construct a sewerage system for a rural Indian village which will dramatically improve the quality of life for 2,500 people. It has been a tremendously rewarding project to be involved with.

Another element of my role is in training and facilitation. This is something I have always loved doing and it is great to have the opportunity to maintain and develop my skills in this area working on anything from workshops on innovation to training courses in senior leadership and project management.

Lyn Léger

Senior Environmental Consultant
Lyn Léger

Since joining BMT WBM in 2000 I’ve worked on an amazing range of projects – from conservation to controversial development – extending from Australia to Tunisia.

Lyn Léger

Senior Environmental Consultant

Since joining BMT WBM in 2000 I've worked on an amazing range of projects - from conservation to controversial development - extending from Australia to Tunisia.

I began my career as an environmental scientist, conducting water quality monitoring and SCUBA surveys of the marine environment, vegetation baseline studies, and monitoring on remote Australian mine sites. My background in science and environmental law enabled me to work on very varied conservation and coastal planning projects in Queensland. These projects took me to Queensland's coastal communities in the midst of natural disasters, to areas of great natural beauty and cultural significance such as Kakadu National Park, and gave me the chance to consult with the Aboriginal traditional owners and other local community members who have so much knowledge to contribute to the projects we work on.

In 2005 I took a year off to work on a community-based coastal and marine conservation project in Papua New Guinea. BMT WBM subsequently offered me the chance to build business in that country. We now have a continuing and ever-increasing flow of work from Papua New Guinea in most of our specialist fields for the mining, government and agribusiness sectors, and are looking to expand into new sectors. There is currently a team of six staff who travel to Papua New Guinea regularly to do field work, and it is great to see them learn about the country and enjoy the culture and the generosity of the people as much as I do.

In addition to building the Papua New Guinea business I'm continuing to fulfil my role in Australia as a Senior Environmental Consultant, conducting environmental and social assessments, and obtaining project approvals for customers.

My dual qualifications, the trust and confidence BMT has had in my abilities, and the company's continuing investment into my development, has opened the door to a range of opportunities. The company selected me to attend the BMT Development Centre in the UK, and I'm now following this up with leadership training in Australia.

James Roy

Yacht Design Director
James Roy

We are well supported professionally, well rewarded financially, with endless opportunities for travel, training and general self-improvement.

James Roy

Yacht Design Director

My job is a mixture of design project management, business development, marketing, research and concept development. Our company has grown, and whereas we previously dealt with smaller boats, we are now designing much bigger and more challenging vessels.

What I like most about my job is the intellectual freedom. I am have a lot of autonomy in my role, and the ethos of innovation and experimentation really runs deep. At BMT Nigel Gee we are free to try out new ideas and often get involved in some really unusual projects. Alongside the design and development of relatively conventional yachts for secured contracts we also undertake internally funded design and development of novel concepts. Our award winning Project Utopia concept design is one such example. Additionally we undertake research into current and forthcoming regulatory matters that are impacting the industry and share our results openly via technical papers. Both of these activities allow us to apply our creativity outside of the fixed design brief that comes with a contracted project, expand our knowledge and helps us project BMT as a leader in knowledge and innovation.

We are well supported professionally, well rewarded financially, with endless opportunities for travel, training and general self-improvement. It is a wonderful combination - to be given so much independence and freedom in day-to-day work, yet also to be so well looked after.

Thomas Cane

Research Scientist
Thomas Cane

If you have an inquiring mind, BMT is a great place to work because it gives you the freedom to research and explore new areas and develop new skills.

Thomas Cane

Research Scientist

I joined BMT as a graduate in 2010, with bachelor's and master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. One of the things that attracted me to the company was the variety in research work.

The research environment here in BMT is fairly unusual in that we are all working largely independently on our own projects. Most of my current projects are in the field of transport and logistics. They include the development of a security information system to protect the container supply chain, and the development of a human machine interface for a sensor fusion platform, that can be used to detect threats to mobile assets, such as trucks and ships.

As part of the e-Freight project, I was responsible for developing and piloting a National Single Window (NSW) system in Latvia. A NSW provides a single interface for transport operators to report to national authorities, such as customs, for regulation purposes. Also as part of e-Freight, I have been developing an electronic waybill solution to replace the paper documents that currently accompany cargo during transportation.

In another project, called e-MAR, I am developing the NSW concept further for the maritime industry by extending it with tools and services to support management of ships and crew, inspection, navigation and maintenance.

As an Engineer, I have always been interested in how things work so the technical problem-solving side of the job gives me the most satisfaction. If you have an inquiring mind, BMT is a great place to work because it gives you the freedom to research and explore new areas and develop new skills.

Derek Ho

Associate Director
Derek Ho

Being part of an employee-owned company, you feel supported and motivated in ways you might not elsewhere. The Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), for example, empowers and rewards staff, and helps to foster a strong sense of commitment and care.

Derek Ho

Associate Director

I have always felt really well looked after at BMT. Being part of an employee-owned company, you feel supported and motivated in ways you might not elsewhere. The Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), for example, empowers and rewards staff, and helps to foster a strong sense of commitment and care. Personally, I have also benefited from generous financial support that enabled me to complete a Masters Degree when I was at a junior level. I was really grateful for the opportunity to pursue my academic goals, although juggling BMT projects and degree assignments at the same time was quite an undertaking!

Based in Hong Kong, I am currently the team leader of the Environmental Section in the BMT Asia Pacific Hong Kong office.  My role is mainly Project Director for all projects undertaken by our team, team management and business development.  My career within BMT started from being an assistant supporting senior staff with carrying out technical assessments. 

As an Environmental Consultant, I learned how to coordinate and manage projects on my own which ensured I got a full understanding of the project not only on the technical side, but also an overview of the entire project administration process. My main tasks were to assess the air quality and noise impacts from construction and operational stages, and propose suitable mitigation measures to minimise environmental impacts. It was a really interesting area, applying environmental expertise to high-level engineering projects. And it is nice to know that my work benefits communities, while also enabling customers to operate in an environmentally sustainable way. 

Being a senior staff member in the team allows me to have larger involvement on business development and junior staff development, through training and coaching. I suppose the very fact of my work demonstrates the sheer diversity of BMT's services. I find it exciting and challenging to be an environmental team leader within a group that also specialises, for example, in maritime technology. For employees this means that there's a range of projects to get involved in. There is a wealth of expertise and opportunities within BMT, and I like that a lot.

Aidan Depetro

Mechanical Engineer
Aidan Depetro

I was part of various UK Defence projects, one of which afforded me the opportunity to do business in Norway with one of the world’s leading shipping companies

Aidan Depetro

Mechanical Engineer

I joined BMT Design & Technology in Melbourne, Australia as a Mechanical Engineer in 2008, and worked on a number of engineering projects including detailed designs, engineering assessments and cost-benefit analyses.

Back in 2011, I enquired about a secondment to another BMT company. For a long time it had been a personal ambition and dream to live and work in another country and I was lucky to be offered a placement with BMT Reliability Consultants, based in Fareham in the UK.

Whether it was the adaptability and versatility of BMT at work I'm not sure, but I couldn't have been more suited to the projects that became available during my time at the company. I was part of various UK Defence projects, one of which afforded me the opportunity to do business in Norway with one of the world's leading shipping companies. I was also engaged in an exciting oil and gas project which used an integrated risk and cost modelling approach to formulate and evaluate toxic gas alarm system designs before making recommendations to a leading European oil and gas company.

Topping off the highlights of my secondment at the historic Haslar test facility in Gosport, I was able to complete further training in submarine hydrodynamics and conduct tow tank testing in conjunction with BMT Defence Services and BMT Nigel Gee for a specialised catamaran design project.

I have since returned to Australia and am enjoying challenging and interesting projects back in my home country, however, I wouldn't have missed this once in a lifetime experience.

Justin Buckmaster

Mechanical Engineer
Justin Buckmaster

My company has a culture of promoting independent thinking, challenging the status quo, and developing the newest technology for the industry.

Justin Buckmaster

Mechanical Engineer

I have been with BMT WBM since 2005 and every year has offered something exciting and different. I work within the mining machinery group, so we deal with the largest equipment in the world, in the harshest of environments. It has taken me all across North America and I have also worked in South America and Africa.

There are few restrictions or limitations to my employment. My company has a culture of promoting independent thinking, challenging the status quo, and developing the newest technology for the industry. In fact it is quite difficult for me to specifically define my role at BMT WBM because I am not limited to one specialty.

I have done everything from strain gauge measurements on electric shovel crawler frames at sub-zero temperatures in Labrador, Canada to setting up fleet-wide dragline monitoring systems all across the US. One of my favourite projects was small but challenging: in six weeks we had to create a product that could accurately weigh the mass of a loaded dragline bucket up to 800,000lbs. It has been very satisfying to be constantly challenged and to be able to contribute to a company in so many ways.

Within WBM we work as a team. If you need help from someone who is outside of your project, you get it, whether they are in your office or 8000 miles away. It is a highly creative and flexible work environment and the people I work with treat me with respect and care about me on a personal level. It is a rare commodity to work for a company which places a higher value on its people than on its technology or assets.

Sarika Gandhi

Senior Engineer
Sarika Gandhi

I like the fact that the projects I work on involve creating things that will last - structures that will endure and be of long-term value to people and the industry.

Sarika Gandhi

Senior Engineer

I've been with BMT Consultants India, since November 2007. I'm responsible for the structural design of marine structures such as jetties and docking platforms. I like my job very much. In particular, I like the fact that the projects I work on involve creating things that will last - structures that will endure and be of long-term value to people and the industry. It's really pleasing to be able to see the structure you have helped to design and deliver, and to see it in everyday use; working well and contributing to the smooth running of ports and the marine environment.

The working environment here at BMT Consultants India is also fantastic. We have an open-door policy which means there's a constant flow of information, ideas and expertise. The senior engineers are very generous with their time and knowledge and you feel as though everyday there's a chance to learn something new. In the same way, being part of BMT Group means we're able to trade information and expertise globally - the diversification of knowledge across the group really is amazing. Intellectually, it's a very stimulating place to be.

Matthew Kinney

Naval Architect
Matthew Kinney

Working at BMT Scientific Marine Services has given me the freedom to develop my engineering skills in subsea instrumentation and to advance into project management.

Matthew Kinney

Naval Architect

Working at BMT Scientific Marine Services has given me the freedom to develop my engineering skills in subsea instrumentation and to advance into project management. The job has also provided the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, working on the largest and most complex offshore riser monitoring projects in BMT's history.

These include the AKPO and Cascade Chinook riser monitoring systems for which I was Deputy Project Manager. Since then I have been promoted to Project Manager and overseen a number of key projects, the most challenging being the development of our ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) deployable strain sensor for subsea use. This is a first in the industry and enables sensors, which are at depths deeper than divers can reach, to be repaired and replaced. The testing was unique, and fun, and the output very rewarding.

Seeing a product develop from concept to delivery and operation in the field is what gives me the most satisfaction.

The highlight of my career so far was becoming a Project Manager. It has allowed me to work face-to-face with our customers and interact with them on a personal level to gain their trust in our products. The company has provided project management training and supported me in taking further courses independently. Additionally, BMT invited me to join their Development Centre programme which will help me to progress within the company.